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As pet owners, we often wonder if we can share our meals with our furry friends without causing them harm. The good news is, yes, there are several nutritious human foods that are perfectly safe and even beneficial for dogs. In this article, we will explore a carefully selected list of 10 human foods that not only tickle your pup's taste buds but also contribute to their overall health. Whether you’re looking to spice up your dog’s diet or just want to give them an occasional treat, you'll find some great options here. So, let’s dig in and find out what tasty treats you can share with your four-legged companion!

Carrots are great for your dog's teeth, skin and coat

Carrots: Low in calories and high in fiber and vitamins, carrots are great for a dog's teeth health, as chewing on them can help remove plaque. They are also good for their skin and coat due to the vitamin A content. You can give them to your dog raw or cook it as part of a delicious meal.

Pumpkin is great for your dog's immune system, skin and coat

Pumpkin: Pure pumpkin is a good source of fiber that supports digestive regularity and can help dogs with both diarrhea and constipation. Pumpkin is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A, C, and E, as well as potassium and iron, which are important for maintaining a healthy immune system, skin, and coat. It’s also low in calories, so it’s a healthy treat option for dogs that need to watch their weight. There are various delicious way of serving it, including yummy pumpkin biscuits, frozen pumpkin treats or pureed pumpkin mixed with their usual meals.

Apples are high in vitamins and can help maintaining healthy bones and tissue

Apples: Sliced apples (without seeds or core) provide a good source of vitamin A and C, which can help with maintaining healthy bones and tissue. They also help to clean residue off a dog’s teeth, which helps to freshen their breath. You can add a small drop of honey to make it a sweet but not so guilty pleasure.

Yoghurt is a probiotic that can help your dog's digestive system

Yogurt: Plain yogurt is a good source of calcium and protein. It can serve as a probiotic, that can help your dog’s digestive system. Make sure the yogurt is free from sweeteners and artificial flavors. Yogurt can be a yummy frozen treat during the summer season.

Blueberries can provide a healthy snack supporting your dog's immune system

Blueberries: Blueberries are a great low-calorie treat for dogs. They also contain antioxidants, fiber and vitamins C and K. These nutrients support the immune system and contribute to overall health. Adding blueberries to your dog's diet is a great way to help keep them happy and healthy. For an easy summer dog treat, chuck some blueberries in an ice cube tray and top it up with organic natural yogurt, then freeze it.

Green beans can be a healthy side dish full of vitamins
Green Beans

Green beans: All types of green beans are safe for dogs, as long as they are plain. They are full of important vitamins and minerals. They can be perfect as a side dish with their regular meal and can also provide a low-calorie snack.

Sweeat Potatoes are a delisious healthy treat to add to your dog's diet
Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes: Rich in fiber and containing vitamin B6, vitamin C, and beta-carotene, sweet potatoes are another healthy option to include in a dog’s diet. They should be cooked and served plain. You can add it to their daily meal or slice thin and chuck it on a baking tray to dehydrate and serve it as scrumptious, crispy treat

Rice is a great source of gluten free carbohydrate

Rice: Cooked white or brown rice can be a good part of your dog's diet if they have an upset stomach. It’s easy to digest and helps to bind stool. It is naturally gluten-free, so  a great carbohydrate option for dogs that are sensitive or allergic to gluten, which is found in many other grains. It can be mixed with other foods, such as lean meats and vegetables, to provide a balanced meal

An essential source of omega-3 fatty acids

Fish: Fish like salmon and sardines are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help keep a dog’s immune system, coat, and skin healthy. The fish should be cooked plain and you should remove the bones before serving. You can serve it as a meal, make some home made treats or get some small dried sprouts to use it as a high value food reward.

Peanut butter is a yummy treat for your dog
Peanut Butter

Peanut butter: Unsalted and unsweetened peanut butter is a good source of protein and healthy fats for dogs, along with vitamins B and E. Make sure it does not contain xylitol, which is a sweetener toxic to dogs. There are many fun ways to serve peanut butter including lick mats, Kongs and yummy home made biscuits.

Make sure you always introduce new foods into your dog's diet gradually and in moderation to avoid upset stomach. It’s also a good idea to check with your vet before making significant changes to ensure the foods you serve are appropriate for your dog’s health needs. Hope we provided some inspiration for your pups next delicious treat!


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