When I was growing up, my parents constantly reprimanded my siblings and me for feeding the dog off our plates. “Dogs can’t eat people foods,” they would tell us.
Now that I’m a grown-up, I know that my parents’ real motivation wasn’t protecting the dog, but rather trying to make sure that we kids actually ate our dinner. I also know now that there are many people foods that are good for dogs, and today I’m sharing a few of those with you.
10 People Foods That Are Good For Dogs
Carrots – Carrots are the perfect healthy, low-calorie dog treat. Not only that, but they also great benefits like helping to clean your dog’s teeth and promote digestive health. Check out this recipe for healthy treats your dog will love.
Greek Yogurt – We feed plain greek yogurt to our dogs, and they love it. It works as probiotic with anti-fungal and antibiotic properties.
Sweet Potatoes – These babies are high in fiber, plus they’re packed with vitamin C, vitamin B6, and manganese. They make great treat, too. Be sure to check out this recipe for sweet potato chews.
Turmeric – Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent with cancer prevention properties. It’s also great for treating diarrhea. To use, simply add a half teaspoon of ground turmeric per 10 pounds of your dog’s weight to her food each day.
Blueberries – Fresh blueberries are a sweet treat for your dog. Add them to yogurt, or simply sprinkle a handful of blueberries in with your dog’s kibble.
Eggs – While some dog moms choose to give their mutt raw eggs, my dogs prefer them scrambled. Just don’t add any seasoning; your dog doesn’t need it!
Apples – Apples are another sweet treat that your dog will love. In addition to being yummy, they also help to clean your dog’s teeth.
Canned Pumpkin – Filled with natural cancer fighters alpha- and beta-carotene, canned pumpkin is also great for doggy belly aches.
Bananas – I swear my dogs can hear a banana being peeled from 2 rooms away! They love these fiber-filled sweet treats.
Fresh Parsley – This little herb is great for helping with bad dog breath. It’s also jam-packed with protein, fiber, and minerals. Don’t forget vitamins A, B1, B2, C, and K.
We feed all of these foods to our dogs on a fairly regular basis, and of course, they love them. As with most things, I strongly recommend talking to your vet if you have any questions about what is safe for your dog to eat. Also, keep in mind that while my dogs eat and love all of these foods, your dog may not like them.
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