By: Andy McNaby
Human Food And Your Dog
Feeding the same food (human food) you eat to your dog is nothing new. With a multiculturalism attitudes in society, many people are beginning to consider different ways of living. Take for instances dog food. We are accustomed to feed dogs off-the-shelf kibbles in North America.
A Shift Towards Whole Natural Human Food
However, with the new trend in town, some people are actually shifting from a manufactured kibble diet and are incorporating more of human foods in their dog’s meal. But can dogs really eat apples or bananas or other substitutes for manufactured dog foods? Well let’s take a look to find out more!
Human foods if balanced and administered in right proportions can be deemed healthy, but it’s easy to feed your pup something that you shouldn’t have.
You should always ask your vet if you’re thinking of feeding your pup human food.
What Can Dogs Eat?
Human foods can be a great option but without strict administration, they may have side effects on your dog’s health. You need to consider which options are great and those that are a no-go zone. To help you out, Pet Gear Lab has shortlisted safe human foods for your dog.
Human Foods That Dogs Can Eat
Look for whole simple foods. The kinds of plant based fibers and meats your doctor would be happy to see in your own diet.
- Eggplant / Aubergine
- Olive Oil
- Eggs (Fried)
- Meat / Raw Meat
- Ice Cubes
Human Foods Dogs Should Eat In Moderation
Treat those special items you shop for the same for your dog. These kinds of items should only show up on rare occasions.
- Green / Yellow Pepper
Human Foods That Are Not Recommended
Your right to keep your dog from snacking at your cookout or BBQ. Refined foods, items high in sugar, dairy and spice are not recommended for your puppy!
- Soda Pop
- Ice Cream
Never Feed Your Dog These Human Foods
If your feeding your pet dog “people food”, make sure their bowl doesn’t contain any of the following. Download the full chart for a more complete list and always remember the golden rule.
If your not sure, don’t feed it to your dog.
By downloading their chart, you get to know which foods are best, those to moderately give and those to refrain from. Stick the chart in an open area as it acts a reminder of the do’s and don’ts when it’s feeding time. It’s especially great if you have kids and they tend to sneak a snack now and then. With this chart they can feed a snack safely.
About the author: I started Pet Gear Lab to help pet owners like myself take better care of their furry friends. And have them take better care of us! We provide help and advice for doggy owners and their friends and love to hear more about what adventuress you all get up to.