As a pet parent, you know how much your dog loves getting treats from the table. Luckily, there are plenty of foods traditionally considered “human” foods that you can safely share with your dog! When you read the list below from the veterinarians at Waipahu Waikele Pet Hospital, you’ll learn about some types of treats that you can consider sharing with your furry friend, too — but as always, check in with your veterinarian for individualized advice before changing up your pup’s diet.
Keep reading for four great foods that you and your dog can both enjoy:
- Peanut Butter: Just like humans, dogs can find plenty of vitamins, proteins, and nutritious fats in scrumptious peanut butter. Owners will also love that this treat takes a while for dogs to savor! Before you feed your dog peanut butter, be sure to read the nutrition panel and ingredient list very carefully to choose a peanut butter that is low in salt and contains no sugar substitutes, which can be extremely toxic for dogs.
- Carrots: Not only are these orange veggies packed with vitamins, but they’re also low in calories, so they make a delicious and nutritious treat for dogs — especially the ones who need to lose a bit of weight.
- Yogurt: Yogurt offers the same nutritious benefits to dogs as it does to humans, like protein and active cultures to support digestive health. Select a plain yogurt with no added sugar, and if your dog has displayed signs of lactose intolerance, check in with your veterinarian first.
- Chicken: From the meat to the bones, chicken is an excellent source of healthy protein for pups. According to veterinarians, dogs can safely eat chicken either raw or cooked, but chicken bones should always be raw, as they are softer and safer for consumption.
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