6 Easy-To-Find Human Foods Your Canine Can Enjoy

Human Foods Your Canine Can Enjoy

Although it is healthy to keep your four-legged best friends on a canine diet, sometimes it feels great to share your own meal with them, doesn’t it? It is true that some human foods are not safe and healthy for the canines. Maltese, German Shepherd Dogs, Bulldogs, Beagles, Yorkshire Terriers, Maltese Dogs – all are companion breeds that would love you to no ends if you share a meal or two with them.  You will be glad to know that there are such foods which you can relish along with your canine companion. Here is a list of six foods your canine can enjoy with you.

6 Easy-To-Find Human Foods Your Canine Can Enjoy
Maltese Dog, By Ed Yourdon [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

6 Easy-To-Find Human Foods Your Canine Can Enjoy

1. Dogs Love To Eat Raw Or Cooked Chicken:

Specially formulated dog food can be substituted with chicken, raw or cooked. Rich in protein and easy to digest, chicken is one of the best human foods dogs can have. You can mix a few pieces of chicken with their regular food and see how they savor it. Pets such as Maltese and Spaniels enjoy chicken. When you are giving cooked chicken to your mutt, you should use boneless pieces, as cooked bones are dangerous for dogs. Do not use garlic or onion – these spices can be harmful to them.

2. Peanut Butter – The Tasty Treat For Canines:

Yes, you can share your favorite peanut butter with your doggy. You certainly enjoy peanut butter with bread, granola or other dishes, but now your dog can appreciate its taste too. Packed with protein and healthy fats, it is perfect for your mutt. However, you need to be careful before choosing the peanut butter available at the grocery stores. Make sure it is unsalted and doesn’t contain artificial sweeteners like Xylitol, which can be very harmful to dogs. A spoon full of unsalted organic peanut butter can be a treat that your puppy will happily snack on.

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3. Yogurt – Good For Bones:

Just like us, dogs too need calcium for their bones. Although their conventional foods have adequate calcium in it, you can also add a little more to their diet with yummy yogurt. As well as bone-strengthening calcium, yogurt also has protein which helps in the growth and regeneration of cells. Hence, not just for humans, yogurt is a super-food for canines too. However, read the ingredients before you buy yogurts and avoid those which contain artificial sweeteners.

6 easy-to-find human foods your canine can enjoy with you
Maltese Dogs

4. Salmon – Immunity Booster:

You certainly love a fresh fillet of salmon, don’t you? We all know how nutritious salmon is for our physical and mental health. Now you can also share your salmon dish with your pooch, as it adds omega-3 fatty acid to their diet and also boosts their immune system. You can give them some cooked salmon or add a little salmon oil to their regular bowl of food.

5. Slices of Apple:

Add some fruity delight to your doggy’s meal with slices of apple. A rich source of Vitamin A, C, and other Phytonutrients, apples are ideal for your mutt’s health. But before you give apples to your paw-buddy, make sure all seeds are out. Apple seeds contain cyanide which can be fatal.

6. Make a Cheesy Meal:

If your dog has a strong digestive system, you can add some cottage cheese to their daily meals. It will not only add protein to their diet but will also give their meals a delicious flavor. If you are using other types of cheese, avoid any cheese with artificial color or sweetener.


Guest Author: Jennie Campbell is a pet parent of 2 lovely dogs and a cat. She currently lives in Dothan, Alabama with her husband and son. Visit her website at 2Puppies.com and Facebook: Puppies for sale

Another Article by Jennie Campbell: Ideal Dog Diet – How to Ensure Your Dog Gets the Right Nutrition

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