What can dogs eat?
October 15, 2021
There are many human foods that dogs will not only enjoy but reap health benefits too. However, there are also several foods that we eat that are poisonous to dogs. Read on to learn about what dogs can eat and what they can’t.
Human foods that dogs can eat
There are many human foods that make tasty snacks for dogs. This includes cheese – in small amounts – cream cheese and peanut butter, which make great fillings for Kongs.
Note: always check the ingredients of peanut butter and avoid brands that contain xylitol which is toxic to dogs.
There are certain fruits that dogs can eat too – including bananas, sliced apples with the seeds removed (the seeds are toxic to dogs) and blueberries (see below). Sliced frozen bananas can also make a soothing and tasty snack for teething puppies.
Healthy human food for dogs
You’re probably familiar with the term ‘superfoods’ for human food, but did you know that there are superfoods for dogs too? And many of them are the same as the ones humans benefit from. Here are five healthy fruit and vegetables to feed your dog:
What can dogs not eat?
There are a number of human foods which are poisonous to dogs and should never be fed to them. Here’s the list of foods to avoid:
If you believe your dog has eaten something that could be poisonous, you should contact your vet straight away for advice. Learn more about what to do if you think your dog has been exposed to something poisonous in our guide to dog first aid.
Watch your dog’s weight
Remember, snacks count as calories so make sure that you count them towards your dog’s daily calories to prevent them from gaining weight. Excess weight in dogs can lead to several health issues, including heart problems, diabetes and arthritis. Read more on how to maintain your dog’s healthy weight.