This is a fun post all about human food that is safe, and in some cases healthy, that you can share with your pet!
Lots of us like to share our food with our pets. Often times, the pet is staring at you while you eat, begging for a handout, or hoping for something to fall off your plate. Sadly, there are many human foods that are dangerous and/or deadly for your pets to eat, and many human foods can lead to unhealthy weight gain. For more info on dangerous foods and other household items, please click here.
Listed below are some tasty treats you can share with Fido, and you can share them guilt free!
As you can see, there are many popular people foods that are safe for dogs. These foods can be excellent for use as training treats and rewards, as a healthy, low calorie alternative for a pup that needs to lose weight, as an additive to their regular food, or can help assist you when needing to give medications. None of these items are meant as a dog diet replacement. This post is far from conclusive, but a quick search for "safe human food for dogs" can yield much more exhaustive lists. Please remember that while these foods are deemed safe for pets, it is up to you to use them in moderation, watch them while they are eating, and to make sure that the food is appropriately sized for your pet to prevent choking.
Always make sure to check if a food is safe for your pet prior to giving it to them. Never feed your dog toxic human food like chocolate, coffee, grapes, onions, alcohol, or anything with artificial sweetener in it. Consult with your veterinarian if you have any concerns.