While there are definitely several human foods that are secure to give your dog there are many which are unsecure and possibly hazardous when consumed by your dog. As a general rule of thumb, it is far better to be protected than sorry, so avoid giving your pup any human food unless suggested by your veterinarian.
Pups that did not receive human food are generally better behaved than dogs who do receive human food. These dogs do not beg as they know they won’t receive any waste. They also tend to drool less and bother guest and visitors to your home considerably less as they know that human food is for humans and not for them.
With all this being said, below is a list of human foods that are secure for dogs to eat in moderation.
Lean meat contains meat without bones that has had undue fat removed. If giving turkey and chicken, the outer layer/skin should also be removed as it can be a source of fat. Lean meat contains the white meat from turkey or chicken and gives a tasty treat for your pup as well as a good source of protein.
Biotin and Salmonella deficiency are two things to be careful about when giving your dog raw eggs. Most veterinarians will suggest feeding your dog a cooked egg and not a raw egg. Eggs are an excellent source of protein and contain a host of vitamins for your dog. Don’t worry about cooking the egg in oil, butter, pepper, salt or other additives, your dog doesn’t need those things and they can be dangerous to them as well.
Dogs can securely enjoy below listed fruits
- Apple slices
The seeds must be taken out from these fruits or in the case of watermelon it should be a seedless melon as most fruit seeds contain a trace amount of arsenic which is lethal (it’s a small amount but why risk it?)
- Brussels sprouts
- Green beans
- Potatoes (only if cooked)
- Sweet potatoes
Veggies make great low-calorie snacks and good training instrument. In fact, you can give your dog slices of Cucumber or carrots as a treat and a healthier choice to other training treats. Stay away from pickled and canned vegetables as they include too much salt.
Cooked white rice is commonly named to as a potential meal for a dog with an upset tummy. Generally boiled white chicken and white rice are used to help firm up stools as well as nurture a dog that is having trouble getting any diet from food as a result of illness.