Any pooch parent will know how hard it is to ignore your favourite four legged friend as they longingly stare at you anytime you eat a snack or when you sit down for a meal. While it’s difficult to ignore your pooch and not share your food, it is important to keep in mind that not all human foods are suitable for dogs and in some instances can be dangerous for dogs.
On the other hand, there are some human foods that are perfectly safe for dog consumption and can make a delicious and nutritious snack.
While it’s important to ensure your dog mostly sticks to their doggy diet, sometimes it’s nice to share a healthy human snack with them too!
There’s a variety of healthy human foods that are safe for your pooch to eat, as long as you consider a few points:
- As with any food, feed in moderation
- Keep your dog’s specific dietary requirements/allergies in mind
- Make sure the food size is suitable for your dog to eat
Read on to find out which foods are OK for sharing in moderation and which should be avoided.
Human food that is good for dogs
Carrots rich in fibre, biotin, potassium and beta-carotene which produces vitamin A, its true that carrots help improve eyesight. Vitamin A supports the eye in converting light into brain signals resulting in improved vision in low light. Beyond supporting eye health, the high levels of Vitamin A found in carrots support our dogs immune systems and promote a healthy skin and coat.
All of our tasty wet food recipes contain carrots to support a thriving immune system.
Not only are carrots healthy for pooches, crunching on a carrot is great for your dog’s teeth.
Pumpkin is a healthy human food for dogs. It’s rich in fatty acids, which are important for skin and coat health. Pumpkin also contains natural antioxidants and minerals, making it great for digestion; which is why it’s often used in high-quality dog foods.