Mitzi Ilagan | YoManila.com
With your cuddly poodle barking around, asking for every food that you eat, you may not resist but cut a portion and hand it over to your pet. But remember, you’re a human and he’s an animal. Not everything that you could pop into your mouth could be eaten by your dogs.
Here are 10 kinds of food which you could share with your dog.
This is probably one of your dog’s favorites. It is an excellent source of protein and healthy fats and is delicious enough for both humans and dogs (let’s face it). Be sure to choose unsalted peanut butter which does not contain xylitol (sugar substitute) which can be toxic to dogs.
If you feel like your dog’s sick of his pup feeds, try adding pieces of cooked meat to his feeding bowl and he’ll surely love it. Remember to cut it into pieces and don’t forget to remove the bones.
The most acceptable would be plain yogurt, which has no artificial sweeteners and is rich in protein and calcium. If your dog is having an irregular bowel movement, try feeding him with yogurt.
Scrambled or boiled, eggs could give a safe protein boost for your cuddly pets. Like humans, dogs should not be given raw eggs to avoid salmonella threat.
If you’re eating one for breakfast, you could share some with your dog (provided that it’s not cinnamon roll or garlic bread). It has no nutritional value but it could be an alternative if your dog skips his canine feeds.
In moderate quantities, cheese could also be fed to your dogs. Be sure that your dog is not lactose intolerant to avoid digestive problems.
Just like humans, dogs could munch on veggies once in a while for a healthier diet. A few of dogs’ favorites are green beans, carrots, cooked potatoes, broccoli, and squash.
This crunchy treat is a good source of vitamins A, C, and fiber. Be sure to remove the core and the seeds before giving it to your pet.
Give your furry friend a comfy bowel movement with a small bowl of oatmeal without sugar and flavor additives. Also, it is a great alternative to rice or bread.
Mixing rice into his dog food could excite a pup because it’s something new to his taste buds. But remember, this should not be given everyday, and must consist only 5-10% of his diet.
On the other hand, here’s a list of what to avoid feeding to your dog: ice cream, almonds, garlic and onions, cinnamon, coffee, chocolate, grapes, raisins, yeast dough, artificial sweeteners, macadamia nuts, avocados, and alcohol.