Can I Give My Dog Human Food

Can I Give My Dog Human Food
You can use human food as a treat for your dog, but it should not be more than five to 10 percent of his overall diet. The remaining 90 to 95 percent should be a well-balanced, healthy dog food that supplies essential nutrients. We understand it can be tough to keep dogs on their food, and sometimes we feed them human food. However, if you want to reward your dog with table scraps, make sure that you choose those safe for him.

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What are some dog-approved people foods

  • Peanut butter: Great source of protein, heart healthy fats, vitamin B and E, and niacin
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  • Cooked chicken: Ideal source of extra protein
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  • Carrots: Good for teeth, low in calories, and high in fiber, beta-carotene, and vitamin A
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  • Yogurt: High in calcium and protein and a probiotic for a healthy digestive system
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  • Salmon: Good source of omega-3 fatty acids to help keep your dog’s coat shiny and healthy and support his immune system
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  • Pumpkin: Excellent source of fiber, beta-carotene, and vitamin A
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  • Green beans: A filling and low in calorie treat
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  • Apple slices: Helps clean residue off teeth and freshens breath; also a great source of fiber and vitamins A and C
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  • Oatmeal: Great source of soluble fiber
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  • Scrambled eggs: Boosts of protein, easily digestible

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NEVER feed dogs

  • Avocado: Avocados contain persin which can be toxic to dogs.
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  • Alcohol: Alcohol has the same effect on a dog’s liver and brain as it does on humans, but it takes far less time to do its damage.
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  • Garlic and onions: In any form, these can destroy a dog’s red blood cells and lead to anemia.
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  • Caffeine: Caffeine in large enough quantities can be fatal and there is no antidote.
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  • Grapes and raisins: These can cause kidney failure, lethargy, and depression.
    Milk and other dairy products: Milk and milk-based products can cause diarrhea, other digestive upset, and food allergies.
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  • Candy and gum: Artificial sweeteners and too much sugar can cause a drop in blood sugar and result in liver failure.
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  • Chocolate: Dark chocolate can cause vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, seizure, and death.
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  • Raw eggs: Feeding your dog raw eggs puts him at risk for Salmonella or E. coli. It can also cause skin and vision issues.

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What should I feed my dog
You should feed your dog a high-quality, well-balanced, healthy dog food. A customized dog food plan provides your dog with all the nutrients he needs for an active and healthy life..

Disclaimer: We are NOT licensed vets. DO NOT try to diagnose or treat animals based off this or any other information you find on the internet. This page is just basic information to help bring awareness to different health issues that are common in pets. If you pet is having any kind of medical issues, please seek professional treatment from a licensed vet who is trained and set up to handle such matters.
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