Whether your pup is deserving of a special treat or is just a professional crumb picker-upper, it’s not uncommon for a dog to encounter tasty morsels of human food; however, there are foods – even common fruits and vegetables – that your dog should definitely avoid.
Keeping your dog on a dog-food-only diet can prevent a lot of issues and pesky behaviors.
Dogs who are fed from scraps from the table are at higher risk of becoming overweight and bad habits. Typically, dogs who are fed from the table have a strong preference for foods humans enjoy. These behaviors may result in your dog begging, snapping, or showing other aggressive traits when food is around. If you have small children in the house, we strongly recommend avoiding feeding human food to dogs.
Aside from the behavioral issues which might be associated with feeding dogs from the table, most human foods are perfectly safe for dogs but others can pose a serious health risk.
Next time your pup deserves a piece of fruit or vegetable, refer to the lists below to make sure the treat does them good instead of harm.
Fruits and vegetables contain many natural nutrients that are beneficial for dogs, like vitamins, potassium, calcium, biotin, fiber, magnesium, and others. It’s important to remember that, like humans, treats for dogs should be given in moderation.
A bite-sized snack is the perfect amount of these fruits and veggies for dogs:
These fruits and veggies aren’t all toxic but should be avoided to be safe. If Fido happens to chow down on a bite or two, there’s no need to panic, but seek veterinarian assistance immediately.
If you are concerned about the foods your dogs eat, please reach out to us. We’d be happy to discuss a healthy diet and lifestyle that suits your dog best.
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