One of the ways that we show affection to our beloved pets is by sharing meals with them. It is a way of letting them know that they are a part of the family. By doing so, dogs will feel valued and loved especially if they are new to our homes.
As we all know not all foods that we can easily eat daily are also edible for dogs. We need to be cautious on the foods that we give to avoid them being hurt and getting sick. We, as their responsible owners should know this by heart.
Below are the 12 foods that humans and dogs can share-fully enjoy:
1. Peanut butter
Some actual nuts may not be good for dogs but a peanut butter without Xylitol is a good source of protein and healthy fats. Eating it once in a while will be an energy booster for you and your pet.
Yogurts that are free from sugar or artificial sweeteners are best source of protein and calcium. A plain yogurt is an ideal food for dogs who have digestion problems.
Oatmeal is high in fiber which is good for pets who have irregular bowel movements. Which is also good for humans especially those who are trying to lose weight. Cooking and eating oatmeal together especially during breakfast can be a very good time for catching up with your dogs.
Who doesn’t love chicken anyways. Some dogs are required to have a higher intake of protein to be fit. If your dogs need it, cook unseasoned chicken for them.
It is a best source of omega 3 fatty acids that both you and your pets can enjoy. Just don’t forget that some ingredients may be harmful for dogs. Always be cautious!
For us humans, vegetables are one great source for vitamins and minerals. You can add this to your dog’s diet from time to time but should not be given often as it may cause gastrointestinal irritation.
A couple of teaspoons a day is both good for diarrhea and constipation. It is rich with fiber and beta carotene that will be converted to vitamin A. But don’t give too much of these as vitamin A is highly toxic to dogs.
8. Green beans
Cooked green beans are very rich with iron and vitamins . It is one of the good foods that your family and dog can nutritionally share as it is also low in calories.
9. Cottage cheese
You can also add these to your dog’s diet since it is very rich in calcium and protein. But don’t give it if your pet has problem digesting dairy products.
10. Other cheese
As long as your dog is not lactose intolerant, you can give smaller portion of cheese to give them a variety. Lower fat products like mozzarella is a good choice.
This is one of the vegetables in the market that is low in calories but rich in fiber and vitamins. Both you and your pooch can crunch with it together during snack time.
Scrambled eggs are the best for dogs who need higher intake of protein. Never give them raw or semi cooked eggs as they might get sick from bacteria such as salmonella.