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31 Healthiest (Human)Food For Your Dog

(and the 13 you NEED to avoid!)

For those of us with dogs, we're always looking at ways to reward and pamper our pets. As we've all probably learned the hard way, though, we have to be careful with how we do so - as not all foods are good for dogs.

Fortunately, we're here to offer a guide. Let's start with the healthiest foods to use when treating your dog - and then we'll look at a few you need to be careful to avoid.

First, the healthy treats:

  1. Apple slices

  2. Baby carrots

  3. Broccoli

  4. Carob (in small amounts)

  5. Cheese & cottage cheese (provided your dog isn't lactose intolerant)

  6. Cinnamon (in moderation)

  7. Coconut & coconut oil

  8. Cranberries

  9. Eggs

  10. Flax seed (milled or oil)

  11. Fruit salad

  12. Greek Yogurt & kefir

  13. Green beans

  14. Lean meat

  15. Liver (in moderation)

  16. Mint

  17. Oatmeal (cooked)

  18. Parsley

  19. Pasta

  20. Peanut butter (But only if it's a quality brand, as cheaper or mass produced brands can contain ingredients harmful to your dogs)

  21. Pears (minus seeds!)

  22. Peas

  23. Pineapple

  24. Popcorn

  25. Pumpkin, squash, & zucchini

  26. Rice

  27. Salmon & tuna

  28. Spirulina (in small amounts)

  29. Sweet potatoes

  30. Seaweed nori

  31. Turmeric

Lastly, be sure to avoid the following items, which are toxic to many dogs: alcohol, artificial sweeteners, avocados, chocolate, coffee, grapes, macadamia nuts, onions, raisins, yeast dough.

As a result, avoid:

  1. Alcohol

  2. Avocado

  3. Caffeine

  4. Candy

  5. Chocolate

  6. Coffee

  7. Garlic

  8. Gum

  9. Grapes & raisins

  10. Macadamia nuts

  11. Onions

  12. Salt

  13. Tea

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