Human Food Good For Dog

Human Foods That Are Actually Good For Your Dog

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.” ― Mark Twain

GoodFoodForDog-BowWowFunTowneSo often we hear, don’t give human food to your dog, it’s not good for him…

As dog owners, we always want to provide the best care for our furry companions, and their food plays a crucial role in their overall health and well-being.

While a balanced diet primarily consists of high-quality dog food, incorporating certain vegetables and fruits can offer additional health benefits.

Let’s check out some of the nutritious nibbles that are safe for your dog, and good for him to eat.

Human food that is good for dogs…

  1. Carrots: Carrots are not only crunchy and delicious but also packed with essential nutrients like beta-carotene, fiber, and vitamin A.
    • They make an excellent low-calorie treat for dogs and can help improve dental health by reducing plaque and tartar buildup.
    • Plus, many dogs enjoy the crunch of raw carrots as a chew toy.
  2.  Apples: Apples are a great source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber.
    • Be sure to remove the seeds and core before offering them to your pup, because they are a choking hazard.
    • Apples make a refreshing and hydrating snack for dogs, especially during warmer months.
    • Just be sure to feed them in moderation, as excessive amounts may lead to digestive issues.
  3. DogFoodForEnergy-BowWowFunTowneSweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins A, B6, and C, as well as fiber and beta-carotene.
    • They provide sustained energy and support digestive health.
    • Serve cooked, mashed, or dehydrated sweet potato slices as a yummy snack.
    • Mix them into your dog’s meals for added flavor and nutrition.
  4. Blueberries: These tiny berries are power-packed and loaded with antioxidants, which can help boost your dog’s immune system and promote overall health.
    • Blueberries are also low in calories and high in fiber, making them a great food for dogs who have a tendency to gain weight.
    • You can serve them fresh or frozen.
  5. Pumpkin: Pumpkin is full of nutrition for your dog, it has high levels of fiber, vitamins A, C, and E, and essential minerals like potassium and iron.
    • It can help with digestion, alleviate constipation or diarrhea, and promote a healthy weight.
    • Plain, cooked pumpkin or canned pumpkin (without added sugars or spices) can be served to your dog as a tasty and healthy treat.
  6. Spinach: Spinach is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It’s particularly rich in iron, which is important for maintaining healthy blood cells and preventing anemia.
    • Serve spinach to your dog in small amounts, either raw or lightly cooked, as part of their balanced diet.
    • Avoid feeding large quantities, because too much spinach may interfere with calcium absorption.
  7. HealthyDogSnacks-BowWowFunTowneBananas: Bananas are a natural source of potassium, vitamins B6 and C, and fiber. They make a tasty and nutritious treat for dogs, especially those with a sweet tooth.
    • Feed bananas to your dog in moderation, as they are high in sugar and calories.
    • You can offer them fresh or frozen, sliced or mashed, as a healthy alternative to commercial treats.

Adding new foods…

Incorporating vegetables and fruits into your dog’s diet can provide a variety of health benefits. But it’s best to introduce new foods gradually and in moderation, paying attention to your dog’s individual preferences and dietary needs.

You should consult with your veterinarian before making any significant changes to your dog’s diet, especially if they have specific health concerns or dietary restrictions.

At BowWow Fun Towne, dogs are our business, and our friends, and we understand how important your dog is to you.

BowWow Fun Towne offers puppy socializing, in home training, and boarding options

We are experts in dog day care, we care about your dogs and take their health and well-being seriously. Our facility features a full size swimming pool for fun and exercise.

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About MaryMark

At BowWow Fun Towne, I enjoy catering to every dog and their every need. We don’t believe you can spoil your best friend too much—and our doggie daycare is the perfect place for spoiling. Connect with her on Google+
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