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Has your dog ever begged for some of what you are eating? Well, we already know the answer and the answer is a big ole YES! Before you quickly toss a nugget to your pet, you always want to be sure it is safe for them. Also, some foods you normally wouldn’t think of giving your dog can actually be quite healthy and good for them.
Before we begin, let us say this: Too much of a good thing IS NOT a good thing. As humans, we can overeat on just about anything and upset our system. Your dog is no different. So, we encourage you to keep this in mind when you decide to feed them any of the foods we are about to review. Also, note that we have put warnings beside some on our list.
10 FOODS YOU MAY HAVE WONDERED ABOUT...
1. Can dogs eat watermelon? - Yes, this is a wonderful treat for your dog. Watermelons are soaked rich with nutrients such as vitamin A, B6 and C. They also carry bunches of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids.
2. Can dogs eat bananas? - We think your dog will go bananas for some banana! They are rich in potassium and fiber. An awesome treat to aid in digestion and heart health. Also known for their weight loss properties since they are so filling.
3. Can dogs eat oranges? - Oranges are awesome for vitamin C and fiber. Vitamin C helps the immune system fight hard and strong. This will help your dog’s health stay at its optimum best.
4. Can dogs eat peanuts? - Peanuts are considered safe for your dog but please be careful which kind you feed. We recommend unsalted or roasted only. They are high in mono-unsaturated fatty acids, minerals, and antioxidants for optimum health.
5. Can dogs eat cheese? - Cheese is among the highest source of calcium which builds strong bones. It also has vitamin B12 which is good for the nervous system. However, when it comes to giving to your dog, please feed in moderation only.
6. Can dogs eat mushrooms? - This different nutritional source only works if bought from the store AND if you cook them. Since their cell walls are not digestable, you must expose to heat to unlock the goodness for your pet. When you do this, they are rich in selenium, copper, niacin, potassium, vitamin C and protein.
7. Can dogs eat tomatoes? - The list is quite endless on the good things in tomatoes: Vitamins C, K, B6, E and A, copper, potassium, manganese, folate, niacin, phosphorus and dietary fiber – whew! Yes, these are great for your pet but again in moderation please.
8. Can dogs eat eggs? - Eggs are a cheap source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. Raw or cooked you ask? We recommend cooked only because it is just not worth it to possibly expose your pet to e-coli and salmonella (which can be found in raw foods).
9. Can dogs eat popcorn? - Popcorn provides whole grains, fiber and antioxidants. We recommend natural and air popped only due to heavy butter and salt existing in other varieties.
10. Can dogs eat apples? - Apples are awesome for your pet with rich antioxidants, flavanoids, and fiber. Regular feeding may reduce the risk of cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. And did we mention the natural teeth cleaning action of eating an apple?
That is our round up of people foods that are good for your dog, in moderation of course. Please remember to remove seeds, stems, pits, rhines, and peels from all foods before feeding to your dog. By regulating your dog with sensible quantities of these foods, he or she can reap a huge benefit from the vitamins, minerals, and protein found in them.
Our last tip before going: For your dog’s birthday and other special occasions, why not scramble an egg and sprinkle with low fat grated cheese to make your dog feel like a king at breakfast!
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