Sup hoomans. Want to share your last piece of salmon with your pooch, or maybe mix up the kibble with some real, human nutrients? We catch your drift.
Before you do that, though, you might want to check out this list of both healthy and safe hooman foods for your pup.
If your dog is a bread lover like myself, it’s okay to give him a plain piece here and there. However, there are no nutritional benefits, and will just add unnecessary calories and carbs to their diet.
So just like I need to, try to stay away from the bread.
Cheese, crackers, and a bottle of wine. Sounds like a perfect Sunday afternoon.
Although your dog can’t drink the wine and should avoid eating the crackers, you can share a slice of cheese with them. Make sure you are buying a low or reduced fat type, and everything should be all-right.
Also, make sure your dog isn’t lactose intolerant. Although not a common deficiency amongst dogs, better safe than sorry.
If you are on vacation with your furry friend, sipping a coconut by the beach, and are wondering if they can have a sip or a piece of the meat, you’ve found the answer to your question. You can.
Coconuts can help with inflammations caused by flea allergies and hot spots, improving the immune system and benefitting their skin and coat. It also contains lauric acid, a chemical that can help combat viruses and other bacteria.
Like in human products, coconut milk and oils can be used in treating skin and coat conditions, and for regular grooming.
Although our tasty supplements don’t contain any corn on them, corn is safe for dogs to eat. Corn contains linoleic acid, antioxidants, carbohydrates, and fiber, all good things for your pooch’s immune system, energy levels, and gut health.
How do you like your eggs? Scrambled, sunny side up, in an omellete, over easy?
For your dog, just make sure there are fully cooked. If so, it will be a great way to give your dog protein, and can even help them if their stomach is acting up.
Fish (Salmon, Tuna, and Sardines)
Fish are a great source of fats and amino acids that protect your furry friend’s coat and boost their immune system. Salmon, as seen in our Skin and Coat Chews, is especially good for them because of all the vitamins and proteins it contains.
Like with the eggs, make sure it is fully cooked and that no sneaky bones are laying around. Those can be very dangerous.
Oh man, this is one of my dog’s favorites. Whenever I open the fridge in the morning, he comes running, expecting his piece. I make sure to limit his intake to once or twice a week because ham contains a lot of unhealthy sodium and fat.
Honey, honey, honey.
This sweet substance is a great way to build up your dog's tolerance to allergens because it accustoms their body to the small amounts of pollen within it. It is also full of minerals and vitamins, such as magnesium, copper, calcium, and Vitamin A, B, C, D, E, and K.
Peanuts and Peanut Butter
Everybody loves a good spoonful of peanut butter. Well, I guess not if you’re allergic to peanuts.
Regular peanuts contain lots of good fats and proteins that can be healthy. The butter version of those peanuts also contains vitamins and protein that are beneficial for your dog’s health.
Make sure to keep the spoonfuls in moderation, and find unsalted options.
Thrown on some Netflix on the TV, load a batch of kernels, and cuddle next to your pup.
Yes, popcorn is safe for dogs, just make sure that it is air-popped, unsalted, and unbuttered. Popcorn carries small quantities of iron and protein, and riboflavin and thiamine, two vitamins that boost eye health and digestion.
Like with most of the items on this list, make sure you practice moderation.
Pork is a great source of amino acids and an overall good source of protein. It is also highly digestible and has less chance of causing an allergic reaction in your pup.
Rice’s healthy cousin is safe for dogs to eat and provides many nutritional benefits to both dogs and humans.
Have a shrimp cocktail and want to sneak one under the table for your pooch? You’re safe to do so.
Shrimp are packed with vitamin-12, antioxidants, and phosphorus. Just make sure you remove the head, tail, and legs and sneak it on down.
Yes, you can feed your dog a piece of turkey this thanksgiving. Make sure you only give them a cooked, unseasoned piece, and make sure there aren’t any bones hiding.
Did you know yogurt was created by accident? Now you do.
Plain yogurt, without added sugar or artificial sweeteners, is a great way to strengthen your dog’s digestive system because of the active bacteria it contains. But be aware that some pups might have trouble digesting it.
Although it’s not as good as our Digestive Chews, it’s not a bad second option.
So what do you think? What are some of your pups favorite human food? Share your best friends human treats here. Make sure to check out some of our amazing chews Skin & Coat, Hip & Joint, Digestion and Allergy!