One thing that comes up a lot in conversations with other dog parents is what human foods are dangerous for your dog and what human foods are okay. So I have compiled the following list, which is available as a word document at the end of the post for you to save or print out!
Toxic to dogs:
Coffee with caffeine, including beans
Hops-if you home brew beer
Onion and Onion Powder
Potato leaves and stems
Tea with caffeine
Tomato leaves and stems
Anything with xylitol: Gum, candies, cookies etc
The following human foods are okay for your dog:
Peanut Butter-all natural with no salt or sugar. Don’t over feed as peanut butter is high in fat and calories. If you use peanut butter in your Kong’s, freeze it before giving it to your dog so it lasts longer!
Cheese-some dogs are lactose intolerant, so try out small amounts first. Also high in fat and calories, so use sparingly.
Yogurt with no artificial sweeteners or added sugar
Pumpkin-pumpkin is a tasty treat and helps with digestion
Green Beans-low in fat and calories and sugar. Feed freely! Frozen green beans are a great treat!
Apple Slices-a tasty treat that helps freshen breath. High in sugar, so limit quantities and make sure no seeds are present!
Carrots-carrots make great treats frozen as well. They have natural sugars, so should be fed sparingly.
Oatmeal-cooked oatmeal is a great treat that is filling and has fiber to help with digestion
Sweet Potatoes-sliced thin and baked, sweet potatoes make a great alternative to rawhide!