Your furry friend may be part of your family, but he should not necessarily have his own spot at the dinner table. No matter how much your puppy begs, never give him food that can be harmful. Here is a look at a few of the foods you can safely share with your canine companion.
Fruits and Vegetables
It is difficult to say no to those charming puppy dog eyes, but when it comes to certain fruits and vegetables you do not have to. Some kinds of fruits and vegetables are actually good for your dog’s health just like they are for yours. An apple slice can offer your pup helpful vitamins like vitamins A and C as well as fiber. Carrots also provide vitamin A and fiber, and these low calorie snacks can also improve your dog’s oral health.
Before feeding your dog any type of dairy you should make sure that your pet is not lactose intolerant. Cheese can be a great treat, and many dogs love the taste. It is wise, however, to offer your dog low fat cheeses like cottage cheese. Yogurt can be a great treat as well. As long as your yogurt is not loaded with sugars and artificial sweeteners, feel free to share it with your dog. This treat contains plenty of calcium and protein and can bolster your dog’s digestive system.
Many people have gotten a good laugh out of watching a dog chew peanut butter, but it turns out that this experience offers greater benefits than comedic appeal. Many people eat peanut butter for the protein, but it also contains vitamins B and E as well as helpful fats. Peanut butter is great for stuffing into toys as well.
If you share food with your canine that you should have kept to yourself, call Horizon Animal Hospital at (480) 800-4559 immediately. Our team of skilled veterinarians is committed to diagnosing and treating your pets so that they can return home happy and healthy. Feel free to visit our website if you would like to learn more about our services.
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