DOG vs. HUMAN

As dog parents we strive to keep our dogs as healthy as possible but sometimes we overlook the basics. Just as humans, each dog has a different diet. You should always be aware of your dog’s allergies and talk with your vet before adding or subtracting food/treats. Here at Best Bully Sticks, we have created a list of human food that is either safe or unsafe for you pup so that you are never in doubt!

We understand that your dog may be the exception to some of these but this article’s content is safe for most dogs. If you can think of anything else you would like to add, let us know! Also, if your beloved pup has had any type of reaction to any of these food items and you’re not sure why, we’d love to hear from you.  

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(in no specific order)

Human food that can be shared with your pup ♥️

  • Lean meat
  • Carrots
  • Pumpkin
  • Green Beans
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Oatmeal
  • Broccoli
  • Liver
  • Parsley – for fresh breath
  • Peas
  • Seaweed Nori – make sure is low sodium
  • Coconut Oil
  • Melons (Watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew. Consult veterinarian before feeding more exotic melons)
  • Berries – a lot of dogs like them frozen
  • Seedless Apple Slices
  • Bananas
  • Sunflower Seeds (Shelled)

 

Human food that CAN NOT be shared with your pup. 

  • Chocolate
  • Grapes/Raisins
  • Onions/Garlic
  • Avocado
  • Alcohol
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Bacon
  • Avocados
  • Peaches & Plums
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Coffee
  • White Bread
  • Salty foods

Dairy and peanut butter are two items that we will neither suggest or denounce. There are several conflicting articles and we’d rather you decide for yourself on these items.

 

 

Things to Remember:

  • Human food like table scraps should never replace your dog’s regular food. Table scraps should be regarded as treats instead of a substitute for a natural balanced diet for your dog.
  • To avoid overfeeding your dog, if you give him human food, you should reduce the amount of his regular food accordingly.
  • All dogs should have a well-balanced and healthy diet, but puppies and pregnant dogs especially need a well-balanced nutritious diet for obvious reasons. Therefore, they should stick to their regular meals and not be fed human foods.
  • Avoid feeding human foods to dogs who are prone to food allergies or whose digestive systems are particularly sensitive.

Thanks for reading and as stated above, if you have any questions/concerns, we’d love to hear from you!

– Lindsay

 

 

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