Human food for dogs

Here I will list some safe human food for dogs. Please keep in mind that variety is the spice of life with dogs just as much as it is with pet parents. Eating the same food or too much of certain foods is not good for you and therefore it’s not good for your dog, try to rotate some of these foods.

This is a great way to get started making your own dog food as you can pick some human food for dogs from the list and make your own recipes. Remember that if you are feeding a raw diet for dogs try to avoid processed meats as these contain more potential for introducing unsafe bacteria into your dogs system. I recommend removing many bones and never giving your dog cooked or old bones. Visit my Best dog bones Page and learn about what types of bones are recommended for your canine. Also avoid dangerous food for dogs and keep your dog from getting sick.

Anyone who is not incorporating a high quality dog food with vitamins and minerals may consider a daily multivitamin I recommend Healthy Select Adult Dog Vitamins this is a good multivitamin and easily found at your local pet food store.

Meat - Chicken, Beef, Turkey, Lamb, Pork, Cooked Fish, Organs, Spleen, Liver, Tongue, Cheek, Heart, Wild Game, Deer (Venison), Duck, Goose, Quail, Dove, Pheasant, Bison, Bear, Moose, Antelope, Sheep, Elk, Caribou, Wild Boar, Rabbit, Squirrel, Snake. Consider adding cartilage into your dogs meals this is a great source of natural glucosamine also eggs and yes even the shells are all great human food for dogs.

Vegetables - Carrots, Broccoli, Tomatoes (no stems), Squash, Pumpkin, Asparagus, Celery, Cauliflower, Potato, Beans (all kinds), Yams, Lettuce, Red pepper, green pepper (no spicy peppers), Zucchini, Parsley, Sweet potatoes, Bamboo Shoot, Water chestnut, Cabbage, Peas, Corn. Avoid Onions and large amounts of garlic.

Grains - Oats, Barley, Wheat, Amaranth, Buckwheat, Quinoa, Rice, Millet, Rye, Cracked wheat, Wheat berries, Wild rice.

Fruits - Banana, Apple (no seeds), Apricot, Pear, Cantaloupe, Orange, Carob, Honeydew, Peach, Plum, Tangerine, Watermelon, Papaya, Blueberries, Blackberry, Nectarine, Raspberry, Strawberry, Tomato (no stems).

Avoid giving your dogs the stems and seeds of fruits some of these may be dangerous. For a list of dangerous food for dogs visit my dangerous food for dogs page.

Dairy - Many dogs do not tolerate dairy well, causing stomach problems in dogs however, Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, and small amounts of low fat cheese are ok.

Flour - All Purpose, Wheat, Corn, Semolina, Teff, Organic.

Gluten Free Flour - Amaranth, Buckwheat, Brown Rice, Millet, Potato Starch, Quinoa, Nut Flour, Tapioca Starch, Arrowroot, Spelt.

Training Treats - Try baby carrots, banana slices or cheerios.

This is not a list of all human food for dogs, if you have a food or ingredient you would like to add to this list please contact me (form below) if there is an ingredient or food you see listed here that has given your dog problems contact me and I will review the food.

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