Which Human Food Items Are Safe For Dogs?

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Dr. Rajesh Kumar Sharma 87% (36 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Chandigarh  •  22 years experience
Which Human Food Items Are Safe For Dogs?

The digestive system of dogs and humans are very different. The food items which are perfect for the development of the human body are not necessarily healthy for dogs. The diet of dogs needs regulation and watchful to understand which food is essential for their development. Although, there are certain food items which are healthy for dogs and human alike.

Can I Feed My Dog Human Food Instead of Dog Food?

The human food contains specific nutrients and sugars which cannot be metabolized by the dogs. Still, there are some human food items which can be given to dogs. The people food items that can be offered to dogs are:

Carrot: Dogs can eat cooked or raw carrots, which are a good source of vitamins and fiber. The veggie is very good for the health of the dog and can be added to their regular meals.

● Eggs: Cooked eggs with regular diet can give your dog’s good shape and strong body. The proteins in the eggs are very healthy for your growing dog.

Pineapple: Although pineapple is not liked by many dogs, you can offer your dog pineapple pieces. When you first give them pineapple, keep a watch and if he shows a sign of diarrhea, avoid feeding them. However, if he digests and likes it, you can feed it to him.

What is the Healthiest Diet for Dogs?

The type of diet depends largely on the type of dog you have. The dogs have individual diet requirements. Some dogs are more of a meat-eater, whereas some dogs live mostly on vegetables and milk. You should use high-quality meat to feed your dogs. You can also use packaged food items made for dogs for nutrition and power. Also, maintain the eating hygiene to make your pet healthy and infection-free. Eating raw meat from uncleaned bowls may make your dog sick.

How Do You Get a Picky Dog to Eat?

Most of the dogs are not picky eaters; in fact, some of the dogs may surprise you by eating from your trash box. However, if you face difficulty in making them eat new things, here are handy tips that will save the day:

● Try to mix old food with a small quantity of new food items. You can do this for some time until your dog is accustomed to the new food.

● Use chicken broth to mix the new food items. Dogs like chicken broth, which makes everything tasty for them.

● Serve only when they are hungry. This method works with picky dogs the best. They will eat fast when they are hungry.

What Human Food Can Schnauzers Eat?

Schnauzers can eat mild dry food items from the leftover vegetables and scraps of meat twice a day. However, it is essential that you do not feed them with salt or seasoned food, which is regularly cooked in the house. Grapes, raisins, and chocolate should also be avoided.

Take away

These are some of the feeding tips for dog lovers to keep their dog happy and healthy. In case your dog needs special attention, it is recommended to consult a Specialist.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!
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