There’s plenty of information out there on the Web talks about what dogs shouldn’t eat, and your vet likely knows plenty of them. However, there are some human foods that may be safe for dogs to eat (on a limited basis, of course). Here are three human foods you might not have thought your pet could consume.
- Peanut Butter. Be mindful that natural peanut butter is safe – not the commercial varieties that contain ingredients such as xylinol. Peanut butter contains healthy fats, such as vitamin B and niacin. Maybe this is why it’s included in so many snacks manufactured for pups!
- Cheese. In small doses, cheese can be a great treat for your dog, as long as he or she isn’t lactose intolerant. Of course, cheese can be fatty, so make sure you monitor how much cheese your pup has on a regular basis.
- Pumpkin. When the holiday season rolls around, don’t keep the pumpkin away from your pup! Pumpkin is full of beta-carotene and fiber, which can be beneficial for dogs. In short, it may be able to help your dog keep his or her digestive tract moving and assist with any existing issues.
It’s important to remember that your pet’s digestive system doesn’t work like yours – some foods may be downright hazardous for your dog. If you have any questions, contact Pet Vet Animal Hospitals. Our professional staff can answer any questions about your pet and address dietary concerns you may have.