Whenever you open up your refrigerator or kitchen pantry to grab a snack, does your fur baby follow? Does he give you that excited look like he’s definitely going to get something? Yeah, my dogs do the same thing!
I started baking homemade treats for my two precious pooches a little over a year ago. All of my treats are made with high-quality, human ingredients. So it’s very important for me to know exactly which human foods my dogs can eat (and which ones they can’t).
You see, your dog’s body processes human foods differently than yours does. Some human foods are considered toxic to your dog, and just a few bites could leave your pooch with anything from a minor stomach ache to a major illness or, in some cases, even death.
Some Human Foods Are Surrounded With Controversy
When choosing which fixings to incorporate into my canine’s treats, I for one run with the hypothesis “if all else fails, forget it.” I would prefer not to bet with my pooch’s wellbeing. There are sure sustenances that you will see on my “no” rundown that you may have heard are fine for pooches to eat. Take garlic, for instance. I too recall a period when my vet suggested little measures of garlic for specific things. I recollect when they used to utilize it for insect control. In any case, garlic is greatly questionable and today numerous authorities mark it as lethal. That is on the grounds that garlic is in an indistinguishable family from onions, chives, and leeks, which all contain a poison that can harm a puppy’s red platelets.
Another controversial ingredient on my “no” list is cow’s milk. While some dogs can tolerate milk just fine, many are lactose intolerant and it can cause intestinal upset, gas, diarrhea, and vomiting. I actually wrote an entire article just on milk, which you can read here!
Some Human Foods Aren’t Questioned
On my “no” list you will also find some foods such as alcohol, chocolate, xylitol, and pits/seeds from fruit. There really is no argument against these foods. They are toxic to your pooch and should never be included in their diet.
The Human Foods Your Dogs Can And Can’t Eat
Please note: This is just a small list of human foods your dog can and cannot eat! If you are questioning a specific food, you can always refer to The Pet Poison Helpline for help!