If you’re a dog owner, you want nothing more than for your dog or dogs to be in tip-top shape and perfect health.
But you also know how hard it is to resist those big soft eyes when they peer up at you from under the table, begging for just the tiniest taste of whatever you’re eating. Sometimes, maybe even more times than you’d like to admit, you’ve snuck them a little something from your plate.
There are all kinds of reasons not to feed your dogs from the table. For one, it encourages bad habits, and secondly, there are lots of human foods that are seriously bad for dogs. However, other human foods are actually really good for them.
Some people like making their own dog food, but for many dog owners, that’s just not possible with all the time and work that has to go into it. Besides, plenty of dog foods out there are specially formulated to give dogs the right balance of nutrients they need.
So while sticking to kibble is a perfectly good idea, you can try supplementing your dog’s chow with some human foods. Try adding a little of these snacks to regular meals if your pooch seems like he could use a boost, or use the food during training and as everyday treats. However, always be sure to speak to your veterinarian first before introducing new food to your dog.
Move on to the next page to learn which “human foods” are best for your precious pup!