Dogs have a different digestive system than humans, and this is why it is worrisome whenever they eat our table scraps. We don’t always know what foods are safe and even healthy for them and which foods aren’t.

It is known that grapes, onions, raisins, and avocados are not safe for dogs whereas those foods are not only safe for humans but are full of nutrients.

However, dog moms and dads can relax once they learn about the foods that are safe to feed their treasured pups. Let’s go over 5 of those right now.

5 People Food Snacks You Can Feed Your Dog

1. Apples

If you have been giving your pup some apples, don’t fear. That is not only perfectly safe to give them but it is healthy for them. Apples have a lot of Vitamins A and C which dogs need as well (and they will get their much-needed nutrients from their dog food). However, just be aware that giving dogs apples that have gone a bit bad can lead to alcohol poisoning, so be sure to give them pieces of fresh apples. Alternatively, try these apple dog treats.

2. Carrots

Carrots are a healthy snack for dogs as it contains a lot of Vitamin A, even more than apples do. However, you will want to give it to them in moderation as too much Vitamin A can be toxic. However, a little bit of Vitamin A helps strengthen their immune system, is good for their teeth, and for their skin and fur.

3. Cooked Meat

Cooked beef, chicken, turkey, fish, and pork are good for dogs as it has many important nutrients for them. However, don’t give the dog too much pork as it is high in fat which can lead to pancreatitis. And for chicken, it is best to boil it, as that is good food for them to eat when they have an upset stomach as it is very easy to digest.

4. White Rice

White rice gets a bad rap but even for humans, this food is not so bad in moderation as it does have some important nutrients. And for dogs, this food is good for them when they have an upset stomach. However, because it is high in simple carbs, giving dogs too much white rice otherwise can increase the chances of diabetes the same way it does for humans. Moderation is always the key.

5. Peanut Butter

You know how much dogs love peanut butter. It’s what Hollywood uses to lure lures them into doing tricks such as dogs licking faces in movies and commercials. Make sure it is fresh and not artificially sweetened though, as that can also be dangerous for dogs.

 

Bonus: A Simple Home-Made Dog Food Recipe

This is also good to know for dog moms and dads that want to make homemade dog food instead of buying it. Mix up some well-cooked chicken, dice some carrots, and throw in a little bit of white rice, and there is a great healthy meal for Fido, and top it off with an apple slice for dessert!