Have you ever wanted to make homemade dog food or give your dog a human treat? If you’re not sure what they can eat check out this list of human foods dogs can and can not eat before deciding what to make them.
We don’t feed our dogs table scraps by no means, but a little fruit or veggie sure do the trick when they are begging in the kitchen. Listen, I eat a half of an avocado almost every day, and I know I’ve dropped some on the floor before. Did you know that avocado is on the “Can Not Eat” list? I had no idea. See why below.
Human Foods Dogs Can and Can Not Eat
Foods Dogs Can Eat
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- Brussels sprouts
- green beans
- sweet potatoes
Nuts & Other Foods
- bread (small amounts)
- milk (small amounts)
- peanuts & peanut butter
- plain air-popped popcorn
- yogurt (small amount)
So, what do you think about this list of human foods dogs can and can not eat? Are you shocked?
Being the person I am if I were to feed my dogs’ human foods, I’d make sure it was good healthy food – not so much processed meats and probably not popcorn or bread either. My dogs love and get (sometimes) eggs that have been left over from my son’s morning breakfast. Nothing harmful goes into my dogs’ mouths – never!
Foods Dogs Can Not Eat
- cherries – cherry plants contain cyanide which is toxic to dogs
- grapes/raisins – very toxic; can cause sudden kidney failure
- asparagus – too tough to eat raw and it loses its nutrients when it’s cook soft
- avocado – the pit, skin & leaves all contain persin which is toxic to dogs; can cause vomiting and diarrhea
- mushrooms – most are toxic to dogs; might as well leave this one alone
- tomatoes – while the ripened fruit (red part) is okay, it’s the green part contains a toxic substance called solanine
- onions, leeks, chives all contain allium which is poisonous to most pets, especially cats
Nuts & Other Foods
- almonds – pieces may get lodged in the esophagus or even tear the windpipe if not chewed completely
- chocolate – a very toxic substance called methylxanthines that can stop a dog’s metabolic process
- cinnamon – can irritate the inside of their mouth and make them sick
- garlic – five times more allium than onions; hence very toxic
- ice cream – lactose and dairy isn’t good for our pets
- macadamia nuts – these are some of the most poisonous foods for dogs
- pecans – toxic
- walnuts – toxic
Source: AKC>Dog Health>Nutrition
We have a Lab puppy who is not quite six months old yet and have him registered with AKC. I get a wealth of information from AKC. I don’t plan on making his food anytime soon as I’ve been told he needs large breed puppy food for at least a year. But my Cissy and Cody would love it if I fed them human foods and never again fed them dog food. We shall see. Go here to read the New Puppy Handbook I have started.
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