Snacks You Can Share with Your Dog!
Bolt, the Yorkie-Poo guest blogger, here to dish on what to put on my dish! Let’s face it….when you snack, your dog wants to snack. What is in your fridge is most likely far more appealing to him than what is in his dog food bowl. While many human foods are a strict “no-no” for your canine friends, there are several foods that you can (and should, in my opinion!) share with your four-legged buddy. Thanks to pawnation.com, I am eating better tonight! Check out this amazing list of human foods we can actually enjoy right along with you:
- CAROB. Yes, dogs can eat carob, as, unlike chocolate, it does not contain caffeine or theobromine, which makes it deadly to dogs. Plus, it is packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and pectin.
- PEANUT BUTTER. Yummy! However, opt for the plain and natural variety as opposed to those filled with sugar, salt and preservatives. And just a pinch goes a long way, as it is rich in calories and fat and, well, I am trying to watch my figure. Summer will soon be here!
- PEARS. Don’t just toss me a pear! Cut it up into manageable pieces. However, ditch the core. The seeds in it are toxic.
- POPCORN. Movie time! You love your snacks and so do I! I will help you with that tub of popcorn, provided it has no salt or butter on it. Admit it….neither of us need the added fat and calories.
- PRETZELS. These are just bread, in reality. Be sure to serve me the unsalted, low sodium variety, as it is better for me…and for you!
- FRUIT SALAD. Be creative and don’t just throw a banana in my bowl. Cut up some strawberries, blueberries, apples, watermelon and bananas and make it look nice. We like the presentation, too. Warning: NO GRAPES! HARMFUL TO DOGS!
- ZUCCHINI. Best.Snack.Ever. It is full of potassium, folate and vitamins. I’ll have seconds, please!
- TUNA. Not just for cats, dogs love it, too. The taste is great but it also packs a punch with loads of protein, vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids.
- PASTA. Plain, please. We don’t need that store brand pasta sauce. Too acidic. And make sure your dog is not allergic to wheat if preparing the wheat variety.
- PEPPERMINT. After all this powerful snacking, I will need the confidence of fresh breath. Yes, peppermint is strong, but safe. Add a little to homemade dog biscuits or give us a pinch to freshen our breath or even soothe our upset stomachs. (I am bound to have a bellyache if I indulge in all of these foods in one afternoon! Moderation, folks! Moderation!)