It’s a rare dog owner who doesn’t share a little “people food” with their pupster-love. Better than fat-laden commercial treats, many natural foods that you enjoy can add a little variety to your dog’s day without sabotaging a nutritious diet.
For instance, a large Purina Busy Bone weighs in at a hefty 732 calories, but one ounce of lean chicken is merely 53 calories. What dog wouldn’t say “thank you very much” to a little piece of chicken offered?
After you and your dog go for a walk first thing on Saturday morning, sharing scrambled eggs can be great. (Hold the salt for Dexter’s eggs, okay?)
Keep in mind that these are treats, not the everyday, every meal sort of thing. They should’t make up more than 10% of your pet’s diet.
Overall these little indulgences shouldn’t make up more than 10% of your dog’s diet. Not every dog will like everything on the list, so experiment a little to see what your dog prefers.
Lean Chicken (no bones!)
Air popped Popcorn
Plain rice cake
Canned tuna in water
Lean turkey breast
The list isn’t conclusive. You may have discovered another healthy snack that your dog goes wild for–like frozen blueberries or a little dab of peanut butter.
However, please note foods that can be dangerous for your dog:
Onions and garlic
Raw bread dough
With good nutrition, your furry buddy can live a long and healthy life. If you have any questions regarding your pet’s diet, don’t hesitate to call us.