We may think it’s a treat for our dogs to feed them our food from the table once in a while, but in reality, we’re going down the wrong path. Now, let’s be clear. You definitely can feed your dog human food, but it has to be healthy and at the right time, not during your meals.
Food You Should Not Give Your Dog
There are certain foods you’ll need to avoid giving your dog if you want them to stay healthy and not have any dietary issues that could be dangerous.
Here is a list of foods to avoid:
- Fried Foods with Salt and Spices
- Fattening foods (butter/oil)
- Garlic and Onion – these can damage your dog’s red blood cells.
- Packaged Foods – artificial additives and sweeteners can be dangerous for dogs.
- Fruits such as Peaches and Avocados – peach pits are not good for dogs and avocados contain a toxin called persin.
- Chicken bones and other cooked bones
- Raw Potatoes
Foods You Can Share, but only Sometimes
We recommend that you stick to their dog food and treats, but if you desire to treat them with some human food sometimes, it’s okay. Make sure you’re giving them the food during their mealtimes and not when you’re sitting down to eat your meals. If you do this, they’ll get used to it, and eventually become a beggar at dinner parties, etc.
Here is a list of foods you can share:
- Apples (not the core)
- Cheese – in moderation while snacking.
- Green Beans
- Lean Meats – plain boiled or cooked meats without extra seasonings and spices. Avoid fatty meats.
- Peanut Butter
- Sweet Potatoes
At Jubilee Labradoodles, we breed Australian Labradoodles and Goldendoodles in Michigan. All of our dogs live in our home as our pets, and we offer a lifetime of breeder support to help in every possible way because we are family. Our dogs need loving and care just as much as people do and caring for their health is extremely important.
Contact Jubilee Labradoodles at 517-902-9808 to find out more on our Australian Labradoodle and Goldendoodle adoptions!