10 Unexpected Human Foods You Can Feed Your Dogs Without Worry

Ever wonder what foods you can safely give to your beloved doggies besides the boring “dog food” you feed them everyday?

Most pet experts agree that giving your dog “human” is not advisable. Sharing our processed, high-in-sugar-and-fat-foods with our pets could lead to them developing serious health issues.

But are there any other foods that we eat that you can give them to spice up their meals? Luckily, dogs can eat a pretty wide variety of food, and in many instances, what’s healthy for us is also healthy for them (note: but NOT always).

There are plenty of foods that we can share with our dogs that are not only good for us, but good for our pooches, too. For example, carrots are one of the commonly known ‘people' foods that dogs love to eat and we can give them without worry.

Here are 10 unexpected ‘human' foods that are OK for dogs to eat, that actually are perfectly safe … and even healthy!

1. Carob

Carob is a chocolate substitute, it contains vitamins and minerals and, most importantly, does not contain caffeine or theobromine. It also contains fiber and pectin which are good for your dog’s health.

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2. Peanut butter

Whether dogs can eat peanut butter or not is a question that remains on many dog owner’s minds. The truth is, dogs can eat peanut butter without worry. The quantity should be monitored and controlled because it can lead to an overweight dog if given to excess.

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3. Pears

Dogs can eat pears safely, but keep in mind the seeds of pears can be toxic to canines, if you want to share with your dog cut it up and feed the pieces to your dog and toss the core.

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4. Popcorn

Popcorn is little tricky. It’s ok to give your dog a bowl of popcorn as long as its plain. Once you load it with butter and salt it’s a lot less healthy for canines.

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5. Fruit salad

There are many fruits that are sweet, delicious, and healthy for dogs, like strawberries, blueberries, apples, and cantaloupe. Mix all these fruits together in a pleasing fruit salad and present it to your dog. Never include grapes though.

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66 thoughts on “10 Unexpected Human Foods You Can Feed Your Dogs Without Worry

  1. Dogs, just like people, can be allergic to peanuts. Peanuts are highly allergenic and can cause skin problems in dogs. It won’t hurt them in the sense that it’s toxic, but I strongly recommend you monitor their reaction to it and if they have any itching or dry skin, stop.

  2. C L Dawn Carlisle

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    Keep in mind that this is one of the high rated cancer causing foods along with white rice. I have never given either of these to my dogs. Organic and fresh ground Peanut Butter are the worst.

  3. Peanuts also contain a cancer causing agent in them. Ands pasta and pretzels really! They’re are so many dogs now that react to grains yet you say they are safe! The rest I agree with but you need to get with the times and latest issues!

  4. Popcorn, pasta & pretzels are not good for dogs. The ingredients may not be bad for them, but the common denominator is gluten, which causes long term problems. Also, while fruit is ok, their leaves can be toxic, as well as tomato leaves. You can add to the list green beans, salmon, carrots, apples, & cooked chicken. All unsalted or spiced of course.

  5. WARNING!!! Yikes! People should NOT be feeding their pets flour, sugar, or corn. In this generation of breeds and dogs, there are many who are intolerant and even allergic to flour, sugar, and corn because of poor breeding practices and poor quality of dog food being mass produced. Don’t believe me? Look it up, google it. And PLEASE don’t feed your pets Purina.
    All the fruits and veggies and meat on this list are spot on and highly recommended for your pets overall health. Even peanut butter if there is no sugar added.

  6. You have to be careful with peanut butter now. They’ve started using xylitol in some brands as a sweetener. Even small quantities can kill your dog. Just read the label and maybe also avoid treats made with peanut butter if the source is not known. Also, there’s no need to feed pasta, pretzels or popcorn to your dog! Stick with natural and unprocessed stuff!

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