You get to eat a variety of food – so why can’t your dog? For your next grocery trip, here are some of our top picks for healthy foods you can share with your dog.
A favorite of countless pups around the world! I love stuffing kongs with peanut butter, or smearing some over an antler. It’s a great source of healthy fats and protein, but be sure to make sure the peanut butter doesn’t have any added sugars, especially xylitol which is toxic for dogs.
Mango is one of Bailey’s favorite foods – and mine too! It’s super high in fiber with plenty of vitamin A, C, and E. Make sure you only let your dog eat the fruit part – no skin or pit for your pup!
A great source of fiber and vitamin B6, A, C, and iron, sweet potato is a delicious food that’s great for your dog’s tummy. Sweet potatoes are also great for adding to homemade dog treats. Sweet potato dog-friendly donuts anyone?
Plain, cooked oatmeal is great for dogs who are having upset stomachs and as a healthy source of fiber, protein, and vitamin B.
Whether they’re fresh or frozen, dogs love berries. They provide plenty of healthy antioxidants and make great training treat alternatives.
Coconut is great for your dog’s skin and coat, whether you give your dog fresh coconut meat, coconut oil, or coconut milk.
This is a fantastic source of calcium and probiotics for your dogs – just make sure you’re only feeding your dog plain, unsweetened yogurt. Our yogurt of choice is coconut milk-based. It’s even better if you mix it with your dog’s favorite fruit!
Canned pumpkin (not the pie filling) is amazing for all sorts of tummy upsets and promoting digestive regularity. It’s also delicious in homemade treats!
Your pup can eat these raw or cooked for a low calorie, source of vitamin A. Carrots can also (potentially) make a great chew for your dog’s dental health.
Melons are super hydrating, low calorie, and rich in vitamins. Just be sure to remove any seeds first before you give any to your dog.
In closing, there are plenty of healthy foods you can share with your dog! This is by no means a complete list, but it’s at least a starting place for adding some variety to your dog’s diet. I’m not a veterinarian or canine nutritionist, so always choose foods that are appropriate for your dog’s unique health and dietary needs. Always use caution when feeding your dog new foods and never feed your dog these foods in excess.
Remember: Always research a food before giving it to your dog. Grapes are toxic. Check for xylitol, especially in peanut butter. And finally, added sugar is incredibly unhealthy for your pup.