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So there are many treats that we humans eat and that we can share with our canine friends. Here are just ten and the reasons why you should
This is one of the most staple but healthy diets in the human world but did you know that it’s ok also for dogs. This is also ideal to give your Pet if they have an upset stomach. It’s a good way of re-introducing food to them again. As always, natural is best and if you can go for brown or organic rice, then so much the better
or indeed any other meat is a good source of protein for your Canine provided it is not preserved, spiced or highly salted. Dogs won’t mind if it is cooked or raw, although these days, the modern thinking is that it should be cooked. Make sure you don’t leave a cooked chicken on the table – you will be surprised how high your Dog can jump to get his teeth around it!
Lots of dogs enjoy an Egg for their breakfast – just make sure it is properly cooked. It’s full of nutrients and protein so serve it up either boiled or scrambled. Pop some toast chunks (croutons) into the bowl and you have a fresh idea for breakfast.
on this one we want to keep it plain and simple. And so just ordinary plain white or brown bread is our choice every time. Remember to make sure that the bread you choose to give your dog doesn’t have any raisins in it, garlic, nuts or seeds. Bread is not ideal every day for your dog, but give him a little bit of toast on a Sunday morning and he will be pleased.
Carrots are great cooked and mashed up in their daily food. Don’t run away with the idea that Dogs only eat meat. Vegetables are not only good for them, but also essential. If you don’t want to mash it up in their food (maybe they are on dry kibbles only) then cut into bite size chunks and take them out on your walks. Whilst it won’t be as tempting as a liver chunk its helps keep their teeth and gums in tip top shape.
6. SWEET POTATO
We like the idea of sweet potato in their Diet and it is often used in “grain free“ food on a commercial scale. We however think its just great to give a couple of tablespoons of mashed sweet potato. It’s high in Vits A & C as well as Calcium. As always, we recommend little and often. If your dog has increased flatulence after this, then reduce the quantities.
7. FROZEN STRAWBERRIES
Whilst we could drone on about strawberries being high in antioxidants, we think you should just give your Dog a frozen strawberry on a hot day. After a long walk when he is thirsty, this not only acts as a cooling Ice Pop but will amuse him whilst he’s trying to crunch the Icy Strawberry across the floor. In any event, like us, Dogs find Strawberries “mighty tasty”
High in Magnesium, Calcium and a lot of the “B” Vitamins as well as being high in fibre. Where do we stop? So offer your dog half a banana a day (dog size dependent, naturally!) either as a treat in his food or even baked with sweet potato and peanut butter as a training treat!
We are loving the idea of cheese in their diets and in fact some of our treats are made with Cheese, Sweet Potato and Parsley. Like everything a little is enough. Some dogs have a dairy intolerance so don’t go mad the first time you offer cheese to your Pooch. Yes, they will want more – but you are the Adult – so measure it out carefully. Remember it is a great source of Protein – but Fat also!
10. PEANUT BUTTER
This is as popular with dogs as it is with us humans. They will go bonkers if you can spoon it out of the jar (obvs. Just for them!) and allow them to lick it off the spoon. They will love you for life. Try to get an organic one so low in sugar and salts. Like us, they need to watch their intake of the “bad “ foods also.