Pet Safe People Food + Dog Treat Recipe
It's hard not to offer our pets some of our food at the table sometimes...especially when they're giving you puppy eyes. While it is generally not recommended to give table scraps, due to the potential for toxicity or gastrointestinal upset to our pets, there are a few "people foods" that we can give to our pets. Of course, these foods should always be given in moderation and treats/extras should never make up more than about 10 percent of your pet's diet.
Blueberries- these can be used as a treat or baked into a treat. Remember, GRAPES are TOXIC and should never be given to dogs.
Carrots - I like to give these in shredded form or bake them into a treat. Baby carrots or chunks of carrots can be a choking hazard, so always supervise your pets when offering treats.
Peanuts - My (and my dogs') favorite form is in peanut butter, which is a versatile snack and can be used as a spread, frozen on a LickiMat, used to hide a pill or distract a dog. Remember to always check the label and ensure that no XYLITOL is contained in the peanut butter - this is an artificial sweetener that is toxic to dogs. Check out my video on xylitol toxicity if you're not sure what that is!
Green beans - this is primarily used as a "filler food" for dogs on a weight loss diet. It can be fed on top of food or as a treat.
Applesauce - Apples can be a treat for dogs, but I tend to like applesauce for its versatility as a treat. Just like any other spreadable food or snack potentially containing sugar, make sure there is no xylitol on the label before feeding!