10 Odd Foods That Are Great For Dogs

It’s Super Smiley, blog dog, here with the topic “Odd Foods That Dogs Can Eat.”

We dogs now get our food and nutrition from “dog food” made especially for us with standards and guidelines to make sure we get balanced diets. But, what about a long time ago when we dogs lived with tribes of humans before there was packaged food? Way back when people grew and hunted their food. Back then we ate what the people ate. So now with all of the packaged food for people and all of the “dog food” for dogs, what is OK for us to eat?

I have a list that I have personally tried and highly recommend!

  1. First on my list is carrots! I have two horses, a big one and a mini one. They eat carrots every day, and I get to have the ones they drop. I love them! They are low in calories, high in fiber and vitamins, and the crunching is good for my teeth!!!
  1. Next (thanks again to my horses) is apples! Cut them in little cube treats for your dogs. Be sure to remove all the seeds and core, as the seeds contain trace amounts of arsenic and the core can be a choking hazard. Serve just the soft yellow part, and you are good to go!
  1. Broccoli! My person, Megan, makes a lot of vegetables, and she lets me have some most of the time. Steam the broccoli with no spices or salt, and cook it only enough so it’s still crunchy. This one has lots of vitamins.
  1. Green beans. Be sure to strip off the strings, and I like them steamed. All of the vegetables I’m mentioning are fresh. There is no salt added. They are just the simple vegetable, just like they grow out of the ground like they did a long time ago when we canines shared food with the olden people.
  1. Eggs! I love boiled eggs! When Megan gives me one, my eyes cross when she hands it to me. And… I hear it gives me good protein, riboflavin and selenium.

Super Smiley, I’m so glad you like your healthy treats! It’s Megan here now with some more ideas. But we recommend you ask your veterinarian about adding any new food to your dog’s diet, especially foods that may interact specifically with digestion, like rice or pumpkin. But most likely, your vet will say these are all good, and if your dog needs a low calorie diet, your vet may even give you some instructions on how to integrate these even more.

  1. Rice. I mentioned this above, and when Angel and Smiley have digestive issues, I give them rice as a way to help calm their stomachs. Plain rice – no butter or salt added.
  1. Pumpkin. This is sometimes given to dogs to help the digestion get moving if it is stopped up a bit. Again, always consult with your vet, but as a treat for dogs, it is a good fiber, Vitamin A and beta-carotene source.
  1. Cooked oatmeal. Again, this is a good source of fiber and good to get the bowels moving.
  1. Unsalted peanut butter. A spoonful of this can be an occasional treat that’s a good source of protein and healthy fat.
  1. Salmon! This is another Super Smiley favorite. Great source of omega 3 fatty acids and super tasty!

Super Smiley and I are going to have a snack now. 🙂

Until Next Time,
Woof and Super Smiles from
Super Smiley and Megan Blake, The Pet Lifestyle Coach®

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