31 Healthiest Foods For Your Dog (And The 13 You NEED To Avoid!)

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For those of us with dogs, we’re always looking at ways to reward and pamper our pets. As we’ve all probably learned the hard way, though, we have to be careful with how we do so – as not all foods are good for dogs.

Fortunately, we’re here to offer a guide. Let’s start with the healthiest foods to use when treating your dog – and then we’ll look at a few you need to be careful to avoid.

First, the healthy treats:

  1. Apple slices
  2. Baby carrots
  3. Broccoli
  4. Carob (in small amounts)
  5. Cheese & cottage cheese (provided your dog isn’t lactose intolerant)
  6. Cinnamon (in moderation)
  7. Coconut & coconut oil
  8. Cranberries
  9. Eggs
  10. Flax seed (milled or oil)
  11. Fruit salad
  12. Greek Yogurt & kefir
  13. Green beans
  14. Lean meat
  15. Liver (in moderation)
  16. Mint
  17. Oatmeal (cooked)
  18. Parsley
  19. Pasta
  20. Peanut butter (But only if it’s a quality brand, as cheaper or mass produced brands can contain ingredients harmful to your dogs)
  21. Pears (minus seeds!)
  22. Peas
  23. Pineapple
  24. Popcorn
  25. Pumpkin, squash, & zucchini
  26. Rice
  27. Salmon & tuna
  28. Spirulina (in small amounts)
  29. Sweet potatoes
  30. Seaweed nori
  31. Turmeric

Lastly, be sure to avoid the following items, which are toxic to many dogs: alcohol, artificial sweeteners, avocados, chocolate, coffee, grapes, macadamia nuts, onions, raisins, yeast dough.

As a result, avoid:

  1. Alcohol
  2. Avocado
  3. Caffeine
  4. Candy
  5. Chocolate
  6. Coffee
  7. Garlic
  8. Gum
  9. Grapes & raisins
  10. Macadamia nuts
  11. Onions
  12. Salt
  13. Tea

Check out the guide below for a summary at-a-glance guide:

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