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Five human foods you can give your dog without any guilt!

Five human foods you can give your dog without any guilt!

Knowing which human foods are good for your dog and which could potentially be very harmful is very important for owners. Yesterday we talked about the foods that could actually kill your dog, you can read the article HERE, but today we want to touch on the foods that are good and healthy for your four-legged friend.

Generally speaking dogs can eat a pretty wide variety of food, and in many instances, what’s healthy for us is also healthy for them.

Popcorn (without butter, without salt!)

It’s ok to give your dog a bowl of popcorn as long as its plain. It makes a great low calorie treat, contains potassium as well as the bone-building minerals phosphorous, magnesium, and calcium. 

Peppermint

Peppermint can be used as an ingredient if you bake your own homemade dog biscuits. Also, it freshens up you dog’s bad breath, and since peppermint has long been used to help settle upset tummies, you can even use it to help the next time your dog is a bit “barfy.”

Coconut oil

Coconut is made up of a beneficial fatty acid chain called Lauric acid, and when dogs synthesize it, it produces a compound called monoglyceride monolaurin. This substance helps fight and destroy viruses and various pathogenic bacteria, thus protecting your pets from infection and boosting their immune systems. It can also balance your dog’s metabolism, and keep weight under control.

Eggs

Next time you make yourself some scrambled eggs for breakfast don’t forget your dog too! Scrambling up an egg for your pup is a great way to give their diet a protein boost. Eggs are also a source of easily digestible riboflavin and selenium, making them a healthy snack.

Baby carrots

Baby carrots are great for a dog’s teeth, they are low calories and high in fiber and beta carotene/vitamin A.