I have a labrador (image below for your viewing pleasure), and if you’ve ever met a lab you’ll know that every time I have any form of food, she’s going to want a taste. As you can see, Ivy is an absolute delight and it takes every inch of my willpower not to give her a few scraps.
If you own a dog, you get it, occasionally when you look at your beloved dog’s dried biccies they are subject to day-in-day-out, you’ll want to throw them a T-bone. And while sometimes this is okay, it can also cause huge issues for your pet’s health if you choose the wrong dinner.
It’s important to know what’s what when it comes to giving your pet a few human treaties. So, before we get into the good news, here is a list of foods you definitely do not want to feed your furry friend:
Chocolate, baked goods, gum, toothpaste, grapes, raisins, currants, macadamia nuts, onion, garlic, avocado, citrus, milk and bones.
Now that we've got the formalities out of the way, let's begin:
Look before you hoof it to your nearest Gilmours and buy a container load of Yakurts to feed your woofer, just pump the brakes for a sec. Dogs absolutely fizz yoghurt, but you have to make sure it’s the good low-fat kind with no artificial crap in it.
Bit random, but these are completely fine for your dog to have every once in a while. But moderation is key.
It’s not as straight forward as you might believe, but it is possible. A few things to be aware of; bones are an obvious no-no, and avoid throwing a sashimi party for your schnauzer please, cooked fish only. Tuna, white fish, cod and whiting tend to be the safest.
Finish your fancy tuna dinner for two with a few strawbs to cleanse the palette. These are authorised A-Ok for our doggos but are very much still classified a treat. So don’t throw out the Eukanuba in replacement of the berries is all we’re saying.
I was tentative about including this on the list because while, sure, once you cut the leaves off and chop it into dog appropriate size it is safe for them to eat, should they? Should humans? Dog’s don’t have the luxury of being able to smother the mediocre vegetable in peanut butter, so I dunno, I’d go for yoghurt if I were you.