Hey there humans! As pet owners, we want to be able to simultaneously spoil our furry families, as well as making sure they have the best possible nutrition. Yes, this can be quite a tough task, but perhaps not as difficult as you would believe.
Because many varieties of fruits and veggies are very good for human consumption, we think the same is true for our pets. However, some can actually be quite harmful and dangerous – especially to dogs. Eating the wrong types of foods – yes, even what are healthful for us humans – can cause long-term negative effects for our animals.
Therefore, we thought we’d share this YES and NO list of fruits and veggies that are great, and, well, not to great for our four-legged loved ones:
The YES List:
- Bananas (in moderation)
- Watermelon (remove seeds first)
- Oranges (remove the peel)
- Cucumbers (good for overweight dogs)
- Potatoes (washed and boiled or baked)
- Peaches (pitted)
- Sweet potatoes
The NO-NO List:
- Grapes (and raisins)- (Very toxic)
- Avocado (toxic agents)
Humans – even with the items on the YES list, please be sure to provide your pets with small, manageable portion which are easily digestible.
Your furry families will thank you for it!