Can My Dog Eat That?
While I had a dog growing up, but I in no way was in charge of feeding the dog. So when my husband and I rescued our sweet little puppy Emmy, I really had no idea what the best practices were when it came to feeding her. After doing some research, I found the dog food that we decided to give her (see here). I wanted to make sure that she was getting all of the nutrients that she needed but I also wanted to make sure that she wasn’t getting a bunch of bad stuff either.
(The picture below is from when Emmy was approximately 3 months old. Puppy pictures of her never get old! The rescue thought that she is a beagle German shorthair pointer mix)
Aside from finding the perfect food, I also wanted to be able to make some treats for Emmy too. She also has a habit of giving me this intense puppy eyes stare down when I am making supper, so I wanted to know what was safe for me to give her when I was cooking. Is anyone able to resist the sad puppy eyes look? Not me!
It is hard to do any research on dogs and not come across Here Pup‘s site. They have a ton of great information about raising a dog in general, tips for training and of course, tips on what you can and cannot feed your dog. They even provided the helpful graphic below. Please note that this list does not cover all foods that dogs can or cannot eat but it is a great starting point! Also, when trying new foods with your dog, give them a small quantity at first and see how their stomach handles it. Makes the messes a lot smaller later if they decide that they don’t like the food!
If your dog is overweight then the fruits & veggies on the list below will make great low-calorie snacks. Make sure that you cut out the apple core before giving any apple to your dog. The seeds can be poisonous to dogs!
Make Your Own Treats:
Graphic is from Herepup.com. Click here to read more of their posts.