Many dogs love to eat food scraps that fall to the floor or beg to eat the same food their human family is eating. While some foods are dangerous for your dog to eat, other foods we think of as human food are surprisingly healthy for your dog!
Even though these human foods are generally safe and healthy for your dog to eat, always watch how your dog reacts to new foods and check with your veterinarian if you’re concerned.
Superfoods for Dogs
Blueberries are a superfood for dogs, with antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. Antioxidants can help prevent inflammation of the joints and protect from disease. They also make a fun and healthy treat!
Pumpkin is a natural source of soluble fiber, which aids in your dog’s intestinal health. It also contains vitamins and minerals that are good for healthy skin and fur and support the immune system. Dogs can eat it fresh or canned, but make sure it doesn’t have added sugar. Our Marie’s Mix-ins are a tasty way to enhance your dog’s mealtime with pumpkin.
Carrots make a wonderful snack that is high in fiber and vitamins and low in calories. As a bonus, they are good for your dog’s teeth!
Bananas are high in fiber and full of beneficial vitamins and minerals for your dog and good for gastrointestinal issues. However, too much banana can give them an upset stomach. Check out our Freeze-Dried Raw Meal Mixer SuperBlends, which contain a blend of organic, freeze-dried raw bananas, blueberries, and strawberries.
Dark leafy greens are another superfood that are good for both humans and dogs! Stick to greens that humans eat, like kale, spinach, lettuce, etc. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and are a good source of fiber.
Quinoa is a gluten-free alternative to grain that is popular with humans and has benefits for your pup as well. It’s a source of complex carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids. It should always be served cooked and without seasoning. Our Wholesome Grain Raw Coated Kibble is a great way to add quinoa to your dog’s diet.
Healthy Proteins for Dogs
Eggs are a highly digestible protein for dogs and increase nutrient absorption. Although dogs can eat raw eggs, there is a risk that they could get salmonella, so cooked eggs are safer. Egg yolks are a key ingredient in our Stella’s Solutions Digestive Boost Dinner Morsels.
Salmon is a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids which help keep your dog’s skin healthy. It should be boneless and well-cooked. Add Stella’s Shredrs Chicken & Salmon to your dog’s bowl for a tasty boost of extra protein.
Not only is lamb an excellent source of protein for dogs, it contains important fatty acids and is great for dogs with food allergies. Most dogs love the taste of lamb, so it’s a good choice for picky eaters. Try our Dandy Lamb Meal Mixers if you have a picky pup.
Heart meat is packed with protein and contains an incredible amount of vitamins and minerals. It’s a wonderful addition to your dog’s raw diet. Check out our Single Ingredient Treats that provide heart protein as a tasty treat.
Helpful Spices for Dogs
Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and can help with an upset stomach. However, too much turmeric could cause digestive issues.
Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties and can settle an upset stomach. Small amounts of cinnamon are safe for dogs, but larger amounts can irate their mouths, stomachs and/or lungs. Also be careful there isn’t nutmeg in any food you would feed your dog, as it is toxic to dogs.
Our Bountiful Bone Broths contain both of these anti-inflammatory superfoods, use as a delicious and nutritious topper to your dog’s bowl!