Are you wondering which foods are safe (and unsafe) for your dog to snack on? From apples to popcorn, we’re breaking down all you need to know.
Here are three dog-friendly bites to get you started. Scroll down to discover more fruits, vegetables and processed foods your pup can safely snack on (with your vet’s OK).
Bananas are low in cholesterol and calories and contain several nutrients. When it comes to snacking, offer your pup smaller, easily digestible pieces and keep the banana peel out of paw’s reach.
(Even though bananas are generally safe for dogs, always consult your vet before introducing a new food to their diet.)
When one of these foods flies off the counter, your dog might grab at it fast — but you should act faster. Scroll down to discover more foods your pup shouldn’t eat.
Carrots are low in calories and high in vitamins, making them a healthy treat. Just make sure to keep an eye on your snacking pup, as carrots are a choking hazard.
(Even though carrots are generally safe for dogs, always consult your vet before introducing a new food to their diet.)
This low-fat, low-calorie treat can be shared with pups in small portions — just as long as it’s plain and fully popped.
Note that unpopped kernels are choking hazards. They can get stuck in dogs’ teeth and irritate their throat.
(Even though popcorn is generally safe for dogs, always consult your vet before introducing a new food to their diet.)
Not all “safe” foods are good for your dog to eat as is — make sure each bite is appropriately prepared (pay attention to cooking instructions, seasonings and ingredients) before treating your pup.
If at any point your dog negatively reacts to something they’ve eaten, call your vet or poison control immediately.
Don’t rely on these foods to improve your dog’s health without your vet’s guidance.
Check out our article on handling pet emergencies for more information.