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People Food Treats for Dogs

Want to give your dog a treat that’s something different than his usual dog morsels? Try one of these human foods that are safe—in small portions!—for dogs to eat.

Pasta

A few plain, cooked noodles can make a perfect snack for your dog. Leave off the butter, marinara sauce, or alfredo sauce, though—butter, sugars, and salts in the sauce can upset your dog’s stomach.

If your dog has a wheat allergy, make sure the pasta you’re giving him as a snack isn’t wheat-based, as the reaction could be serious. Ask your Broken Arrow vet more about food allergies in dogs and how to avoid them.

Tuna

Think tuna is only a good snack for cats? Think again! Many dogs will happily gobble up a small bit of tuna, and it’s actually fairly healthy for them as it contains good fatty acids, protein, and vitamins.

Pretzels

Since pretzels are essentially dried bread, and regular bread is okay for dogs to eat, pretzels shouldn’t do any harm. The exception, of course, is dogs with wheat allergies. Brush the salt off of the pretzels before feeding them to your dog, as it can upset your pooch’s stomach.

Unbuttered Popcorn

Sitting down for a movie with a bowl of popcorn? Try making a small amount of unbuttered, unsalted popcorn for your dog. They’ll happily munch on it, and without the salt and butter it should be healthy.

Fruits and Veggies

Fruits to feed your dog include bananas, apples (with the seeds and core removed), strawberries, and watermelons without the seeds. Always avoid grapes, raisins, and citrus fruits like lemons, limes, grapefruits, and oranges.

Vegetables make great snacks for your dog, and most are healthy as can be. Try carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, celery, or green beans. Be sure to avoid onions and garlic, as they are toxic to animals.

Remember, keep the portions small with these human foods. Always consult your Broken Arrow veterinarian before giving your dog any food you’re unsure about.

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