12 Human Foods That Are Actually Good For Dogs

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Taking care of a dog is a great responsibility, it doesn’t end with just giving them shelter, you should also be able to provide them with love and care. With that said, it is very important to watch their diet because although they are not picky eaters, there is actually a lot of food that can be dangerous for them. The good thing is that there is also a lot of human food that can be beneficial for them. Learn them through this video tutorial by Jaw-Dropping Facts on YouTube.


Food list:

  • Peanut butter
  • Dairy products
  • Bread
  • Watermelon
  • Chicken
  • Eggs
  • White rice
  • Pork
  • Bone broth
  • Carrots
  • Coconut meat
  • Pineapple


1.) Peanut butter

Regular peanut butter with no added sugar and salt is safe for dogs to have as a treat. However, peanut butter that contains sugar is dangerous as they are often packed with xylitol, a sugar substitute found in many sugar-free products that are extremely poisonous to dogs. Xylitol is now also known and advertised as birch sugar.


2.) Diary products

Dogs can have milk but some of them can’t because they are lactose-intolerant which means that their gut can’t digest milk well. A few tablespoons of cow’s milk or goat milk can be a nice reward for your fur baby but if they really like dairy products, you can instead give them plain yogurt which they can digest easier than regular milk.

3.) Bread

Plain white and wheat bread is generally safe for dogs provided that they eat it in moderation. However, not all bread is harmless especially if they contain garlic, onion, nuts, or xylitol. Even a few raisins should be avoided as they are highly toxic for dogs.

4.) Watermelon

It’s safe for dogs to eat watermelon with a couple of precautions. First, seeds could cause an intestinal blockage, so make sure you remove them. It’s also a good idea to remove the rind because it can cause a gastrointestinal upset. Watermelon and apples are a great source of vitamins and are a very nutritional treat to feed your dog. They have high water content and work great to hydrate your dog on a hot summer day.

5.) Chicken

Chicken is safe for dogs but make sure that it is cooked to avoid the risk of salmonella and other bacterial contamination. Make sure to feed your dog cooked chicken without any seasoning, onions, or garlic, and no bones. Cooked chicken bones splinter easily which can cause choking or puncture your dog’s internal organs.

6.) Eggs

Eggs including eggshells are safe, nutritious, and beneficial for dogs. Make sure to feed your dog cooked eggs as raw eggs can be a source of salmonella.

Foods That Are Good For Dogs
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7.) White rice

Many veterinarians recommend rice for dogs especially those who are suffering from common gastrointestinal issues. White rice is easy to digest, quick to prepare, and low in fiber, plus, rice also contains soluble fiber which helps to stabilize and bind the stool.

8.) Pork

Ham and bacon are not good for dogs because they are incredibly fatty food with high salt content which are too much for a dog’s stomach to handle. Regular pork will do for your dogs.

9.) Bone broth

Bone broth is made by simmering bones in water for a long time and it contains a lot of nutrients that can be beneficial to your dog. Plus, it is also packed with minerals and vitamins, and most importantly, dogs actually love its flavor.

10.) Carrots

Carrots can help your dogs have stronger teeth as munching on them helps remove the plaque from their teeth. This healthy, low-calorie snack is a great source of vitamin A for dogs, and it builds immunity, promotes good health, and gives your pet healthy skin.

11.) Coconut meat

Just like coconut oil, coconut meat is also healthy. The meat of the coconut is packed with healthy carbs, fats, and proteins that build strong muscles and generate energy to fuel your dogs. Coconuts are also rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Plus, it can also help improve your dog’s skin and coat.

12.) Pineapple

Pineapple is not only safe for your dog to eat but is also packed with a nutrient-dense punch. It’s a tangy fruit that’s filled with minerals and vitamins that help support your dog’s health. Make sure to feed them smaller pieces in moderation and avoid giving them canned pineapples as it usually contains a lot of sugar which can be harmful.

Foods That Are Safe For Dogs
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12 Human Foods That Are Actually Good For Dogs

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