People Foods That Fido Can Enjoy

People Foods That Fido Can Enjoy

The holiday season is officially upon us! Food is a big part of many holiday celebrations. If you have a dog, your canine buddy will probably be paying very close attention to all of those delicious seasonal dishes. Although many of our favorite foods are dangerous to our four-legged pals, there are some things your pup can safely enjoy. In this article from Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO veterinary hospital, serving Louisville and surrounding areas, a local vet lists some people foods that are safe for Fido.

Meat, Fish and Poultry

Most meats are fine for our canine friends. Chicken and turkey are also fine, as are most types of fish. Only give your pup cooked, unseasoned meat, fish, or poultry, and always remove the bones, skin, and fat from Fido’s treat before you hand it over. Also, be careful not to go overboard with liver or fatty meats, like sausage: too many of these rich foods can make your beloved pet sick!

Veggies

Many veggies are safe for dogs. Fido can have some cooked, plain green beans, peas, carrots, or potatoes. Pureed pumpkin and squash are also safe. Just be sure to give your pooch only plain vegetables, without seasonings, butter, or other toppings, like marshmallows or chives.

Broth

Gravy may seem like a good treat for your four-legged buddy, but it’s often too rich for Fido. It may also contain ingredients that aren’t safe for your pup, such as garlic and onions. However, you can give your canine pal some sodium-free chicken or beef broth.

Other Options

Fido can also have cooked eggs; cheese; and peanut butter in small amounts. Certain fruits, such as blueberries, strawberries, and bananas, are also safe, though you don’t want to give your furry companion too much of these sugary foods.

Foods to Avoid

Never offer Fido garlic, onions, or chives; nuts; pitted fruits; raw dough, meat, or eggs; alcohol; caffeine; chocolate; or anything containing xylitol. Hard candies are also a no-no, as are grapes, currants, and raisins. If you aren’t sure whether something is safe for your dog to eat, err on the side of caution and offer him something you know is fine. Ask your vet for more information.

Do you have questions about your pet’s diet? We can help! Please contact Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet, serving Louisville and surrounding areas.

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