It’s enjoyable to surprise our pets occasionally, and they like the change of pace. Here are seven dog-friendly meals and snacks, with some helpful preparation advice.
A dog can get a lot of protein from cooked chicken. Pick out some skinless chicken and boil it up; then, a couple of times a week, give your dog a bite-sized piece. It’s easy to make a tasty meal for your dog by boiling a chicken breast, shredding it, and mixing it with a cup of cooked rice. Add some flair to your chicken and rice by combining it with a veggie like string beans. Preparing chicken for the oven? Some things to remember: Always debone your dog’s chicken to prevent choking, and keep in mind that some dogs are genuinely allergic to chicken, as recommended by the American Kennel Club.
You may feel good about feeding your dog cooked ground or cubed beef. Beef, like chicken, is a good source of protein, and it is thus included in many brands of dog food. To prepare meat for your dog, just add some oil and ground beef to a skillet or saucepan and cook over medium heat until the steak is thoroughly brown. Put it in your dog’s bowl.
Eggs, when cooked properly, are a nutritious, risk-free meal choice. Scrambled eggs are a tasty treat that may be given to your dog on occasion. However, you shouldn’t give your dog eggs more than twice a week, and you should never season their eggs with anything spicy, not even salt or pepper. If your dog has a medical issue like diabetes or pancreatitis, you should ask your vet if eggs are safe to feed him.
Vegetables, either raw or steamed
Dogs may safely eat a variety of veggies, including:
- Green beans
- Brussel sprouts
Vegetables that are harmful to dogs, according to the AKC, include:
When feeding your dog human food, use the same guidelines as when feeding a child: small portions and no seasonings.
Sweet potatoes, on the other hand, may be prepared in a number of ways that make them easily digestible for canines even if they have trouble with red and brown potatoes. Cooked sweet potatoes can be mashed, dried by baking them in thin slices at 250 degrees for three hours, or even used to fill a Kong. Sweet potatoes aid in weight loss since they include vitamin A and fiber.
Dogs can safely consume peanut butter provided it does not include the sugar substitute xylitol. If you want to avoid xylitol, you should check the peanut butter’s ingredient list before buying it. You may use store-bought peanut butter to create dog treats, or you can use peanuts to make your own peanut butter.
Dairy Small amounts of milk and plain yogurt are healthy for most dogs, as does cheese that isn’t flavored or spicy (such as pepper jack). However, some canines, like a lot of people, have trouble digesting lactose. If your dog is dairy-tolerant, you may bake him some cheese-filled dog treats or mix a spoonful of yogurt into his usual kibble for added digestion support. Always with your vet before giving your pet anything you are unsure of.