It’s hard to resist that puppy dog face when you know your dog wants a taste of your food, but people foods aren’t always healthy or safe for canines to eat. Here’s a few dog-approved foods that are safe for your pet, and they’re all available at the farmers market!
- Carrots. Carrots are good for your dog’s teeth, low in calories, and high in fiber and beta-carotene and vitamin A.
- Cheese. As long as your dog isn’t lactose intolerant, cheese can be a great treat for your dog. Ideally, low or reduced fat varieties and only give your dog a small amount. Cottage cheese is typically a good choice.
- Salmon. This is a great source for omega-3 fatty acids, which keep your dog’s coat healthy and shiny, and they also support your dog’s immune system. Feeding your dog cooked salmon, adding salmon oil to their food, or giving them some fish skins are all ways to implement salmon into your dog’s diet.
- Eggs. Scrambling up an egg for your dog is a great way to give their diet a protein boost. Eggs are a source of easily digestible riboflavin and selenium, which makes them a very healthy snack.
- Pumpkins. They’re a great source of fiber, as well as beta-carotene and vitamin A. Pumpkins can also keep the gastrointestinal tract moving and can aid with digestive issues.
There are several vendors that sell these products at our Saturday Farmers Market. For even more healthy foods to feed your dog, check out this article. Special thanks to Shevlin Health & Wellness Center for presenting this handy tip!