people food for dogs
I try to feed my Jack Russell a healthy diet but sometimes I just want to give her a special treat...I mean...who can resist this face? So, Poppy and I embarked on a quest to find some more tasty, healthy, homemade dog treats!
We make our own Homemade Dog Food but sometimes you just need a little extra, special treat! I've found that these treats work well for Poppy not only as a healthy dog treats, but also may provide extra nutrients that my doggie needs.
Please check with your veterinarian if you have any concerns about your four-legged friend!
1) Apples & Peanut Butter
Aside from the obvious joy of watching your dog savor a bit of peanut butter, it also will add some healthy fats, protein and vitamins. Slathered on top of a couple of apple slices which aid in digestion, this is a healthy treat that you and your dog can share.
*apple seeds can be toxic and choose an all-natural peanut butter without additional sugars added. We don't want our doggies to get too "stout".
2) Frozen Berries
Why not practice some doggie tricks by teaching them to catch some frozen berries? Raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries all contain cancer-fighting antioxidants that provide some essential vitamins for dogs.
Snuggle up with a movie, some popcorn and your canine buddy the next time you want some doggie bonding time. Air-popped popcorn is an excellent low calorie treat for you and your dog. Packed with calcium, magnesium and potassium, popcorn makes an excellent snack for dogs.
4) Warm Oatmeal with Pumpkin
Oatmeal is a great breakfast for those times your doggie may get a little "stopped up". Packed with fiber, oatmeal is a healthy "people food for dogs". Stirring in a little canned pumpkin will further assist in calming his tummy and adds some extra vitamins for dogs.
5) Melon Balls
Watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe are all healthy treats for dogs. Frozen melon balls are packed with taste, low in calories and fun to toss to your pup! Just go slow enough that she doesn't get a brain freeze. So go get some melons as they are good people food for dogs.
6) Chicken Casserole
A yummy bowl of skinless, baked chicken, a steamed and chopped mix of green beans and sweet potatoes, topped with some rosemary is a tasty treat for you and your woofy companion. The chicken is a low-fat protein, the green beans are calorie free and add healthy vitamins for dogs. Rosemary adds a tasty variety and is beneficial for your dog's skin.
7) Coconut Oil
Poppy & her sister, Gucci, line up for a spoonful of coconut oil as a tasty treat. The benefits of coconut oil are tremendous for man's best friend.
Anti-Bacterial-it kills bacteria in your body. From cancor sores to gum disease. It's also effective* on urinary tract infections and candida. (See more here)
Anti Fungal-it kills yeast and fungus that can lead to infection
Anti-Inflammatory-appears* to directly affect inflammation & tissue repair.
Anti parasitic-helps to fight tapeworms, lice and various parasites in the body.
Anti Viral-kills viruses such as hepatitis C, influenza, herpes and many more.
Anti-carcinogenic with anti-microbial properties, it can be effective in the spread of cancer cells as well as enhancing the immune system.
people food for dogs
The next time that you get an over-ripe banana, instead of saving it for banana bread, why don't you mash it into your dog's evening meal? Bananas make healthy dog treats as they add potassium and helps to avoid digestive issues. They also will give your dog a little energy boost if he's feeling a little lazy.
Peppermint makes a nice addition to your homemade dog treats. Not only will it (hopefully) help to freshen breath, peppermint is also a natural health remedy for upset tummies. Next time your puppy's breath is a bit odiferous, sneak a little peppermint into his food.
10) Veggie Omelets
I know how much I love a nice veggie omelet on a peaceful, Sunday morning. Well, so will your pup! Eggs are a good source of vitamins for dogs. Packed with Vitamin D, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12 and a good source of omega 3's, an egg omelet packed with carrots, squash, sweet potatoes and green beans make an excellent healthy dog treat.
*make sure to chop your veggies up well since your dog's digestive system isn't as intricate as yours. Also, raw egg whites may cause a biotin deficiency, which can negatively affect the health of his skin and coat.
Now, I'm not a doctor and neither is my husband. Or, as a matter of fact, no one in my family is. I'm simply a mom who's done hours of research and experimentation with natural cold remedies on my family.
I really do hope that some of these natural remedies work for you as well, but if not, I'm sorry. If you have any hesitation, please visit your family physician with any concerns.
NOTE: The advice shared in this site has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help. As we look for answers, you must realize that essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance -helping the body's natural defenses to restore homeostasis. Essential oils are not used to "treat" medical problems.
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