Safe Human Foods

Safe Human Foods

If you have been following the Animal Poisons Helpline social media channels, you will know that there are some ‘human’ foods which you should simply not feed to your dog. Today we would like to take a look at just some of the many food items that can be incorporated, in moderation, into your dog’s diet. Some foods that are considered safe include:

Apples (seeds and core removed), asparagus, bananas, beef, blueberries, bread (not raisin bread!), broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cheese (small amounts), cherries (pits removed), chicken, corn (off the cob), cucumber, eggs, fish, green beans, kiwifruit, milk (small amounts), oats, peanut butter (check for xylitol first!), peas, pineapple, plain popcorn, plain yoghurt (small amounts), pork, pumpkin, rice, rockmelon, spinach, strawberries, sweet potato, watermelon and zucchini.

When feeding these food items to your dog, ensure they are cut or divided into small pieces where necessary to prevent choking. Meat should be lean, deboned, unseasoned, and cooked. Where possible, remove non-edible seeds (apples, cherries and other stone fruit), peel, and cores before feeding.

For more information on safe food options for your dog, Bow Wow Meow for Pets have put together an informative article available at…/pet…/foods-dogs-can-eat

If your pet has ingested something they should not have, please phone the Animal Poisons Helpline 1300 869 738 (AU) or 0800 869 738 (NZ) for advice. The Animal Poisons Helpline provides a free service for all pet owners in Australia and New Zealand, and we can rapidly determine if your pet requires immediate veterinary assessment or can be observed at home.

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