What Kind Of Human Food Can Dogs Eat

It’s adorable watching a dog begging, but the best part is finding something delicious to give to them. It often makes us ask,

What type of human food can they eat?

There is a variety of safe and mouthwatering treats for your four-legged friend, but there are some that you have to be cautious about. Since dogs and humans differ in how they metabolize or react to food, it’s essential to be well-informed about this before giving Fido what’s on your plate.

Fortunately, we are here to give you some tips on what your dog can or can’t eat.

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Foods That May Be Harmful (Sometimes)

Although there are foods your dog can eat, some of them may contain ingredients that are toxic to dogs. The biggest example of this is peanut butter. Dogs love peanut butter and it’s healthy for them, but some brands will use xylitol, an artificial sweetener that is toxic to dogs. You can read our article our which peanut butter brands are safe for dogs so you can feed peanut butter to your dog confidently.

List Of Foods That Are Safe For Dogs To Eat


Contains a high amount of Vitamin E, protein, fiber, and other vitamins. This is definitely a healthy snack for your four-legged friend.


This vegetable contains a high level of iron, Vitamins C and B6. You can give it to them raw or steamed, and better yet, let’s mix it in their dog food.


Does your dog have wheat allergies? No problem, oats or oatmeal have an excellent source of fiber and are a great treat for dogs with these nasty allergies


They are everywhere during Halloween, but did you know that they are high in vitamin A and fiber. It’s a good idea to mix them into your dog’s food.


Dogs love it when you mix rice, white meat, and dry dog food together. In fact, bland rice even helps alleviate an upset stomach, and it’s easy to digest.

Sweet Potato

This is an excellent grain-free carbohydrate for your canine companion. After all, sweet potatoes are rich in potassium, vitamin C, and antioxidants

What Kind Of Food Is Harmful To Dogs?


Avocados might taste good on toast for humans in the morning, but they can actually cause heart problems for dogs.


Chocolate contains methylxanthines, and when consumed by Fido, can cause diarrhea, vomiting, and rapid heartbeat.


Grapes can cause kidney problems for your dog, so if you drop one on the floor, pick it up immediately before your companion does.

Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia can cause hyperthermia, weakness, nausea, vomiting, and tremors in dogs.


Dogs don’t have a lot of lactase in their system, so they have trouble metabolizing lactose (found in milk). This can easily lead to stomach upset like diarrhea or bloating.


Pecans, walnuts, and almonds have high levels of fats and oil. All of this can cause GI problems like diarrhea, vomiting, and pancreatitis.


Onion can cause GI problems and damage red blood cells leading to anemia.

Salty Food

A high amount of salt can lead to excessive thirst and urination. It can also lead to diarrhea, vomiting, seizures, and tremors. Therefore, it’s best to avoid snacks like potato chips, pretzels, and salted popcorn.


Some foods are healthy for your canine companion to consume, while others can be detrimental for their health.

Anytime you want to introduce something new to your dog’s diet, it’s best to do so gradually. That way, you can safely monitor them and stop any food that causes unnecessary symptoms or allergies.

Keep in mind that every dog is created differently. One dog may do well with a certain type of food, while another may experience uncomfortable side effects.

Either way, it can be fun and exciting to give your dog a treat. Just make sure to give him food or snack that is safe and healthy.

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Peter Newman

Peter Newman is the owner and editor for Puppy Leader. He has two dogs and loves to train them daily. Every day, Peter takes his dogs to the park and lets them run around and play together. He also trains them each day with different commands and tricks.