When you’re in the kitchen cooking or eating a snack, do you have a little beggar by your feet, helplessly waiting for scraps? Many dog owners worry about giving their pets human food that may be harmful (looking at you, chocolate and grapes). We recently wrote a blog on all the dangerous foods to keep away from your furry friends, here.
Now, we’ve put together a list of “people-foods” that will keep both you and your pet happy and healthy!
1. Peanut Butter Is the Perfect Snack for Your Pet
Peanut butter contains many healthy natural fats and vitamins that can benefit both you and your pups. Plus, pets love it! Try stuffing your dog’s bone or toy with peanut butter to keep them occupied for hours!
2. Cheese Is a Healthy Medicine-Hiding Treat
Low-fat cheese is a tasty and wholesome snack for any furry friend. If your pet takes any pill-form medications, one sneaky way to ensure they swallow is to roll the pill into a ball of cheese, making medicine a tasty chore! As always, don’t go overboard with feeding your pup dairy. A little goes a long way.
3. Carrots are Loaded with Vitamin A for Fido
Carrots are the perfect healthy treat for your canine! Not only are they loaded with vitamin A and beta-carotene, they’re great for improving eyesight and maintaining healthy teeth in dogs.
4. Pups Love Crunchy Apples
An apple a day keeps the stink away! If your pooch has a case of stinky-breath, one way to refresh the smell is sliced apples. Pups love this crunchy snack! Just make sure the seeds are removed before giving it to your furry friend – they can easily become a choking hazard.
5. Oatmeal Provides Nutritious Fiber
A lot of dog foods on the market contain oatmeal for the beneficial fiber. If your pup needs to gain weight or is having trouble poopin’, oatmeal makes for a great solution!
While you and your pup share an afternoon snack, allow the Scoop Soldiers team to free your yard from pet waste. If you live in Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, or the Phoenix Metro area, contact us today to schedule your first poop scooping! As the top-rated pet waste removal company in the southwest, we’ll make sure your yard is clear of landmines so you, your kids and your dog all have a clean space to run and play.