It’s hard to resist the big round eyes of your little dog or the small inclined head of your cat when he watches you cook the meal. We are all tempted to share a bite of our dish with our four-legged companion, and for the most part, temptation wins. But what food from our table can we use for our pet?
Table scraps are not a good option for your pet, as most of our food contains salt and other ingredients that are difficult to digest for pets and may cause long-term health problems. Instead, serve these foods as a healthy treat, that is, up to 10% of your pet’s daily diet. The next time you want to give your pet a bite to eat, check out the list of safe foods below; treat them as a treat, and in small quantities, of course! Be sure to cut food into small pieces and remove any seeds and kernels.
Good table foods for your dog:
- Cooked salmon
Good table foods for your cat:
- Fish, such as tuna, cooked plaice and cod
- Cooked poultry
- Baked carrots
- Steamed broccoli
Good table foods for your dog and cat:
- Green peas
- Cooked asparagus, pumpkin and butternut squash
- Cheese (be careful with dairy products because animals sometimes suffer from lactose intolerance)
- Cooked eggs
Do you want pet foods that contain “nothing bad”?
If you want to serve a diet that contains most of the ingredients listed above, try Nutrience Dog and Cat Foods. The new formulations do not contain corn, soy, or wheat. There are also a range free of grains, namely Pet Food Bags and Nutrience No cat grain.
Here is a list of harmful foods for your pet:
- Raised dough
- Artificial sweeteners
- Macadamia nuts
- Wild mushrooms
It is possible to offer food for humans to your pet. Just choose the right foods to make sure that your favorite companion’s daily diet is balanced, safe and pleasant, and that your food is a healthy reward.