The Barker’s Dozen

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According to your dog, he or she can eat it all! But what foods should you and should you NOT let your dog eat?

Who can resist sharing a little of this and that when your pet stares at you with those longing eyes?

Did you know that there are some foods that should never be fed to your friend? Some of those foods would be chocolate, grapes, raisins, onions, garlic, bread dough, and avocados.

What foods can be safely fed to your little beggar you ask? The answer can be found in the barker’s dozen.

  • Looking for a colorful, fiber filled digestive aid? Why not give pumpkin a try?
  • Perhaps sweet potatoes perk up your pet’s pallet. They are high in vitamins B6 & C along with beta carotene.
  • Feeling lean? Grab a green bean for they make great, low calorie
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    “Quack-quack, just please don’t eat me!!!”

    treats.

  • An apple day keeps the veterinarian away; well, not necessarily but they do make crunchy treats full of vitamins A & C minus the core and seeds.
  • Spinach! It’s Popeye’s favorite and it just may be your pet’s favorite too!
  • Your pooch will go crazy for carrots once they taste this crunchy, low calorie treat.
  • Peanut butter is a great treat and highly useful when you wish to keep your pup busy by stuffing it into a hollow treat.
  • How about yogurt? Plain yogurt is high in calcium and protein plus you can even let your pup lick the spoon!
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    Even the smartest dogs will eagerly eat all the wrong foods for their sensitive digestive track. It’s up to you to keep them healthy and safe!

    Bountiful blueberries create quite the splash fed either frozen or fresh.

  • Tempt the taste buds by mixing or topping your dog’s dinner with unseasoned skinless, boneless, cooked chicken breast– a taste that never goes out of season. Yum!
  • Strawberries are just delicious, enough said.
  • Puppy playtime with peas, oh so fun to fetch! The only time when it’s ok to play with your food.
  • Finally a fun, frosty treat for Fido can be a tasty frozen banana on a hot summer day!

Always consult with your veterinarian if you are unsure as to what to feed your furry friend.

One response to “The Barker’s Dozen”

  1. Dana says:

    What a great post!

    I used to share baby carrots with my dog and he loved them (although I otherwise didn’t give him people food).
    Wasn’t surprised to see pumpkin listed here…I had also heard this was good for dogs and their stomachs.

    It’s good to know what you can give to your dog – especially since there are so many things that are harmful…so this list is helpful.
    Going to pass this along to my dog owning family and friends.

    LOVE the post image by the way (Westies are so cute).

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