15 Table Foods That Your Pet Can Safely Eat from 15 Table Foods That Your Pet Can Safely Eat

15 Table Foods That Your Pet Can Safely Eat

Shutterstock

15 Table Foods That Your Pet Can Safely Eat

Shutterstock

You had a busy month and forget to replace your pet’s food, what do you do? Luckily, you should be able to open the fridge and find something to feed your dog or cat. There are plenty of table foods that your pet can safely eat.

*Related: How Owning a Pet Makes You Healthier

Some superfruits are great, like bananas and blueberries; they provide a natural source of vitamins. Foods high in protein such as oatmeal, peanut butter, and cooked eggs are also safe for your pets to eat.

 

Apples

Thinkstock

Dogs love fruit, but apples are a favorite. They are a very healthy treat that contains tons of nutrients — pectin, calcium, and vitamins K and C, to name a few. However, make sure that your dog doesn’t eat the core. The seeds can cause health complications.

Bananas

Shutterstock

We humans love this superfruit, and so do dogs and cats. Luckily, they are safe for your pets, and they provide numerous health benefits. Bananas are a great source of fiber, potassium, biotin, manganese, and vitamins B6 and C. Always remove the banana peel before feeding, and be careful how often you feed them bananas; too many can result in constipation.

Blueberries

Thinkstock

Blueberries are not just a superfruit for humans; their benefits apply to your dogs and cats, too. They are high in fiber and a natural source of vitamins A, E, C, and K. They also contain plenty of antioxidants and minerals such as manganese, iron, and potassium.

Carrots

Thinkstock

Carrots are a great low-calorie and low-fat snack for your pooch. They are high in soluble fiber, which helps with digestion; vitamin A, which supports eye health; and they even aid in your dog’s dental health.

Cheese

Thinkstock

This high-protein and calcium-rich snack is good for both cats and dogs. A smooth slice of cheese is commonly used to wrap around medicine to help your pet swallow it more easily. You can also break down hard cheese and feed it to your pet in small amounts.

Cooked Chicken

Thinkstock

Does your pet need a protein boost? Add a little extra protein to your pet’s diet by slipping in a few pieces of cooked, unseasoned chicken to their food bowl. This is also a great meal replacement.

Cooked Eggs

Shutterstock

Eggs can be found in many pet foods and they are safe for your dogs and cats to eat. They are a great source of protein and B vitamins. But be careful that you don’t feed them too many; eggs are high in fat, which can lead to weight gain.

Green Beans

Thinkstock

Just like their human companions, dogs experience obesity. Green beans are high in fiber and they are frequently fed to dogs to help them lose weight. They make your pet feel fuller for longer, ultimately resulting in less food consumption and weight loss. Tip: Select green beans with no added salt.

Oatmeal

Shutterstock

Oatmeal is high in protein, soluble fiber, zinc, and iron, just to name few. It’s a great snack to feed your dogs and cats. According to petmd.com, oats act as a digestive aid to calm the intestinal tract and they have the power to cure some diseases.

Peanut Butter

Shutterstock

This is a favorite treat for many dogs, and luckily for them, a healthy one as well. It is a good source of protein and contains plenty of vitamins such as vitamin B, vitamin E, and niacin, to name a few. Tip: Only feed dogs raw, unsalted peanut butter.

Plain Bread

Shutterstock

This staple food is safe for your dogs and cats to eat. However, it doesn’t have a lot of nutritional value. You can feed it to them if they are hungry, but be careful that you don’t give them too much – bread is loaded with carbohydrates, and too much can result in a slight stomach ache.

Pumpkin

Shutterstock

Pumpkin, raw or from a can, is a great source of fiber and vitamin A. Feeding it to your dog will help keep their gastrointestinal tract moving and aid in digestive issues. According to pet350.com, when given in small doses, pumpkin provides urinary tract support, it moisturizes your pet’s fur and skin from the inside out, and it aids in weight loss.

Salmon

Shutterstock

There are few types of fish that can be fed to your pets, and salmon specifically has the most health benefits. Dogs and cats will reap benefits from the omega-3 fatty acid content in salmon. It will help improve your pet’s immune system, reduce joint inflammation, and keep your pet’s coat healthy and shiny.

Sweet Potatoes

Thinkstock

Sweet potatoes are a great source of dietary fiber for your dog. You can slice and dehydrate them to make the perfect snack. They contain plenty of vitamins that will enhance the health of your pet, some of which are manganese, beta carotene, and vitamins B6 and C.

Yogurt

Shutterstock

Yogurt is a great on-the-go snack for humans, and it’s also a very healthy snack for dogs. It is rich in protein, zinc, and calcium, which helps strengthen their digestive system, as well as boost their immune system and prevent infection. Tip: Feed your furry friend nonfat, plain, unflavored yogurt.