Food that most dogs can eat:
Some “human” foods are good for dogs. Most of these are healthier than the boxed
treats you buy in the grocery store. This is just a small list of examples of foods dogs
can eat, not a list of every food they should eat. Dogs won’t necessarily get all the
nutrients they need if they eat these foods exclusively, so check with your veterinarian
if you are interested in feeding your dog a home cooked diet.
Any food that causes stomach upsets or digestive problems in your dogs should be avoided.
Like people, some dogs cannot tolerate certain foods.
Meats should be boneless and it’s best if the skin is removed. Some people like a
RAW diet. Some people rather cook. If you cook meat do not over cook. Keep it 'rare'
so you don't kill the enzymes. ESPECIALLY FOR SICK animals. However all Fish
and Pork must be well cooked. Also note - totally Raw and cooked diets should never
be mixed at the same meal as they digest differently.
Skinless, boneless chicken breast
Skinless, boneless turkey breast
Fish: do not feedTUNAas high mercury content - be careful of small bones.
They are high in salt and nitrates. Can lead to kidney and digestive problems.
We at Blake's Star do not use raw vegetables because our dog's do not digest them
well they may be different for your four legged family member, you can find dog foods
with vegetables added to the ingredients.
What's GOOD for your Dog?
Vegetables most are GREAT for your dog and they should have them!
Dogs have shorter digestive tracts than humans and cannot digest most vegetables whole or in large chunks.
It’s best to put them through a food processor before giving them to your dog- best
veggies for your dog are:
Carrots (for healthy dogs) (not for cancer dogs though as high in sugar)
Grains should not be given in large amounts or make up a large part of a dog’s diet,
but these foods are generally safe in small amounts.
Bread (not white breads or anything sugar or that converts to sugar) remember the
simple rule feed no WHITE colored foods!
Use caution with dairy products as they are high in fat and can cause pancreatitis, gas
and diarrhea. Usually, nonfat plain yogurt is safe in small amounts as is cottage cheese in small amounts.
Commercial Dog food treats and foods
NOT SMOKED. That puts a carcinogenic coating on it. Unbleach/natural lambs ears are another better choice. Always supervise your pet when
chewing these types of things.
Also supervise any chew treats! Also read labels. Many commercial dog treats contain: BHA,
BHT, ethoxyquin & propylene glycol– and corn syrups/sugars that cause cancer. Do NOT use
treats with ANY OF THESE THINGS!
SAFE ALTERNATIVES - KONG TOYS - the 3 hole KONG GOODIE SHIPS our
personal favorite and other STUFFABLE HARD RUBBER TOYS. Fill them with frozen
meat, cheese, and peanut butter for a long lasting SAFE TREAT! Organic carrots are best, if not scrub and wash well and then freeze.
Very bad but not 'dangerous foods and treats include anything with CORN SYRUP**
and Sugar. "Cane" sugars and molasses are also not good.. Honey & Black Strap Molasses is
READ the LABLES!
Check with your veternarian before trying remedies from your reseach.
Corn Syrup** A DOG BECOMES HYPOGLYCEMIC IT IS OKAY CORN SYRUP FOR EMERGENCIES
- especially for diabetic dogs.
When in doubt check the web and research before giving any food or
just avoid it!