Just like us human folk, dogs really love to eat.
Chances are anytime you are eating something, your dog will be looking at you with those irresistible eyes hoping for some of your food as well. At times it can be pretty much impossible to resist giving your dog some of whatever you are eating at the time.
Some foods are perfectly safe for dogs to eat, while others can be highly toxic and deadly for your dog. Let's take a look at 8 common foods and if they are OK for dogs to eat as well.
Bacon is one of life's great guilty pleasures. It is so delicious but of so bad for you at the same time. Loaded with saturated fats and salt bacon is very unhealthy for people and dogs as well.
Bottom line: if you give you dog bacon please do it in extreme moderation.
Further Reading: Can Dogs Eat Bacon
Bananas are a great source of vitamins and minerals, as well as being very low in sodium and fats. Naturally these makes them a mostly healthy food and safe for dogs to eat. The only real concern here is the high levels of sugar that bananas contain.
Bottom line: Bananas are safe for dogs to eat, but only in moderation due to high sugar levels.
Apples are loaded with calcium, fiber and vitamins and make a great treat for dogs. Just be careful as the seeds contain tiny amount of cyanide that can have a cumulative effect on the dog over time.
Bottom Line: Dogs can eat apples, just avoid the seeds
Cooked pork is perfectly safe for dogs to eat, just like most other common meats like, chicken, beef, lamb, etc. Pork can be a great source of protein for dogs. Uncooked pork is not safe for dogs as it can contain dangerous bacteria and parasites.
Bottom Line: Properly cooked pork is safe for dogs to eat.
Many vegan dog owners may consider feeding their dog tofu. However being soy based it not considered a good source of protein for dogs, and some dogs can be allergic to the other ingredients
Bottom Line: Tofu is safe for dogs to eat, but it's not recommended that they eat it.
Further Reading: Can Dogs Eat Tofu
Grapes and raisins are toxic for dogs. While it is not exactly known what ingredients are actually toxic, the link is well proven.
Bottom Line: Do not feed your dog grapes.
Further Reading: Grape and Raisin Poisoning in Dogs
Both raw and cooked carrots make a great food for dogs to eat. They are high in vitamins and fiber, and the crunchiness of raw carrots can be great for a dogs teeth.
Bottom Line: Yes dogs can eat carrots
Eggs provide a great source of protein, riboflavin and selenium. They are also great for a protein boost to a dogs diet. It is recommended to feed cooked eggs rather than raw eggs to dogs.
Bottom Line: Dogs can eat eggs, just cook them first.