Because if our pups don’t deserve treats, we don’t know who does.
It’s the holiday season, which means there will be plenty of treats filling your holiday home. And that may go double for the dog.
Throughout the season, pups will likely be treated to their own bones and cookies, but will also likely be scooping up dropped food, scraps, and bits of dinner handed to them under the table by a well-meaning child or two. And that’s all well and good, but there are a few food items dogs should never be fed. Those include chocolates, grapes, onions, and garlic, all of which are known to cause gastrointestinal problems in dogs.
But, what about what they can eat instead? Here are seven human food items that your pet can enjoy this holiday season (or any time of year) with you.
According to the American Kennel Club, blueberries not only make a great snack for you, but they are a antioxident-rich snack for your pet as well. “Blueberries are also filled with antioxidants and have been shown to improve the health of animals, as well as humans,” the AKC wrote. “Antioxidants, like those in blueberries, help fight free radicals, which are responsible for cellular and molecular damage in dogs and humans. As an added bonus, studies show that adding antioxidants to a dog’s diet reduces the effects of brain aging, which is great if you have a senior dog.”