Puppies need special care and nutrition that adult dogs don’t require, so you want to make sure they are getting food that is good for them. For many pet owners, that means that their puppies will get food that’s organic and wholesome.
Some of the organic foods that humans eat are very good for your growing dog, but there is a risk of feeding your dog food that isn’t easily digestible or healthy for it and might induce allergic reactions. We’re going to show you the 10 best organic foods that humans eat that are also fine for your puppy to have.
Organic carrots contain no pesticides and are not coated with anything artificial, making them very healthy for your dog. If you feed your dog raw carrots, then you will help build stronger, cleaner teeth. Cooked carrots are fine too, as they contain vitamins and minerals your puppy can benefit from.
2. Peanut Butter
This is the treat of choice for many puppy owners for their dogs. They know their dog will love it, and if you give your puppy organic peanut butter, then you can be sure it isn’t going to ingest anything artificial and toxic. Peanut butter is full of fiber, but too much of it can be fattening.
3. Cooked Eggs
If you fully cook any eggs you give to your dog, then you can rest easy knowing you are giving our pet wholesome, delicious food. Most dogs gobble up hardboiled and scrambled eggs like crazy. Don’t feed your puppy any sunny-side-up eggs or any other eggs that might not be fully cooked, as they can cause health problems. However, fully cooked eggs are a good source of protein and vitamins for your pet.
If you give your puppy sliced, fresh pineapple, then you’ll be providing it with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Be careful about using canned or packaged pineapples that can sometimes contain added sugar or artificial ingredients. Only feed your dog pineapple sparingly, though, as it should not be a significant part of its diet.
Most forms of cheese are good for your dog, including cottage cheese. This is a food that contains calcium and other nutrients that are great for growing dogs, but like most of these foods, be careful about making it a large percentage of your puppy’s diet.
Your dog may like some kinds of cheese better than others, so it’s not a bad idea to test out your dog’s preferences in small portions. Just be sure not to feed your dog American cheese or other processed food, as these can contain ingredients that are not healthy and that actually cause health problems.
Dogs tend to really like oatmeal, lapping it up as fast as you put it done for them. Oatmeal is, of course, a good source of fiber and minerals. You can feed some to your dog regularly.
You can also give your dog cooked or raw apples. Like with carrots, the raw food is good for the teeth, but the cooked version is more easily digestible and still contains lots of nutrients. With any fruit, you have to be careful about how much sugar your dog is ingesting, so while apples are delicious and nutritious, they can also be excessive if you are not careful.
8. Green Peas
Most dogs will really enjoy green peas in any form. Frozen peas have a nice crunch to them that dogs find pleasant. Boiled peas are soft and easily digestible. However, you feed these to your dog, know that you are offering a highly nutritious, low-calorie food, but only if you avoid canned peas and other versions that tend to have added salt or flavoring.
9. Cooked Meat
There is a tendency of pet owners to give their puppy raw meat, but that can be just as dangerous for your dog as it is for you. Just because they will eat it does not mean it is healthy for them.
Cooked organic chicken, turkey, beef, and lamb are all highly nutritious and packed with the protein your puppy needs for its diet. Ensure the meat is fully cooked and consider getting rid of any excess fat to make the food leaner and ultimately healthier.
The most commonly eaten food in the world is also good for puppies. It offers a high nutrient count and easy digestibility. You can feed your puppy fully cooked brown or white rice, and if you mix it with some chicken or turkey, your dog will love it.
As you feed your dog your table scraps and various foods that you would normally eat, keep in mind that growing puppies need lots of meat and other forms of protein. They are at a crucial developmental stage, so you should ensure that your dog’s dietary needs are being met.
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David is the content editor over at pupjunkies.com, a blog dedicated to helping dog guardians love their pups better.