Can I feed my dog leftovers?

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Dogs thrive on a simple and consistent, scientifically balanced diet.  Adding leftovers can upset their digestive systems and some foods are highly toxic. That said, you can give them a small treat every now and then, as long you make sure it is safe.

What to avoid

  • Avocados
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Raisins
  • Dairy products
  • Bones
  • Any food high in salt or sugar
  • Chocolate
  • Fruit with seeds

Approved leftovers

  • Lean meat
  • Fresh fruit without seeds
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Bread (small amounts)
  • Rice (small amounts)

Bad habits

  • Do not encourage begging.
  • Feed leftovers only after you have finished eating.
  • Feeding leftovers away from the table.
  • Don’t make it a habit.