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Human Foods Dogs Can Eat

In the last post I listed some human foods dogs can’t eat. If you miss it, you can find the list here. It’s important to understand what types of food you can share with your furry friends. On this post, we are going to look at 5 common foods dogs can eat. These could be used to make some tasty treats for your fur babies.

5 Human Foods Dogs Can Eat:

  • Eggs (Easter treats): Eggs can be a good source of protein for your dog. However, it is important that you cook them all the way through. If eggs are raw, they can cause some issues to your dog’s stomach.Human Foods Dogs Can Eat: Eggs
  • Cheese (in moderation): Many people use cheese as a treat while they are training their dogs. Dogs love cheese. However, try to keep it to a minimum because cheese is high in fat and  there are numerous dogs that are lactose intolerant.
  • Meats: Most meats should be fine, providing they are not doused in seasoning or garlic. Of course, make sure that the meat is fully cooked. While dogs are able to deal with bacteria a little bit better than humans, you still want to minimize the risk as much as possible.
  • Yogurt: Not only is it safe to give your dog yogurt, it is encouraged that you give it to your furry friend. There is active bacteria inside which can have a positive impact on the digestive systemHuman Foods Dogs Can Eat: Coconut of your pet. However, make sure that it is natural plain yogurt. You do not want anything with added sugar; it is not beneficial to your dog.
  • Coconut: This is great for strengthening the immune system. Coconut consumption can also help clear up skin conditions and the like. Do not let your dog eat the shell of the coconut.

Other human foods dogs can eat: Apples, Bananas, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Carrots, Green Beans, Honey, Kiwi, Mango, Oatmeal, Peaches, Peanut Butter, Pears, Pineapple, Potatoes (cooked skins removed), Pumpkin, Rice and Sweet Potato.

Some Helpful Tips:

  • Some types of food should be kept in moderation. The picture below demonstrates what types of food you shouldn’t give your fur baby too much:
  • Human Foods Dogs Can Eat In ModerationIf your dog suffers diarrhea or vomiting problems, it is important to remove all their food for 12 hour. After that, feeding him with white rice and plain cooked chicken can help improve his stool consistency. You can find more information on how to stop diarrhea/vomiting in dogs.
  • There are numerous tasty treats you can make at home for your dog based on this list. If you want to learn how to make healthy and simple homemade dog treats for your furry friend, click here.

Thanks for reading, leave me some comments below and let me know your thoughts.


Human Foods Dogs Can Eat was last modified: June 17th, 2017 by PetLover


  1. Wow. I never knew that dogs could eat all that. Thanks for the information. I’m excited to see what can I make for my dogs. I’m trying to make some treats for my dogs but I don’t know if it’s healthy.

  2. It is important to know that my dog is a part of my family I therefore treat them as they are. All the above mentioned foods are healthy for a dog if he/she will want to eat it.

    you mentioned Cheese, did you know that cheese is good for a teething dog? It helps to prevent swelling of the intestine during this time.

    Dog has no sense of taste, but a dog smelling ability is paramount Therefore, we cook the dog food with none to moderate seasoning to keep them healthy.

    1. Author

      Wow I wasn’t sure about that. Thanks for your information Dorcas. I agree that it’s important to have your dog as part of your family. Dog has no sense of taste. Therefore plain chicken or plain white rice would be very healthy for them. Thanks again for sharing your information.

  3. Good article. I stumbled on this with perfect timing today. I just got back from the Vet and Tilly (my hound) was having stomach issues.
    I found out I was supposed to be feeding her less human food and that I needed to cook the meat better than I was (I was cooking it the same way I eat it). She is a part of our family and she eats with us a lot.

    These were solid tips. A lot of what you said were the same thing my Vet said. Maybe if I follow you here I can save some money by not having to go to the Park Animal Hospital so often. lol

    Thanks for the info!

    1. Author

      Haha I would still suggest you go to the vets for check up regularly. Since dogs have no sense of taste but a great smelling ability. I would definitely feed your hound plain stuff (Plain chickens and plain white rice). Any seasoning as well as garlic, onion are not good for your furry friend. I’m glad I could help. Thanks for sharing MK!

  4. Great site!! I have tow huskies and they eat pretty much anything but I do try to keep the spicy stuff down to a minimum. I have a three year old so they do a great job of cleaning up after her or just stealing food from her.

    1. Author

      Yea dogs can eat pretty much everything if you let them too. I agree that you should try to keep the spicy stuff away from your huskies. Plain food are more healthier for them.

  5. Hi, my dogs eat their usual doggy food plus whatever I have usually.

    They have their favourites, which include lots of stuff actually; but the things they really go crazy for are cheese, and weirdly, they love fish. The cat gets a bit defensive about it. They also like yogurt and apples. One of them, he loves peas and carrots; and if I have porridge oats or toasted bread, with butter, I swear they are willing to steal it from my bowl/plate.

    Yes, I think sometimes they think they are human.

    Best wishes


    1. Author

      Hi Neil,
      Thanks for the comments. I love to hear that you have both dogs and cats in your house. I believe that you have so much joy hanging out with your pets. Yeah I do believe that dogs like to eat a lot of things. However, it is important to make sure that they don’t eat the things they’re not supposed to. If you want to know what human foods dogs can’t eat, you can visit this post:

  6. Hi,
    First of all, I don’t have a dog. However, I’ve been around them enough because I have many friends that have pets. Obviously meats are a given that dogs can eat. After all if they were in the wild, they would be carnivores. Yogurt and cheese seems a little lot because you may think that it may upset their stomach. Then again animals have much stronger stomach than humans. Thanks for sharing the post, cheers.

    1. Author

      Well Yogurt is actually good for your dog. Yogurt has active bacteria, which can create a positive impact on your dog’s digestive system. However, make sure that it is natural plain yogurt. You do not want anything with added sugar; it is not beneficial to your dog. Cheese actually could help your dog’s teeth. However, you should only feed your dog cheese in moderation, since cheese is high in fat.

  7. Although I have been a cat owner for all my adult life my parents had a dog when I was a child and I was able to observe what they fed him at meal times which was often leftovers from our dining table! I was very impressed with the quality of this article and the detailed description of what should be comprised in a dog’s diet. Cats are no different to dogs in one respect – both seem to like eating what their owners eat! However I have to admit being very surprised with some of the foods mentioned in this article ( cheese, eggs, fruit! ). A good article!


    1. Author

      Thank you James. Cats are very similar to dogs. In some cases, I think cats are more likely to get to their owners’ foods. Some types of food are great to them. You can also make great treats for your pets based on this list!

  8. Great post! There are lots of useful information there! Thanks a lot for sharing!

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  10. This looks like useful information for dog owners! I wish that I could keep a dog but I can’t at the moment as I have my hands full looking after my 3 kids. However, when I was young, I used to keep cats and fed them all kinds of leftover foods. Now I know that salty foods are not suitable for our pets and they should be fed natural foods (without addition of salt, etc). Thanks for sharing this article!

    1. Author

      Hi Yvonne,
      Definitely. You want to feed your pets with plain stuff (plain rice, plain chicken). Salty food is not really good for them because it may contain many toxic ingredients for pets. Well I can understand how hard it is to take care of 3 kids. Maybe when your kids grow up, you can get a dog again 🙂

  11. Great site.. we have a dog and we feed her people food. she loves sweet potatoes..
    It’s always nice to see stuff like this. a very good site with a very good message and well presented.
    Thanks for the information I am book marking it

    Nice job

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