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Canine Christmas Table Scraps - Whats safe for them to eat?

Posted by Zena Conkey on 18th Dec 2019

10 Surprisingly Healthy Canine Christmas Table Scraps

We wholeheartedly believe in sharing your dinner with the dog. Table scraps are a wonderful addition to every dog’s diet and if you don’t want your pooch to beg you can always put them in his dinner bowl for later.

Dogs have evolved as scavengers therefore they do really well when we offer them our leftover foods, because it’s how their species have grown and thrived over many generations. Some scraps are not good for your dog at Christmas, or any time of the year, though some are great. So read on to learn 10 surprisingly healthy Christmas scraps that your dog will adore.

  1. Brussel sprouts. We either love or hate them don’t we, dogs usually love them though and whether raw or cooked, a Brussel sprout in his bowl will provide healthy plant enzymes and tasty vitamins.
  2. Orange veggies are great for your dog’s eyesight and also provide lots of vitamin along with those plant enzymes for great digestion.
  3. Apple chunks. An apple a day keeps the doctor away – and the vet, so why not add some apple chunks to your dog’s bowl this season?
  4. A roast potato. Whilst too many may put weight on your dog one soft roast potato will be a wonderful treat this Christmas. Don’t feed raw potatoes though, they must be cooked to perfection.
  5. If you are making your own cranberry sauce, why not supplement your dog’s dinner with a few tasty little fruits? They are great for keeping the urinary tract healthy and full of wonderful antioxidants for a happy heart and circulatory system.
  6. Gravy up that dinner bowl. Dogs love a touch of warm gravy so why not make a bit extra for your pooch’s lunch on that special day?
  7. Boned turkey is fine for your dog to eat, or turkey skin, never feed the bones though as they can splinter or get stuck in the digestive system.
  8. Doggy Chocolate. Never feed your best friend chocolate made for humans as this can be lethal. Cocoa is highly toxic to dogs. Everyone deserves a sweet treat at Christmas time though, so why not treat your best pal to a carob doggy selection pack? They have all the goodness with none of the risk.
  9. Green beans from a tin are hailed as a great weight loss food for dogs that are a little on the chunky side. So, if your pet is hungry and you want to give him scraps without adding Christmas calories open him a tin of green beans and pour on some gravy, he will feel treated and have no idea he’s also eating healthily.
  10. Scrambled egg. If your hungry dog overdoes it this Christmas and gets a bit sore around the belly you can scramble him a couple of eggs for breakfast. Eggs scrambled with no other ingredients will bind up the runaway contents of an overwhelmed digestive system. Your pooch will love the taste too.

So there we have it. There are so many articles about what not to give your dog we decided to tell you what you can feed your friend this Christmas. Remember that table scraps, based around healthy whole foods, are good for your dog because they provide a wide range of vitamins.

So have fun, don’t take any risks and have a great Christmas with your dog and the rest of your family!