As a dog owner, you may want to think about making them their own fresh and natural meals to give them a break from eating the pre-packaged food that could include artificial colors or flavorings which could affect your dog’s health in a very negative way. It is not very often heard of for an owner to make a habit of cooking their dog fresh and organic meals but if you really do consider them a part of the family then you should be making an effort to treat them every once in a while.
Chicken and Carrots
Although this is one of the more basic meals on this list, chicken and carrots are a great meal that can be enjoyed by both humans and dogs safely. Carrots are a great source of vitamins for humans and chewing on a carrot is very safe for dogs and can actually help maintain the health of their teeth by removing plaque. It should be noted that too much vitamin c can be toxic so you shouldn’t make this meal a regular thing and instead use it as a special weekly treat.
As is the case for humans, rice is a very versatile ingredient that can be used as a base for a variety of dishes, if you are looking for a meal that both you and your dog can eat then white rice mixed with a protein and some vegetables would be a good and healthy choice for both humans and dogs. If your dog has an upset stomach, plain white rice is a great meal choice as it is easy to digest and can help to settle their stomach in a very gentle way and without the need for further treatment.
Chicken Stuffed With Cheese
I think it is safe to say that both dogs and humans alike have a huge enjoyment for dairy products, dogs love to eat creamy dairy products but as it can have a negative effect on their health it is only safe to be consumed in small quantities. If you want to give your dog a treat for the week then simply stuff a chicken breast with a cheese of your choice and bake for about twenty-five minutes, as a treat this meal is absolutely safe for your dog and they will love you so much for it makes it all worth it in my eyes.
Fruit and Vegetables
If you find that you and your dog could do with losing a few pounds then it may be a good idea to think about implementing more natural fruits and veg into your diet plan to help maintain both your own and your dog’s health. Things like blueberries, carrots, cucumber, and apples are a great source of nutrition and as a low-calorie snack or combined together to make a delicious meal you should definitely see an improvement if you stick with a more natural meal plan.
Peanut Butter Snacks
You may be shocked to know that dogs are able to eat peanut butter, this has the potential to be another low-calorie snack for both humans and dogs which is actually very tasty. If you find yourself with a sweet craving you could mix up some low-fat peanut butter with your favorite fruits and maybe even some plain popcorn to add some crunch. It’s very important however that the peanut butter you choose does not include the sweetener Xylitol as this is extremely toxic to dogs, but you should be able to find an alternative very easily.
During a special occasion when you are having a turkey dinner for Thanksgiving or Christmas then do not fear, there is no reason why your dog should be excluded from the festivities and they can enjoy some plain unseasoned turkey. Turkey is a great source of protein for dogs which is why it can be found on so many commercial dog food brands. When you are celebrating a joyous occasion like Christmas you want your pets to feel happy and involved so do not hesitate from putting a little bit of turkey done for them to enjoy.