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Healthy Homemade Dog Food

Dogs cannot eat all human food so here's a listing of what dogs are able to eat and foods to avoid.

Dogs cannot eat all human food so here's a listing of what dogs are able to eat and foods to avoid.

Healthy Food

  • Raw or cooked lean cuts of boneless poultry(chicken or turkey), beef (ground or cubed), lamb, whitefish like cod, and fatty fish like salmon and herring
  • Finely chopped or ground raw vegetables, including carrots, broccoli florets, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, and leafy greens (collards, mustard greens, brussels sprouts, romaine lettuce)
  • Cooked grains like rice, barley, bulgur, polenta, oatmeal, and pasta;
  • Raw, scrambled, fried (in canola oil), hard-boiled, or poached eggs
  • Plain yogurt, a small amount of grated hard cheese
  • Bits of fruit like blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, melons, apples, pears, and bananas

  • Healthy people meals like stew or soup with meat and vegetables (not onion soup or onion pieces), meatloaf, egg salad, and tuna salad

Food to Avoid

  • Fatty meats; cured meat like sausage, bacon, and hot dogs; fried chicken, raw pork
  • French fries, onions in any form, batter-dipped deep-fried vegetables
  • White bread, pastries, cookies, cakes, and other sugary baked goods
  • Pancakes, waffles, processed food
  • Milk, cream, ice cream
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Junk food, frozen dinners, fast food, chocolate and other sweets


Reprinted from
 The Original Dog Bible © 2005. Permission granted by BowTie Press

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