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People Food You Can Give to Pets

The longing look at your plate, the whine: If you have a dog or cat, chances are your friend has begged for some of what you’re having.

But despite that “feed me” face (yeah, it’s adorable), giving pets people food isn’t always a good idea. These lists are not comprehensive and even allowable foods should be given in small quantities. And always check with the vet first, especially if your pal has a pre-existing condition.

Human Food Pets Can Have

  • Apples (no seeds)
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Bread
  • Carrots (cooked for cats)
  • Corn (off the cob)
  • Eggs (cooked)
  • Green peas (not canned)
  • Lean meats, poultry (cooked, no fat or bones)
  • Oatmeal
  • Pumpkin
  • Salmon (cooked, no bones)
  • Watermelon

Human Foods Pets Can’t Have

  • Alcohol
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee/tea
  • Garlic/onion (and others in that family)
  • Grapes/raisins
  • Lemons/limes
  • Raw dough
  • Xylitol

Human Foods Pets May Be Able to Have

Check for signs of intolerance, such as vomiting or diarrhea

  • Avocado (flesh only)
  • Dairy (hard cheeses are best)
  • Deli meats (beware of salt/additives)
  • Nuts/seeds (macadamias, never)
  • Peanut butter (no salt/sugar/other additives; OK for dogs more than cats)
  • Tomatoes

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