Feeding the dog under the table is more than just a common trope in the movies, where impish children let the family pet clear their plate of unwanted vegetables. Giving human food to canines is a practice that goes on in many households, whether dogs are allowed to lick plates, eat scraps, or even share meals with their owners.
In some cases, this isn’t a bad thing. Some pet owners are so worried about the low quality of mass-produced dog food (kibble, canned food, etc.) that they cook all of the food they give to their furry friends. There are even cookbooks devoted to dishes for different domesticated animals, including lean meats, whole grains, and fruits and vegetables.
However, there is a difference between food prepared specifically for your dogs and food made with human consumption in mind. People like to add spices, sauces, and all kinds of additives that doggie digestion can’t necessarily handle.
Plus, there are plenty of foods that can actually cause harm to your pooch, and even prove fatal. Before you start letting your dog share your food, there are a few things you should know about which items are safe for him to eat and which you should keep to yourself. Here are several foods that you should never feed your dog.