If you’ve never googled something like “Can my dog eat grapes” or some food or another, you’re lying.
Truth be told, there’s an ocean of things in the world that Quinn, my 7-year old Shih-Tzu probably could never eat. He’s got a gazillion allergies, including certain nuts, chicken, peas, overcooked beef and even bread on occasion (due to the yeast).
He’s a pain in the butt, but I love him. So I do my due research like any responsible and loving owner should. There might’ve been that one time that I accidentally gave him a chunk of Kit Kat, but that’s another story right there.
Apples, Pears, Pumpkin, Salmon, Chicken cartilage, beef jerky and hummus are some of the many table scraps that I occasionally feed to Quinn. Granted, they’re not all the healthiest of options. But I have a list of things that are certifiably ‘doggie diet-approved’.
Speaking of diets, I’m sure Quinn has gotten fat. That low-hanging belly ain’t about to go away on its own, you know. Sigh, that means more walking for me too.
5. Sweet Potatoes
So what are your tips and tricks to getting your dog to chow down these delicious goodies? Personally, I mush Quinn’s food up with his treats, and leave a sneaky trail of treats leading him to his bowl of mushed up contents. That always does the trick, and Quinn falls for it everytime.
What can I say? I picked the one with the cutest eyes and the least brains!