Feeding Fido: Safe or Toxic Foods for Dogs

I have a sweet dog that was overweight even though he hardly ate anything to begin with. He loves to go for walks, run, and hikes. We had him tested for diabetes and hypothyroidism, both of which returned negative. Our vet instructed us to drastically cut down his meal portions. He was on an organic dog food diet that was free of corn and gluten and gets plenty of water, but he was forever bloated and gained a lot of weight.

We decided to do research to see if he would be better off on a diet full of HUMAN foods: fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, fish, cheese, grains, and chicken. He’s since lost about 6 pounds and is much more active and is even happier than he was before! 🙂

I initially put together this information for myself. I printed this and have it on my refrigerator and find it very helpful. I’m sharing this list with other dog lovers but would like to point out that “toxic” may not be a very good choice-word for some of the foods. I will change it to “unsafe.”  Enjoy! 🙂


PLEASE NOTE: This list is not comprehensive nor should the information be considered professional advice. Please use your own judgement and always consult with your vet.

PURCHASE ON ETSY: This full-color chart is available as a direct-download file on Etsy  (KawaiilLulu). ENJOY! 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Feeding Fido: Safe or Toxic Foods for Dogs

    • luluwho says:

      Hi Brenda,
      Sorry for the delayed response. Yes, your furbaby can eat raw veggies. I would start out with small quantities and depending on your dog’s behavior, serve the veggie accordingly. My dog tends to swallow his food whole and not bother chewing because he gets so excited. I give him small cut-up pieces to prevent choking.:)

    • luluwho says:

      Hi Chris,
      Our pups (they’re 8.5 years old, but they’ll always be my babies!) are on a pretty healthy diet of organic non-grain dog food. Their treats are organic produce I eat, quality animal products, or dog-safe human foods—but everything in moderation. They get fresh air, clean water, and lots of exercise and activity. So for now, no supplements. When the time comes and the vet instructs us, we will. It’s all a learning process. I’m NO expert. Just lots of research and questions. 🙂

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