Human Foods Pets Can Enjoy

At Freshpet, we are all in on cooking for our pets when we have the time. Often, our favorite recipes are inspired by the foods we love to eat. And while many of the ingredients we use in our meals are healthy for our pets too, some can be dangerous to feed. So before you step into the kitchen to whip up a treat or add some human food to your pet’s bowl, here’s a list to consult brought to us by our friend Dr. Katy Nelson.   NutritionalPhilosophy_Carousel_Mobile  

Good Human Foods

  • Cooked lean meats
  • Cooked eggs
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Bananas
  • Watermelon
  • Green beans
  • Peas
  • Carrots
  • Baked potatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Zucchini
  • Cooked rice, quinoa, lentils
  • Pumpkin
  • Cheese (in small amounts)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Unsalted popcorn
  • Corn
  • Yogurt (plain or greek)
  • Coconut
  • Broccoli
  • Garbanzo beans (Chickpeas)
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potatoes (cooked)
  • Cranberries
  • Blueberries
  • Carob
  • Radishes
  • Bell Peppers
  • Cabbage
  • Chia Seeds
  • Low sodium chicken broth
  • Low sodium canned tuna
  • Artichokes
  • Ripe tomatoes
  • Raspberries


Foods to avoid

  • Raw eggs
  • Walnuts
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Peels/seeds from citrus fruits
  • Grapes and Raisins
  • Yeast dough
  • Sage
  • Nutmeg
  • Peaches and plums (pits)
  • Cinnamon


Foods that can be harmful in large amounts:

  • Avocados
  • Garlic
  • Milk
  • Ice Cream
  • Salty foods
  • Sugary foods

    Love the idea of feeding your pet food good enough for your own plate? Try any of our refrigerated recipes with fresh and all natural ingredients here.    

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