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hazards and bones that can break teeth or splinter, causing internal blockages or punctures.
“Anything you give should be fully edible and not cause an obstruction,” Dr. Linder says. The keys to safely feeding your dog are education, moderation and introducing new foods slowly to monitor for adverse effects.
Remember: Each dog is unique. Factors like size, weight, age, breed, medical conditions and activity level affect what foods and amounts you should feed, so always check with your veterinarian before trying to feed any human food to your dog. As Dr. Linder says: “Know your pet.”
Human food for dogs — what’s safe to share … and what’s not?
So which of our favorite people foods can we safely share with our four-legged friends? Here’s our lowdown on what your chow hound can chow down:
Can dogs eat bread?
Check the ingredients on the back of the bread package before giving a small piece to your dog. This portion is way too big! Photography ©jtyler | Getty Images.
Check the ingredients on the back of the bread package before giving a small piece to your dog. This portion is way too big! Photography ©jtyler | Getty Images.
Bread is the staff of life, and yes, dogs can eat it. Barley, rye and wheat do contain the protein gluten, but gluten sensitivity is uncommon in dogs (with the exception of a rare genetic disorder in Irish Setters).
While dogs can develop an allergy to any protein source, gluten poses no higher risk than other proteins. Unless your dog has a gluten sensitivity, it’s OK to feed plain white, whole-wheat or whole-grain bread with no spices or raisins (raisins are toxic to dogs).
As with any baked good, check the ingredients list on the package before serving.
On the other hand, raw dough that contains yeast is a no-no. Fermenting yeast cells produce alcohol (alcohol is toxic to dogs), and the dough can expand internally.
Can dogs eat dairy?
Though most dogs love cheese, it is high in both fat and salt. Try a low-fat cheese like mozzarella. Photography ©igorr1 | Getty Images.

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