Foods That You Can And Cannot Feed To Your Dogs

We know it’s best to avoid feeding man’s best friend with table scraps, but sometimes those puppy-dog eyes get the best of us and we can’t resist slipping them a treat from our plates.

But just because a food is good for us doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe for dogs.

Here’s a list of dog-approved people foods, as well as some items you should never share with your canine companion.

Keep in mind though that every dog is different, so try these foods in small amounts, and if your dog has a reaction to any of them, consult a veterinarian.

Human Foods You CAN Give Your Dogs

  1. Peanut butter: Giving your dog the occasional tablespoon of unsalted peanut butter is a treat you can both enjoy. (Just make sure your brand of peanut butter doesn’t contain xylitol.) It’s a great source of protein and healthy fats for dogs, and it’s a perfect photo opportunity for you.
  2. Yogurt: High in protein and calcium, plain yogurt is an ideal treat for dogs, especially if your pooch suffers from digestion problems. Make sure you opt for yogurts that don’t contain added sugar or artificial sweeteners.
  3. Oatmeal: Oatmeal is a good source of fiber, making it great for dogs with bowel irregularity issues, and it’s also safe for dogs with wheat allergies. Before serving it to your pet, cook the oatmeal and don’t add any sugar.
  4. Chicken: If your dog requires extra protein in his diet, cooked, unseasoned chicken is an easy addition to his regular food. It also makes a good meal replacement if you’re out of dog food.
  5. Salmon: Dogs can benefit from omega 3 fatty acids too, so slip some cooked salmon into the food bowl for a healthier, shinier coat.
  6. Broccoli: This vitamin-rich vegetable can be a great occasional nutrition boost for dogs. However, it shouldn’t make up more than 10 percent of a dog’s diet as it could cause gastrointestinal irritation.
  7. Pumpkin: You can serve your dog pumpkin — raw or in a can — as a source of fiber or vitamin A. It’s also a helpful addition to doggie diets if your pooch is experiencing digestion problems.
  8. Green beans: Nutritious and low in calories, green beans are a good choice that will load dogs up with iron and vitamins. Make sure to feed your dog only fresh beans or canned ones with no added salt. Something to consider: Most types of beans contains a type of protein called lechtins that, depending on the amount, can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea if not destroyed by cooking. Green beans only contain 5 to 10 percent of the lechtins in kidney beans, which cause the most problems, and green beans are typically safe when eaten raw. If you’re still concerned, you may want to cook your green beans before serving them to your dog (or your family).
  9. Cottage cheese: This bland food is high in calcium and protein, so it can be a good addition to dog food. However, avoid it if your dog has issues digesting dairy.
  10. Other cheese: In small quantities, cheese is a great treat for pets, says the American Kennel Club, as long as your dog isn’t lactose intolerant (which is rare for dogs, but possible). Choose lower-fat options like mozzarella.
  11. Carrots: This vegetable is low in calories and high in fiber and vitamins. Plus, crunching on carrots can be good for dogs’ teeth.
  12. Eggs: If your pooch needs a protein boost, scramble an occasional egg for a healthy snack. Eggs are high in protein, but they’re also high in fat, so don’t give your pet too many of them. Don’t feed raw or undercooked eggs to your dog, cautions the American Veterinary Medical Association. There’s the risk of contamination from bacteria such as salmonella, and that can make your dog sick.

 

Human Foods You CANNOT Give Your Dog

  1. Chocolate: You’ve likely heard that you’re never supposed to feed a dog chocolate, and there’s a reason for that. That delicious candy contains caffeine-like stimulants known as methylxanthines. If ingested in large amounts, chocolate can cause vomiting, diarrhea, irregular heartbeat, seizures and even death.
  2. Grapes and raisins: While this fruit is nutritious for you, it’s toxic to dogs and can cause kidney failure.
  3. Onions: They may make you cry, but they can make your dog very sick by causing damage to his red blood cells.
  4. Avocado: Avocado leaves, fruit, seeds and bark contain a toxin called persin that can cause upset stomach and breathing difficulties.
  5. Alcohol: Even drinking a small amount of alcohol can result in significant intoxication for a dog, which can lead to vomiting, seizures and even death.
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15 Most Unusual Jobs

Plenty of people hate their jobs. That’s understandable – sitting at a desk and pounding on a keyboard for eight hours a day can be tedious. Luckily, not all jobs are boring. So if you’re looking for a new line of work that’s out of the ordinary, you can start your search here.

1. Profesional Mermaid

At first glance, you might think this is just a modeling job. But being a professional mermaid requires more than just looking good while posing. They have to learn to swim wearing the costume and hold their breath for a prolonged time. Sometimes they even have to share the water with live jellyfish and even sharks. Did you play Statues as a kid? You might be suited for this next job.

2. Live Mannequin

With the advent of online shopping, brick and mortar stores have been struggling to get customers in the door. Some clothing retailers have opted for creative ways to get shoppers’ attention, one of which is having real people as mannequins. The downside: posing perfectly still for a long time is not easy, and definitely not comfortable. If you’re a lazy person, this might just be your dream job.

3. Furniture Tester

Furniture testers are people who get paid to sit or lay down on beds, couches, chairs and other products to make sure they are comfortable. When testing beds you may even get to sleep on the job since mattress manufacturers have to make sure their merchandise is comfortable enough to fall asleep on. You may also need a bed to do this next job…

4. Adult Toy Tester

This job is not for the prudish. Adult toys are a big industry, and any product made at such scale needs to be tested for quality. Here’s where you come in. Manufacturers will send you their items and you’ll have to try them, then rate them for ‘fulfillment’ using a scale provided by the company. You’ll want to thank these guys next time you’re stuck in an elevator with a lot of people.

5. Armpit Sniffer

Deodorant manufacturers employ “armpit sniffers” to smell their products on subjects who’ve spent time in a hot room or exercising. Sometimes they have to sniff up to 60 armpits per hour. But they perform a public service: making sure the deodorant actually does what it’s supposed to: prevent funky smells. Thanks to this new line of work, you might not be forever alone after all.

6. Professional Cuddler

In today’s extremely tech-driven world, some people can get lonely. They might just crave human touch, without any romantic or sexual components. Well, now there are people who can provide that service. For a fee, they’ll come to your house and spoon, caress, hug or nuzzle with you. The golden rule though: no sexual contact. If cuddling is not your thing, you can also touch people at this job.

7. Face Feeler

Beauty brands know facial products that achieve smooth, soft skin can be best-sellers. So part of their production process now includes “face feelers”. These people’s job is to touch a person’s skin before and after they’ve applied a certain product. It takes skill to know the difference, so not everybody can do this job. You may not find this job appealing… unless you have a fearless palate.

8. Stunt Tester

Fear Factor and other game shows often make people eat disgusting things – it’s part of the program’s draw. These meals are not what people regularly eat, but producers still have to make sure they’re safe to consume. Stunt testers eat live bugs and other unpleasant things, which can pose a health hazard – but they are well compensated for the risk. Ever wondered where bait shops get their inventory from?

9. Worm Picker

If you like fishing, you’ll know live bait is best. Luckily, there are many bait shops you can go to for the freshest earthworm catch of the day. Worm pickers get paid by these shops to walk around gardens, parks and other grassy areas after dark to find the worms as they come up to the surface. Though if being indoors is more your thing, here’s a job for you.

10. Nude Model

One of the most common subjects of art is the human body. But learning how to draw or paint it is not as easy as looking at a photograph. So most art schools employ nude models to pose for their students, sometimes having to hold a pose for hours. Luckily you don’t need a perfect body, just confidence, and endurance. If you have a diving certificate, you could make big bucks in this job.

11. Golf Ball Diver

Golf courses seem to be rife with ponds and sand traps. With balls veering off-course every day, it’s a wonder they don’t overflow. That’s because golf courses pay divers to go into ponds and retrieve the balls from the bottom. This may sound easy, but you have to deal with dirty water, algae, and even snakes. Have you ever tried your dog’s food? You might want to, to prepare for this job.

12. Pet Food Tester

If you’ve ever tried your dog’s food, you’ll know it’s not exactly a delicacy. But some people will endure the taste of pet food if it pays well enough. They have to evaluate the products for texture, consistency, and flavor, though obviously not for the human palate. So now you know who to thank for having a happy, well-fed dog. For the next job, you won’t need to use your tongue, but your nose will be overworked.

13. Paper Towel Sniffer

You can’t be too careful with a product that’s supposed to be near people’s nostrils. Paper towel sniffers get paid, literally, to smell tissues and other paper hygiene products to make sure the odor is pleasant, or at least not undesirable. It pays surprisingly well, so there’s always plenty of applicants on the waitlist. Remember the last time you stood in line for something? Now you can hire someone to save you the trouble.

14. Line Stander

Whether it’s a fancy new iPhone or your favorite movie’s prized collectibles, there are products people will pay big money to obtain. That includes standing in line to get them – and luckily there are those who are willing to stand for 20 hours in your place. For a fee, of course. Ever got stuck halfway down a water slide? These people make sure that doesn’t happen.

15. Water Slide Tester

Building a water slide takes a lot of physics and engineering knowledge, but some things you can’t improve until you try them. That’s where this job comes in. Waterslide testers make sure these slides are safe, have enough water, and don’t thrust people down too fast. So next time you’re at a water park with your kids, you know who to thank.

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10 Insanely Simple Two-Ingredient Recipes

Cooking doesn’t get much easier than this.

1. Nutella+Eggs= Flourless Nutella Cake.


The batter takes less than 10 minutes to make. The cake bakes for 25 minutes. Get the full recipe here.

2. Pitted Dates+Coconut Butter= No Bake Coconut Cookie Dough Balls.


Pinch of salt, coconut flakes, and chocolate chips are optional. Get the full directions here.

3. White Chocolate Chips+Oreos= Cookies N’ Cream Oreo Bark.

Full details here.

4. Can of Strawberry Frosting+White Chocolate Chips= Strawberry Fudge.

Get the recipe here. You could also use chocolate frosting and chocolate chips for regular fudge.

5. 1 Part Balsamic Vinager+1 Part Whiskey= Steak Marinade.

 6. Chocolate Chips+Coconut Oil= Magic Shell.

Scientifically, it works because coconut oil is a liquid when warmed, but a solid at room temperature. See the full recipe here.

7. Self Rising Flour+Greek Yogurt= Pizza Dough.

A little olive oil and Italian seasoning are optional. Get the recipe here.
You can also make an easy flatbread using these same ingredients.

8. Peanut Butter+Ripe Banana= Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream.

Get the recipe here. You could also use Nutella instead of peanut butter.

9. Soy Yogurt+Sweetener= Vegan Pinkberry.

Get more info here.

10. Chicken Breasts+Italian Dressing= Easy Italian Chicken.

Here’s a no-fail, no-brainer of a recipe.
Source: Buzzfeed