Pet parents in the San Antonio area got together with their dogs on Oct. 27?, 2014, to share a meal. Paws on the Patio gave owners and their furry companions a chance to eat with one another and make plenty of new friends at Canyon Cafe in the Quarry, according to local news station KSAT.More than 200 people showed up at the event, not to mention all the dogs who were dressed in their Halloween costumes. Each dog was served a three-course meal complete with salad, an entree and a dessert. All contributions to the 12th annual Paws on the Patio event went to the San Antonio Humane Society, organization spokesperson Felicia Nino told KSAT."All of the proceeds go to the shelter, go to the animals awaiting adoption that come in and need medical attention, that need to go into foster care, all sorts of different things. So this helps out," she said.You don't have to wait for a major event to share a meal with your beloved dog. Try sharing some pet-safe people food with your trusted companion.
Human treats for dogs
Although people may be more aware of the foods that can be harmful to dogs, such as chocolate, many don't realize there are plenty of common treats that dogs can enjoy.
- Eggs - As I Love Dogs explained, eggs are a great source of protein and completely safe for dogs. Although canines are less susceptible to salmonella than humans are, it's still a good idea to cook these up before you serve them. However, eggs can be served with the shell still on to dogs.
- Oatmeal - Foods like chicken and cheese are safe for pooches and common ingredients in dog food, but did you know your dog can eat regular oatmeal too? Cesar's Way advised this treat as a great source of safe, soluble fiber to help keep your dog's bowel movements regular. Avoid brands with sugar or flavors, however.
- Pumpkin - Another source of fiber, pumpkin also packs a healthy helping of vitamin A, according to Cesar's Way. Consider adding a bit of pure pumpkin to your dog's diet with something designed for canines, like Nummy Tum Tum Pure Pumpkin Organic Supplement.
- Green beans - A favorite vegetable on the dining room table of many homes in the U.S., green beans can also be fed to your dog. They're rich in calcium, copper, fiber, iron, potassium, thiamine, vitamins A, C and K, and many other important nutrients, according to I Love Dogs.
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