Without a doubt, we occasionally enjoy sharing snacks with our Staffordshire Bull Terrier companions. While we enjoy giving our Staffies treats to make them happy, keep in mind that some foods that are safe for humans to eat may not be the best treats for Staffies. Some foods may be toxic and even fatal for dogs. However, many human foods are safe and beneficial for dogs to eat as treats occasionally.
Take a look at the 11 healthiest human foods you can feed your Staffy! You might want to check with your vet before you provide anything new to your Staffy, especially if they have stomach problems.
Healthy Human Foods for Staffies [Top 11]
Baby carrots are a low-calorie human treat that’s excellent for your Staffy’s teeth. Carrots are also a good source of fibre, beta-carotene, and vitamin A. Your Staffy can eat carrots either raw or cooked. Regular carrots are another option you can give your Staffy, but be sure to cut them into bite-sized pieces to help prevent choking.
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Cheese can be a great treat if your Staffy isn’t lactose intolerant. Cheese is a simple food to digest and is high in calcium and protein. Most Staffies enjoy a slice or two of cheese.
Make sure to feed your Staffy cheese in moderation and observe how your friend responds. Choose low- or reduced-fat options, and limit their intake because full-fat dairy contains high calories, and you want to safeguard your Staffy’s weight. For your hungry Staffy, mozzarella, cheddar, and cottage cheese are typically wise choices.
Staffies can be a bit gassy, and sometimes the lactose in dairy products can make a gassy Staffy over-the-top gassy, so you’ve been warned about dairy treats for Staffies!
Antioxidants that fight disease, phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, and fibre are all abundant in blueberries and may be suitable for your Staffy’s health.
Additionally, blueberries are small and low in calories, making them the ideal human treat. Freezing them is an excellent idea when your Staffy is feeling the heat.
Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are safe treats for your Staffy if you don’t feed too many at once.
Blueberries have strong dark blue juice, so if your Staffy is anything like my dog, don’t let them eat their treat on your soft furnishings; the juice stains badly.
Every Staffy loves the smell and taste of salmon. My dog wolfs it down whenever we give him some. The salmon skin is an extra healthy treat he can’t get down quick enough.
Salmon is rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for the health of your Staffy’s skin and coat and their immune systems. However, you shouldn’t give your Staffy raw salmon. It might contain a parasite that can be poisonous to dogs.
Pumpkin is an excellent source of fibre and vitamin A for your Staffy. And if your Staffy has a sensitive stomach or digestive problems, canned pumpkin or fresh, cooked pumpkin without added sugars and spices is a great option. However, you should avoid pumpkin pie filling because it contains added sugar and flavourings.
6. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes you have cooked are a great addition to your Staffy’s diet because they are full of fibre, beta-carotene, and vitamins B-6 and C.
To help your Staffy’s digestive system, you can add them to their regular food or give them as a treat every so often.
Apples are great treats for Staffies as they contain a sizable amount of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Furthermore, they have a lot of fibre, which might suit your Staffy’s digestive system. Slice the fruit rather than giving your Staffy the whole apple. It’s worth noting that you shouldn’t feed your dog the apple core.
For senior Staffies with bowel irregularity issues, cooked oatmeal is especially beneficial as a great source of soluble fibre. It’s also a fantastic alternative grain for Staffies with wheat allergies.
Ensure you cook oatmeal before you give it to your dog. You should only choose oatmeal with no added sugar or flavourings.
In addition to carbohydrates, oatmeal is a good source of soluble fibre, vitamin B5, and omega-6 fatty acids for healthy skin.
9. Green Beans
Green beans are another wholesome human food that Staffies can eat. Green beans contain calcium, iron, vitamin K, and protein. Green beans are a filling and low-calorie treat that your Staffy will love, whether cooked or served raw. On hot days I sometimes give my dog a few frozen green beans; they are an excellent healthy, cooling treat.
Remember only to serve beans devoid of salt or seasoning.
You can add more protein to your Staffy’s diet by scrambling an egg for them. Eggs are a great source of selenium and riboflavin, which are easily absorbed by the body and high in protein. Poaching and boiling eggs are great alternatives to scrambling eggs.
11. Peanut Butter
Given how long it lasts, peanut butter is one of the best Staffy treats. Additionally, it is loaded with protein, good fats, niacin, vitamin B, and vitamin E. The best peanut butter is unsalted because excess salt is unhealthy for people and dogs. You should ensure your peanut butter DOES NOT contain sugar substitutes like Xylitol, which can be fatal to dogs.
If you want to give your Staffy the ultimate treat, look no further than peanut butter, but make sure it contains 100% peanuts.