My dogs love meal times. Tsar was the only picky eater I've ever had, the current pack looks forward to that magic time of day when the bowls come off the shelf. My rule is that unless you're sick or very old like Morgan, breakfast is just plain kibble. I am not a morning person. It's about all I can do to measure kibble into a bowl before my first cup of coffee. Even the dogs know I can't be expected to come up with a tasty topper in the morning. Syd is disappointed about this rule. She'd like something special on her breakfast, but she eats it anyway. Morgan gets some special canned food to help her choke down that dry garbage we call food.
Dinner is a different story. That's when Good Old Mom gets creative with tasty tidbits from the kitchen to liven up a dog's outlook on life.
The Whole Dog Journal had a short piece on human foods that were good to add to a dog's food and here's their very short list.
1 Eggs for protein.. I do occasionally scramble eggs for my kids but generally when one is sick and needs pampering.
2.Yogurt for the probiotics....My dogs get yogurt every night before bed. It helps them sleep thru the night. Porties are known to vomit bile during the early morning hours if they don't have a late night snack and we find that yogurt works well.
Our vet has suggested blueberries for their brain health and Brazil nuts because they're a great source of selenium, an antioxidant. He also recommends sweet potatoes for digestive health and when we discussed the soup that I make for them he suggested I alternate between rice and barley. Apparently barley is quite nutritious.