Certainly, dogs and cats have their own individual taste preferences just as we do. Some of our foods you may never guess pets crave. Who knew, for example, that many cats have a thing for olives, or that dogs (and not necessarily Australian Cattle Dogs) love Vegemite, an Australian food spread made from leftover brewers’ yeast extract with various vegetables and spices. Most Americans disdain Vegemite but many dogs love the stuff.
Of course, we all know that with bits of turkey dog or hot dog, an exam can go really well. And that some cats might ask for more vaccinations as long as the tuna or salmon continues to be delivered. This page includes other safe food items which many dogs and cats may surprisingly crave. +
- Anchovy paste
- Baby food (without onion)
- Bonito fish flakes (known as katsuo-bushi or katsuobushi in Japanese cuisine)
- Cheez Whiz / Easy Cheese
- Churro paste (A fried-dough pastry)
- Green beans
- Marshmallow cream
- Mini marshmallows
- Olives (no pits please)
- Peanut Butter (without Xylitol, of course)
- Rice cakes (plain)
- Sardines (in pesto, in olive oil or in water)
Contributing to this story was Dr, Marty Becker, creator of the Fear Free initiative. He knows many veterinary professionals use these foods to minimize fear, anxiety and stress of veterinary visits.