Surprise: 18 Foods Your Dogs and Cats Might Love


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 dogs love hot dogs and lunch meat, and cats might jump through hoops for tuna or salmon. The list below includes safe foods items which many dogs and cats may surprisingly crave.

  • Anchovy paste
  • Baby food (without onion)
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Bonito fish flakes (known as katsuo-bushi or katsuobushi in Japanese cuisine)
  • Braunschweiger
  • Cheerios
  • Cheez Whiz / Easy Cheese
  • Churro paste (A fried-dough pastry)
  • Green beans
  • Marshmallow cream
  • Mini marshmallows

    this dog love Vegemite

  • Olives
  • Peas
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rice cakes (plain)
  • Sardines (in pesto, in olive oil or in water)
  • Vegemite

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. Also, note too many of a good thing then becomes a bad thing.