The following tables display the calorie count of everyday human foods commonly fed as dog treats.

Use these tables to identify the calorie count of doggy tidbits and to choose healthier, lower-calorie alternatives.

Calorie-rich Household Foods

Calorie Rich Household Foods
(Human Foods) Calories /100 grams Calories/ounce Typical Treat Portion Size
Bacon middle rashers (fat trimmed) 260 kcal 73kcal
*Bacon rind & fat 898 kcal 254kcal
*Beef- trimmed to 0% fat 223 kcal 63 kcal
Beef roast -1/8 “ fat 331 kcal 94 kcal
Biscuits- plain e.g. arrowroot/tea biscuits 446 kcal 126 kcal 36 kcal/biscuit
Biscuits –Anzac & oatmeal cookies 485 kcal 137 kcal 63kcal/biscuit
Biscuits- cream 510 kcal 144 kcal 65kcal/biscuit
*Butter 717 kcal 203 kcal 35kcal/teaspoon
Cheddar Cheese 406 kcal 115 kcal
Chicken- rotisserie/BBQ 378 kcal 107 kcal
Corn Chips 523kcal 148 kcal 15kcal/corn chip
Cracker- plain Ritz 492 kcal 139 kcal 16 kcal/biscuit
Doughnut-sugared 426kcal 121 kcal 192kcal/medium donut
Egg 143 kcal 40 kcal 80 kcal/egg
*Fat- beef/chicken 901 kcal 255 kcal
Ham 163 kcal 46 kcal
Heart ( beef) 165kcal
Ice cream 207kcal 59 kcal 24 kcal/tablespoon
Oil- peanut, vegetable and olive 884 kcal 250 kcal 40kcal/teaspoon
Popcorn –unbuttered, unsalted, air popped 387 kcal 110kcal 35 kcal/ cup
Popcorn-unbuttered, unsalted, oil popped 500 kcal 142kcal
Peanut butter 615 kcal 174 kcal 94 kcal/tablespoon
*Potato chips (crisps)- plain salted 532 kcal 151 kcal 11kcal/chip
*Potato fries (hot chips) 152 kcal 43 kcal 6.5kcal/French fry
Rice cracker/cake 392 kcal 111 kcal 70kcal/rice cake
*Sausage- beef 332 kcal 94 kcal
*Sausage- pork 325 kcal 92 kcal
Soup bones(beef)- meat on 146kcal Meat trimming only
Stew beef steak/casserole steak 146kcal
Toast/Bread 267 kcal 76 kcal 145kcal/buttered toast slice
Tuna – tinned in brine (drained) 116 kcal 33kcal
Tuna- tinned in oil (drained) 198 kcal 56 kcal
Yoghurt- plain Greek 134 kcal 38 kcal 27 kcal/tablespoon

* Fatty human foods should not be fed to dogs. High fat intakes put dogs at serious risk of pancreatitis.

For the calorie and nutrient contents of everyday foods visit: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/calorie-chart-nutrition-facts

NB. The terms calorie and kcal are interchangeable in food charts.

Healthy, Low Calorie Treat Options

Low Calorie
Treats
Serving suggestion Calories/100 grams Calories per ounce
Apple Raw, sliced, cored 52 kcal 15 kcal
Banana Fresh or frozen, peeled 89 kcal 25 kcal
Beans (green) Raw or cooked 31 kcal 9 kcal
Blueberries Fresh or frozen 57 kcal 16 kcal
Carrots Raw, sliced and topped 41 kcal 12 kcal
Celery Raw- de-topped 16 kcal 4 kcal
Peas Fresh or frozen 42 kcal 23 kcal
Pumpkin Cooked and cubed 45 kcal 13 kcal
Strawberries Fresh or frozen 32 kcal 9 kcal
Squash Cooked 16 kcal 4 kcal
Sweet potato Cooked 76 kcal 24 kcal
Watermelon Fresh –seedless 30 kcal 9 kcal
Zucchini/courgette Raw- sliced or cooked 17 kcal 5 kcal