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20 Great Fruits And Veggies For Dogs To Eat And Not To Eat

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Fruits and veggies are ideal foods for both humans and dogs because they are low in calories, rich in nutrients and minerals. However, there are fruits and veggies that are perfect for dogs to eat and others that are not.

10 Fruits and Veggies Your Dog Can Eat

1. Apples


Apples are recommended for dogs because they are rich in fiber, vitamins A and C. Also, they have a low content of fat and protein, which makes them a perfect snack for dogs. Make sure that you get rid of the seeds and core before giving them to your pet.

2. Asparagus 

When served in small pieces, Asparagus can be the best veggie choice for your pet because of its vitamin A, B1, B2, C, E, and K.
Your dog will also gain fiber, iron, copper, potassium, and manganese. It’s also known to be nutritious and low in fat.

3. Bananas

Bananas are full of natural sugars that can easily be converted into energy. They have potassium, amino acids, and other minerals that are beneficial to your dog. They also contain vitamin C and B6, which help to maintain stable blood pressure and are ideal for heart health. Bananas are a perfect treat for your dog.

4. Watermelon


Watermelon is another fruit that is ideal for dogs to eat. Like an apple, make sure that you remove the seeds and rind them first before you give them to your dog. It contains vitamin A, B-6, and C, and is also rich in potassium. Because watermelon contains more water, it’s a perfect treat for your dog during summer days.

5. Blueberries

Blueberries aren’t just meant for humans, they are also ideal for pets. They are low in calories and rich in antioxidants, which promote cell growth in both humans and dogs. They also contain phytochemicals, fiber, and resveratrol.

6. Broccoli

Broccoli is a superfood that contains a lot of nutrients. It’s also loaded with vitamins A, C, and D, as well as folic acid, calcium, fiber, chromium, and beta-carotene. When cooked, broccoli produces cancer-fighting enzymes.

7. Brussel Sprouts

Many pet owners don’t know Brussel sprout is a healthy vegetable that can be fed to dogs. They are loaded with vitamins A, B1, B6, K, and G, as well as folate, potassium, and manganese. They also contain fiber, antioxidants, and nutrients that are ideal for you and your dog.

8. Cantaloupe

Yes, dogs can eat cantaloupe. Cantaloupe is low in calories, loaded with nutrients, and an ideal source of fiber and water. It also contains beta-carotene, which helps to improve a dog’s vision, reduce cancer risk and promote cell growth. It’s rich in vitamin A, B-6 and C, and a better source of potassium, niacin, fiber, and folate.

9. Green Beans

Green beans are a perfect source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as fatty acids and omega-3. They contain minerals such as niacin, copper, folic acid, iron, calcium, potassium, thiamin, riboflavin, and manganese. Fatty acids and omega-3 help improve your heart health. Vitamin K is essential for bone growth.

10. Mandarin Oranges

Can dogs eat mandarin oranges, yes, they can. According to veterinarians, oranges are safe for dogs to eat. They are a perfect source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. Small quantities of oranges can be an ideal treat for your pet.  You are only advised to give your dog the inside part of the mandarin orange, the peel, and the seeds should be thrown away.

10 Fruits and Veggies Your Dog Can’t Eat

1. Avocado

Avocado is a healthy fruit for humans, but it’s not recommended for dogs. The leaves, skin, and pit of avocado contain persin, a contaminant that causes diarrhea and vomiting in dogs. What about the inside part? The fleshy inside doesn’t contain much persin, but it’s still enough to cause problems for dogs.

2. Cherries

Cherries are delicious and an ideal snack for humans, but not for dogs. Its pulp is safe, but all the other parts contain cyanide, which is toxic to dogs. Cyanide disrupts the flow of blood, which means that your dog won’t get enough oxygen. Your dog will have difficulty breathing properly, experience red gums and dilated pupils if you give them cherries.

3. Onions

You should not try to give your dog onions. Onions are part of a large family of plants known as Allium, which are toxic to many pets including dogs. Like avocado, onions can cause your dog to diarrhea and vomit. It can also affect their red blood cells, cause stomach pain and nausea.

4. Grapes and raisins

Grapes and raisins are not the type of food that you should give your dog. They are poisonous to all breeds of dogs. Studies show that grapes can cause irreversible kidney damage. In light of this, you should avoid them at all cost

5.Wild Mushrooms

You should not attempt to give your dog wild mushrooms. There are more than 50,000 species of mushrooms on the planet, and about 100 of them are said to be poisonous. These 100 species can cause serious health issues to your dog that may result in death.

6. Tomato plants

The red parts of the tomato that humans eat are safe for dogs, but the green parts of the tomato plant contain poisonous substances known as solanine. The unripe tomato, stem, and leaves are not safe; they can cause gastrointestinal upset in dogs.

7. Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a type of vegetable that is considered to be very delicious by humans, but you should never try to give it to your dog. Its stems and leaves can remove all the calcium that your dog has. In this light, your beloved canine can suffer from serious health conditions, including renal failure.

8. Currants

Many people don’t realize what currants can do to their canine friends. Like grapes and raisins, currants contain toxic substances that are not safe for your dog. If your dog eats currants, you should expect side effects like diarrhea and vomiting. Currants can also be a recipe for renal failure.

9. Apricot

The stems, seeds, and leaves of this fruit ate poisonous to dogs. Like cherries, the pulps are safe, but you should make sure that your dog has access to the pulp only. The other parts of this plant contain cyanide, which can cause respiratory problems or even death.

10. Raw and green potatoes

Potatoes is a major ingredient in various dogs’ foods, but green, raw and unripe potatoes are not advised for dogs. These varieties of potatoes are also harmful to humans. Side effects of raw and green potatoes to dogs include vomiting, nausea, heart irregularities and seizures.

Rosie Tran

Rosie is a founder of ChummyDoggy, where she share love and tips & tricks that will help you become a better “dog-mom”. She also have a dog, her name is Lola, visit her twitter @RosieTran20

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