If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to pet treats or a simple way of supplementing your dogs canned or kibble diet, fresh fruits and vegetables are often your best bet. Below is a list of the safe and healthy fruits and vegetables that you can feed your dog.
Safe Fruits & Vegetables that you can Feed your Dog
Stick to the list, and introduce one new food every week so you’ll know the culprit if something doesn’t agree with your dog.
Keep in mind that fresh fruits and vegetables shouldn’t completely replace your dogs food! They are a great option for making sure your dog is getting enough variety and nutrients in their meals.
SAFE FRUITS THAT YOU CAN FEED YOUR DOG
• Apple – Remove all Seeds! These seeds are poisonous to animals, so please to certain to remove them!
• Apricot – Remove the pit! It can cause a blockage in the intestines of small dogs and contains cyanide!
• Orange – Be careful with citrus!
• Pear – Remove all Seeds!
• Pineapple – Instead of tossing the core in the garbage, toss it to your dog!
• Watermelon – Remove all Seeds!
Never Feed your Dog Grapes or Raisins! This is a VERY unsafe food that can result in kidney failure and death!
Be careful with high citrus fruits, like lemons, limes, and grapefruit. These can upset your dog’s stomach.
SAFE VEGETABLES THAT YOU CAN FEED YOUR DOG
• Asparagus – Much like humans, your Dog’s urine may smell after eating Asparagus. You have been warned!
• Bell Peppers – such as Yellow, Green & Red. May give your dog the toots (the reason my dog doesn’t get these as treats!)
• Broccoli – Consider boiling or steaming. This may be easier to digest. Most dogs prefer the stalks over the florets.
• Cauliflower – Consider boiling or steaming. This may be easier to digest
• Cabbage – Also known to give your dog the toots…consider boiling or steaming. This may be easier to digest
• Carrots – These are high in sugars, so be careful!
• Celery – High in water
• Cucumber – High in water
• Green beans – frozen green beans are a great treat for overweight dogs
• Lettuce – there’s nothing funnier than a dog trying to eat lettuce
• Pumpkin – A great source of fibre, making it a natural cure for Constipation or Diarrhea
• Spinach – Popeye would be proud!
• Sweet potato – try dehydrating some slices in the oven to make a healthy, chewy treat
Never feed your dog onions or garlic! These can destroy your dogs’ red blood cells and require a blood transfusion to prevent death!
Don’t be alarmed if you see chunks of vegetables in your dog’s poop. Since they are gulpers rather than chewers, dogs don’t always digest things efficiently.