My dogs love their fruits and veggies! It makes for a healthy treat but there is also a danger of adding fruits and veggies to your dogs diet. Some fruits are toxic and whatever the fruit, always remember to remove rinds, inedible skins, seeds and pits. The last thing you want is something to get stuck in their system.
I make sure they only have small amounts at a time, sometimes I mix it with their dinner or give it as a treat. Giving a small amount of fruits and veggies is much better than high fat treats.
This is just my list but it’s always a good idea to do some additional research. Motley had pancreatitis a few years ago so I’m always extra cautious. I only ever give small amounts because I don’t want to give them an upset belly or have them choke.
So here’s my list of the good and the bad.
Pears – great source of vitamins
Cantaloupe – good for eyesight and loaded with vitamins
Watermelon – good source of lycopene
Green beans – full of omega -3
Apples – good source of antioxidants (but the seeds are toxic)
Sweet Potato – full of vitamins and a great chewy snack if dehydrated. (never give raw potatoes to dogs)
Blueberries – contains tannins and can help prevent urinary tract infections
Asparagus – full of vitamins
Pumpkin – get a tin of puree pumpkin. A scoop is full of fiber and great for an upset belly, both diarrhea and constipation
Bananas – good source of potassium
Mango – we have a mango tree and my dogs love them
Pineapple – good for digestion but only in small amounts as it’s high in sugar
Strawberries – antioxidants
Carrots – small chunks are easier to digest
Grapes / raisins / currants – can cause kidney damage
Onions and garlic – toxic in all forms
Rhubarb – toxic
Mushrooms – toxic , especially wild mushrooms
Tomatoes – plant is toxic
Cherries / apricots – pulp is ok but the pit and plant is toxic
And don’t forget to introduce any new food slowly to avoid any issues!
Categories: food and nutrition