There are so many questions about what types of human foods dogs can eat and not eat.
Dogs and humans have different stomachs; some foods that we eat can be toxic or even deadly to our four-legged family members. While some foods that dogs eat can be deadly to use, one expert on dogs said that the dog’s stomach can be like a garbage truck.
If you really think about it, they really are I mean try eating cat poop, or any other number of things that we humans would just gag upon if we stepped near a really gross thing! Yet a dog would rush over to the thing that we just barfed all over, and wag his tail and be just as happy to eat that than his regular old dog food.
In this article, we will give you 35 foods that a dog can and cannot have, along with what fruits dogs can eat as well. With more on the way, we hope this article will help inform you on what Frido can and cannot have!
1. Cherries- Cannot Eat
Dogs cannot have cherries, the leaves, stems, and pits contain cyanide which can cause serious harm to your beloved dog!
2. Bananas- Yes Can Eat
Bananas are high in potassium vitamin B6- and C, some vets do recommend the banana as a safe fat-free snack. The banana grows bones and takes in proteins that the body needs.
3. Peanut Butter- Yes Can Eat
Beware dogs love peanut butter just as much as we do! Its like crack to a dog you give it to them once, and they are HOOKED on it for life!
4. Salmon- Yes Can Eat
Boneless and cooked the Salmon is an excellent source for Omega-3 fatty acid. Avoid feeding them raw Salmon it could contain a parasite which can sometimes poison’s and kills your dog.
5. Eggs- Yes Can Eat
Eggs that are raw and or cooked are perfectly safe to give to a dog but in moderation as always.
6. Chocolate- Cannot Eat
Chocolate is very poisonous to a dog if your dog has eaten chocolate take her to the vet straight away. A small amount of chocolate will not kill your dog, but it will give him tummy troubles, along with vomiting and or diarrhea.
Large amounts will lead to seizers, muscle tremors, Theobromine before the onset of theobromine the dog will be Extremely hyperactive, irregular heartbeat, heart attack, and internal bleeding.
7. Blueberries- Yes Can Eat
Blueberries are safe and very nourishes for a dog, we have blueberry bushes at our home, and our dogs love to come with us and eat some of the fallen blueberries.
8. Honey- Yes Can Eat
Honey has a small number of vitamins, feed your dog too much, and your cute dog will become obese. However raw honey should not be given to puppies or adults who are sick.
9. Apples- Yes Can Eat
Apple slices can help clean off the residue on your dog’s teeth, and apple slices can sometimes help freshen his breath. Apples are also a good source of fiber and Vitamin A & C.
10. Rice- Yes Can Eat
Your dog can eat plain white rice that is cooked, sometimes if your dog is having stomach problems you can give her a little rice with chicken broth for her.
11. Avocado- Yes and No
The Avocado is a very debated subject, some people say that it is toxic while others have said it is not toxic. I tend to agree that the Avocado is not toxic. If you do feed your dog avocado, don’t give her the skin, pit, leaves, or bark.
12. Coffee- Cannot Eat
Coffee or any caffeine is very toxic and will kill an animal.
13. Pineapple- Yes Can Eat
Fresh pineapples in small amounts is an exceptional snack for a dog. Canned pineapple needs to be avoided!
14. Carrots- Yes Can Eat
Carrots are great for dogs! High in fiber and vitamins.
15. Pork- Yes Can Eat
The pork should be cooked without any seasonings. Pork is very rich so it can cause digestion problems.
16. Grapes/Raisins- Cannot eat
Grapes are toxic to dogs; the exact reason why grapes and raisins are toxic is not known.
17. Mushrooms- Cannot eat
Some scientist says that store-bought mushrooms if accidentally dropped are ok, but some others say no. So if in dought don’t let your dog eat it. Mushroom outside can and will kill your lil family member, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson dog died after eating a mushroom back in 2015.
18. Lettuce- Yes Can Eat
The dog can eat lettuce just like us, all lettuce types are safe for the dog to eat.
19. Cucumbers- Yes Can Eat
Cucumbers are a perfectly good snack for your dog, they are low in calories and are healthy because they can help your dog lose weight.
20. Bell pepper- Yes and no
Dogs can have all bell peppers, but the red bell pepper is high in Vitamin A, C, E. The hot peppers are not edible for a dog and can cause:
21. Lemons- Cannot Eat
Psoralen compounds and fragrant oils are toxic to the dog, which can cause upset tummies.
22. Popcorn- Yes Can Eat
If the popcorn only has butter and a light dusting of salt the dog can have it. But if you add different types of toppings, it can hurt the dog.
23. Pears- Yes Can Eat
Pears are safe for a dog to overeat is not good for the dog so in limited amounts.
24. Yogurt- Yes Can Eat
Yes, dogs can have plain yogurt with no additives, yogurt is high in calcium and protein.
25. Strawberries- Yes Can Eat
They can eat strawberries, but only if they are not canned or in syrup. Over time fresh fruit helps with the dogs aging it strengthens the immune system, and it is a much better treat than the Milk Bones.
26. Celery- Yes Can Eat
Yes, dogs can eat celery, but only in small amounts, if you do give your too much your dog will urinate a lot more than usual.
27. Cauliflower- Yes Can Eat
Yes, your dog can have a minimal amount of cooked, unseasoned. You can give them uncooked, but your dog will have a lot more gas.
28. Broccoli- Yes Can Eat
Your dog can eat raw and cooked broccoli, broccoli is high in vitamin C high in fiber and is low in fat.
29. Corn- Yes Can Eat
Corn is safe, but as I said up above in small quantities, corn is healthy for your dog as well it has carbs, a good source of protein, linoleic acid, and it has antioxidants.
30. Macadamia Nuts- Cannot Eat
Macadamia nuts and things that are baked with it can be fatal to the dog, even one or two nuts can make the dog seriously ill.
31. Sugar- Cannot Eat
Candy, gum, some diet foods, baked goods, and toothpaste contains xylitol. If your dog eats these, it can cause low blood pressure and can cause fetal damage to your dog. It can also cause kidney or urinary infection’s, bloodshot eyes, hyperactivity followed by deep depressions.
Foods dogs can and cannot eat
32. Watermelon- Yes Can Eat!
Dogs can have watermelon, watermelon has some vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin c, vitamin B6, potassium and is low in calories. The watermelon is mostly water, and so it is a perfect way to cool your dog down after a hot day in the sun.
Watermelon does have some minor drawbacks if your watermelon is seeded the seeds can cause an internal blockage. Also, the watermelon rind can cause some serious gas problems if you allow your dog to eat the rind.
33. Cantaloupe- Yes, Can Eat!
Dogs can have cantaloupe, and it is high in Vitamin A, B6, vitamin c, potassium, good in fiber, niacin, and folate. The fruit is high in water like the watermelon, there are some drawbacks to the cantaloupe. Like the watermelon, the seeds can cause a blockage in the intestines, the peel of the cantaloupe cannot only cause gas but can also be chocked on.
34. Okra- Yes, Can Eat!
Okra can be eaten by dogs, in fact, okra has vitamin C and B, calcium, potassium, folic acid. The okras also help’s with the health of your dog immune system, bones, nervous system, and more. It also helps dogs regulate the dog’s blood sugar as well as supporting cancer prevention cells.
Just don’t feed the dog okra every day, in fact, give a dog too many veggies the dog will have some VERY bad gas! and stomach problems.
35. Black Pepper – Yes
While the dog can eat black pepper there is a very very thin line between just right to too much! Spill a little on the floor and you’re fine. But sprinkle some into the dog food and your asking for trouble.
Thank for reading this article, there will be more foods that dogs can and cannot eat coming up soon!
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