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The Best Fruits and Vegetables to Feed Your Dog

what type of fruit is best for dogs

As raw diets for dogs have become more and more popular, more dog owners have started to give their dog raw food, including fruits and vegetables. Raw and even cooked fruits and vegetables are great for dogs. They provide them with extra minerals and vitamins, and can be a quick meal, a snack, or even a treat. Fruits and vegetables are a great way to keep your dog healthy.

So yes, dogs can eat fruits and vegetables. Of course, some dogs can’t bear the sight of this food let alone the taste. Depending on your dog, he may enjoy fruits and vegetables, or he may hate them altogether. Sometimes a dog will like a certain type of fruit or vegetable, but not the next. Dogs can be picky at times, so it’s important that you test certain types of foods that your dog may or may not enjoy. You can do this by taking fruits and vegetables that you have around your home, and giving a small piece to your dog.

Generally, dogs can eat raspberries, blueberries, bananas, pears, mangos, pineapples, apricots, peaches, and strawberries, as well as many other types of fruit. You will want to stay away from citrus fruits as they may upset your dog’s stomach. As for vegetables, you can give your dog carrots, cabbage, lettuce, spinach, cucumber, beets, zucchini, and the list goes on. It’s important that you figure out what foods your dog likes best.

However, there are also some fruits and vegetables that you will want to avoid at all costs. When it comes to fruit, you don’t want to give your dog grapes, raisins, and citrus fruits like oranges. Grapes and raisins are toxic to dogs. You will want to avoid giving your dog raw onions as they can also be toxic. It’s also important to never give your dog seeds or pits from fruit.

When you figure out which fruits and vegetables your dog likes, you can easily incorporate them into his food, give them as snacks, or use little pieces of it as a treat. This can work well if you are training your dog, or if you just want to reward him for doing something good. The good thing about fruits and vegetables is that they are healthy. Of course, everything should be given to your dog in moderation, so don’t overload! If you do give your dog too many fruits or vegetables, it may change the pH levels in his stomach.

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Comments (23)

Great guide on how to feed your dog fruits and veggies!

Ranked #1 in Dogs

Mangos, particularly mango skin can cause some allergies, so people should be aware of that.

Ranked #47 in Dogs

thanks for the tips!

Like this one, thanks for sharing

gAIL

I'm confused about oranges, my dacshund loves them, he doesn't get alot maybe a slice or two at a time he even likes nectrines.He doesn't get the seed because their bad for even humans. but he would probalby fight you for the orange piece. My black lab and chow mix love it when the hickory nuts fall of the trees, they eat as many as they can before the squirrels get them. .

Sarah

Good article, but I am also weary about strawberries. My dog's face swole up and looked somewhat similiar to "Hitch". When I took her to the vet, she asked if my dog could have eaten a strawberry, frogs or any plants... She told me that the majority of dogs are highly allergic to strawberries and it could have caused my dogs face and tongue to swell up.

Vicki

My dogs, especially my chihuahua, LOVES baby carrots. Great treats and he will beg for them. Usually cheaper than dog treats too. :-)

My husky loves all types of lettuce and fruits, except banana. Not sure why. lol

Don't forget apples! Every dog I've ever met seems to love them.

K.

I now have 3 dogs. Ages: 10(f), 5(f), 1(m). They all like to eat grass. Especially the eldest and youngest. The one in the middle will eat grass and mostly vomit. How to stop grass eat and what to replace it with? I'm first time dog owner who adopted these abandoned dogs. If you have advice, please help. Thank you.

I've found my dogs love to eat raw potatoes. Maybe it's the crunch factor.

As for your dogs eating grass, K, there's no way to stop that. Most dogs eat grass, probably because they like the taste.

my dogs eat raw olives that have fallen on the ground I think they even eat the stones. As it only happens in October is this a problem?

Angie

dogs eat grass as they seek out the nitrilosides in the grass its a substance that they need.........when they feel alittle unwell or there body is out of balance they will seek out only the grasses that hold the nitrilosides.

KC

NO DONT FEED YOU DOG Apricots are verry toxic for dogs!!

KC

NO DONT FEED YOU DOG Apricots are verry toxic for dogs!!

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Heather

Pineapples are not a citrus fruit but is very acidic. Dogs stomachs are prone to be acidic so I would caution not to feed to dogs. My dog loves apples, strawberries, blueberries, carrots, cucumber, broccoli, GREEN BEANS and sweet potatoes. We give frozen green beans as a treat and he goes nuts over them. These foods are nature's food as manufactured food is not. I brought him up not giving him processed treats.

My dogs like pickles. When we have pickle wedges with our sandwiches we always save the pickles for the dogs.

Everything in here is good information. But the part where it says "When it comes to fruit you don't want to give them grapes, raisins, and citrus fruit, like oranges." That is sometimes not true my dogs ages 1 yr, and 11 months old eat the oranges, and grapes. They love them so much that for their birthday they are going to have some of those fruit in their food!

Check out www.olewousa.com. They sell dehydrated beets and carrots which are incredible for dogs. I feed both to my two dogs every meal. They love it and its helping add years to their life. The packaging explains exactly how much to give your dog so there is never a question of what is too much..Carrots are great for digestion, immune system and skin and coat. Beets are good for allergies, weight control and inflammation relief. All in all, a great thing to do for your little family member :)

My dog is with great pleasure that eating fruits and vegetables in childhood. I've been reading on a site, as it is useful.

I\\\\\\\'m checking several sites and what some say you can give a dog another  says it is toxic to dogs.

 Our dog use to eat alvacados and the vet said it was ok since he didn\\\\\\\'t eat the pit but that they are fattening so cut back on his dogfood. The animal plant said never let your dog eat lettuce and yet here you say it is ok.another site said give your dog oranges and then you say don\\\\\\\'t. I think I\\\\\\\'ll stick with canned and dry dogfood.

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