Curious about which fruits and vegetables you can feed your furry best friend?

The following lists show which are deemed suitable for consumption by dogs and which should be avoided.

Fruits & vegetables considered safe for dogs to eat

Apples

Apples are great for dogs provided they are prepared correctly removing the core at seeds. This tasty treat is a great source of Vitamins A & C.

Bananas

Make those bodies sing! High in potassium, vitamins, biotin, fibre and copper a great occasional treat as they also have a high sugar content.

Blueberries

Superfoods make for super dogs! Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and full of fibre and phytochemicals.

Broccoli

Safe for dogs but too much can cause gastric irritation in some dogs so monitor your dog’s broccoli intake.

Carrots

Dogs love carrots! They are the perfect low-calorie treat that is also great for their teeth!

Celery

Stinky dog breathe? Celery is known to freshen dog’s breath while providing them with vitamins A, B and C.

Coconuts

Dogs go nuts for coconuts! Coconuts boost immune systems and can help with bad breath and skin conditions. Dogs can also have coconut milk and coconut oil.

Corn

Delicious and nutritious. Just take it off the cob first as the cob can be a bit harsh on your dog’s belly.

Cucumber

A fantastic veggie for dogs (especially those who are a bit pudgy) as the contain no fat, no carbs and no oils but are high in Vitamin K, C , B1 plus potassium,  copper, magnesium and Biotin. Bring on the cucumber treats, YUM!

Mango

Who doesn’t love mango season! Share them with your best friend as they are packed with Vitamins A, B6, C and E. just remember no pits as they contain traces of cyanide.

Oranges

This tasty citrus makes a great occasional treat for your dog as they are rich in vitamin C, Potassium and fibre but also high in sugar. Just like you would eat them take off the rind and remove the seeds before treating your best friend some oranges.

Peaches

Movin’ to the country, I’m gonna eat me a lot of peaches. Great source of Fibre and Vitamin A. The pit contains Cyanide so make sure you keep it away from your mate.

Pears

If you remove the core and seeds pears are a great source of fibre, copper and vitamins C & K.

Pineapple

Full of vitamins, minerals and fibre, pineapples make a delicious summertime treat, just remember to first remove the parts that you wouldn’t eat like the outside husk.

Potatoes

Cooked potatoes are fine for dogs just no green or raw potatoes or you will have a sick pooch on your hands.

Raspberries

In moderation, raspberries are good for dogs as they are high in fibre, manganese, vitamin C and antioxidants. But they contain small amounts of Xylitol which is toxic to dogs, moderation is key.

Strawberries

Everybody loves strawberries including your pooch! They do contain quite a bit of sugar though so this tasty berry is just a sometimes treat.

Sweet Potato

Full of great nutrients sweet potatoes are delicious and good you and your pup. Just remember no raw potatoes of any kind.

Watermelon

So tasty and good for both you and your pup! Containing Vitamins A, B6 and C. Plus watermelon is mostly water so a great idea for keeping your dog hydrated on those hot Perth days, just don’t forget to remove the rind and seeds.

Fruits & vegetables considered unsafe for dogs to eat

Apricots

The flesh of the apricot is safe for dogs but all other parts of the apricot plant contain cyanide which when eaten can cause respiratory failure and death.

Asparagus

Asparagus is not unsafe for dogs provided it is cooked until tender, but once it has been cooked enough to feed to your pup all the nutritional value will be gone, might as well give them a treat that tastes good and is good for them.

Avocados

Although avocados are great for us they are not great for dogs. Avocados contain Persin which can cause vomiting and diarrhoea. Save the avos for yourself!

Cherries

Cherry plants also contain cyanide. Being such a small fruit it’s best to only treat yourself to cherries.

Garlic

Dogs, like vampires, can’t handle garlic. Garlic is very toxic and can cause anaemia in dogs.

Grapes

Grapes are a big no-no! Including sultanas, raisins and currants, grapes can be toxic to dogs potentially causing kidney failure.

Macadamia Nuts

Though eating macadamia nuts will not be fatal to your best friend it can cause him/her to become extremely sick. Scientists don’t quite know what toxin in macadamias makes dogs sick, but just a handful of these nuts can make your mate very ill.

Mushrooms

Wild mushrooms can be toxic to both you and your dog. The mushrooms you buy from the supermarket are likely ok but maybe play it safe and give your pup a different treat.

Onions

Onions make you cry and your pets very sick (especially cats). Onions can cause all kinds of nasty stuff like vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pains, nausea and can cause the red blood cells to rupture.

Rhubarb

This tasty dessert ingredient for us should never be given to your dog. The leaves and stems of rhubarb deplete the calcium levels in dog’s bodies.

Tomatoes

The red fleshy bit that we eat is generally safe for dogs, however the plant and green bits contain a toxic substance your dog needs to steer clear of.

Disclaimer

This website does not provide animal medical advice and is intended for informational purposes only. All information provided is to be used as a guide only. Reasonable effort has been taken to make sure this information is accurate and current. However we cannot guarantee and assume no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, currency or completeness of any information. Animals require a specialised diet and human food should not be used as a regular meal replacement. Individual animals can have unique reactions and allergies to certain food groups or ingredients.