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What Can Dogs Eat?

What Can Dogs Eat?

What Can Dogs Eat? Your dog's diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food such as meat and some vegetables and fruit eaten by the family. But what can dogs eat?

This article provides details of what dogs can eat and the food eaten by people that is harmful to your dog. Meat should be thoroughly cooked and de-boned and can be mixed with soft fruits and vegetables as an alternative to dog food.

Some of the food enjoyed by the family can be fed to your dog as an occasional treat. But the big question is what human foods are safe for dogs to eat? Most people are aware that chocolate, many nuts and the peel, pith and seeds of some fruits are extremely harmful, and even life threatening to dogs and these have led to numerous questions about the safety of other food.

If you suspect that your dog has eaten something toxic or harmful that has resulted in health problems it is essential to contact a vet or Pet Poison Helpline as soon as possible.

What Can Dogs Eat? The following list contains the human food that is not harmful to your dog: Bananas *** Blueberries *** Carrots *** Pineapple *** Broccoli *** Cucumbers *** Celery *** Peanut butter *** Pears *** Cherries *** Raspberries *** Rice *** Bell Peppers *** Zucchini *** Strawberries *** Cranberries *** Beets *** Cheese *** Bread.

List of Human Food the Dogs can NOT Eat: The following list contains the human food that is harmful to your dog: Chicken bones *** Raw Meat *** Onions *** Chocolate *** Cinnamon *** Pistachios *** Bacon *** Pomegranate *** Grapes *** Almonds *** Beer *** Grapefruit *** Turkey Bones *** Milk *** Raw Eggs *** Dough *** Corn on the cob.

List of Human Food the Dogs can only eat with CAUTION: The following list contains the human food that is harmful to your dog: Apples *** Popcorn *** Cashews *** Cat food *** Salmon *** Quinoa *** Almond Butter *** Lemons *** Oranges *** Limes *** Peaches

Can dogs eat Bananas? - YES! Dogs can eat bananas: A small piece of banana is fine as bananas are a good source of carbohydrates and potassium.

Can dogs eat Blueberries? - YES! Dogs can eat blueberries: A few blueberries as a treat (2- 4) as they are high in vitamins and a source of antioxidants, iron and zinc.

Can dogs eat Apples? - YES/NO Dogs can only eat apples with caution: Slices of apples are fine, they are a good source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C. However, do not feed the apple core or the apple seeds to your dog as they are toxic, both containing arsenic.

Can dogs eat Carrots? - YES! Dogs can eat carrots: Carrots are good for your dog's teeth and high in vitamins and fiber.

Can dogs eat Popcorn? - YES/NO Dogs can only eat popcorn with caution: Small treats of popcorn are OK as long as they are unsalted and unbuttered. Popcorn contains iron, thiamine and riboflavin which are good for your dog's digestion. Warning - Unpopped kernels can cause a dog to choke, so ensure to fully pop the kernals.

Can dogs eat Chicken bones? - NO! Dogs can NOT eat chicken bones: Chicken bones, especially cooked chicken bones, are dry and brittle and can can splinter during digestion causing serious damage to the intestines.

Can dogs eat Raw Meat? - NO! Dogs should NOT eat raw meat: Raw meat contains bacteria which is destroyed by the cooking process. The bacteria in raw meat can cause food poisoning.

Can dogs eat Pineapple? - YES! Dogs can eat pineapple: Is pineapple good for dogs? The diet of your dog consists mainly of protein. Pineapples contain bromelain, a mixture of enzymes, that digest protein.

Can dogs eat Broccoli? - YES! Dogs can eat broccoli: Small portions of raw or cooked Broccoli is fine for your and contains vitamins and nutrients.

Can dogs eat Cucumbers? - YES! Dogs can eat cucumbers: cucumbers contain bone-building manganese and are  source of vitamins and minerals.

Can dogs eat Celery? - YES! Dogs can eat celery: Small pieces of celery are OK for your dog but ensure the leaves are not eaten. Celery contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and beneficial enzymes.

Can dogs eat Peanut butter? - YES! Dogs can eat peanut butter: Raw, unsalted peanut butter is a good source of protein and contains niacin, vitamins B and E. Warning - Make sure that it peanut butter given to your dog does not contain the sugar substitute Xylitol, can be toxic to dogs.

Can dogs eat Onions? - NO! Dogs can NOT eat Onions: Onions, like garlic, chives and leeks, are dangerous to your dog because they contain a compound called Thiosulphate that is toxic to your dog and can cause damage to the red blood cells, resulting in hemolytic anemia.

Can dogs eat Pears? - YES! Dogs can eat Pears: A couple of small slices of pears are fine for your dog and are a source of vitamins, fiber, folic acid, niacin, phosphorus and potassium

Can dogs eat Chocolate? - NO! Dogs can NOT eat Chocolate: Chocolate is extremely dangerous to your dog. Chocolate contains a very toxic stimulant called Methylxanthines can cause diarrhea and vomiting. Large quantities of chocolate can cause seizures, heart problems, and even the death of your dog. Should your dog does eat chocolate, contact a vet or Pet Poison Helpline as soon as possible.

Can dogs eat Cherries? - YES! Dogs can eat Cherries: Cherries are rich in health-promoting compounds but the pits or stones must be removed first. Ingesting cherry pits can cause intestinal obstruction.

Can dogs eat Cinnamon? - NO! Dogs can NOT eat Cinnamon: Cinnamon and its oils are known to inflame the inside of dog's? mouths,  making them extremely uncomfortable and by lowering a dog's blood sugar it can lead to diarrhea and vomiting.

Can dogs eat Cashews? - YES/NO Dogs can only eat Cashews with caution: A small amount of phosphorus rich unsalted, cashews can be offered to your dog as an occasional treat, but they may cause allergic reactions in some dogs or even bladder stones.

Can dogs eat Pistachios? - NO! Dogs  can NOT eat pistachios: Pistachio Nuts have a high fat content that can cause your dog to develop an upset stomach. If a dog ingests, regular quantities of pistachios this can lead to life-threatening pancreatitis.

Can dogs eat Cat food? - YES/NO Dogs can only eat cat food with caution: Cat food is often accessible to dog but how safe is it for your dog to eat? A little cat food will not harm your dog but it should not be part of your dog's diet because it lacks the correct balance of protein, nutrients and fiber required to ensure the health of your dog.

Can dogs eat Raspberries? - YES! Dogs can eat raspberries: This fruit makes a nice treat (2 - 4 raspberries) for your dog and is rich in vitamins, and a good source for potassium, magnesium, iodine and fiber.

Can dogs eat Coconut? - YES/NO Your Dog should only eat coconut with caution: The shell and the hairs on coconuts are dangerous as they could get stuck in your dog's throat. However, the flesh of the coconut, coconut milk and coconut oil contains Lauric acid that strengthens the immune system and helps with skin problems.

Can dogs eat Rice? - YES! Dogs can eat rice: Cooked, plain, white rice is a great addition to your dog's diet especially if the dog has an upset stomach. Cooked pasta is also OK to add to your dog's diet.

Can dogs eat Bacon? - NO! Dogs can NOT eat bacon: Bacon is salty, fatty and greasy and can cause stomach upset or even life threatening pancreatitis if eaten by your dog

Can dogs eat Bell Peppers? - YES! Dogs can eat bell peppers: Pureed green, yellow or red bell peppers contain vitamin C and can be given to your dog in small portions.

Can dogs eat Zucchini? - YES! Dogs can eat zucchini: Zucchini, aka courgette, is a summer squash that is a good source of vitamin A, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and other nutrients that can improve the health of your dog's skin and coat.

Can dogs eat Pomegranate? - NO! Dogs can NOT eat pomegranate: Pomegranates consist of mainly seeds which would cause digestive problems in your dog.

Can dogs eat Strawberries? - YES! Dogs can eat strawberries: This fruit makes a nice treat (1 - 3 strawberries) for your dog and is rich in vitamins A and C, and a good source for potassium, magnesium, iodine and fiber.

Can dogs eat Grapes? - NO! Dogs can NOT eat grapes: Grapes and raisins (dried grapes) should never be offered as food for your dog. Grapes and raisins can cause lethargy and vomiting in your dog and can even result in kidney failure.

What Fruits are not safe for your dog? The fruits that are not safe for your dog are Grapes, Figs, Avocados and Raisins.

Fruit seeds or pits cause problems: The seeds or pits / stones of some fruits are problematical causing intestinal obstruction and some are toxic. Make sure your dog is not fed apricot pits, apple seeds, watermelon seeds, plum pits, nectarine pits, cherry pits and peach pits.

Can dogs eat Salmon? - YES/NO Dogs can only eat salmon with caution: Raw or undercooked salmon contains parasites which could cause  your dog very sick.

Can dogs eat Cranberries? - YES! Dogs can eat cranberries: Small portions of stewed cranberries are a good source of fiber, manganese and Vitamin C. And, as in humans, cranberries fight against urinary tract infections

Can dogs eat Pumpkin? - YES! Dogs can eat pumpkin: Pureed pumpkin, rather than raw pumpkin, can be fed to your dog in small quantities and are a good source for fiber, zinc, iron, potassium and Vitamin A.

Can dogs eat Pumpkin Seeds? - YES! Dogs can eat pumpkin seeds: It is recommended that canned and cooked fresh pumpkin are used.

Can dogs eat Quinoa? - YES/NO Dogs can only eat quinoa with caution: Quinoa is the fiber rich, gluten-free, high in protein grain that has gown in popularity as a health food. It is safe to feed your dog with quinoa as long as it has been cooked. Quinoa can cause severe digestive upset if fed to your dog uncooked.

Can dogs eat Beets? - YES! Dogs can eat beets: Small quantities of Beets, or beetroot, is vitamin packed and a safe food for your gog to eat. Beets are particularly good for digestive ailments.

Can dogs eat Almonds? - NO! Dogs can NOT eat almonds: Why are almonds bad for dogs? Almonds are not toxic to dogs, unlike walnuts, pecans and macadamia nuts, but almonds are  not safe for your dog to eat because, if not  properly chewed, can tear the windpipe or block the esophagus (which connects the throat to the stomach). Almonds are rich in fats and can also cause life threatening Pancreatitis.

Can dogs eat Almond Butter? - YES/NO Your Dog should only eat almond butter with caution: Almond butter is OK in small amounts  but make sure that it almond butter given to your dog does not contain the sugar substitute Xylitol, which can be toxic to dogs.

Can dogs drink Beer? - NO! Dogs can NOT drink beer or any other alcohol: Beer or any or drinks containing alcohol are not safe for dogs to drink. Just small quantities of alcohol can make your dog vomit, suffer with diarrhea and have problems with coordination, breathing and could possibly result in a  coma, even death.

Can dogs eat Lemons, Oranges or Limes? - YES/NO Dogs can only eat eat lemons, oranges and limes with caution: The seeds, peel and pith of citrus fruits can irritate the digestive system causing vomiting and diarrhoea.

Can dogs eat Grapefruit? - NO! Dogs can NOT eat grapefruit: Grapefruit, like other citrus fruits, can cause irritation to the digestive system, but grapefruit can be toxic to your dog.

Can dogs eat Turkey Bones? - NO! Dogs can NOT eat turkey bones: Turkey bones, especially cooked turkey bones, are brittle and dry and can can splinter during digestion causing serious damage to the intestines.

Can dogs drink Milk? - NO! Dogs can NOT drink milk: Milk and milk-based dairy products, such as ice cream, can cause diarrhea and other digestive problems in your dog

Can dogs eat Eggs? - YES/NO Dogs can only eat eggs with caution: Are eggs good for dogs? Cooked eggs, such as boiled eggs, are a good source of protein for your dog but raw eggs are extremely dangerous to your dog.

Can dogs eat Raw Eggs? - NO! Dogs can NOT eat raw eggs: Raw eggs are extremely dangerous to your dog because uncooked eggs contain bacteria like Salmonella that can cause food poisoning. Eating raw egg whites can give also give your dog biotin deficiency that can cause skin problems.

Can dogs eat Watermelon? - YES/NO Your Dog should only eat watermelon with caution: Watermelon is a good source of vitamins C and A, potassium, magnesium and water. Small slices are good for your dog but it is essential to remove any seeds, stems, and leaves first, because they can cause serious health problems.

Can dogs eat Cheese? - YES! Dogs can eat cheese, providing your dog is not lactose intolerant: Small quantities of cheese can be fed to your dog. Low-fat cheese like mozzarella or cottage cheese are the most healthy cheese options.

Can dogs eat Bread? -YES! Dogs can eat Bread: Small quantities of plain bread, without harmful raisins or nuts, can be feed to your dog but bread has no great nutritional value and can really pile on the carbohydrates and calories.

Can dogs eat Dough? - NO! Dogs can NOT eat Dough: Dough is dangerous to your dog because if uncooked  bread dough is ingested the dough would rise in your dog's stomach, stretching the abdomen and causing severe pain.

Can dogs eat Peaches? - YES/NO Your Dog should only eat eat peaches with caution: The fruit peaches is fine for your dog but seeds, peel and pith of peaches can irritate the digestive system causing vomiting and diarrhoea.

Can dogs eat Corn on the cob? - NO! Dogs can NOT eat corn on the cob: Why is corn bad for dogs? Corn is one of the most common ingredients in many dog foods but the cob can be difficult for your dog to digest and may cause intestinal blockage.

What Can Dogs Eat? The following list contains the human food that is not harmful to your dog: Bananas *** Blueberries *** Carrots *** Pineapple *** Broccoli *** Cucumbers *** Celery  *** Zucchini *** Strawberries *** Cranberries *** Beets *** Cheese *** Bread*** Peanut butter *** Pears *** Cherries *** Raspberries *** Rice *** Bell Peppers.

List of Human Food the Dogs can NOT Eat: The following list contains the human food that is harmful to your dog: Chicken bones *** Raw Meat *** Onions *** Chocolate *** Cinnamon *** Pistachios *** Grapefruit *** Turkey Bones *** Milk *** Raw Eggs *** Dough *** Corn on the cob *** Bacon *** Pomegranate *** Grapes *** Almonds *** Beer.

List of Human Food the Dogs can only eat with CAUTION: The following list contains the human food that is harmful to your dog: Apples *** Popcorn *** Cashews *** Almond Butter *** Lemons *** Oranges *** Limes *** Peaches*** Cat food *** Salmon *** Quinoa.

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