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Q: Does anybody know any healthy fruits and vegetables I could give my dog?

August 6, 2008 | By Hayley O. | 7 answers | Expired: 2168 days ago

Hayley O.

Please suggest.

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Heather
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Aug 06, 2008

For the most part a dog can eat what you can eat, but in smaller quantity (dogs are not obligate carnivores like cats - they need a little vegetation in their diet). Lots of dogs like carrots, mine like apples, I have tried a little of everything. You never want to feed a dog grapes, raisins, mushrooms or onions(garlic is in the same family, I wouldn't feed it in large amounts, but it is found in a lot of treats and such). All are or can be toxic. Chocolate and macadamia nuts are bad too. Seeds or stones of many fruits can contain cyanide. Broccoli and cauliflower can be bad in large amounts. When I am trimming them sometimes a pice hits the floor and Chinu will hoover it up - she's never had a problem! Mine like asparagus of all things!
Have fun finding out what your dog likes.

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Jessica H.
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Aug 06, 2008

It's easier to list what is toxic than what is safe. My dogs love potatoes, apples, carrots. STAY AWAY from grapes, mushrooms, garlic, pistaccio nuts, apple seeds, and obviously chocolate.

Basically, a good rule of thumb is -- everything in moderation! Even my dogs on occasion have eaten the "bad stuff" and have been fine. I'm not condoning giving them to your animal but mistakes happen, just don't give large amounts of anything you aren't sure is safe, or don't give it at all.

This list of toxic foods may help:
www.dobermanrescue.org/toxicfood.htm

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Jessica H.
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Aug 07, 2008

My dogs like apples but love it with peanut butter. they also like bananas. i know a dog that the only treats he gets is carrots and he loves them. my dogs do not though. so you should just get a little of different fruits and veg that are not toxic to them and see what your dog likes

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