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Q: Does anyone know what fruits and vegetables are good for my dog?

August 20, 2009 | By Ninaof2girls | 13 answers | Expired: 1824 days ago

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Does anyone know what fruits and vegetables are good for my dog?

I would like to know what fruits and vegetables are good for my dog? Many dog foods claim to have them in the ingrediants but I would prefer to add my own from the garden or grocery store. I do know from some research that grapes and raisins are a huge no no and can cause major kidney damage and failure. What others would you suggest and why? Thank you.

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Hannah H.
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Aug 24, 2009

my dogs like bannanas,apples,corn,and rice.DO NOT feed them grapes.It is supposed to be very bad for them.

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Judy M.
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Aug 22, 2009

Our dog loves string beans.

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Judy S.
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Aug 22, 2009

I have just discovered that my miniature poodle and miniature schnauzer both love cooked lima beans and blackeyed peas with bean snaps. I feed them in small quanities, heat in micrwave after storing in the refrigerator.

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9robin58
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Aug 21, 2009

I recently asked my vet this.This was the day I put my dogs on a diet because they are over weight.We feed EVO and it has all that in it.Carrots,chick peas, and anything starchy are not good if they are trying to lose weight.They are safe to eat though.A good premium dry has everything they need but if all else fails my vet said give them big rawhide treats just to give them something to knaw at.A little unsalted green beans are ok as a filler.All of dogsrsuper veggies are safe in moderation but if you count calories stay away from the starchy ones.Good luck.

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Stevecat511
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Aug 21, 2009

Definitely, carrots are a good veggie! Not really sure about the fruits, though! Hope this helps!

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Cady Lynn
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Aug 21, 2009

Apples and cranberry I believee.

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Ethel02
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Aug 20, 2009

There are a # of sites that show you, DON"T GIVE. grapes, raisins, mushrooms, onions, garlic, corn is just empty calories I always cook a bag of frozen string beans & a bag of carrots mic them in a container in the fridg & give a bit mixed in the food, you have to know your dog to know how much to give, too much they get the poop , sweet potato is excellent bake a couple potatoes, when they are done the skin comes off so easy with your hands, I stick them in a container too, before you put in food just nuke to room temp. it brings the flavor out of veggies & potatoes, plain canned pumpkin, no spices in it is excellent, apple slices, cored and No seeds, they have a small amt of arsenic in them (hard to believe) and it can kill a dog it may not all but some yes.my Lab loves banana, I give her 1/2 a small one but she is 90 lbs. Good Luck.

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Justin   .
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Aug 20, 2009

APPLES!


just make sure that you only give your dog the apple in slices. Also, avoid the seeds, stems, and leaves.
Great idea!

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Jillian
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Aug 20, 2009

this is a pretty comprehensive list of what foods are toxic to dogs, though i wouldn't assume everything is listed: www.dog-first-aid-101.com/toxic-foods.html

please note: the actual meat of the apple is perfectly fine for dogs. the seeds, stems, and leaves are what is toxic to them.

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Amber
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Aug 20, 2009

when in doubt, check here:

www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/plants/

that should tell you pretty well what to avoid. folks so far have made some good suggestions, though i would say be careful how much pumpkin or sweet potato you give them. both are full of great nutrients and are safe for dogs...they're also full of fiber, and too much could end in one big mess.

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