While you’re chopping veggies or munching on a piece of fruit, you might be tempted to treat your dog or cat to a taste. Many fruits and vegetables can be a healthy, vitamin-packed way to reward your pet, but some types of produce are absolutely off limits. Find out which fruits and veggies are safe to feed to dogs and cats and which ones are dangerous. Click on an individual fruit or vegetable for more information about the benefits and recipes or why it is not safe for pets to eat.
Though you’ll find many fruits and veggies on the “yes” list, it’s important that your pet eats a diet consisting mainly of quality pet food with healthy fats and proteins.
Keep in mind:
Avocado - can cause stomach upset, toxic to some species (other than cats and dogs)
Beans - should be rinsed, cooked and free from ingredients on the “no” list
Cherries - be cautious to remove the pits, stems and leaves which contain cyanide
Coconut - can cause upset stomach and diarrhea
Corn - common allergen
Dates - high in sugar and fiber
Pickles - check ingredients; can contain high levels of sodium or items from the “no” list
Pomegranate - eating pomegranate makes some dogs sick
Potato - must be cooked; do not feed raw or green potatoes
Rhubarb - the stalks are safe but the leaves are toxic
Seaweed - commercial seaweed and supplements are safe, but dogs should not eat seaweed found on the beach
Tomatoes - must be ripe, stems and leaves removed
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