Can Dogs Eat Fruit?
Fruit is a healthy food for humans, and generally speaking is healthy for dogs too. But dogs do not need fruit as part of a healthy dog diet. They do not need the types or levels of vitamins and nutrients found in fruit, like we do.
The water content in most fruit is beneficial to them, but hazards like pits, seeds, and rinds of some fruits can be choking hazards or toxic for them. Here is a guide to help you decide which fruits dogs can and can’t eat.
Can Dogs Eat Apple Cores?
The core of an apple contains a rough textured center, the stem of the fruit, possibly the withered apple flower blossom on the end, and of course the seeds. The rest of the apple is the more appealing part, so people are usually left with the core and may toss it to their dog to eat. The seeds are the problem. Apple seeds contain a substance called amygdalin, which release cyanide when metabolized in the body. Enough cyanide can kill pets and humans. A small dog weighing 5-10 pounds could be poisoned with only 10 apple seeds, if they were finely chewed and digested. Eating too many apple cores over a regular period of time, can cause cyanide to build up in your dog and poison him over time. Best to keep apple cores away from your dog.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Apple Cores? NO
Can Dogs Eat Apples?
Apples, minus the seeds, are a great treat for your dog. They love them because they are crunchy and juicy. At the same time they are a nutritional food with some calcium, and vitamins A, C and K. They also have pectin which is a fiber that helps digestion. Chewing apples can help clean your dog’s breath and remove leftover food from between their teeth. Too many apples, like any food, can cause upset stomach. But added to your dog’s regular food, apples can provide a nice change of pace for your dog. Many quality dog foods contain apples as a main ingredient. They are low-calorie, high nutrition food. Apples for your dog are a good idea, minus the seeds.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Apples? YES
Can Dogs Eat Applesauce?
Applesauce, like apples, has a bunch of nutritious vitamins and minerals beneficial to dogs. Vitamin C, A, and healthy fiber is abundant in applesauce. You don’t have to worry about the seeds either, as applesauce is not made using the seeds. It also has the added advantage of being more moist than apples, so you can easily mix applesauce into your dog’s regular dog food to give him a boost in nutrition. Just make sure your are feeding your dog unsweetened applesauce. A lot of applesauce made for people has added sugar. Sugar is bad for your dog as it can cause weight gain, diabetes, tooth decay, hyperactivity, and is a suspected cause of cancer in humans and animals.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Applesauce? YES
Can Dogs Eat Avocado?
Avocados are healthy fruits that contain antioxidants, anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, good amounts of fiber and vitamin B. However, avocados for dogs are considered unsafe by the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). The reason for this lies in the leaves and unripe fruit of the avocado. They contain a toxic substance called persin, which can cause upset stomach and diarrhea. The ripe fruit has much fewer levels if not undetectable levels of this substance. In fact, the Avoderm dog food company uses avocado as their main ingredient. If dogs were getting sick, they could not sell this food. The manufacturing process in Avoderm dog food removes the persin. The beneficial parts of avocados remain. So no to the leaves and unripe avocados, but yes to ripe avocados which is what most people would have in their house anyway.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Avocado? YES
Can Dogs Eat Banana Peels?
Bananas are good for dogs, but banana peels have no benefit, and could have some harmful effects. In moderation, bananas are nutritionally good for your dog. Banana peels don’t have any nutritional benefit, but at the same time aren’t toxic. If your dog gets curious in the garbage and finds a banana peel, the worst that may happen is diarrhea. In rare cases, the peel can cause intestinal blockage if it is not chewed well. Many dogs wolf down their food, so sometimes a banana peel will go down in large pieces. The cellulose in banana peels is tough for the digestive system to break down, so the peel will pass through. Don’t intentionally feed your dog a banana peel, but if he eats one accidentally, it will probably be fine.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Banana Peels? YES
Can Dogs Eat Bananas?
Bananas are a good source of minerals like potassium, copper, biotin, and manganese, and vitamins like vitamin C and B6. They are also a source of fiber which helps their digestive tract. Sodium in bananas is very low as is cholesterol. They are not a perfect food however, as they have a lot of natural sugars. This is why you will want to limit bananas in your dog’s diet. Bananas can be fed to dogs as a treat, but should not be a staple in their diet. All that sugar can contribute to obesity, especially in older less active dogs. The sugar in bananas is why you don’t see dog foods with bananas as part of the ingredients. So they are ok as a treat, but not as an everyday food.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Bananas? YES
Can Dogs Eat Berries?
Dogs can eat berries in moderation. Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries, all have nutrients that are worth getting into your dog’s diet. Nutrients like antioxidants, fiber, phytochemicals, and vitamin C, are all found in berries, and help to boost your dog’s immune system and digestive system. Antioxidants are linked to cancer prevention in humans and dogs. Some berries are not recommended for your dog. these include juniper berries, mistletoe berries, poke berries, and cherries. Some of these have pits that could be a choking hazard, or chemicals that may be toxic to dogs. The four berries previously mentioned can be given frozen which are easier for your dog to eat, and will help to cool him down on hot days. Dogs are carnivores, their systems designed to digest meat, so too many berries can cause upset stomach.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Berries? YES
Can Dogs Eat Black Olives?
Black olives are just ripe olives, green are picked before they are ripe. Olives are round, wet, and smooth, and so they make a perfect sized choking hazard for your dog. On that one point alone, you should not feed your dog olives. You may be eating them casually out of a jar or bowl, and when your dog sees this he may beg to have whatever it is you are eating. He is not begging for olives. Dogs are carnivores and only when extremely hungry would they choose to eat an olive. However, if you toss one to your dog, this makes for a bad situation where the olive can get stuck in their windpipe and choke. Besides that, olives are high in salt which is bad for a dogs blood pressure. They can be stuffed with unhealthy foods like cheese, or salty anchovies, and lets not forget the pit — another choking hazard. Best to stay away from olives.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Black Olives? NO
Can Dogs Eat Blackberries?
Blackberries are safe to give to your dog in moderation. The shape can be a concern as a choking risk, so mash up the blackberry if you are going to give it to your dog as a treat. Nutritionally, there is no strong reason to include blackberries in your dog’s diet, other than as an occasional treat. A dogs anatomy is designed to digest meat. Their digestive tract is shorter than a humans, so fruits like blackberries may cause stomach upset if too many are given. One is more than enough. Blackberries should not be part of a dogs regular diet in their daily meals. Dog food is scientifically balanced to provide all of the nutrients a dog needs, and in some cases fruit like blackberries are in the ingredients. They provide a nutrition boost in vitamin C and antioxidants. But the amount of blackberries you’ll find in dog food is very low.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Blackberries? YES
Can Dogs Eat Blueberries?
Blueberries, like other berries are ok to feed to your dog. They are small enough for most dogs that they will not create a risk of choking. If you have a very small dog and you want to give her blueberries, crush them first so the round shape isn’t a concern. Medium and larger dogs can enjoy a special treat if you freeze the blueberries. They’ll enjoy the crunch and get some added benefit from the cooling effect. Blueberries are loaded with nutrition. They have fiber for digestion, antioxidants that aid in repairing cells, minerals like selenium, zinc, and iron, and vitamins like A, B, C, and E. While a dog’s body primarily needs meat for protein, blueberries have such concentrated nutrition that they are too good to pass up. They taste great too so they make a healthy treat. Moderation is the key, too many will cause stomach upset.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Blueberries? YES
Can Dogs Eat Cantaloupe?
Your dog will love cantaloupe, and it is healthy for him. Cantaloupe is a water rich fruit that can help hydrate your dog. The flesh is soft and sweet and contains specialized nutrients like zeaxanthin, an antioxidant that filters blue light rays and helps prevent macular degeneration. Another nutrient is beta carotene, found in many orange and yellow fruits & vegetables. It is thought to prevent asthma and cancer in dogs. High levels of potassium, vitamin C, and choline, decrease high blood pressure in dogs, and prevent stroke. The high fiber in cantaloupe helps prevent constipation in dogs. The soft ripe cantaloupe is easy for your dog to eat, but just to be safe, cut it up in cubes before feeding it to him. The outside husk of cantaloupe should not be fed to your dog. It may contain salmonella or other impurities.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Cantaloupe? YES
Can Dogs Eat Cherries?
Cherries are a delicious tasting fruit of the cherry tree that should be limited to humans, not dogs. Nutritionally cherries contain vitamins C, A, and B6, some fiber, no fat and only about 80 calories per cup. Antioxidants in cherries can help reduce inflammation in arthritic joints. Some of these nutrients may benefit dogs, but they don’t need them. Dogs need protein mainly, and a good quality dog food will provide other necessary nutrients. Cherries have pits which can be a choking risk. More dangerous than choking however, is that cherry pits, stems, and leaves, contain cyanide. When we eat cherries, we know not to eat these toxic parts. However, give a dog a cherry and he will probably swallow it whole. A moderate amount of cherry pits in a dog’s body will build up cyanide poisoning over time. If you must feed your dog cherries, feed them unpitted cherries. Better yet, find them another snack.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Cherries? NO
Can Dogs Eat Cranberries?
Cranberries are a tart, acidic tasting berry from a shrub that grows in bogs. Most dogs would probably not like the taste as it is not sweet or salty. However, it is small and resembles other foods, so curious dogs might eat cranberries. Cranberries contain vitamin C and a decent amount of dietary fiber. They are very low in calories at about 50 calories per cup. Cranberries are a hard berry so may be considered a choking concern for dogs. If cooked, they are softer and most recipes combine them with sugar and mash them into a sauce. Cranberries also come in juice form. Cranberries are not considered bad for dogs. In fact they may help them get over urinary tract infections, as they do with people. Cranberry juice does contain sugar which is not good for dogs, so don’t give your dog too much.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Cranberries? YES
Can Dogs Drink Cranberry Juice?
Cranberry Juice that is made commercially is made with sugar and other preservatives, so it is not a good food to feed your dog. However, there are benefits to giving your dog cranberry juice if you don’t over do it. Once in a while if your vet diagnoses a urinary tract infection in your dog, then cranberry juice may help. It works by preventing bacteria from sticking together. Otherwise, cranberry juice is not recommended as an every day drink for dogs. They wouldn’t like cranberry juice made from only cranberries because it is very tart or sour tasting. Cranberry juice is not harmful for your dog, if he happens to drink some out of your glass while your not looking. If he drinks a gallon of it, then he may get a stomach ache, but that is true with anything dog over indulge in.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Cranberry Juice? YES
Can Dogs Eat Dates?
Dates are a sweet fruit of the date palm tree. They contain many different nutrients that can boost a dog’s health. Dietary fiber is high in dates and this can help a dog regulate their digestive system. Dates also contain a good amount of carbohydrates which are an energy source for dogs. Potassium for muscle function, iron for healthy blood cells, and protein for muscle mass, are also part of a dates nutrient profile for dogs. While dates are oval shaped and measure about an inch square, they are soft enough for dogs to chew up safely without becoming a choking problem. The big negative with dates is their sugar content. One average date contains 16 grams of sugar, equivalent to 4 teaspoons. Dates are almost like candy in this respect. If you feed your dog dates, limit them greatly. Dates should be fed to dogs once in a while, but definitely not part of their daily diet. They are safe, but too many can lead to obesity and stomach upset.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Dates? YES
Can Dogs Eat Figs?
Figs are a fruit that can be eaten fresh or dried. It is very sweet and the fresh fig is juicy. It is found in many recipes such as desserts and cookies. Figs contain dietary fiber, antioxidants, and phyto-nutrients. These are important substances that can help dogs fight off some cancers, and help treat dogs that have inflammatory diseases like arthritis. Fiber is needed for digestive health. Figs have about 300 calories per cup. Chances are your dog has never eaten figs. If this is the case, and you want to give him figs, start small and wait to see if there is an allergic reaction such as a rash in the mouth, or itchy skin, and watery eyes. Figs can be cut up into small pieces to avoid choking. If you find your dog has a taste for figs, limit his consumption to 1 or 2 a week. They are sweet and dogs may beg for them if you feed them more often than this.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Figs? YES
Can Dogs Eat Grapefruit?
Grapefruit is great for people, but this does not apply to dogs. Grapefruit is toxic to dogs. The pulp, peel, and seeds of grapefruit are all toxic to dogs. The essential oils in grapefruit cause a blood reaction that results in all sorts of symptoms such as rashes, vomiting, diarrhea, depression, lethargy, trembling, and sensitivity to light. Kidney function can be affected negatively, and in extreme cases, a vet may need to do a blood transfusion to remove the toxin. Luckily, grapefruit is sour and not appealing to dogs in general, but some dogs will eat anything. In small amounts grapefruit may cause your dog stomach upset, but even consuming one grapefruit can cause some of the more serious problems. Keep your dog away from grapefruit.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Grapefruit? NO
Can Dogs Eat Grapes?
Grapes (and raisins) are deadly for dogs and can cause sudden kidney failure. It is not known what the exact substance is in grapes that causes toxicity in dogs, but it is suspected to be an inhibitor that interferes with the kidneys ability to filter urine. Only a few grapes are needed to create this problem. Some of the more minor health conditions caused by grape ingestion by dogs include loss of appetite, weakness, lethargy, abdominal pain, and dehydration to the point your dog may not urinate at all. Eating even a few grapes is considered an emergency for your dog. Your vet will encourage vomiting to get the poison out of your dog’s system. Do not toss your dog a few grapes (or raisins).
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Grapes? NO
Can Dogs Eat Green Apples?
Green Apples are healthy fruit if they are Granny Smith variety of green apples. Unripened apples may give your dog stomach upset. Green Apples contain antioxidants and other nutrients. Low in calories, green apples, often referred to as Granny Smiths, have no harmful fat, and good fiber and vitamin C levels. Green Apples are not considered a choking hazard for dogs because they are soft and easily chewed. Feel free to feed your dog apples, but don’t feed him the seeds as they contain a type of poisonous (in large amounts) cyanide (see apples and apple cores at the top of this page).
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Green Apples? YES
Can Dogs Eat Honeydew?
Honeydew are green melons that are similar to apples in texture, and have seeds in the center that are wet and slimy. Honeydew contain very low calories and sodium, no fat, and have beneficial vitamin C and potassium. Honeydew are not considered a choking hazard for dogs because they can be chopped into small bite sized pieces that are soft enough for your dog or pup to chew up and swallow. Honeydew is a good treat for your dog as it is sweet, but not from artificial sweeteners. Your dog will love the texture of honeydew. Don’t give too much, as the plant cells can be difficult for dogs to digest.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Honeydew? YES
Can Dogs Eat Kiwi?
Kiwi is an egg-shaped fruit, also known as Chinese gooseberry. Kiwi contains high levels of vitamin C — one kiwi has 100% of a humans daily need, no fat, low sugar, low calories, some decent fiber for digestion, and potassium for muscle function. Kiwi is not considered a choking hazard for dogs because they are safe and mushy and dogs can chew and swallow kiwi with no problem. Kiwi is a good snack for your dog that has some beneficial antioxidants and vitamins. Feed your dog kiwi as a snack only. Too many at once can give him an upset stomach.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Kiwi? YES
Can Dogs Eat Lemons?
Lemons are a citrus fruit grown in southern climates on trees. Lemons contain only 17 calories per lemon, large quantities of vitamin C, and some potassium. Lemons are not considered a choking hazard for dogs because they are soft and the rind is easy to chew. There are many benefits for humans to eat lemons. However, a dog’s digestive system is not made to break down lemons properly. The ASPCA warns dog owners not to feed their dogs lemons. They are toxic to dogs in large amounts, and can cause depression, diarrhea, and vomiting.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Lemons? NO
Can Dogs Eat Mango?
Mango is a juicy fruit grown on trees in tropical climates. Mango contains good and bad ingredients. On the good side, vitamin C, B6, and A are very high in mango, as is potassium and carbs for energy. On the negative side, mangoes have about 200 calories and 46 grams of sugar per fruit. Mango is not considered a choking hazard for dogs because the fruit and skin is soft and chewable. Watch out for the center stone which can be a choking risk. If dogs eat too many mangoes, they will get fat on them. However, mangoes once a week are a nice treat and very healthy nutritionally.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Mango? YES
Can Dogs Eat Nectarines?
Nectarines are a soft peach-like fruit that grows on trees. Nectarines contain some minor amounts of vitamins and minerals, and are low in calories and fat. Nectarines are not considered a choking hazard for dogs because they are soft enough for dogs to chew and swallow without choking. Nectarines have large pits or stones in the center which can certainly be a choking concern, so keep the nectarine pits away from your dog. Nectarines are sweet and your dog will like the taste. Keep the stones away from your dog, and slice up the flesh and thin skin as a treat once in a while. Too many nectarines will cause your dog stomach upset.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Nectarines? YES
Can Dogs Eat Olives?
Olives are the fruit of the olive tree mostly grown around the Mediterranean region. Olives contain almost no nutrients and are low in calories, and are mostly eaten for their flavor or in olive oils. Olives are considered a choking hazard for dogs because of their shape. They are oval and look like a grape. This shape can block a dog’s airway and cause choking. Dogs will swallow many smaller foods whole, food such as olives. The ingredients added to olives can be harmful to dogs. Cheese, some fish, pimento, all have the ability to make your dog sick. It may be tempting to toss your dog an olive out of the jar, but don’t, your dog has a good chance of choking.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Olives? NO
Can Dogs Drink Orange Juice?
Orange Juice is a liquid drink made from squeezing oranges. Orange Juice contains vitamin C, and small amounts of some other vitamins and minerals. Orange Juice is not considered a choking hazard for dogs because it’s a liquid drink they can easily swallow. Dogs can drink orange juice in small quantities. It is not toxic, but larger amounts will cause upset stomach due to the acidity of oranges. Water is a much better alternative for dogs than orange juice. Orange juice is difficult for dogs to digest as they are carnivores, and do not eat fruit as part of their normal diets. In a pinch, if your dog is thirsty and water is not available, then orange juice will not harm your dog.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Orange Juice? YES
Can Dogs Eat Orange Peels?
Orange Peels are the outer skin or covering of oranges. Commonly, just the inner part of the fruit is eaten by humans, and the peel or rind is thrown away. Orange Peels contain many nutrients, surprisingly. There is more vitamin C in the peel than there is in the fleshy inner fruit of oranges, about twice as much. Orange peels also contain flavinoids which are substances that prevent cancer. Orange Peels are considered a choking hazard for dogs because of their thick texture, they can get stuck in a dog’s throat and block breathing. Unfortunately, a dog’s digestive system cannot digest orange peels. The cellulose in plant skins goes mostly undigested in a dog’s stomach, causing stomach upset, and possibly vomiting and diarrhea. If your dog begs you for orange peels when he sees you eating oranges, give him the fleshy part of the orange instead. Better yet give him a dog biscuit.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Orange Peels? YES
Can Dogs Eat Oranges?
Oranges are a soft, juicy fruit grown on trees in southern states. Oranges contain a day’s worth of vitamin C for humans in just one orange. Some potassium and dietary fiber is also found in oranges. Oranges are not considered a choking hazard for dogs because they are soft and squishy which a dog can chew and swallow easily. Some acidic citrus fruits are toxic to dogs (grapefruit) but oranges are not one of them. Dogs can tolerate small amounts of oranges, but should not eat too many. More than half an orange at once for a medium-sized dog will cause stomach upset because dogs don’t have the enzymes necessary in their stomach to digest acidic fruits. Small amounts are OK, large amounts will make the sick.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Oranges? YES
Can Dogs Eat Papaya?
Papaya is a soft fleshy fruit that grows on trees in sub-tropical climates. Papaya contains a lot of vitamin C, good amounts of vitamins A and B6, and some dietary fiber. Papaya is not considered a choking hazard for dogs because it is soft and can be chopped into bite-sized pieces that dogs can chew and swallow. The soft fruit part of papaya is not toxic to dogs and is a nice sweet treat once in a while. It should not be part of their regular diet because if the high sugar content and slightly acidic nature that can cause stomach upset. Papaya seed are toxic for dogs. Like apple seeds, they contain small amounts of cyanide. A lot of papaya seeds would have to be ground up and ingested to make a dog sick. The seeds can also cause intestinal blockage in dogs because they are not digested in the stomach and pass through the digestive system until they appear in the dog’s stool.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Papaya? YES
Can Dogs Eat Peaches?
Peaches are a soft juicy fruit grown on trees in all parts of North America. Peaches contain small amounts of vitamin C and A, some dietary fiber, and potassium for proper muscle functioning. At the same time, it is low in calories and fat. Peaches are not considered a choking hazard for dogs because the flesh is soft and juicy. The pit is another story. It is the right size to get stuck in your dog’s wind pipe, and it has ridges that can grab the inside of the trachea and lodge there. Very dangerous for dogs. Never give your dog whole peaches or the pit. Peaches are healthy for dogs in small amounts. The sugar in peaches can cause stomach upset and obesity if they are given peaches too often. The pit or stone in the center of a peach is very dangerous for dogs as a choking hazard. It also contains small cyanide levels, so if your dog chews it up they can be poisoned. The fruit is good, the pit is bad.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Peaches? YES
Can Dogs Eat Pears?
Pears are a juicy fruit similar to apples, that grow on trees around the world. Pears contain good amounts of dietary fiber, and some vitamins such as vitamin C. At the same time they are moderate in calories — about 100 per pear. Pears are not considered a choking hazard for dogs because they are soft inside and can easily be consumed by dogs without choking. Pears are good for dogs, not as acidic as other fruit like oranges, and have more fiber. The seeds contain small amounts of cyanide, so knock the seed out before feeding pears to your dog. It would take a lot of pear seeds to poison an average sized dog.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Pears? YES
Can Dogs Eat Pineapple?
Pineapple is a large fruit grown in tropical climates like Hawaii. Pineapple contains large amounts of vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fiber. Pineapple also contains sugar which is harmful to dogs in large amounts. Pineapple is not considered a choking hazard for dogs because it is a soft fruit that can be given to dogs in small pieces and easily chewed and swallowed. Pineapple is good for dogs, can boost their immune system to fight off diseases, and they like it because it is sweet. Don’t feed them too much because it can cause stomach aches in large amounts.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Pineapple? YES
Can Dogs Eat Plums?
Plums are the purple fruit of a deciduous tree. Plums contain some vitamins and minerals, and are low in calories with no fat. Plums are considered a choking hazard for dogs because they are small and oval, and have a pit in the center that can easily choke your dog. Plums don’t have enough nutrition to recommend them for your dog. The pits are small enough to get lodged in their throat, and also contain cyanide which is toxic to dogs. Avoid plums for your dog.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Plums? NO
Can Dogs Eat Pomegranate?
Pomegranate is a reddish-pink fruit that grows on small trees, and contains a lot of seeds in the center. The seeds are the only edible part of pomegranates. Pomegranate contains only minor amounts of vitamins and minerals, but have good amounts of fiber for digestion in dogs. They are low in calories and contain low-fat. Pomegranate is not considered a choking hazard for dogs because the seeds are soft and slimy and wet so are swallowed without problems. Unfortunately, pomegranate contains tannins which do not react well in a dogs stomach. Your dog will probably vomit up the pomegranate you feed him, so he won’t get the benefits of the fruit. There are dog foods containing pomegranate that have been processed to remove the tannins.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Pomegranate? YES
Can Dogs Eat Pomegranate Seeds?
Pomegranate Seeds are the slimy seeds found in abundance in the fruit of the pomegranate. Pomegranate Seeds contain nutrients that are good for humans but not necessarily dogs. Antioxidants in pomegranate seeds can help relieve muscle cramping and lower cholesterol. Pomegranate Seeds are not considered a choking hazard for dogs because the seed are soft and squishy so dogs can eat them easily. Dogs just don’t have the necessary enzymes to digest pomegranate seeds. Most dogs will vomit after eating pomegranate seeds.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Pomegranate Seeds? YES
Can Dogs Eat Prunes?
Prunes are dried plums. Prunes contain good amounts of vitamins A and B6, potassium, dietary fiber, and some protein. Because they are a concentrated version of a fruit, the sugar content is very high, equivalent to 14 teaspoons of sugar per cup of prunes. Calories therefore are also high at about 400 calories per cup of prunes. Prunes are considered a choking hazard for dogs because the small compact shape, combined with the sweet flavor, encourages dogs to swallow them whole. They can easily get caught in the wind pipe of a medium-sized dog. In addition to the sugar and choking worry of prunes for dogs, they also contain a toxin — cyanide, in the pits of prunes that dogs can die from in large amounts. Cyanide can build up over time in a dog’s digestive tract. Never feed your dog prunes, and don’t let him drink prune juice either which can cause kidney problems.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Prunes? NO
Can Dogs Eat Pumpkin?
Pumpkin is a plant that is related to squash, and grows on the ground. Pumpkin contains large amounts of vitamin A, and good amounts of vitamins C and B6. Minerals like iron and magnesium, and some potassium are also present. One cup of pumpkin has only 30 calories. Pumpkin is not considered a choking hazard for dogs because it is soft enough for dogs to chew and swallow. Pureed pumpkin mixed into dog food is a good way to feed pumpkin to your dog. Pumpkin is found in many quality dog foods. Pumpkin helps clean and maintain a dog’s urinary tract, to prevent and heal infections, the fiber helps with digestion, and their skin and coat will benefit from eating pumpkin.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Pumpkin? YES
Can Dogs Eat Raisins?
Raisins are dried, shriveled up grapes. Raisins contain concentrated sugar, about 4 teaspoons per ounce. They have small amounts of vitamins, and some dietary fiber and potassium. Raisins are considered a choking hazard for dogs because they are small and oval and soft and will tend to be swallowed whole by dogs. Small dogs with tiny wind pipes can get raisins lodged in and block airflow. Raisins have an unidentified compound that causes kidney failure and a lack of urine (anuria). This leads to death in many cases. Raisins are a dangerous food for dogs and should not be fed to them.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Raisins? NO
Can Dogs Eat Raspberries?
Raspberries are a sweet soft fruit that grows on bushes and is related to the rose family of plants. Raspberries contain a good amount of dietary fiber and vitamin C, as well as small amounts of other vitamins and some minerals. Raspberries are not considered a choking hazard for dogs because they are soft and squishy enough that they can be swallowed whole or chewed lightly to swallow them without choking. Raspberries have a very low sugar amount, so are a good treat for your dog if they like sweets. The health benefits including flavinoids and antioxidants are very beneficial for dogs fighting off disease.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Raspberries? YES
Can Dogs Eat Strawberries?
Strawberries are fruits grown on the leafy strawberry plant. They are red when ripe. Strawberries contain some vitamins. Strawberries are not considered a choking hazard for dogs because they are soft and mushy. Fine for dogs with some minor nutritional benefit.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Strawberries? YES
Can Dogs Eat Watermelon?
Watermelon is a large, nutritious, water containing fruit that grows on vines on the ground. Watermelon contains lots of nutrients, vitamins, and water. Watermelon is not considered a choking hazard for dogs because they are soft and can be chewed. Yes, especially in the summer for hyydration.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Watermelon? YES
Can Dogs Eat Watermelon Rind?
Watermelon Rind is the outer shell or skin of the watermelon. Watermelon Rind contains fiber and water. Watermelon Rind is not considered a choking hazard for dogs because they are soft and can be chewed. They like to chew the rinds and it is harmless.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Have Watermelon Rind? YES