Which Fruit, Vegetables and Berries can Dogs Eat ?

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Do you have a dog that likes to nibble on carrots? Or who is an avid blueberry picker on a forest trip? Do you know what you absolutely should not give your dog?

Agria Animal Insurance gives you an overview of which vegetables, fruit and berries your dog can eat.

What can you give?

Below you will see two lists of suggestions for what you can give your dog in terms of fruit, vegetables and berries, in small quantities. Remember that everything should be fresh and smell good because if it is rotten, it may contain substances that can be toxic, also for dogs.

Vegetables you can give your dog:

  • Carrot
  • Asparagus
  • Salad
  • Potato, boiled or steamed
  • Sweet potato, boiled or steamed
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumber
  • Broccoli, boiled or steamed
  • Spinach
  • Kohlrabi without skin

Fruits and berries you can give your dog:

  • Apples, cored and seedless
  • Mango, without peel and stone
  • Melon, without skin and seeds
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Blueberry
  • Mullet

Try yourself out

There are big individual differences in what the dog can eat without getting upset, so always start by giving a small amount first and monitor the dog throughout the day. Some dogs may get a lot of gas in their stomachs or have loose stools if they eat something new.

– If your dog has any diseases or allergies you should talk to your vet before giving it any new foods. It may also be a good idea to tear or cut up the vegetables, fruit and large berries into suitable sizes to prevent the dog from swallowing too large pieces at a time and possibly choking, says vet Sara Solheim.

Dangerous for dogs

You should never give your dog onions. Neither scallions, garlic, spring onions, chives or other types of onions. Both raw and heat-treated onions contain allicin, which can cause anemia in dogs. In the worst case, this can be life-threatening.

– Other examples of foods that can be harmful to dogs and should therefore be avoided are avocados, grapes, raisins, macadamia nuts and mushrooms, says Solheim

It is also wise to avoid giving cobs of corn as these do not break down in the stomach/intestine and can therefore get stuck and cause major damage. If you want to give the dog corn, it is important to remove the corn cob itself and only give the dog the corn kernels.

– Some nuts can be poisonous, while others can cause stomach problems. The simplest advice is: Steer clear of the muzzle, concludes Solheim.

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