Can my dog eat that?

Foxhound, outside, in enclosed area, being fed treats.

Dogs can eat a variety of 'people foods', and on some occasions these foods can be quite healthy and nutritious for dogs. However some foods are not safe, and even poisonous for dogs. Here are some foods you can and can't give your dog.

Safe foods

  • Apples (chopped, no core or stems)
  • Apple sauce (additive free)
  • Asparagus (cooked and chopped)
  • Banana (peeled and chopped)
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli (cooked and chopped)
  • Brussel sprouts (cooked and chopped)
  • Cantaloupe melon (chopped, seeds & rind removed)
  • Carrots (chopped)
  • Cauliflower (cooked and chopped)
  • Celery (chopped)
  • Cheese (low fat and in moderation)
  • Cottage cheese (in moderation)
  • Cucumber (chopped)
  • Eggs (cooked and shell removed)
  • Green beans
  • Honey (in moderation)
  • Oatmeal/porridge
  • Oranges (in moderation, peeled, and seeds removed
  • Peas
  • Peanut butter (xylitol/E967 free)
  • Pumpkin puree (tinned, additive free)
  • Pineapple (rind removed, chopped)
  • Rice (cooked)
  • Salmon (bones removed)
  • Squash (seeds and rind removed)
  • Steak
  • Strawberries
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Sweet potato (chopped and cooked)
  • Watermelon (chopped, with seeds and rind removed)
  • Yoghurt (plain, low fat)

Unsafe foods

  • Onions, spring onions and shallots
  • Garlic, chives and leeks 
  • Chocolate
  • Grapes, raisins and sultanas
  • Coffee and tea
  • Nutmeg
  • Xylitol (E967)
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Corn on the cob (normal sweetcorn is okay)
  • Avocado
  • Alcohol
  • Cooked bones
  • Lemons and limes
  • Raw yeast dough

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and there are other foods which could be harmful to your dog.

If you have any concerns or think your dog has eaten something they shouldn't have, contact your vet immediately. 

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