Can my dog eat strawberries?
One of the dogs I walk wants to eat every banana peel and apple core he finds on a walk so I decided to check exactly what dogs can and can't eat.
Dogs are omnivores, hence eat meat or plant-based food. Fruit and vegetables can enrich a dog’s diet and provide healthy treats. Before feeding your dog any fruit, check which are safe, and consider your pets pre-existing conditions as dogs with obesity, diabetes, bladder stones, and other conditions should not eat fruit without first consulting your vet.
If there are no pre-existing conditions, dogs can eat …
Apples: remove the seeds and core first
Bananas: remove the peel first
Blackberries: in moderation
Blueberries Broccoli: in small amounts Brussels sprouts: beware as the gassy effects they have on humans apply to dogs too
Mango: remove the stone first
Oranges: remove all seeds, peel and core
Peaches: no pit
Peas Pears: remove the pit and seeds first
Pineapple: remove the outer peel and crown
Potatoes: boiled, plain varieties
Raspberries: in small amounts Rice: plain rice
Rock melon: in moderation as they are high in sugar Spinach: in small amounts
Sweet potatoes: wash, peel and cook
Strawberries: in moderation Watermelon: remove the rind and seeds first
Always avoid these:
Grapes, raisins, currants, sultanas
Fruits that can be unsafe for dogs
Avocado: the pit, skin, and leaves contain persin, a toxin that often causes vomiting and diarrhea. The fleshy inside has less persin, but it is still too much for dogs Tomatoes: when ripe the fruit is considered safe for dogs, but the green parts contain a toxic substance called solanine
References and more information: https://www.petmd.com/dog/nutrition/evr_multi_healthy_snacks;