Dog Health & Care

Can my Dog Eat This? Answers to Questions About What Foods Dogs Can Eat

Dogs eat and chew on just about everything – there is no getting around that. Whether it’s a couch, pillow or that new comforter you just bought, nothing is sacred to your dog. While some foods are great for your dog, some should be avoided at all costs. To help clear some confusion, I went ahead and looked at some of the most popular asked “can my dog eat” questions on Google and answered them below.


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Can my dog eat apples?

An Apple is a great treat for a dog as long as you make sure to remove the core and the seeds. While a few seeds wonít cause detrimental damage to your dog’s well being, a continuous supply can actually be deadly. Apple seeds contain Cyanide, which over time, can cause many health problems.

Can my dog eat watermelon?

The good news is that watermelon is safe for your dog to eat, but the bad news is that you might need to put a little bit of effort in before feeding it to your pooch. It is recommended that you remove all seeds from watermelon first, and make sure you don’t allow them to chew on the rind. Watermelon seeds can actually block your dog’s intestines, and the rinds will leave your dogís colon upset.

Can my dog eat grapes?

Unlike apples and watermelon, it is not recommended that your dog ingests grapes or raisins. While it is not yet proven which substance exactly in grapes is bad for your dog, there is a well-known history of them causing a toxic reaction in your dogís stomach, sometimes even resulting in kidney failure.

Can my dog eat carrots?

Carrots can be a very healthy and nutritious food to feed your dog every once in awhile. It is recommended that you slice them and cook them first because this will make it easier for it to be digested. Carrots are known to be very good for your canine’s teeth.

Can my dog eat popcorn?

While it is not necessarily horrible for your canine’s health, it is not recommended. Popcorn is derived from corn, which isnít really a good ingredient for your dog since it is hard to digest and doesnít provide many nutrients. Also, if your dog winds up with a kernel, it can break one of its teeth, which is a whole problem in itself.

Can my dog eat bananas?

The answer is yes but in moderation. Bananas are full of very important vitamins that are very good for your dog’s immune system. These vitamins include Potassium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C. However, feeding your dog too many bananas can cause constipation, among other bowel blockage problems.

Can my dog eat cat food?

It is highly recommended not to give your dog cat food. While they look about the same and can be purchased down the same aisle, cat food is surprisingly very different from dog food. Cats need more protein than dogs, therefore the food is primarily protein based, which can be very hard on a dog’s liver and kidney.

Can my dog eat eggs?

Cooked eggs are very healthy and a great thing to give your canine every once in awhile. Eggs contain protein, riboflavin, and selenium among many other vitamins and nutrients which are very beneficial to your dog’s well being. But be wary — too many eggs can have a negative effect in raising your dog’s cholesterol level.

Can my dog eat grass?

While some think dogs only eat grass to throw up, this is only true a quarter of the time. Most of the time grass can help settle your dog’s upset stomach and gas problems. If you see your dog eating grass, he or she may be going through a little bit of a stomach problem and you shouldnít worry too much unless it happens consistently.

Can my dog eat raw meat?

This question is very controversial, as some people stand by it, and others completely denounce it. Sled dogs and competition Greyhounds have forever been fed a raw meat and vegetable diet. There have been studies shown that it can be very beneficial for your canine’s health, considering this is the diet dogs used to live on before becoming domesticated. The choice is up to the owner, however.

Can my dog eat yogurt?

Pure, 100% natural yogurt can be beneficial to your dog, however, most people donít usually have this stocked in their fridge. Most human yogurt has artificial sweeteners, among many other things that are not good for your canine. If looking for the nutritional benefits of yogurt for dogs, it is recommended to purchase probiotic-infused bones.

Can my dog eat oranges?

Like most other foods on this list, oranges are alright in moderation, but it can prove to be harmful if provided consistently. Oranges have tons of nutrients, like most fruit, but they have a very high acidic level, which can cause your dog to have diarrhea. They can also provide gastrointestinal problems, especially if eaten with the rind.

Can my dog eat chocolate?

In case you didnít know already, chocolate is highly toxic for any dog. Chocolate contains ingredients that stimulate a dog’s nervous system and increases their heart rate. Depending on how much that has been ingested, it can prove to be fatal. Keep your dog away from chocolate, especially the darker chocolate.

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  1. November 1, 2017 at 10:49 pm — Reply

    Thanks for sharing this great blog post with all the different foods dogs can eat. I write about a lot of this information on my website as well. I may share some of these points as well. Thanks again!

  2. August 31, 2017 at 3:00 pm — Reply

    Also, your own dog and its own individual… health status can make a very big difference to the answer to this question. Yes, you can eat it but it wouldn’t taste so good. All though you can eat it, I would advise you not to eat dog food because its mean’t for dogs .

  3. July 26, 2017 at 3:02 pm — Reply

    My dog is constantly eating grass. Good to know she doesn’t always have an upset stomach now!

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