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Can Dogs Eat This? We List All Of The Human Foods Dogs Can and Can't Eat

Updated: Sep 16, 2023

Certain human foods, like carrots, tinned tuna and strawberries, can be safe for most dogs when given in moderation but others, like garlic, onions, grapes and green tomatoes can be toxic for dogs.

Foods that are safe and foods that are toxic for dogs

Unsurprisingly, dogs and humans metabolize foods in different ways and what might be a tasty treat for us can be potentially toxic for your dog. On the flip side, there are many human foods that are perfectly safe and even healthy and nutritious for dogs to eat as an occasional treat and that can enhance a well balanced diet.

This post takes a look at the safety of a range of common fruit and vegetables and whether they are safe for your dog to eat.

Can dogs eat strawberries?

Can dogs eat strawberries? The answer is a resounding yes but in moderation. Just like us, dogs love the tasty sweetness of summer ripened strawberries and they can be a much appreciated treat when given to your dog as a treat and incorporated into their diet. Read our full blog about can dogs eat strawberries here for a full indepth look at the pros and cons of feeding your dog strawberries.

Can dogs eat grapes?

You should never feed grapes or raisins to your dog as both grapes and raisins contain toxic compounds that are toxic and harmful to dogs. Unfortunately, even small amounts of grapes and raisins have the potential to make your dog sick and can potentially lead to rapid kidney failure and death, so it’s important to avoid giving your dog grapes or raisins altogether.

Can dogs eat pastry?

Dogs can eat pastri including pie crust, flans, croissants etc but only as a treat and only in moderation. Because of the high fat and salt content usually found in pastry it is important to limit the amount of pastry that your dog eats. On top of this care must be taken giving your dog pastry due to the fact that like humans, some dogs might be gluten intolerant. Read our full blog about can dogs eat pastry here.

Can dogs eat black pudding?

Yes, dogs are absolutely allowed to eat black pudding as part of their diet but only in moderation due to the high fat and salt content. Black pudding is made from pig's blood and a combination of other ingredients including pork fats and oatmeal and what people do not normally realise is that black pudding is actually cooked before you purchase it so is safe for your dog to eat in moderation. Read or full blog about can dogs eat black pudding here.

Can dogs eat prawn crackers?

Prawn crackers are safe for most dogs as they are made from tapioca and prawns which are generally well tolerated. The problem arises from the fact that prawn crackers are deep fried so may not be the healthiest treat for your dog and on top of this, some dogs may have a seafood allergy which could make feeding your dog prawn crackers a problem. If you are in any doubt as to whether your dog can eat them or whether you dog is allergic we advise consulting with your vet first or alternatively introducing them slowly to your dog's diet and being mindful of the amount that you are feeding them. Read or full blog about can dogs eat prawn crackers here.


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