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 What Fresh Produce Your Pets Can and Can’t Eat

When it comes to feeding dogs human food, it’s pretty common knowledge that chocolate is a no-no. But what about the wide world of produce? We chatted with Dr. Jamie Richardson, Chief Medical Officer at Small Door Veterinary to find out just what fruits and veggies are good to chow, and which ones should be kept out of your furry friend’s reach.

Fruits and vegetables dogs and cats can eat:

  • Bell peppers
  • Carrots
  • Green beans
  • Pumpkin
  • Squash
  • Sweet potatoes 
  • Peas
  • Cucumbers
  • Spinach
  • Cantaloupe 
  • Watermelon
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Apples (not the cores or seeds)

Fruits and vegetables dogs and cats can’t eat:

  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Shallots
  • Leeks
  • Chives
  • Avocado
  • Grapes (and raisins)
  • Currants

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Remember that moderation—and safely introducing produce—is key.

Before you feed your cat or dog fresh produce:

  • Remove any seeds, pits, or cores from fruits before feeding them to pets.
  • Make sure that the fruit/veg is a small enough size to not cause a choking situation. 
  • Go slow when introducing new foods into your pet’s diet so you can monitor for any negative reactions. 
  • If you’re unsure about a specific fruit or vegetable, it’s a good idea to check with your veterinarian.

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