Can my dog eat this?

Toxic fruits and veggies – a guide for a natural dog food diet

When it comes to man’s best friend, our little fur babies, you want to do what’s best for them. You treat them like one of your own, because that’s what they are. They’re a part of our family. With this being said, you want to keep your dog healthy and strong. Natural dog food is really the best way to make sure that dog nutrition is spot on. Natural dog food doesn’t have to be cooked always either. You can give them it raw dog good. It’s just as great for them, and helps them to stay healthy.

However, when you make your natural dog food, you need to be certain that you know what’s good for your animals. Not everything is safe for our little fur babies. Some things are toxic, and can make our pets very sick. It could even be fatal, which isn’t what you’re wanting to do. You want to make their food, but let’s make sure we do it safely. With their health in mind.

 Toxic fruits and vegetables for your dog 

While making natural dog food, you want to make sure you’re providing them a delicious and nutritious meal. You want to be certain that what you are making, and feeding, them is healthy for them. You need to make sure that everything is beneficial for them. If it’s not beneficial, or providing any nutrients, or etc., then it’s pointless to give them. It becomes more of just a filler then, and that’s what you’re wanting to avoid, obviously.

The list below is a list of fruits and vegetables that are toxic for your darling fur babies. You absolutely want to avoid the things on this list at all cost. These things will hurt your dog, and that’s not what you actually want to happen. I’ll go in more details on each thing that’s on the list below.

  • 1. Avocados
  • 2. Cherries
  • 3. Grapes or raisins
  • 4. Tomatoes
  • 5. Asparagus
  • 6. Mushrooms
  • 7. Onions (leeks and chives too)

 Say no to avocados 

While avocados are great for us to eat and consume, it’s not the same for our dogs. They should  NOT  be given avocados to eat, whatsoever. All parts of an avocado contain a toxin called Persin. For our four legged friends this causes nausea, throwing up, and diarrhea. It messes their stomach up terribly, and that’s not something that you’re actually wanting to do when making natural food for dogs. You want to be sure that your dog nutrition is great, not damaging.

 Cherries are a big No-No 

Please do  NOT  feed your dogs cherries. The fleshy part that’s around the cherry seed could be okay, BUT it’s not a risk you really want to take. Cherry plants actually contain cyanide. Yes, I do mean cyanide. If your four legged best friend eats any of this, the cherry plant will make it to where your dog’s blood cells aren’t getting enough oxygen. Signs that your dog might have ate a cherry plant include red gums, trouble breathing, and dilated pupils. These are all symptoms of cyanide poisoning.

 Grapes in any form is a No go 

Your dog should absolutely  NEVER  eat any grapes or raisins. All breeds of dog, no matter how old or young they might be, do not handle grapes well. Grapes and raisins are actually EXTREMELY dangerous for your dogs. It’s so toxic that it can cause acute kidney failure. Make sure that your dog never gets a hold of grapes, it could be fatal for them. They will be excessively sick to say the least.

 Tomatoes are not friendly for your four legged best friend 

Tomatoes are NOT man’s best friend’s, friend. The fruit itself could potentially be okay for your dog to eat, but you should probably avoid tomatoes altogether. Tomato plants, the overall plant, contain a toxic substance inside of it. The toxin the plant contains is solanine. It will hurt your dog if they consume a lot of tomatoes plants, so it’s best that they just don’t eat any in general. Just incase.

 Asparagus isn’t dog friendly 

Asparagus is a wonderful vegetable for us, but it is NOT dog friendly. It’s not that it’s toxic, or unsafe for them to eat. Asparagus is just a really tough vegetable. After you have cooked the asparagus, and gotten it to where it’s soft enough to give to your dog, it’s lost all of the nutrients that it had contained. It makes it pointless to feed to our fur babies. It would hold any nutrients, so it would just be a filler. We are wanting to feed our dog the healthiest, most nutritious natural food that we can. Giving them asparagus just isn’t it.

 No mushrooms for man’s best friend either 

If you’re anything like me then you probably eat quite a lot of mushrooms. They’re one of my favorite vegetables, however, they are NOT meant for your dog to consume and eat. Mushrooms can be quite toxic for dogs, especially in the wild. Not all species of mushrooms are super poisonous and toxic to your dog, but it’s better to be safe, rather than sorry. The ones that toxic for your dog, are extremely toxic, and could cause your baby to die as an end result. Let’s just say no to them having any mushrooms, so that way they can stay healthy.

 Avoid giving your dog onion at all cost 

We use onion so often when cooking and making our own food, but it is  NOT  something that we should be feeding or giving our pets. Actually onions, leeks, and chives are all part of the same plant family, named Allium. That plant family is extremely poisonous to your dog! What can onions cause to happen? It can cause your dog’s red blood cells to blow up, rupture. That’s definitely not great. It will also cause nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, and causes your dog to throw up as well. Onions (leeks and chives too!) are extremely terrible for your furry best friend, so do NOT give them any  EVER .

 What can you give your fur baby? 

There are a lot of common fruits and vegetables that we’re unable to give to our dogs, it’s true. We want them to stay safe with natural raw dog good food. Food that’s absolutely the best for them. Those 7 on the list above  HAVE TO BE AVOIDED  when it comes to making your dog a delicious, all natural food. However, there are a lot of things that are safe for your pets, that you can use instead.

This is a list of fruits and vegetables that  ARE  SAFE for your dog to eat:
  • 1. Bananas
  • 2. Apples
  • 3. Blueberries
  • 4. Oranges
  • 5. Cranberries
  • 6. Cantaloupes
  • 7. Mangos
  • 8. Cucumber
  • 9. Peaches
  • 10. Pineapple
  • 11. Pears
  • 12. Strawberries
  • 13. Watermelon
  • 14. Raspberries
  • 15. Watermelon
  • 16. Broccoli
  • 17. Brussel Sprouts
  • 18. Carrots
  • 19. Green Beans
  • 20. Celery
  • 21. Spinach
  • 22. Peas
  • 23. Sweet Potato

This is a list of fruits and vegetables that you can use when making your natural food for your dog. These are all safe for your pets, and full of nutrients that your dog needs in their diet. Have fun, and keep your pet safe and healthy while making them their food.