Eat Those Vegetables!

Get the skinny on your dog's diet.

My dogs love broccoli, carrots and apples. Are there any fruits and vegetables that I should avoid giving my dogs? I do know treats and table scraps should make up no more than 10 percent of a dog's daily diet, but does this refer to fruits and vegetables?

Fruits and vegetables would be included in the 10 percent and are generally added to stimulate a dog's appetite or given out as small rewards. Fruits and vegetables make healthy additions to the diet so long as a dog has no adverse reaction, such as an upset stomach, nausea or loose stools. Many dogs enjoy a small piece of melon, and some even like oranges, but I've never know one that would eat celery.


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janet   bethlehem, PA

1/18/2012 4:21:18 AM

good article, thank you very much

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Carol   Moreno Valley, CA

7/7/2010 3:11:16 PM

My Shih Tzu Abby loves bananas, apples, oranges, canalope, watermellon, strawberries, celery, carrots, potatoes, peas, corn, nectarines
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She pushes me to keep giving her more but I just give her a little. Is ther anything she should not have and she loves sweet potatoes and peanuts.

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Christina   Las Vegas, NV

3/7/2010 5:19:00 PM

Probably should have cautioned against feeding foods such as grapes, raisins, onions, garlic, macadamia nuts, etc (reference: http://www.aspcabehavior.org/articles/71/Foods-Tha- t-Are-Hazardous-to-Dogs-.aspx )

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Shaunna   Poco, BC

2/15/2009 8:56:07 AM

My little Yorkie girl eats celery :O)

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