Can My Dog Eat That?

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Treats and Snacks Your Dogs Shouldn’t Be Eating

Anyone who has ever been a dog owner will know the effect of those big eyes looking up at you and pleading for that little treat of leftover from your plate.

Or if your dog is anything like my chomping chihuahuas then you know the second you drop anything on the floor it will be hoovered up quicker than you can say “Dyson”.

It’s tough to say no to giving your pup table scraps when you know their meals normally consist of dry dog food, day in and day out.

Unfortunately for all of our good intentions, our dogs’ digestive systems don’t work in the same way as ours, and you could actually be killing him with kindness.

I decided to put on my Doctor Dolittle hat and do some investigation as to which everyday foods are healthy for our dogs, and which should be avoided at all costs.

Can Dogs Eat Tomatoes?

can dogs eat tomatoes?Short answer: Yes

Provided the tomato is fully ripened, and you only feed him tomatoes in moderation then it is perfectly safe to let your dog eat this juicy fruit. In fact, it might actually be beneficial to their digestive system.

The important thing as with all of the foods mentioned today is to give your furry friend a small portion the first time and see how his body handles it.

If there is any type of allergic reaction, or digestive problems – which will be very evident – then it is probably best to steer clear of tomatoes in the future.

Just bear in mind that tomatoes are one of the nightshade plants, which can be poisonous to some pets. So make sure you only ever feed them the tomato itself and never any part of the plant.

Can Dogs Eat Cheese?

Short answer: Yes but not too much

In all my years of owning dogs, I have yet to find one that doesn’t go crazy for this dairy delight. And the good news is that as an occasional treat cheese is perfect for your pooch, provided, of course, they are not lactose intolerant.

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Tempting as it may just don’t let them gobble up too much cheese, and try and buy the low fat varieties.

Can Dogs Eat Peaches?

can dogs have peachesShort answer: Yes, except for the pit

Peaches have long been one of my favorite fruits, and as with most dog owners, I always like to bite a little off and share it with my best friend.

Thankfully the fruit itself is fine for little Fido but never let them eat the pit, as it can cause intestinal problems.

Interestingly the pit also contains cyanide, which is poisonous to humans and dogs – Who knew?

Can Dogs Eat Mangoes?

Short answer: Yes, except for the pit and skin

Mangoes share a similar trait to that of the peach. If you do decide to give your dog a little mango, then peel the skin and remove the pit, as it could easily be swallowed by the dog, which in turn could cause serious digestive problems.

Can Dogs Eat Raspberries?

Short answer: Yes, in moderation

Difficult as it is not to spoil our dogs, it is important to remember that a high sugar content is not part of their normal diet. Raspberries are very high in natural sugar, so while they won’t do any damage as on occasional treat, you really want to ensure that they don’t eat too many.

Can Dogs Eat Corn Cobs?

can dogs have cornShort answer: No

It is important to remember that you don’t actually have to give your dog a particular food for there to be a serious risk to it’s health. You must always ensure that whenever you are finished with any food that it is safely disposed of.

That’s because if your dogs are anything like mine they will scavenge and go through the trash. A partly eaten corn cob can cause intestinal obstruction and could even be fatal for your dog.

There are also many dogs who are sensitive to corn, so the best advice regarding corn is to keep it out of the reach of our furry bundles of fun.

Can Dogs Eat Cinnamon?

Short answer: Yes, in moderation

Cinnamon is one of the most popular spices used in baking, and no doubt many a dog has sneaked a little taste here and there. The good news is that cinnamon is non-toxic towards dogs, but obviously, it is not a normal dog food, so should only be given as a treat.

Can Dogs Eat Peas?

Short answer: Absolutely!

‘Always eat your greens’ is the normal message for humans, but does it apply to dogs. Well when it comes to peas, it certainly does. Peas are great for dogs as they contain Thiamin, phosphorous, and potassium.

You can even add frozen peas to your dog’s diet; it won’t do them any harm whatsoever.

Can Dogs Eat Olives?

Short answer: NO!

Olives are potentially fatal to dogs, due to their extremely high salt content. If you are determined to give your dog olives then ensure they have been pitted as the pits can cause stomach problems, and only give them in very strict moderation.

Can Dogs Eat Pork Rib Bones?

can dogs eat rib bonesShort answer: NO!

This is one of the worst things you could ever give a dog.

Cooked rib bones can splinter in the dog’s mouth (so can deer bones!) causing a lot of pain and damage to the mouth, but if the bone gets swallowed by the dog, then those splintered parts can cause significant internal damage – Ouch.

Can Dogs Eat Pistachio Nuts?

Short answer: No

It has to be said that when doing the research for this article, I was shocked by some of the treats that people even considered feeding their dogs, and this was right up there, as very strange.

As expected, pistachio nuts have a high fat content, which can result in your dog having an upset stomach. On a more serious note, if dogs eat a lot of pistachio nuts, then there is a high risk of pancreatitis.

Can Dogs Eat Tuna?

Short answer: Yes, when deboned

Tuna is perfectly safe for dogs, but if you decide to feed raw tuna take care to remove all of the bones for obvious reasons. If you think using the canned version, then choose tuna in water, not oil.

Can Dogs Eat Bread?

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Short answer: Yes

There have been situations in our household where the cat has knocked over the bread bin, and an entire loaf of bread has dropped on the kitchen floor.

No self-respecting dog is going to leave that alone, but the good news is that although your vet probably wouldn’t recommend a load of bread, it won’t do any harm.


The reality is although we all know dog food is the best thing for dogs to eat, we always want to give them treats.

Hopefully, this article will have answered some of your questions but for your dog’s health, if you are going to give a treat, please check as it only takes a few minutes, but could potentially save your dog’s life.

The information in this article has not been examined by a licensed veterinarian. Please consult your vet before feeding your pet new foods

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