Fruits and Vegetables Dogs should and should not eat
+Mango is safe for dogs and is packed with four different vitamins: vitamins A, B6, C, and E. They also have potassium and both beta-carotene and alpha-carotene. Remove the hard pit first, as it contains small amounts of cyanide and can become a choking hazard.
-Mushrooms should be avoided. They are not worth the risks.
-Onions should not be eaten. Onions, leeks, and chives are part of a family of plants called Allium that is poisonous to most pets, especially cats. Eating onions can cause your dogís red blood cells to rupture, and can also cause vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and nausea.
+Oranges can be eaten and are fine for dogs according to veterinarians. They are also an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber, and in small quantities can serve as tasty treats for your dog.Remove the peel and the seeds,
+Peaches are OK for dogs to eat. Small amounts of cut-up peaches are a great source of fiber and vitamin A, and can even help fight infections, but just like cherries, the pit contains cyanide. As long as you completely cut around the pit first.
+Pears are ok for dogs. Pears are a great snack because theyíre high in copper, vitamins C and K, and fiber. Itís been suggested that eating the fruit can reduce the risk of having a stroke by 50 percent. Just be sure to cut pears into bite-size chunks and remove the pit and seeds first, as the seeds contain traces of cyanide.
+Peas are fine. Green peas, specifically: snow peas, sugar snap peas, and garden or English peas are all OK for dogs. Peas have several vitamins, minerals, and are rich in protein and high in fiber. You can feed your dog fresh, frozen, or thawed peas, but do not give him canned peas, which have a lot of added sodium.
+Pineapple is OK for dogs to eat. A few chunks of pineapple is a great sweet treat for dogs, as long as the prickly outside is removed first. The tropical fruit is full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It also contains bromelain, an enzyme that makes it easier for dogs to absorb proteins. Read More
+Potatoes can be eaten by dogs. Itís fine to give your dog plain potatoes every once and a while, but only if theyíre cooked, as raw potatoes can be rough on the stomach. A washed, peeled, plain boiled, or baked potato contains lots of iron for your dog. Avoid mashed potatoes because they often contain butter, milk, or seasonings.
+Raspberries can be eaten in moderation by dogs. They contain antioxidants that are great for dogs. Theyíre low in sugar and calories, but high in fiber, manganese, and vitamin C. Raspberries are especially good for senior dogs because they have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help take pain and pressure from joints. However, they do contain slight amounts of the toxin Xylitol, so limit your dog to less than a cup of raspberries at a time.
+Strawberries are OK for dogs to eat and are full of fiber and vitamin C. Along with that, they also contain an enzyme that can help whiten your dogís teeth as he or she eats them. They are high in sugar though, so be sure to give them in moderation.
+Spinach can be eaten by dogs but it's not one of the top vegetables you'll want to be sharing. Spinach is very high in oxalic acid, which blocks the bodyís ability to absorb calcium and can lead to kidney damage. While your dog would probably have to eat a very large amount of spinach to have this problem, it might be best to go with another vegetable.
+Sweet potatoes are good for dogs to eat and are packed with nutrients, including fiber, beta carotene, and vitamins B-6 and C. Just like with regular potatoes, only give your dog washed, peeled, cooked, and unseasoned sweet potatoes that have cooled down.
-Tomatoes should probably be avoided by dogs. While the ripened fruit of the tomato plant (the red part humans normally eat) is generally considered safe for dogs, the green parts of the plant contain a toxic substance called solanine. While a dog would need to eat a large amount for it to make him or her sick, itís better to skip tomatoes all together just to be safe.
+Watermelon is OK for dogs to eat. Itís important to remove the rind and seeds first, as they can cause intestinal blockage, but watermelon is otherwise safe for dogs. Itís full of vitamin A, B-6, and C, as well as potassium. Watermelon is 92 percent water, so itís a great way to keep your dog hydrated on hot summer days.
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