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Veggies for your dog
Published on: Saturday, November 06, 2021
By: Shirley Khong
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Carrots, peas, sweet potatoes and green beans are the common veggies that are good and safe for your dog. (Pic: GreatPetCare)
ALTHOUGH dogs do not really need fibre, here are some vegetables you should avoid giving your dogs.

Grapes and raisins are at the top of the list.
  • pips, seeds & stones (eg peach apricot, oranges) mushrooms ie wild *mushrooms 
  • nuts
  • unripe tomatoes
  • onions & garlic 
  • nutmeg


Grapes and raisins may cause kidney problems for your dog. A small amount may cause irreversible damage to your dogs’ kidneys so better safe than sorry and avoid all grapes and raisins.

Please avoid giving any part of avocado (no fruit or skin) as it can cause breathing problems, sickness and diarrhoea.

Pips, seeds and stones (large seeds found in plums, peaches etc) like plums, peaches, cherries, apples etc should not be given to your dog as they contain cyanide and cud be very harmful to your dog and sometimes even fatal

The ordinary mushrooms should be quite safe for your dog but wild mushrooms are a no-no! It cud cause diarrhoea vomiting and restlessness in your dogs. Bring them to the vet immediately!

Unripe tomatoes should also be avoided as they contain something called tomatine which can cause damage to their nervous system, kidneys and digestive tract so if u grow tomatoes please fence it off to protect your pet dog!

Onions and garlic in small amount is quite safe bit too much is dangerous for your beloved dog too. It can destroy red blood cells!

Broccoli can apparently can be given to your dogs as long as it’s not cooked with oil or seasonings as these can be very harmful to your dog. 

It can irritate its stomach and can be very dangerous for certain breeds of dogs so it’s best to avoid it completely as the florets can cause a dog to have gastric irritation. 

You can give your dog broccoli but in very small amounts. As such it is best to avoid it completely just to be safe.

Potatoes are relatively safe but potato plants are particularly dangerous as it will cause diarrhoea, vomiting and confusion in your dog! So like the tomato plant please fence off your potato plant also!

Pumpkin is good for your dog’s health benefits and again this should be fed in moderation and the seeds can be eaten as well! Either R or cooked pumpkin is good for your dog.

Carrots, peas, sweet potatoes and green beans are the common veggies that are good and safe for your dog.

They contain vitamins and potassium that are good for your dogs’ muscles, kidneys and nerves. Oranges with seeds removed are a great source of Vitamin C for them too. 

Steaming vegetables is a good way of cooking them for your dog. Another good idea is to purée them and put them in ice cube trays so you can take it out individually for your dog to suck/lick especially during hot weather.





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