The Best Vegetables for Dogs and Cats

By Dr. Deborah Linder, DVM, DACVN, "The Best Produce for Pets," March/April 2014

Find out which vegetables you can feed your dogs and cats, plus foods that are not safe for dogs and cats.

"I thought strawberries were NOT good for dogs. Their seeds are on the outside and can be toxic for the lining of the digestive system. "

I thought strawberries were NOT good for dogs. Their seeds are on the outside and can be toxic for the lining of the digestive system.


03/05/2016 - 1:32pm

Apples are fine for dogs, Just NO core or seeds. I peel mine, core it, dice it, add a bit to their meal or give small chunks as a treat.


11/12/2015 - 6:52pm

I was told apples were not good to feed your dog. Has anyone else heard that? My little guy only eats the apple if there is peanut butter on it. But now I don't want to give him anymore till I find out.


10/09/2014 - 9:33pm

Our two little rat terriers love cauliflower, carrots, frozen peas and snap peas, one also likes celery, blueberries and stole broccoli once. At the end of the growing season last year, I would give them the little 2-3" zucchini's not growing and called them "zucchini bones." The zucchini bones are more fun then slices. I can't make a salad or stir fry without them under foot begging for treats.


04/10/2014 - 1:18pm

I give to my six dogs a lot of fruits like papayas, pears, apples (gala type), but favourite is casava bread, typical from Venezuela northeast and south area. Its crunchie texture no salt made and fiber richness make it a good snack for cats and dogs. My veterinary agrees with it too!


04/03/2014 - 10:07pm

are vet said tomatoes are fine but what about cauliflower and cantolope are dogs love them both


04/03/2014 - 4:27pm

Every night I heat milk and frozen spinach or kale to add to our dog's dinner. She sits in anticipation by the fridge door, knowing the magic is about to happen!


04/01/2014 - 10:18am

My dog loves cherry & grape tomatoes as well as cucumbers, and the occasional scallion bulb. I didn't see these items on the list so I hope its OK. Tho' he doesn't get an abnormal amount of veggies, so maybe we're safe.


03/27/2014 - 1:16pm

Cats should not be eating fruits and veggies. They are not omnivores. They are carnivores. Their digestive systems are not designed to eat the things you recommend. If your cat is eating fruits and veggies that are primarily water, it is probably because their diet is already poor and are dehydrated. Any cat needing extra water is a symptom of other problems, unless they are on a raw diet. Raw diet only for cats!!


03/27/2014 - 10:17am

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