Which fruits can’t dogs eat? We know that our four-legged friends are great opportunists when it comes to food, especially fruit. Unfortunately, there are many fruits that dogs cannot eat
As guardians, our main responsibility is to take proper care of our pets, which – as well as cuddles and belly rubs – includes making sure they are healthy, happy and eating safely.
So, if you’ve been asking yourself “can dogs eat grapes?” or if you want to know if avocados are good for dogs to eat, then read on for a list of some fruits that dogs can’t eat.
A frequently asked question among dog owners and providers is: can dogs eat grapes? And the answer is… No! As innocuous as it may seem, dogs should never eat grapes.
Grapes (and raisins, which are really just dried grapes) are highly toxic to dogs and can cause serious illnesses, even leading to fatal kidney failure. But why are grapes one of the fruits that dogs can’t eat? Well, we don’t know exactly.
Curiously, scientists still aren’t sure which component makes grapes toxic to dogs, but they have a few likely culprits: flavonoids, tannins or monosaccharides, which dogs can’t metabolize properly.
It’s a very popular food for us humans, but avocados (in particular, the pit and skin of the avocado) contain a toxin called persin, which is poisonous to dogs and can cause vomiting or diarrhea.
On the bright side: you don’t have to feel guilty if you don’t want to share your delicious avocado toast with your furry friend!
Citrus fruits - Oranges, Lemons and Tangerines
Citrus fruits are a refreshing source of vitamin C for humans, but they are one of the main fruits that dogs cannot eat.
The essential oils and acidity present in citrus fruits can irritate your dog’s digestive system, leading to gastrointestinal discomfort and even vomiting.
In addition, the seeds of these fruits can cause dangerous intestinal obstructions. Your dog will appreciate it if you leave citrus fruits off the menu.
Cherries may seem like a tasty option to share with your dog, but be careful! The seeds and pits of cherries contain cyanide, which is highly toxic to dogs (and humans too).
Ingesting large quantities of cherry pits can lead to serious health problems and, in extreme cases, even be fatal.
Avoid this temptation and keep cherries well out of reach of your dog
Apples and pears
Apples and pears are healthy snacks for humans, but their cores contain small amounts of cyanide.
Although the amount is generally small, it’s always best to prevent and remove the seeds before sharing these fruits with your dog.
Instead of taking risks, cut the apples and pears into small pieces and get rid of the seeds.
Yomashi Advice: Fruits Dogs Can't Eat
At Yomashi we know that, although it’s tempting to share fruit when we’re eating near our dog, it’s essential to remember which fruits dogs can’t eat.
Grapes, raisins, avocados, citrus fruits, cherries and apple and pear seeds are on the list of forbidden foods for our beloved pets.
By knowing about these dangerous fruits and avoiding them, you can ensure that your dog enjoys a healthy and happy life, free from unnecessary risks. Take good care of your dog!