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Do dogs eat vegetables/fruits ?

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MrFuzzy332 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So i have a 6-7 month old golden retriver and whatever we eat he wants to eat too ,we give him stuff like carrots etc.. but i would like to know can i feed him stuff like apples, oranges cuz he reeeealy wants'em : /
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NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
My old dog loved to eat apples--we'd save a little before the core and hold it while he chomped away. We did the same with watermelon rinds. Didn't hurt him in any way, and the apples actually helped keep his teeth clean lol
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R-A-b-b-o-t-t Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Dogs will eat whatever they can get their paws on. Lol
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xHyacintho Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Dogs can eat SOME kinds of fruits and vegetables. They can eat stuff like apples or carrots, but nor oranges (toxic for them).
If someone is interested, I'll write what they can eat and what they should not.
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MrFuzzy332 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx
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JessaFlux Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Photographer
Well onions can't make their breath any worse even if they could eat them.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I have seen plenty of dog foods that have vegetables mixed in, some even marketed as "light" dog foods, for today's weight-conscious canines :facepalm: But lets not forget that they are primarily carnivores whose teeth and digestive systems are designed for meat consumption, and so just because lots of fruits and vegetables are healthy for us - doesn't necessarily mean the same for them. Sure give them the safe ones every now and then, but I wouldn't force a 50/50 diet of meat and plant-matter on them :hmm:
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starrypawz Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They can (my dog likes carrot) and I believe apples are okay.

Whatever you do do not feed your dog onions, raisns or grapes as they are toxic to dogs.
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JessaFlux Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Photographer
So is chocolate. The poor dogs don't know what they are missing.
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starrypawz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True.
(Although saying that I knew a dog that ate a 16pack of kitkats and wasn't any worse for wear, but it was a spaniel and they are kind of canine garbage disposals XD)
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But there is doggy chocolate... I used to love that stuff.
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No-pretext Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
It's best not to mention some of the the horrific things my dog has eaten out of bins.
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JessaFlux Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Photographer
It's best not to mention things that dogs eat out of the yard.
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No-pretext Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
What he does in the garden is his own filthy business, sneaking into my bathroom and raiding the bin is just unpleasant.
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PlasticusForkus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
It could be quite educational.
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No-pretext Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
We start with used tampons and end with used condoms, with a side of toilet paper.

I don't let my dog lick me any more.
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Typical dog.
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JessaFlux Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Photographer
Well on a camping trip once when we were sleeping on the ground something dug up some tampons that someone had buried and it was like only 10 feet from us and we never heard or saw a thing. I think it was coyotes so I'm sure dogs would play with that stuff too.
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PlasticusForkus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
:lol: Bloody hell.
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MrFuzzy332 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thanx guys i think this much info is enough 0-0
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angelxxuan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
just remember dogs have allergies too, they could be allergic to food just like humans. give your dog certain, small amounts. and asking a vet and doing some net searching to clear up any confusion on vegetables and fruits, even nuts, can do to a dog is also helpful.
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CrimzonLogic Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't know about dogs, but I have had cats who ate bread, peas, Brussels's sprouts, and broccoli.
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   General Artist
My dog used to eat pretty much everything, she even picked blackberries for herself =/
I'd research it though because some stuff isn't good for them.
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290Pika Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
Dogs are able to eat some foods, but DEFINITELY not others. According to [link] , dogs can eat apples, oranges, bananas, and watermelon as long as the seeds, stems, etc. are removed. They can also have carrots, green beans, cucumbers, and zucchini. It's also safe to feed them lean meat and white rice.
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They're not really true omnivores, there are just some things that aren't harmful. Significant quantities of grapes are potentially fatal to 1/3 dogs for example. I'd suggest simply researching individual things before you give them to it as there isn't really significant knowledge on why particular things are more harmful than others within the same category.
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JessaFlux Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Photographer
surprisingly dried cat food is not good for dogs. A friend told me that eating the cat's food was one of the reasons that their Lad died.
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But not the main reason.
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PlasticusForkus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Dogs can consume vegetable matter inasmuch they eat the stomach contents of animals. They are, however, primarily consumers of meat, and I would be very uncomfortable with feeding a dog anything but.

None of my dogs particularly eat vegetable matter. They do eat grass occasionally - as a precursor to vomiting.
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gvcspecks Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
mine always eat grass and then it ends up hanging half out their arse...
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JessaFlux Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Photographer
better grass than a tape worm.
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PlasticusForkus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
:lol: STRINGY POOOOOOO
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gvcspecks Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
its not even poo, just grass which is browner than normal...worst thing...it has to be pulled out...
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol:
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gvcspecks Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
it is not funny.
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it is!
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gvcspecks Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
:no:
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PlasticusForkus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Indeed, it does :lol:
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prosaix Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
They'd eat anything, even if it made them sick. Some dogs are just like people.
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PlasticusForkus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Despite their co-evolution, even dogs still can't reach the consistent and monumental stupidity of humans.

Take this thread for example. One person has actually stated that dogs can eat meat! Meanwhile, people are listing vegetables as if its a main diet? It's got eyes in the front of its head. In its mouth there is not a single molar. It's got canines and incisors. It's a carnivorous predator.
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I've got a dog with a compulsive need to eat grass :lol:

But if we let him do it, he just throws it back up, because it turns out he's not a cow. But I think he'd starve himself to death trying to eat grass.
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PlasticusForkus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Like I said in my other post, my dogs eat grass to make them vomit :P
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He can't need to vomit every time I walk him :stare:
Can he?
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PlasticusForkus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Depends what you're feeding him :P
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Dog food!
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PlasticusForkus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
He sounds like an amusing dog.
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Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Just be careful what you give him and research it first. For example, grapes are very bad for dogs. Don't give him grapes.
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's wrong with grapes? I mean, my cat likes grapes.
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Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student General Artist
It's not as bad for cats, but it still isn't good for them. It's basically the same as chocolate, it just isn't good for them.
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LouisEugenioJR Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My dog Paris (she's a Bichon/Westie mix) smashes vegetables like olives, carrots, and lettuce just to name a few. When I mean "smash", she just chews something up and spits it out.
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Koyukuk Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist
I know that grapes and onions are a no-no for dogs. Not so sure about oranges, but apples may be alright. Might wanna check with the vet though.
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Adder-SnakeBite Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dogs do eat vegetables, they are omnivores and you can have a fully vegetarian dog if you wanted. Fruit on the other hand isn't good for them.
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