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
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.
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 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
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.
angelxxuanFeatured By OwnerDec 30, 2012Student 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.
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.
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.
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.