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2022-01-12, 22:50

Safe and dangerous food for dogs

This thread acts as a resource we can look at whenever we are thinking of sharing some food with our pooches. I thought we could list safe vs dangerous foods for dogs. Feel free to add to the list in the comments and I will edit this post to include your contributions!

Everything is written from A - Z so you can easier find whatever you're searching for

Also beware of food allergies and that every dog has a unique gastrointestinal track - some food might upset your individual dogs stomach!

Safe foods for dogs

  • Apples - remove the seeds
  • Asparagus - always cook, never feed raw
  • Bananas
  • Bell pepper (in moderation) - remove seeds and stem
  • Blueberries
  • Bread
  • Broccoli (in small quantities)
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cantaloupe (in moderation)
  • Celery
  • Celeriac aka Celery root
  • Cheese (in moderation)
  • Clementines (in small quantities) - remove peel and seeds
  • Cocounut - no husk
  • Corn - no cob
  • Cottage cheese
  • Cranberries
  • Cream cheese
  • Cucumber
  • Egg - Can be fed cooked or raw. Only give the yolk if you're feeding raw eggs
  • Fennel
  • Garden peas
  • Green beans - Chopped, steamed, raw, or canned – all types of green beans are safe for dogs to eat
  • Grean peas
  • Ham (in moderation)
  • Honey - in small quantities. Should not be fed to dogs with compromised immune systems or puppies
  • Kiwi (in moderation) - remove peel and feed to them in smaller pieces
  • Lettuce
  • Liver paste - pick a liver paste without onions
  • Mandarin (in small quantities) remove peel and seeds
  • Mango
  • Meatballs - pick meatballs without onions
  • Oats
  • Orange (in small quantities ) - remove peel and seeds
  • Pancakes
  • Papaya - only serve fruit flesh, remove seeds
  • Pasta
  • Peach (in moderation) - remove pit/peach stone
  • Peanuts - raw or dry-roasted unsalted peanuts
  • Peanut butter (in moderation) - It cannot contain xylitol
  • Pears - remove pit and seeds
  • Pineapple
  • Popcorn - unsalted and unbuttered
  • Potatoes - Never feed a raw potato, it should always be cooked or boiled! Diabetic dogs shouldn't eat potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Quinoa
  • Raspberries (in moderation)
  • Rice (cooked)
  • Satsuma oranges (in small quantities) - remove peel and seeds
  • Sausages
  • Snow peas
  • Spinach (in moderation) - not long term consumption
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Sushi (remove avocado)
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet potato
  • Tangerines (in small quantities) - remove peel and seeds
  • Tomatoes - never feed unripe tomatoes, avoid green parts of tomatoes
  • Watermelon - remove seeds and rind
  • Wheat/grain
  • Zucchini - perfectly safe and even good to keep the skin of the zucchini
  • Yoghurt (in moderation) - choose plain natural yoghurt without sweeteners (no xylitol) . Without lactose is prefered

Food dogs shouldn't eat

Avoid giving dogs too sugary, fatty, spicy and salty foods

  • Alcohol - for obvious reasons
  • Avocado
  • Candy
  • Canned peach
  • Canned pears
  • Canned peas
  • Canned pineapple - too much sugar
  • Cherries
  • Chocolate - very dangerous, a big no-no
  • Coffee
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Mushrooms (white ones from the supermarket can be OK)
  • Nuts
  • Onions
  • Plums
  • Pomegranate - isn't toxic but can make dogs sick
  • Raisin
  • Tea


What spices are safe for dog consumtion? Always avoid giving your dog any spice in too large quantity. But if some food contains a healthy amount of something, it might or might not be safe depending on what it is

  • Basil - Edible
  • Cinnamon - Edible
  • Cocoa Powder - Toxic
  • Coriander - Edible (don't give to pregnant animals)
  • Dill - Edible (don't give pregnant animals)
  • Fennel seeds - Edible
  • Ginger - Edible
  • Nutmeg - Toxic
  • Onion - Toxic
  • Oregano - Edible
  • Parsley - Edible
  • Peppermint - Edible
  • Rosemary - Edible. Not safe for dogs with seizures
  • Saffron - Toxic
  • Salt - Toxic, just in tiny tiny tiny amounts
  • Turmeric - Edible
  • Xylitol - not really a spice but a substitute for sugar. Really toxic for dogs, deadly even


All sorts of meat - fish, chicken, pork, beef and so on is generally safe for dogs to eat. Just avoid spicy and salty seasonings


  • Never give your dog cooked bones, as it might break in pieces and cut your dogs intestines.

  • When it comes to chews, veterinarians recommend anything that budges if you press it with your fingernail hard enough.

  • Some guardians despite this still chooses to give their dog antlers and weight supporting bones. If your dog isn't a heavy chever it might be safe, but is it worth the risk? If your dog is a hard chewer their teeth might wear down with time. Their teeth could also break.

  • Don't let your dog chew on sticks, wood chips could cut your dogs intestines or hurt their mouth. Instead you can give them specific types of wood sticks that doesn't splinter - coffee wood as an example.

  • Make sure the chew is long enough for the dog. It could become a choking hazard.

Correlation does not equal causation.

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  • Edited by Tismon 2022-05-24, 16:07
2022-01-13, 00:31

Saffron is not safe (isn't on the list).

And our really carnivorous dog (don't usually like any types of greens, only will eat meat or mint flavour toothpaste) actually loved pumpkin soup!

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2022-01-13, 02:01

#1: Right, I forgot Saffron. It is now added, thanks!

Haha aww never had pumpkin soup myself but I trust your dog it's really good 😉

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2022-01-14, 00:07

#2: I was sceptic at first but then tried making it on Butternut and I really loved it! (Might not like it with other kinds of pumpkins). Was easy to do (except for peeling it but my dad tried dipping it in boiling water for a short time and it was a lot easier after that). I off course skipped the onions and garlic.

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2022-01-14, 00:23

#3: Oh wow, I gotta try that. Is there a big dufference between different kinds of pumpkin? I'm actually considering making me and my doggo some hehe. Great advice, I, too, shall boil it 😊

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2022-01-14, 05:08

#4: I think the taste can vary.
I didn't like pumpkins when growing up, but I think butternut soup is pretty good.

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2022-01-14, 09:55

#0: Perhaps the spices section could be divided into edible and toxic spices to avoid confusion?

Best regards, Niklas 🎈

2022-01-14, 14:16

#5: I see! I don't remember how pumpin taste as it was such a long time since I ate itt but I will start with the butternut one :)

#6: Yeah sure, good point :) I'll do that!

Correlation does not equal causation.

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2022-01-16, 01:49

#4: I haven't tried any other kind except for zucchini witch is actually the same species (Cucurbita pepo) just another variant so I suspect they can vary quite a bit.

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2022-01-16, 03:18

#8: Didn't know that! But I had forgotten to add zucchini to the list so thanks :)

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