BARF Vegetable & Fruit List
This is by no means a complete list. When trying something new, it is always wise to research the food and talk to your vet about the possibility of them being bad or poisonous BEFORE you feed it to your dog. Make sure these are properly disposed of when throwing them away in the trash bin. We all know that our 4 legged friends sometimes like to eat out of the trash bin!
Veggies' & Fruits to Feed
(Foods you can feel good about feeding. Add lots of green leafy vegetables)
Romaine (COS) Lettuce - High nutritional value
Ice Berg Lettuce - has no nutritional value but is OK to feed. You can use as a filler.
Tomatoes (avoid the leaves and stems) -
Carrots - These are high in sugars so be careful
Celery - Not much nutritional value but is a good diuretic.
Bok Choy -
Apples (not the seeds) -
Alfalpha Sprouts -
Bell Peppers (Capsicum) - red, green and yellow
Fresh Pumpkin (not the canned pie filling) -
Silver Beat -
Beet Root -
Mustard Greens -
Sweet Potatoes -
Jicama (remove skin) -
Veggies' & Fruits
(Foods you can feed but with cautions)
Garlic - fed in small amounts is very beneficial for your dog. It is considered natures antibiotic. However, to much can cause anemia and upset stomach. So when making your veggie mix, use 1-3 cloves but no more.
Grapes / raisins- (in high amounts) Dogs exhibit gastrointestinal problems, including vomiting and diarrhea and then signs of kidney failure with an onset of severe kidney signs starting about 24 hours after ingestion of the grapes or raisins.
Eggplant - OK to feed the fruit but avoid any other parts. They can cause upset stomach, drooling, lethargy, heart failure
Avocados (& leaves) - Stay away from the leaves. The fruit part is OK to feed in small amounts.
Spinach, Swiss Chard, and Rhubarb - OK in small amounts. While these are not toxic, they are high in oxalic acid, a compound that interferes with calcium absorption, so don't feed these very often.
Cabbage/Broccoli/Cauliflower - OK to feed in small amounts but may cause gas. If fed frequently and in large amounts these will depress the thyroid.
Cautions: If your dog is diabetic or has arthritis and has/had cancer then you may want to stay away from underground veggies because they convert to starch/sugar which aggravates arthritis. Cancer cells also thrive on sugars.
Veggies' & Fruits
(Foods to be avoided all together)
& (onion powder) - upset stomach, and can cause Heinz body
Onions and Garlic
Just say NO to Onions
- contains Theobromine. It can cause upset stomach, vomiting
diarrhea, trembling and sometimes death.
Chocolate Toxicity - Veterinary Medicine
Pits of most fruits (apples, apricots, kiwi, pears, Avocados, peaches etc.) - These pits or seeds have a toxic effect and can cause, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness and possibly death. Apple seeds for example contain small amounts of cyanide. Feed to much and your dog will get sick. So avoid the seeds and pits of most fruits and you should be OK
Cornstalk - upset stomach, drooling, labored breathing
coffee / tea - these contain caffeine. This is toxic to dogs.
Alcoholic drinks (and hops) -
yeast dough -
macadamia nuts - can lead to paralysis or weakness
tomato leaves and stems (green parts) -
Potato Leaves and Stems (green Parts) -
rhubarb leaves -
Plastic Bowls - always put water in STAINLESS STEEL or GLASS BOWLS, Not plastic! Plastic deteriorates no matter how often you clean or change water. Research shows that when plastic containers, such as cups and dishes are filled with water or other liquids that they will gradually dissolve. This could be hazardous to your pet's health. Bacteria grows faster on plastic.
Chocolate & other hazards
Vitamin C list
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