Safe Fruits for Pets

What People Foods are Safe for my dog and cat? Often you are told “don’t feed people food!” However, there are safe foods which have food value. So, what are these foods? These fruits have great food value:

  • Apples    Bananas
  • Blueberries  Cantaloupe
  • Cranberries  Cucumbers 
  • Mangos   Oranges
  • Peaches   Pears
  • Pineapple  Pumpkin
  • Raspberries  Strawberries
  • Watermelon

Your pet can be introduced to these at an early age to “widen” their palate. I have never owned a kitty that liked Cantaloupe but I have had many clients who said their pet loves it! These are all foods low in calories , contain additional fiber and have unique minerals. If you have a diabetic patients you need to be careful with the higher sugar fruits ( example apples, strawberries).

Fruits to avoid:

cherries are toxic to cats and dogs

 grapes and raisins can cause kidney damage.

Citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and grapefruit as well as persimmons can cause an upset stomach.  Dr. Becky M

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