What kind of vegetables and fruits can German Shepherds have without getting poisoned?

I'm just wondering what kind of vegetables and fruits can a German Shepherd puppy have without getting injured and poisoned.

Asked by Lucky on Dec 6th 2009 in Food & Nutrition
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There are lots of things to avoid feeding your pup that could make him sick. But, just under the fruit/veggie category, you'll want to avoid:

Raw Potato, rhubarb, and tomato leaves, potato and tomato stems, avocado, raisins, grapes, the seeds of any fruit, garlic, onions, citrus oil, mushrooms, fruit pits like peaches, etc.

As for foods in general, click this link.

Farley answered on 12/6/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer

Miss Priss

german Shepherd puppy feeding:
Hi cute Lucky! First off - make sure mom and dad are feeding you a good quality dog food / large breed pup food-
Mom- you can give him 1/4 cup of green beans 2 x per day - the no added salt kind from the can. Also, you can try him on some green cooked peas - again - no added salt from the can -
Right now - you need to be more concerned with a GOOD dog kibble than fruits and veggies.
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Miss Priss answered on 12/6/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Dieta Here is another partial list of no nos.

I never feed shepherds fruit.
And well veggies won't hurt if they are not on a list

Dieta answered on 12/6/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Grapes and raisins are the worst. The terrifying thing is that hardly anybody new that until the last 5 years or so. What else will be next?

It is totally unnecessary to add anything to most of the modern dog foods. Other stuff is more likely to do more harm than good by ruining the careful balance of the food. At best, the sudden change in diet can lead to digestive upsets. Just feed your dog a dry kibble and forget about adding this and that. Perhaps in the past it may have helped.

And, oh, premium foods are of more benefit to the wallet of those selling them than to dogs. Don't fall for marketing hype.

Aster answered on 12/6/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Those links are great and have some good lists of foods to avoid.

Generally, within the "safe" fruits, I'd stick to ones that are less sugary since they can cause diarrhea in a sensitive dog. Things like watermelon, for example, isn's as easily digested as a slice of apple, which has much more fiber in it.

I feed Jack pieces of carrot and sometimes a small piece of broccoli which he likes a lot. Things like broccoli can cause gas though, so keep the portions very small to begin with to see how it effects Lucky.

I also think small pieces of plain cooked potato and sweet potato are great.

Jack answered on 12/6/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


I put carrot or apple slices in Mikey's Kong. He seems to love it.
A friend of mine feeds her dog broccoli as a treat.

I've heard that apple seeds are poisonous for dogs so don't feed a whole apple.

Mikey answered on 12/6/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Fruits and veggies are totally unnessecary for a dog. Most of the time they just come out whole in their poo. If your going to ad fresh foods to his kibble, go for protein rich foods like cottage cheese, plain low-fat yogurt, eggs,and all natural peanut butter. they can actually utilize that.

Chocolate answered on 12/7/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer