Every Afghan Hound owner wants to share human foods with their pooch. But Afghan Hounds have different metabolic systems than ours, which means the same thing may be harmful for them. That’s why what’s safe food for us may not be safe for our Afghan Hound, and vice versa.
Therefore, you need to know which fruits, vegetables and other snacks are actually safe for your Afghan Hound to eat.
Below are the most common 37 fruits, vegetables & other snacks Afghan Hounds can (and can’t) eat:
List of fruits Afghan Hounds can or can’t eat
Wondering which fruits your Afghan Hound can eat or not? Here is a list of some common fruits your Afghan Hound can or can’t eat:
Yes, Afghan Hounds can eat apples.
Apples are a great source of vitamins A and C for your Afghan Hound. They also provide fiber, which is essential for digestion. Apples are low in protein and fat, so they’re the perfect snack for senior Afghan Hounds who might not handle a more rich or hearty treat.
Just make sure you remove any seeds or core first—you don’t want them choking on anything. And avoid processed apples like applesauce or apple pie—these have more added sugar than regular apples.
Avocados are not safe for your Afghan Hound to consume. Avocado fruit, pits, leaves, skin and the actual plant contain persin so these parts are potentially poisonous to your Afghan Hound.
Anyway, avocado oil is safe in small amounts.
Yes, Afghan Hounds can eat bananas. Bananas are a low-calorie snack for Afghan Hounds in moderation and they’re high in potassium, vitamins, biotin, fiber, and copper. They are also low in cholesterol and sodium.
However, they do have a high sugar content so we should give bananas as an occasional treat. The peel of the banana should always be removed because it is hard for Afghan Hounds to digest. Also avoid processed bananas like banana chips or banana puddings—they may contain added toxic ingredients.
Yes, Afghan Hounds can eat blackberries. In fact, they are a great source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Blackberries are low in calories and sugar, so you can give your Afghan Hound as many as he wants without worrying about weight gain. They are also very high in vitamin C, which is a great antioxidant for your Afghan Hound’s immune system.
One/two blackberries per 10 pounds of body weight are fine for your Afghan Hound.
Either frozen or fresh blackberries, both are equally fine as long as these are organic. But avoid giving your Afghan Hound processed blackberries like blackberry jam, jelly, or blackberry-flavored ice cream.
Can Afghan Hounds eat blueberries?
The short answer is yes. Blueberries are high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, so they are a great addition to your Afghan Hound’s diet. However, they also contain a lot of sugar, so you’ll want to feed them in moderation (4-5 blueberries per 10 pounds of body weight). Frozen, fresh, dried or mashed blueberries are fine for most pups.
Avoid processed varieties like blueberry muffins, blueberry yogurt and blueberry pie because they may contain harmful ingredients.
Yes! Afghan Hounds can eat cantaloupe, and it’s actually a pretty good choice if you’re looking to give your Afghan Hound something healthy and tasty.
Cantaloupe is low in calories but high in other nutrients like fiber and moisture, so it won’t make your Afghan Hound feel full but will provide plenty of health benefits. It also contains vitamin C and potassium, which are both important for keeping your Afghan Hound’s skin and coat healthy.
However, like with any fruit, you’ll want to give cantaloupe in moderation because it contains sugar. The rinds and seeds are also a choking hazard, so remove them before giving the fruit to your Afghan Hound.
No, Afghan Hounds can’t eat cherries
Although the fleshy part around the seed is safe, the plant contains cyanide. Cyanide destroys cellular oxygen transport in your Afghan Hound and causes symptoms like dilated pupils. Contact your vet if your Afghan Hound ate cherry.
Can Afghan Hounds eat grapes?
The answer is a resounding no. Grapes are very toxic to Afghan Hounds, and even a small amount of grapes can cause sudden kidney failure in your Afghan Hound. Symptoms of grape poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, weakness, low blood pressure and loss of coordination. Seek veterinary help immediately if you suspect your Afghan Hound ate grapes.
To prevent accidental ingestion of grapes by your Afghan Hound: keep the grapes out of your Afghan Hound’s reach and educate your family about the danger of grapes around Afghan Hounds.
Yes, Afghan Hounds can eat mango.
Mangoes are a delicious and nutritious fruit that is safe for Afghan Hounds to eat in moderation. Mangoes are rich in vitamins A, B6, C, and E; they also have potassium and fiber. Mangoes also have antioxidants which help support your Afghan Hound’s immune system.
However, you should be careful with how much you feed your Afghan Hound. Too much mango can cause stomach upset or diarrhea in some Afghan Hounds. Also, remove the skin and pits from the mango before feeding it to your Afghan Hound as they can be a choking hazard.
One-quarter cup of fresh ripe mango once a week is safe for most Afghan Hounds, depending on their size and health condition. However, always check with your vet first before feeding any new foods to your Afghan Hound.
Yes, Afghan Hounds can eat oranges in moderation. Oranges provide Vitamin C, potassium, fiber and moisture.
For most Afghan Hounds, one or two sections of orange as an occasional treat are enough.
Remove all traces of peel, skin, pith and seeds before giving it to your Afghan Hound.
The answer is yes, Afghan Hounds can eat peaches.
Small amounts of cut-up fresh or frozen peaches are safe for your Afghan Hounds. Peaches are high in fiber and vitamin A. However, remove the pit before serving it to your Afghan Hound as it contains cyanide. Also, avoid processed peaches like peach cobbler or peach pie as they may contain harmful preservatives.
Yes, Afghan Hounds can eat pears.
Pears are a great snack because they’re high in copper, vitamins C and K, and fiber. These nutrients are healthy for your Afghan Hound—especially if you have an older Afghan Hound or one with health issues that may be sensitive to sugar.
Eating the fruit can reduce the risk of having a stroke significantly. Pears are also packed with potassium—another nutrient that plays an important role in maintaining healthy blood pressure levels.
Just be sure to cut pears into bite-size chunks and remove the pit and seeds first, as the seeds contain traces of cyanide. It’s also important not to feed your Afghan Hound any processed pears, like canned pears, as it may contain sugar syrups and other additives that are bad for their health. One small slice is ok for most Afghan Hounds as pears contain sugar.
Yes, Afghan Hounds can eat pineapple.
Pineapple contains vitamin C and bromelain, a natural enzyme that helps with digestion. It’s also high in moisture and fiber, which is good for your Afghan Hound.
The only part of the pineapple you should give your Afghan Hound is the soft inner fruit—the spiky skin and hard core are too dangerous.
You should remove the spiky skin before feeding it to your Afghan Hound and make sure there aren’t any seeds or leaves leftover in the fruit’s flesh (which might cause an upset stomach).
You should also avoid giving your Afghan Hound processed pineapples like canned pineapple or pineapple cake—they contain added chemicals that could hurt your Afghan Hound’s health.
Yes, pure pumpkin is a great choice and a very healthy snack for Afghan Hounds.
Pumpkin helps with your Afghan Hound’s skin and coat, as well as their digestion. It is also great for diarrhea and constipation in your Afghan Hound. Never feed your Afghan Hound pumpkin pie mix; canned pumpkin is ok for your Afghan Hound but make sure it’s 100% pure pumpkin. Many pumpkin supplements and pumpkin pup treats are available on the market today. Amount varies with your Afghan Hound’s size and activity level, but start with a teaspoon per day.
Yes, Afghan Hounds can eat strawberries.
Strawberries are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They’re also rich in potassium and fiber. And they taste great!
Fresh or frozen strawberries have the same nutritional benefits—so it doesn’t matter whether you give your Afghan Hound fresh or frozen berries. Just cut them into small pieces before serving.
Never feed your Afghan Hound strawberries that have been processed or preserved. These will be full of additives and preservatives that can harm your Afghan Hound’s health.
Yes, Afghan Hounds can eat watermelon.
Watermelon is a low-calorie treat and a great source of vitamins and minerals. It also contains lycopene, which is an antioxidant that helps fight cancer.
Here’s how you should prepare it for your Afghan Hound:
Cut the watermelon into small chunks. Remove the seeds, rinds, and skin. Your Afghan Hound should eat half a cup of diced seedless and rind-free watermelon per 10 pounds of body weight.
List of vegetable Afghan Hounds can or can’t eat
Wondering which vegetables your Afghan Hound can eat or not? Here is a list of some vegetables your Afghan Hound can or can’t eat:
Yes, Afghan Hounds can eat broccoli.
Broccoli contains fiber, vitamins A and C, and antioxidants. It’s a good source of calcium and potassium. Broccoli stems and florets, both are safe to eat, either cooked or raw. However, always cut them into small pieces to reduce the risk of choking hazard! Offer 1/4 (0.25) cup broccoli per 10 pounds of body weight of a pup.
Can Afghan Hounds eat cabbage?
Yes! Cabbage is a great source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It’s also rich in fiber and moisture.
All types of cabbage are safe and healthy for Afghan Hounds. Red cabbage is even more nutritious than green; each cup contains about 10 times the amount of vitamins found in green cabbage. But if you want to make sure your pup gets all the nutrients he needs, opt for lightly cooked or roasted cabbage—it’s easier on his digestive system and more easily digested than raw cabbage.
Offer your Afghan Hound 1 bite of lightly cooked or roasted red cabbage per 10 pounds of body weight every day.
Yes, Afghan Hounds can eat carrots! Carrots are a great low calorie treat for your pup. They contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Crunching on this orange veggie is also great for your Afghan Hound’s teeth. And raw or frozen carrots are fine, either way. However, cooked carrots are better since they’re easier for your pup to digest.
For raw or frozen carrots, chop them into smaller pieces to avoid choking hazards. A single baby carrot is enough for an average sized pup—but make sure you cut the pieces into even smaller sizes so they won’t get stuck in their throat or stomach.
Carrot cake made with no harmful additives is fine as long as you don’t feed too much of it at once (a few small pieces are fine).
Yes, Afghan Hounds can eat celery. It’s a low-calorie treat that contains vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and high levels of moisture and fiber. You can serve it to your Afghan Hound in a variety of ways: top it with small peanut butter, mix it with their regular food, or pair it up with other treats.
Celery sticks are ok for most pups, especially big pups. Celery leaves are also ok—again, as long as they’re organic and washed well.
However, always cut the celery into bite-sized pieces so your pup doesn’t accidentally choke on one! Start with one or two pieces at first until your Afghan Hound is used to eating this new treat.
Yes, Afghan Hounds can eat cucumbers. Cucumbers are safe for Afghan Hounds to eat because they contain vitamins and minerals, moisture and fiber that help freshen your Afghan Hound’s breath. The seeds and peels of cucumbers are also safe as long as they are organic. However, processed cucumbers, like pickles, may contain harmful food additives like salt, sugar and preservatives.
The amount of cucumber you feed your Afghan Hound depends on the size of your Afghan Hound, but you should only give one or two pieces per day at most.
Can Afghan Hounds eat garlic?
No, garlic is toxic to Afghan Hounds. Garlic contains a sulfur compound called N-propyl disulfide that causes hemolysis leading to anemia. Other symptoms include lethargy, weakness, vomiting and an increased heart rate. Raw and cooked cloves and bulbs of garlic are toxic to your Afghan Hound.
Toxic dose is 15 to 30 grams of garlic per kilogram of body weight. Contact the vet immediately if your Afghan Hound ate garlic.
Can a Afghan Hound eat onions? The answer is no.
Onions contain N-propyl disulfide, which is a sulfur compound that causes hemolysis and anemia in Afghan Hounds. The toxic dose of this toxin is 15 gm/kg of the body weight of your Afghan Hound. It doesn’t matter if you feed him white or red onions; both are toxic to Afghan Hounds.
Besides being dangerous for your Afghan Hound’s blood health, onions are also bad for their stomachs. They can cause gastric irritation and ulceration, which can lead to vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration if left untreated. Afghan Hounds who ingest large amounts of onions may also experience heartburn, gas or bloating after eating them.
If you think your Afghan Hound has eaten an onion, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Yes, Afghan Hounds can eat zucchini. Zucchini is a low calorie treat and full of vitamins and antioxidants. It’s also high in fiber and moisture that can help keep your Afghan Hound’s coat shiny and healthy.
Plain raw, steamed, or cooked zucchini is safe for Afghan Hounds to eat. Plain zucchini slices are especially low-calorie treats—and provide plenty of fiber and moisture for your pup’s skin and coat.
However, raw zucchini provides more Vitamin A than cooked ones—the vitamin is destroyed by heat. It’s best to start with just one or two small bites as a treat; too much raw zucchini could make him sick.
List of some other snacks Afghan Hounds can or can’t eat
Wondering which snacks your Afghan Hound can eat or not? Here is a list of some snacks your Afghan Hound can or can’t eat:
Short answer: no.
Longer answer: It’s not necessarily unsafe for Afghan Hounds to eat small amounts of cooked bacon infrequently, but it’s important to keep in mind that bacon is an incredibly rich and fatty food with a high salt content. Afghan Hounds can’t process those things as efficiently as humans do, so eating too much of it can cause pancreatitis. Eating too much of any fatty food can also result in pancreatitis, which is why it’s important to keep your Afghan Hound’s diet healthy and balanced.
If you give your Afghan Hound cooked bacon, make sure it’s only once in a while and only in small quantities—and make sure you don’t give them other fatty foods like butter or cheese at the same time (that would be a bad idea).
Yes, Afghan Hounds can eat beef. While there are many misconceptions about what is and isn’t safe for your Afghan Hound to eat, it’s important to remember that Afghan Hounds are omnivores with a digestive system similar to ours. Cooked lean beef is safe for Afghan Hounds in small amounts unless your Afghan Hound is allergic to beef.
Beef is an excellent source of protein and many important vitamins and minerals. . The only thing you need to remember when feeding raw meaty bones (like ribs) is that they should be larger so they can’t swallow—and stay away from cooked bone because it can splinter and cause harm.
Yes, Afghan Hounds can eat bread provided your Afghan Hound is not allergic to it. However, only plain white and wheat bread is safe for Afghan Hounds to eat.
Bread doesn’t provide that much nutrients in your Afghan Hound, so offer them in moderation. A crust is fine, but a whole slice is too much for your Afghan Hound. Too much bread can cause gas and other digestive problems.
Yes, Afghan Hounds can eat cheese.
But there’s a catch: you need to know what type of cheese is safe for your Afghan Hound and how much of it he can have.
There are many kinds of cheeses out there, and some of them are safer for Afghan Hounds than others. The best types of cheese for Afghan Hounds are mozzarella, Swiss, cheddar and cottage cheese because they contain vitamins, fatty acids and proteins that are good for your Afghan Hound’s health.
Stay away from the following types of cheeses: spicy cheeses like blue or goat cheese; parmesan; cream cheeses; or any other kind that has a strong flavor or smell (like American cheese). These types of cheeses may contain ingredients that could make your Afghan Hound sick if he eats too much of them—or even if he eats just a small amount.
Can Afghan Hounds eat chicken?
Yes, they can! Chicken is a great source of protein, omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Boneless cooked breast meat is the best option as it contains less fat than other parts of the chicken. Avoid chicken skin as it contains a high amount of fat that can cause pancreatitis in Afghan Hounds.
Amount depends on the size of your Afghan Hound, but give 1/8 to 1/6 cup of meat protein per 10 pounds of body weight per day if your Afghan Hound is on a raw meat diet.
Can Afghan Hounds eat chocolate? The short answer is no. Chocolate contains a toxic chemical called theobromine, which is derived from cocoa seeds and can be deadly to Afghan Hounds. In fact, if your Afghan Hound ate chocolate, contact your vet immediately.
Theobromine is a stimulant that affects the heart and nervous system of Afghan Hounds, causing vomiting, diarrhea, rapid breathing, and seizures.
Chocolate contains both theobromine and caffeine that are toxic to pups. Cocoa powder (most toxic), Unsweetened baker’s chocolate, Semisweet chocolate, Dark chocolate, Milk chocolate- all are toxic for Afghan Hounds! If your Afghan Hound ate chocolate (or anything else containing this ingredient), contact your vet immediately! Educate your family about the danger of chocolate in Afghan Hounds to prevent accidental ingestion.
Yes, your Afghan Hound can eat eggs. Eggs are high in protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, so they’re a great choice for your furry friend. But there are some precautions you’ll need to take if you want your Afghan Hound to enjoy them safely.
First off, avoid raw eggs: avidin is an ingredient in the egg white that prevents absorption of biotin, a vitamin that helps with cell growth and metabolism. Biotin deficiency can cause hair loss and skin problems! Also, since the shell is porous, it may contain bacteria that could make your Afghan Hound sick.
To be safe, cook the eggs thoroughly—you don’t want any runny parts left over because they could cause food poisoning in your pup—and grind up the shells before serving them so there aren’t any sharp edges left behind that could harm your Afghan Hound’s stomach lining or intestines.
Yes, Afghan Hounds can eat fish. In fact, fish is a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
However, not all fish are safe for your Afghan Hound to eat. Smaller, younger, wild-caught (not farmed), shorter-lived species like salmon, shrimp and tilapia are safe for your Afghan Hound. Avoid longer-lived fish species like tuna, shark and swordfish as they can contain heavy metals like mercury. Always clean them properly (remove the skin), debone them and cook them with no harmful additives. Feeding your Afghan Hound one or two times per week in small controlled amounts is perfectly fine.
No, Afghan Hounds should not eat ice cream.
Ice cream contains a high amount of dairy products and sugar, which can be toxic to Afghan Hounds. If your Afghan Hound eats ice cream, it’s important to seek veterinary help immediately.
Symptoms of ice cream toxicity include vomiting and diarrhea, decreased appetite, increased thirst/urination, and lethargy.
If you suspect your Afghan Hound accidentally ate some ice cream, call your veterinarian or local emergency animal hospital immediately for guidance on how best to treat your pet.
Can Afghan Hounds eat peanut butter? Yes, but only in moderation.
Peanut butter contains protein, vitamins, and healthy fats that are good for Afghan Hounds. However, make sure the peanut butter doesn’t contain chocolate or xylitol, which can be toxic to Afghan Hounds. Also avoid peanut butter pretzels; they contain three times more sodium than regular peanut butter!
Start by feeding your Afghan Hound a half teaspoon of peanut butter per day. As you get comfortable with this amount, increase it slowly per day. If your Afghan Hound has health issues such as pancreatitis or diabetes, consult your veterinarian before increasing the amount of peanut butter you feed him or her.
Plain, air-popped popcorn is safe for Afghan Hounds to eat in small quantities as an occasional treat. Popped corn kernels actually contain several minerals important to Afghan Hounds, like magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc, along with fiber and trace amounts of vitamins.
However, it’s important to avoid processed popcorn or popcorn with other toppings like butter or cheese because these are not safe for your Afghan Hound. Also, un-popped or partially popped kernels can be a choking hazard and may even cause damage to your Afghan Hound’s teeth.
Yes! Turkey is safe for Afghan Hounds to eat—as long as you provide them with cooked lean, white, unseasoned and boneless turkey meat. Turkey breast meat is the best option because it provides protein, fatty acids and minerals to your Afghan Hound.
You should avoid turkey skin, as it can cause GI upset and pancreatitis. Also avoid processed turkey, which may contain harmful substances like sodium nitrite or BHA.
The recommended amount of white meat turkey or dark meat turkey per 12 pounds of body weight for your pooch is 20 grams of white meat per day or 15 grams of dark meat.
Yes! Plain yogurt is a perfectly acceptable snack for Afghan Hounds, and some Afghan Hounds may even enjoy it. However, some Afghan Hounds may have trouble digesting dairy products, so always check with your vet before giving yogurt to your Afghan Hound.
If your Afghan Hound can digest it, the good bacteria in yogurt can help strengthen the digestive system. Plain yogurt is the best choice for your Afghan Hound; avoid any yogurts with added sugar. Also, skip all yogurt with artificial sweeteners as it can lead to diarrhea in some Afghan Hounds. One teaspoon of yogurt a day is fine for most Afghan Hounds—just make sure not to overdo it.