Many people are confused about the human foods that are safe or unsafe for their Bichon Frises.
For example, some people think that grapes or raisins are good for their Bichon Frises. However, this is not true. Here, we look at the list of the most common 37 people’s foods that are safe or unsafe for Bichon Frises.
List of fruits Bichon Frise can or can’t eat
Wondering which fruits your Bichon Frise can eat or not? Here is a list of some common fruits your Bichon Frise can or can’t eat:
Yes, Bichon Frise can eat apples. Apples are a great source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber for your Bichon Frise. They’re low in protein and fat, making them the perfect snack for senior Bichon Frise.
But you have to be careful! First, remove the seeds and core. Also, processed apples like applesauce and apple pie will contain added sugar that’s not good for your Bichon Frise.
Avocado is a delicious fruit that is ripe with nutrients, but it’s not safe for your Bichon Frise to eat.
Avocado fruit, pits, leaves, skin and the actual plant contain persin so these parts are potentially poisonous to your Bichon Frise.
However, avocado oil is safe in small amounts for your Bichon Frise.
While avocados are delicious and nutritious, they’re not a great choice for your Bichon Frise. Avocado fruit, pits, leaves, skin and the actual plant contain persin so these parts are potentially poisonous to your Bichon Frise.
The problem with this fruit is that too much of it can be harmful to your pet’s health. The good news is that avocado oil is safe in small amounts, so you can give them a treat now and then.
Bananas are great for Bichon Frise as a low-calorie snack in moderation. They’re high in potassium, vitamins, biotin, fiber and copper. Plus, they have a low cholesterol content and sodium!
But bananas also have a high sugar content, so they should be given as an occasional treat to your Bichon Frise. For your Bichon Frise’s health and comfort, remove the banana peel before giving it to him or her.
As with most fruits and vegetables, avoid processed bananas like banana chips or banana puddings—they may contain added toxic ingredients that could harm your pup’s health.
Yes, Bichon Frise can eat blackberries. Blackberries are low in calories and sugar and high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, so they’re a great choice for your Bichon Frise’s diet. Just be sure to avoid processed blackberries like blackberry jam, jelly, blackberry-flavored ice cream—these contain harmful ingredients that could make your Bichon Frise sick.
The recommended serving size is 2 blackberries per 10 pounds of body weight per day.
Blueberries are high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, so they’re a great addition to your pup’s diet. They’re also high in sugar, so feed them in moderation (4-5 blueberries per 10 pounds of body weight). Frozen, fresh, dried or mashed—either is fine for most pups.
But what about the processed berries? Avoid processed blueberries like blueberry muffins, blueberry yogurt, blueberry pie and so on; these may contain added harmful ingredients that could be harmful to your Bichon Frise’s health.
Yes, Bichon Frise can eat cantaloupe!
Cantaloupe is low in calories and contains nutrients that are good for your Bichon Frise. It also contains fiber and moisture, which is great for keeping your Bichon Frise hydrated. However, it’s high in sugar, so give your Bichon Frise a small amount of cantaloupe at a time and remove the rinds and seeds before feeding to prevent choking hazards.
Can Bichon Frise eat cherries?
Well, the answer is no. Although the fleshy part around the seed is safe, the plant contains cyanide, which can be fatal for your Bichon Frise. Cyanide destroys cellular oxygen transport in your Bichon Frise, which leads to dilated pupils and difficulty breathing. If your Bichon Frise ate cherry, it’s important that you contact your vet right away.
No, grapes are very toxic to Bichon Frise. Even a small amount of grapes can cause sudden kidney failure in your Bichon Frise.
Symptoms of grape poisoning include:
- Inability to urinate or defecate
- Vomiting, diarrhea, or both
Seek veterinary help immediately if you suspect your Bichon Frise ate grapes. To prevent accidental ingestion, keep the grapes out of your Bichon Frise’s reach and educate your family about the danger of grape poisoning.
Yes, Bichon Frise can eat mango.
Mangoes are a good source of vitamins A, B6, C, and E. They also contain potassium, fiber and antioxidants.
However, it is important to remove the skin and the pits when feeding your Bichon Frise mango because they can cause choking if swallowed whole.
You should avoid processed products like mango sorbet or mango popsicles as they may contain harmful ingredients or additives like artificial sweeteners that could be harmful to your Bichon Frise’s health.
It’s best not to feed your Bichon Frise any over one-quarter cup of fresh ripe mango once a week since too much fruit sugar can cause diarrhea or other digestive problems in Bichon Frise.
Yes, Bichon Frise can eat oranges in moderation!
Oranges provide Vitamin C, potassium, fiber and moisture—all things that Bichon Frise need to thrive. However, like any treat or food you give your Bichon Frise, it’s important to remember that too much of a good thing can cause harm.
Oranges are mostly water and carbohydrates, so they’re not ideal staple food for your Bichon Frise. But 1-2 sections as an occasional treat are enough for most Bichon Frise.
Also, remove all traces of peel, skin, pith and seeds before offering them to your pet.
Peaches are a delicious fruit that Bichon Frise can enjoy.
Small amounts of cut-up fresh or frozen peaches are safe for your Bichon Frise. While peaches are high in fiber and vitamin A. However, the pit contains cyanide—so remove it before serving it to your Bichon Frise.
Also, avoid processed peaches like peach cobbler or peach pie, as they may contain harmful chemicals.
Yes, Bichon Frise can eat pears!
In fact, pears are a great snack for your Bichon Frise because they’re high in copper, vitamins C and K, and fiber.
Eating the fruit can reduce the risk of having a stroke significantly, but it’s important to cut the pear into bite-size chunks and remove the pit and seeds first. The seeds contain traces of cyanide.
Skip processed pears like canned pears as it may contain sugar syrups and other additives that aren’t healthy for your Bichon Frise. One small slice is ok for most Bichon Frise as pears contain sugar.
Pineapple contains vitamins, minerals, and bromelain, which make it an excellent source of moisture. Only the soft inner fruit is safe for your Bichon Frise to eat.
The outer layer of pineapple can be very spiky and sharp, so you’ll want to remove that before serving it to your Bichon Frise. The core of the pineapple contains seeds that are not edible for Bichon Frise or humans, so you’ll also want to remove them before giving your Bichon Frise pineapple. You can use a knife to cut off the hard center of the fruit if necessary.
You should be careful when giving your Bichon Frise processed pineapples such as canned pineapple or pineapple cake because these products often contain added harmful chemicals that may be harmful to your Bichon Frise’s digestive system.
Yes, pure pumpkin itself is a great choice and a very healthy snack for Bichon Frise.
Pumpkin helps with your Bichon Frise’s skin and coat. It can also help remedy both diarrhea and constipation in your Bichon Frise.
Never feed your Bichon Frise pumpkin pie mix. Canned pumpkin is ok for your Bichon Frise but make sure it’s 100% pumpkin. Many pumpkin supplements and pumpkin pup treats are available on the market today. The amount varies with your Bichon Frise’s size and activity level, but start with a teaspoon per day.
Strawberries are a healthy snack that can be fed to your Bichon Frise in moderation. They contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which will help keep their immune system strong. Fresh and frozen strawberries have the same benefits.
However, always cut the strawberries into small pieces before serving them to your Bichon Frise. It’s also a good idea to remove the stem before feeding them to your Bichon Frise, as it can be dangerous for them if swallowed whole. Avoid processed strawberries as they contain sugar syrup, which is not good for your Bichon Frise’s health.
Watermelon is a low-calorie treat that contains vitamins, minerals, and lycopene. It’s also a good source of moisture and can help keep your Bichon Frise hydrated on hot days.
Only the flesh of a watermelon is safe and nutritious for your Bichon Frise. Cut it into small chunks and remove the seeds, rinds, and skin before feeding it to your pup. Half a cup of diced seedless and rind-free watermelon is enough per 10 pounds of body weight.
List of vegetable Bichon Frise can or can’t eat
Wondering which vegetables your Bichon Frise can eat or not? Here is a list of some vegetables your Bichon Frise can or can’t eat:
Bichon Frise can eat broccoli. In fact, it’s one of the healthiest vegetables you can offer to your pup!
Broccoli contains several beneficial vitamins and minerals, including vitamins K and C, folate and fiber.
Broccoli stems and florets are both safe for Bichon Frise to eat, either cooked or raw. However, always cut them into small pieces as they can cause choking if swallowed whole. Offer ¼ cup (0.25) cup broccoli per 10 pounds of body weight each day for healthy weight gain in your pup.
Cabbage is rich in water and fiber, which helps to keep your Bichon Frise’s digestive system running smoothly. It contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help support their immune system. Cabbage can also help prevent cancer, arthritis, heart disease and diabetes.
Cabbage comes in a variety of colors: red, green, purple and even off-white/yellowish are all safe for Bichon Frise to eat. Red cabbage is more nutritious than green cabbage though—it contains 10 times more vitamins than green!
The best way to feed your Bichon Frise cabbage is lightly cooked or roasted with no additional seasonings (salt or oil). You should offer 1 bite of roasted cabbage per 10 pounds of body weight per day.
Bichon Frise can eat carrots. Aside from being an excellent low calorie treat, carrots contain vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber—all of which are beneficial to your pup’s health. A raw, frozen or cooked carrot will give them the nutrients they need, but cooked carrots are better since they’re easier to digest.
For raw or frozen carrots, chop them into smaller pieces to avoid choking hazards. If you’re going to be feeding your Bichon Frise carrot cake (you know it’s going to happen eventually), only include ingredients that don’t contain harmful additives. A rule of thumb for feeding Bichon Frise: one or two baby carrots should be enough for an averaged size pup.
Yes, Bichon Frise can eat celery. It’s an excellent low-calorie treat that contains vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and high moisture and fiber content.
You can top it with small amounts of peanut butter, mix it in with their regular food, or pair it up with other treats—like chicken broth! Many people also like to use celery sticks for their big pups. Celery leaves are safe to eat as well as long as these are organic and washed thoroughly.
However, always cut the celery in bite-sized pieces before giving it to your pup. Start with one or two bite-sized pieces at a time.
Yes, Bichon Frise can eat cucumbers. Cucumbers are especially healthy for Bichon Frise because they contain vitamins and minerals, as well as moisture and fiber. Additionally, cucumbers provide phytochemicals that help freshen your Bichon Frise’s breath.
The seed and peels or skin of a cucumber are safe as long as they are organic. However, avoid processed cucumbers, like cucumber pickles, that may contain harmful food additives like salt or sugar.
You should only feed your Bichon Frise one to two pieces of cucumber per day — though this will vary depending on the size of your Bichon Frise.
Can Bichon Frise eat garlic?
Garlic is toxic to Bichon Frise. The garlic bulb contains N-propyl disulfide, which causes hemolysis leading to anemia. Other symptoms of garlic toxicity include vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. Raw and cooked cloves and bulbs of garlic are toxic to your Bichon Frise. A toxic dose is 15 to 30 grams of garlic per kilogram of body weight. If your Bichon Frise ate garlic and you see symptoms of toxicity, contact the vet immediately.
Bichon Frise are extremely sensitive to onions, which contain N-propyl disulfide, a sulfur compound that causes hemolysis (rupturing of red blood cells) and anemia in Bichon Frise. The toxic dose is 15 gm/kg of body weight.
All types of onions are bad for Bichon Frise: red, white, or whatever. Besides, all parts of the onion plant are toxic to Bichon Frise too, including the flesh, ring, leaves, juice, and processed powders.
If your Bichon Frise has eaten onions, contact your vet immediately.
Bichon Frise can eat zucchini.
Zucchini is a low calorie treat that is also full of vitamins and antioxidants. Zucchini is also high in fiber and moisture, making it a great snack for your Bichon Frise to help keep their digestive system healthy.
Plain raw, steamed or cooked zucchini is safe for Bichon Frise to eat, but remember that raw zucchini provides more Vitamin A than cooked ones. It’s best to limit the amount of raw zucchini you give your Bichon Frise to about one or two small bites per day, depending on the size of your Bichon Frise.
List of some other snacks Bichon Frise can or can’t eat
Wondering which snacks your Bichon Frise can eat or not? Here is a list of some snacks your Bichon Frise can or can’t eat:
No, your Bichon Frise should not eat bacon.
First, bacon is an incredibly rich and fatty food with a high salt content. These qualities can prove to be too much for a Bichon Frise’s stomach to handle and lead to pancreatitis or other digestive problems if too much is included in the diet.
Pancreatitis is a condition where the pancreas becomes inflamed and unable to produce enzymes needed for digestion. This condition can be fatal if left untreated.
Note: Giving your Bichon Frise small amounts of cooked bacon infrequently should not cause harm, but it’s always better to err on the side of caution for feeding your pet new foods.
Can Bichon Frise eat beef?
Yes, cooked, unseasoned lean beef is safe for Bichon Frise in small amounts unless your Bichon Frise is allergic to beef. Beef is a good source of protein and many important vitamins and minerals. It’s also easy to come by, so there’s no need to worry about getting your Bichon Frise the right kind of beef (unlike some other foods).
Beef broth, beef stew, and specialized Bichon Frise beef jerky without an excess amount of salt are also safe for your Bichon Frise.
Stay away from raw beef because it contains harmful bacteria that can cause illness in humans and animals. Never feed cooked bone to your Bichon Frise, but large raw beef bones can be a chew toy for them. As a rule of thumb, for a 10 pounds pooch, one cup of kibble or 0.15 pound of ground beef is fine if you choose a raw diet.
Can Bichon Frise eat bread?
The answer is “yes,” but only if your Bichon Frise isn’t allergic to it. But only plain white and wheat bread is safe for your Bichon Frise to eat.
Bread doesn’t offer much nutrition for your Bichon Frise, so it’s best to only offer it in moderation. A crust is fine, but a whole slice is too much for your Bichon Frise. Too much bread can cause diarrhea and vomiting.
Yes, Bichon Frise can eat bread, but only plain white and wheat bread is safe for them to eat.
Too much bread can cause digestive problems for your Bichon Frise. A crust is fine, but a whole slice is too much for them. Also, don’t give your Bichon Frise any flavored breads, as these could be harmful to their stomachs.
Bread doesn’t provide that much nutrients in your Bichon Frise—it’s not an essential part of their diets, so offer it in moderation.
But be careful of what types of cheese you are feeding to your Bichon Frise. Mozzarella, cottage, swiss and cheddar cheese are safer. Stay away from spicy cheese like cheesecake, blue, goat, parmesan and cream cheese. Amount depends on the size of your Bichon Frise, however, a few small bites are fine.
Chicken is a great source of protein, omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. You can give your Bichon Frise boneless cooked breast meat but avoid chicken skin as it contains a high amount of fat that can cause pancreatitis in Bichon Frise. Amount depends on the size of the Bichon Frise, but as a rule of thumb, give 1/8 to 1/6 cup of meat protein per 10 pounds of body weight per day if your Bichon Frise is on a raw meat diet.
Bichon Frise cannot eat chocolate, because it contains both theobromine and caffeine, which are toxic to pups.
Cocoa powder (most toxic), Unsweetened baker’s chocolate, Semisweet chocolate, Dark chocolate, Milk chocolate—all are toxic.
If your Bichon Frise ingested any of these foods, contact your vet immediately. Educate your family about the danger of chocolate in Bichon Frise to prevent accidental ingestion.
Yes, your Bichon Frise can eat eggs. Eggs are actually a great source of protein, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
While raw eggs may be harmful because of the avidin inside them (which prevents absorption of biotin), cooked eggs are fine for your Bichon Frise to eat. Just make sure you cook your eggs thoroughly so there are no bacteria present in them. Egg shells are also fine as long as you grind them up so they don’t have any sharp edges.
Yes, Bichon Frise can eat fish. They are rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. But all of them are not safe.
Smaller, younger, wild-caught, shorter-lived species like salmon, shrimp and tilapia are safe for your Bichon Frise. Avoid longer-lived fish species like tuna and swordfish as they may contain heavy metals like mercury.
Always clean them properly by deboning them and then cook it, adding no harmful additives. Feeding your Bichon Frise one or two times per week in small controlled amounts is recommended for healthy growth and development of their body’s immune system.
No, your Bichon Frise should not eat ice cream.
Ice cream is made up of several ingredients that can be toxic to Bichon Frise. It contains high amounts of dairy products and sugar, both of which are harmful to Bichon Frise.
If your Bichon Frise accidentally eats ice cream, seek veterinary help immediately. Ice cream toxicity can cause symptoms like bloat, vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration.
Yes, Bichon Frise can eat peanut butter in moderation. However, ensure the peanut butter is pup safe without xylitol and chocolate. Also, avoid peanut butter pretzels, as it contains 3 times more sodium. Amount depends on the size of your Bichon Frise, but start with a half teaspoon per day.
Can Bichon Frise eat popcorn?
Yes, but with some caveats.
Plain, air-popped popcorn is safe for Bichon Frise to eat in small quantities as an occasional treat. Popped corn kernels actually contain several minerals important to Bichon Frise, like magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc, along with fiber and trace amounts of vitamins.
Buttered popcorn or popcorn with other toppings like cheese are not safe for your Bichon Frise. Butter can be dangerous for Bichon Frise because it contains a high concentration of fat—and even though it seems innocent enough, butter can cause serious health problems if ingested by Bichon Frise regularly.
Also, un-popped or partially popped kernels can be a choking hazard and may even cause damage to your Bichon Frise’s teeth, so stick with plain and air popped popcorn only.
Yes, Bichon Frise can eat turkey. Turkey is safe as long as you provide cooked lean, white, unseasoned and boneless turkey meat to your Bichon Frise. Turkey breast meat is the best option and provides more protein, fatty acids and minerals.
Avoid turkey skin, which can cause GI upset and pancreatitis. Also avoid processed turkey, which may contain harmful ingredients such as sodium nitrite and artificial flavors.
A rule of thumb is to feed your pooch 10 grams of white meat turkey or 7.50 grams of dark meat turkey per 6 pounds body weight.
Can Bichon Frise eat yogurt? The answer is yes—as long as it’s plain yogurt.
Plain yogurt is a perfectly acceptable snack for Bichon Frise, and can actually be beneficial in helping to strengthen their digestive system. Yogurt contains healthy bacteria that promotes digestion, so your Bichon Frise will better digest their food if you give them yogurt regularly.
However, some Bichon Frise may have trouble digesting dairy products because of lactose intolerance or other conditions. Therefore, it’s so important to check with your vet before giving your Bichon Frise any type of dairy product.
Plain yogurt is the best choice for your Bichon Frise. Avoid any yogurts with added sugar or artificial sweeteners as it can cause diarrhea or other digestive problems for pets. One teaspoon of yogurt a day is fine for most pups—but always check with your vet before giving anything new to your pet.
Now that you know all about the foods your Bichon Frise can and cannot eat, we hope you’ll use this list as a reference for when you’re trying to figure out what to feed your Bichon Frise.
It’s important to remember that with any safe food, there are always exceptions, like a certain food allergy. Plus, some Bichon Frises have very specific dietary needs. Also, keep in mind the 90/10 rule when feeding any treat to your Bichon Frise. 90% calories should come from a normal balanced diet, and 10% from all the treats combined.