Have you wondered which human food your Brittany can or can’t eat? The truth is Brittanys have different metabolic systems than ours, so what’s safe food for us may not be safe for our Brittany. That’s why it’s important to know which foods are safe for your Brittany and which ones aren’t. Below are the most common 37 fruits, vegetables & other snacks Brittanys can (and can’t) eat:
List of fruits Brittany can or can’t eat
Wondering which fruits your Brittany can eat or not? Here is a list of some common fruits your Brittany can or can’t eat:
Yes, you can feed your Brittany apples! They are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber for your Brittany. They’re also low in protein and fat—making them the perfect snack for senior Brittany.
When feeding your pup apples, remove the seeds and core first. Avoid processed apples like applesauce and apple pie filling—these can have added sugar and other ingredients that aren’t good for your Brittany.
Avocados are not safe for your Brittany to consume. Avocado fruit, pits, leaves, skin and the actual plant contain persin, so these parts are potentially poisonous to your Brittany.
However, avocado oil is safe in small amounts and can be used as a natural remedy for fleas and ticks on Brittany.
Yes, Brittany can eat bananas. A banana is a great low-calorie snack for Brittany. It’s high in potassium, vitamins, biotin, fiber, and copper.
There are some things to keep in mind when giving your Brittany a banana:
1. Bananas are high in sugar and should be given as an occasional treat (like once or twice a week).
2. Remove the banana peel before giving it to your Brittany—the peel is hard to digest!
3. Avoid processed bananas like banana chips or banana puddings—these may contain added toxic ingredients.
Yes, Brittany can eat blackberries. They are low in calories and sugar, high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Frozen or fresh, either is fine. Avoid processed blackberries like blackberry jam, jelly, blackberry-flavored ice cream, as they may contain harmful chemicals.
Brittany should have about 2 blackberries a day for every 10 pounds of their body weight.
Yes, Brittany can eat blueberries.
Blueberries are full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 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—it’s all good for most pups. Just avoid processed blueberries like blueberry muffins, blueberry yogurt, blueberry pie, and blueberry pancake as they may contain harmful ingredients.
Can Brittany eat cantaloupe? Yes, your Brittany can eat cantaloupe.
Cantaloupe are low in calories but high in other nutrients such as fiber and moisture. They also contain potassium and vitamin C. However, they are high in sugar, so give your Brittany in moderation. Remove the rinds and seeds—they’re a choking hazard for your pet.
Can Brittany eat cherries?
No, Brittany can’t eat cherries. Although the fleshy part around the seed is safe, the plant contains cyanide that destroys cellular oxygen transport in your Brittany. Symptoms of cyanide toxicity include dilated pupils, difficulty breathing, staggering and collapse. Contact your vet if your Brittany ate cherry.
Grapes are a delicious snack, but they are very toxic to Brittany. Even a small amount of grapes can cause sudden kidney failure in your Brittany. Symptoms of grape poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. Seek veterinary help immediately if you suspect your Brittany ate grapes.
To prevent accidental ingestion, keep the grapes out of your Brittany’s reach and educate your family about the danger of giving them to your Brittany.
Mango is a delicious tropical fruit that is commonly used in salads, smoothies and desserts. Mango contains four different vitamins: A, B6, C and E that are also packed with potassium, fiber and antioxidants. It can be easily digested by Brittany as it’s very low in fat and has few calories.
However, the skin and pits contain high amounts of oxalic acid, which might cause stomach upset in Brittany if eaten raw or too much of it. To avoid this, remove the skin and pit before feeding your Brittany mangoes to prevent choking or stomach upset.
Processed mango products like mango sorbet, mango popsicles and mango ice cream may contain harmful preservatives, so it is best to avoid these foods altogether when feeding your Brittany fresh mangoes.
One-quarter cup of fresh mango once a week should be sufficient for most Brittany, depending on their size, but always check with your vet before giving any new food to your Brittany.
Yes, Brittany can eat oranges in moderation.
Oranges provide Vitamin C and potassium, as well as fiber and moisture, for your Brittany’s body. However, it’s important to remove all traces of peel, skin, pith, and seeds before giving your Brittany an orange. You should also give them only the fleshy part of the fruit. Oranges are high in sugar and citric acid, which can be hard on your Brittany’s stomach if they eat too much of it at once.
One or two sections is enough for most Brittany as an occasional treat—you don’t want to overdo it!
Yes, Brittany can eat peaches.
Peaches are a great source of fiber and vitamin A, so they’re safe for your Brittany in small amounts. But remove the pit before serving them to your Brittany—it contains cyanide! Also, avoid processed peaches like peach cobbler or peach pie, as they may contain harmful additives like sugar.
Can Brittany eat pears? Yes, Brittany can eat pears.
Pears are a great snack because they’re high in copper, vitamins C and K, and fiber. In fact, they contain more fiber than apples or bananas! They also have anti-inflammatory properties that can help with digestion.
Eating the fruit can reduce the risk of having a stroke significantly. It’s also good for your Brittany’s oral health, as it helps clean their teeth and freshens breath.
Just be sure to cut pears into bite-size chunks and remove the pit and seeds first, as the seeds contain traces of cyanide. Skip processed pears like canned pears as it may contain sugar syrups and other additives that aren’t good for your Brittany. One small slice is ok for most Brittany as pears contain sugar — too much sugar could lead to obesity or diabetes.
Yes, your Brittany can eat pineapple.
Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and contains bromelain, an enzyme that helps to break down proteins. It can also help to reduce inflammation in Brittany with arthritis. Your Brittany should only eat the soft inner fruit of the pineapple—not the hard core or outer skin.
2/3 small bites of raw pineapple is enough for your Brittany to enjoy as a snack. But don’t go overboard—over-indulging on pineapple could lead to digestive issues like diarrhea or indigestion.
Avoid processed pineapples like canned pineapple or pineapple cake, as they contain added harmful chemicals that aren’t good for your pup!
Yes, pure pumpkin itself is a great choice and a very healthy snack for Brittany. It’s full of fiber, which can help with your Brittany’s skin and coat. It also helps with digestion and can remedy both diarrhea and constipation in your Brittany.
Pumpkin pie mix is not good for Brittany, as it contains sugar and other ingredients that aren’t safe for them. Canned pumpkin is fine, but make sure it’s 100% pure pumpkin—not just “pumpkin,” which could have other ingredients in it.
Many pumpkin supplements are available on the market today, including Brittany treats made with them. The amount varies with your Brittany’s size and activity level, but start with a teaspoon per day.
Can Brittany eat strawberries? The answer is yes.
Strawberries are a healthy snack for Brittany, with vitamins and minerals that can help maintain your Brittany’s health and improve their skin and coat. Fresh or frozen strawberries are both good options, but always cut them into small pieces before serving them to your Brittany. Remove the stems and avoid processed or sugary varieties of strawberries.
Yes, Brittany can eat watermelon.
Watermelon is a low-calorie treat that contains vitamins, minerals, and lycopene. It’s also a great source of moisture. Just make sure you cut it into small chunks so your Brittany can eat it easily—no seeds or rinds should be present—and don’t give your Brittany a whole watermelon. Instead, offer him or her half a cup of diced seedless and rind-free watermelon every 10 pounds of body weight.
List of vegetable Brittany can or can’t eat
Wondering which vegetables your Brittany can eat or not? Here is a list of some vegetables your Brittany can or can’t eat:
Yes, Brittany can eat broccoli. In fact, it’s a great food for them!
Broccoli is full of Vitamin K, Vitamin C and minerals like manganese, potassium and iron. Broccoli also contains fiber that keeps the bowel movement regular.
Broccoli stems and florets are both safe to eat, either cooked or raw. It’s important to cut them into tiny pieces because they can be a choking hazard if left whole. Offer your pup about ¼ cup broccoli per 10 pounds of body weight each day.
Yes, Brittany can eat cabbage! Cabbage is a wonderful food for Brittany. It contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is also rich in fiber and moisture.
Cabbage comes in many colors: red, green, purple, etc. All colors of cabbage are safe and healthy for Brittany to eat. Red cabbage is more nutritious than green cabbage—it has 10 times more vitamins than green cabbage!
You can serve your pup raw or lightly cooked/roasted cabbage. You can also add it to their food as long as you don’t add any seasoning with oil or salt. Offer 1 bite of roasted cabbage per 10 pounds of body weight of your pup.
Yes, Brittany can eat carrots.
Brittany need to eat a balanced diet of meat, vegetables, and grains. Carrot is a great low calorie treat that contains vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients that are good for your Brittany’s health. Carrot also helps to clean your Brittany’s teeth as they crunch on it. Raw, frozen, or cooked carrots are fine but cooked carrots are better since they’re easier to digest than raw or frozen carrots. For raw or frozen carrots, chop them into smaller pieces so they don’t cause a choking hazard if swallowed whole.
Carrot cake is fine as long as you add no harmful additives and just feed 1 or 2 baby carrots per average sized pup.
Yes, Brittany can eat celery. In fact, it makes an excellent low-calorie treat.
Celery contains vitamins A and C, as well as antioxidants and fiber. It’s a good source of moisture for Brittany that are prone to dehydration, and it’s also a good way to get some healthy nutrients into your pup’s diet without adding too many calories.
You can slice up celery sticks for your pup as a snack or treat, or mix it into their regular food. You can even top it with small pieces of peanut butter or mix it with other treats to make them more interesting.
If you’re worried about your Brittany getting dehydrated, then celery leaves are also fine as long as they’re organic and washed thoroughly before serving them to your Brittany.
Cucumbers are safe to feed to your Brittany in moderation. Cucumbers provide vitamins, minerals, moisture and fiber, as well as phytochemicals that help freshen your Brittany’s breath.
Cucumber seed and peels or skin are safe as long as they are organic. However, avoid processed cucumbers like cucumber pickles, as they may contain harmful additives like onions, garlic, salt, and sugar.
The amount depends on the size of your Brittany, but we recommend only one or two pieces of cucumber per day.
No, Brittany can’t eat garlic.
Garlic contains N-propyl disulfide, a sulfur compound that causes hemolysis leading to anemia and other symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea and stomach upset. Raw and cooked cloves and bulbs of garlic are toxic to your Brittany.
A toxic dose is 15 to 30 grams of garlic per kilogram of body weight. Contact the vet immediately if your Brittany ate garlic.
Onions are toxic to Brittany.
Onions contain a group of sulfur compounds called N-propyl disulfide, which can cause hemolysis in Brittany, leading to anemia. The toxic dose is 15 gm/kg of body weight of your Brittany.
Of course, every type of onion is bad for Brittany: red, white, whatever. It doesn’t matter what kind it is—all parts of the onion plant are toxic to Brittany too (including the flesh, ring, leaves, juice and processed powders). So don’t let Fido eat any part of an onion ever again!
If you think your Brittany has eaten onions and is showing symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea (or even just acting strangely), contact your vet right away.
The short answer is yes, Brittany can eat zucchini.
Zucchini is a low calorie treat and full of vitamins and antioxidants. It’s also high in fiber and moisture that Brittany need to stay hydrated during the summer months.
Plain raw, steamed, or cooked zucchini is safe for Brittany to eat. However, raw zucchini provides more Vitamin A than cooked ones.
Amount depends on the size of your Brittany, but start with just one or two small bites.
List of some other snacks Brittany can or can’t eat
Wondering which snacks your Brittany can eat or not? Here is a list of some snacks your Brittany can or can’t eat:
Bacon is an incredibly rich and fatty food with a high salt content that can prove to be too much for a Brittany’s stomach to handle. Eating a large amount of bacon can cause pancreatitis in Brittany, which is an inflammation of the pancreas that can be fatal if left untreated.
However, giving your Brittany small amounts of cooked bacon infrequently should not cause harm. If you do choose to feed your Brittany bacon, it should always be cooked first so that it doesn’t contain any bacteria that may make them ill.
Can Brittany eat beef? The answer is yes—but it depends on the type of beef you’re offering. Cooked, unseasoned lean beef is safe for Brittany in small amounts unless your Brittany is allergic to beef. It’s also rich in protein and many important vitamins and minerals. Beef broth, beef stew, specialized Brittany beef jerky without an excess amount of salt are also safe for your Brittany.
You should stay away from cooked beef bones because they can splinter into small pieces that can be swallowed by your pet which could lead to gastrointestinal obstruction or perforation of the intestine. But larger raw beef bones can be a chew toy! For a 20 pounds pooch, one cup of kibble or 0.3 pound of ground beef is enough if you go for a raw diet.
Yes, Brittany can eat bread, but only plain white and wheat bread.
As long as your Brittany isn’t allergic to it, bread is safe for them to eat. However, it’s important that you avoid processed bread like bread with yeast. With all the added food additives in processed bread, it’s toxic to Brittany—so if you’re going to offer your Brittany some bread, stick with plain white or wheat varieties.
It’s also important to remember that, just like humans, Brittany need their nutrients from real food rather than empty carbs and calories. So even though a crust is fine for your Brittany to eat every once in a while, a whole slice of bread could be too much for them!
Bread also contains a lot of simple carbohydrates which can make your Brittany feel hungry more quickly than they normally would—so offer them in moderation.
Yes, a small amount of cheese is ok for Brittany.
In fact, most Brittany enjoy a bit of cheese. Cheese contains vitamins, fatty acids and proteins that are good for your Brittany’s health. However, there are some types of cheeses that you should avoid feeding your Brittany.
Mozzarella, cottage and swiss cheese are safer because they do not have any spicy ingredients in them. However, stay away from spicy cheese like cheddar, blue, goat and parmesan cheese and cream cheese because they may cause digestive problems for your Brittany.
The amount depends on the size of your Brittany, but a few small bites are fine.
Can Brittany Eat Chicken?
Yes, Brittany can eat chicken. Chicken is a good source of protein, omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Boneless cooked breast meat is the best option. Avoid chicken skin as it contains a high amount of fat that can cause pancreatitis in Brittany.
Amount depends on the size of the Brittany, but give 1/8 to 1/6 cup of meat protein per 10 pounds of body weight per day if your Brittany is on a raw meat diet.
Chocolate is toxic to Brittany.
Chocolate contains two key ingredients—theobromine and caffeine—that are toxic to Brittany.
Chocolate toxicity occurs when a pet consumes too much of the stimulants found in chocolate. And while it’s true that dark and semi-sweet chocolates have more of these ingredients than milk or white chocolate, any amount can be harmful to your pooch.
If your Brittany ate chocolate and you’re concerned about its health, contact your vet immediately. The vet might give your pup an IV of fluids or even put them on a drip to increase their hydration levels. They may also administer activated charcoal or laxatives to help your pup pass the toxins through their system faster.
Besides contacting your vet, educate everyone in your family about the dangers of chocolate in Brittany to prevent accidental ingestion of chocolate in the future.
Yes, your Brittany can eat eggs.
Eggs are a great source of protein, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, so they really are a good choice for your Brittany’s diet. The key is to cook the egg well and make sure it doesn’t contain any harmful ingredients.
Raw eggs may contain bacteria that could be harmful to Brittany. Raw eggs also contain avidin, an anti-nutrient that prevents absorption of biotin. Biotin is necessary for a healthy coat, skin and nails in Brittany.
Eggshells are fine as long as you grind them up or break them into small pieces so there aren’t any sharp edges.
Yes, Brittany can eat fish. Fish is rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
But all of them are not safe for your Brittany.
Smaller, younger, wild-caught, shorter-lived species like salmon, shrimp and tilapia are safe for your Brittany. Avoid longer-lived fish species, like tuna, shark and swordfish, as they can contain heavy metals like mercury. Always clean them properly before cooking them to remove all bones and skin. Then cook it with no additives or sauces that may be harmful to your Brittany’s health. Feeding your Brittany one or two times per week in small amounts is fine.
No, Brittany should not eat ice cream.
Brittany are lactose intolerant, and most ice cream is made with dairy products and sugar—both of which can cause gastrointestinal upset in Brittany. Eating ice cream can also lead to diarrhea, vomiting, and a high fever in Brittany. Ice cream toxicity symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on the amount of ice cream consumed.
If your Brittany ingests any amount of ice cream, seek veterinary help immediately.
Can Brittany eat peanut butter?
The answer is yes, but in moderation. Peanut butter provides protein, vitamins and healthy fats for your Brittany. However, check the label and ensure that it does not include xylitol or chocolate. Avoid peanut butter pretzels, as it contains 3 times more sodium than regular peanut butter.
The amount depends on the size of your Brittany, but start with a half teaspoon per day.
Can Brittany eat popcorn?
The answer is yes. In fact, plain, air-popped popcorn is safe for Brittany to eat in small quantities as an occasional treat. Popped corn kernels actually contain several minerals important to Brittany, like magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc, along with fiber and trace amounts of vitamins.
Buttered popcorn or popcorn with other toppings like cheese sauce or butter are not safe for your Brittany. These toppings can be a choking hazard and may even cause damage to your Brittany’s teeth. Un-popped or partially popped kernels can also be a choking hazard and may even cause damage to your Brittany’s teeth.
Turkey is actually very safe for your Brittany to eat unless they have no allergy to it.
As long as you provide cooked lean, white, unseasoned and boneless turkey meat to your Brittany, it’s completely safe. Turkey breast meat is the best option because it provides protein, fatty acids and minerals while being low in fat.
Avoid turkey skin, though—it can cause GI upset and pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas). Also avoid processed turkey; it may contain harmful substances like sodium nitrite.
Your pooch should get 20 grams of white meat turkey or 15 grams of dark meat turkey per 12 pounds body weight.
Yes, Brittany can eat yogurt. Plain yogurt is a perfectly acceptable snack for Brittany, and it contains active bacteria that helps to strengthen the digestive system. However, some Brittany may have trouble digesting dairy products. If your Brittany can digest it, the active bacteria in yogurt can help strengthen the digestive system.
Plain yogurt is the best choice for your Brittany—avoid flavored yogurts or yogurts with added sugar. Also try to avoid any yogurts with artificial sweeteners, as these can upset your Brittany’s stomach and cause diarrhea or vomiting. One teaspoon of yogurt a day is fine for most Brittany.