As you know, Cockapoos have a different metabolic system from humans. That means that some foods that are safe for people can be harmful or even fatal for Cockapoos. However, many human foods are completely safe for Cockapoos and can provide important nutrients and health benefits. People often confuse which foods are safe for their Cockapoos.
In this article, we look at the list of most common 37 people’s foods that are safe or unsafe for Cockapoos.
List of fruits Cockapoos can or can’t eat
Wondering which fruits your Cockapoo can eat or not? Here is a list of some common fruits your Cockapoo can or can’t eat:
Yes, Cockapoos can eat apples.
Apples are a great source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber for your Cockapoo. They’re low in protein and fat, making them the perfect snack for senior Cockapoos.
To make sure you’re providing your Cockapoo with the healthiest apples possible, remove the seeds and core first. Also avoid processed apples like applesauce and apple pie filling; these foods may have added sugar or other ingredients that are bad for your Cockapoo.
Avocados are not safe for your Cockapoo to consume.
The pit, skin and leaves of the avocado contain persin, which is a toxin that can cause diarrhea and vomiting in Cockapoos.
The oil from avocados is safe in small amounts, but it should not be given to your Cockapoo regularly because it may cause pancreatitis.
Bananas are a good low-calorie snack that can help keep your Cockapoo’s energy levels up while keeping their waistline trim. They’re also high in vitamins, minerals, fiber and biotin—all of which are essential for healthy growth and development. And unlike many other fruits, bananas have very little sodium or cholesterol.
However, they should only be given as an occasional treat, since bananas contain high levels of sugar.
The most important thing to remember about feeding your Cockapoo bananas is removing the peel before giving it to them. The peel is hard for Cockapoos to digest and could cause an upset stomach. And if you choose to give your Cockapoo processed banana products like chips or puddings? Skip those too! While they may look like human treats, they’re often made with artificial ingredients that can be toxic to Cockapoos.
Yes, Cockapoos can eat blackberries. In fact, they’re low in calories and sugar, and high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Frozen or fresh, either is fine.
Just avoid processed blackberries like blackberry jam, jelly, blackberry-flavored ice cream, as they may contain harmful chemicals. Two blackberries a day per 10 pounds of body weight should be plenty for your Cockapoo’s daily diet.
Blueberries are a good source of vitamins and minerals, as well as 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 doesn’t matter how you feed your pup blueberries as long as they’re not processed with added harmful ingredients.
Yes, Cockapoos can eat cantaloupe. But it’s a fruit, so you should give it in moderation.
Cantaloupe is low in calories but high in other nutrients like fiber and moisture. It also contains vitamin A, which is essential for your Cockapoo’s vision.
However, it’s also high in sugar, so you should only give your Cockapoo cantaloupe in moderation and remove the rind and seeds before giving it to him or her (they are choking hazards).
Can Cockapoos eat cherries?
While the fleshy part around the seed is safe, the plant contains cyanide. Cyanide destroys cellular oxygen transport in your Cockapoo, which can lead to symptoms such as dilated pupils. If you have any reason to believe your Cockapoo has ingested cherry, contact your vet immediately.
No, grapes are very toxic to Cockapoos. Grapes contain a toxin called “solanine” that can cause sudden kidney failure in your Cockapoo. Your Cockapoo may experience symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, and depression. Even a small amount of grapes can be deadly for your Cockapoo!
If you suspect your Cockapoo ate grapes, seek veterinary help immediately.
Yes, Cockapoos can eat mango.
Mangoes are a great source of vitamins A, B6, C, and E, as well as potassium and fiber. They also contain antioxidants that can help your Cockapoo’s immune system stay strong.
The skin on the mango can be toxic to Cockapoos, so make sure you remove it before giving your Cockapoo any mangoes. The pit in the center is also dangerous for Cockapoos to swallow—so take those out as well!
You should avoid processed mango products like sorbet, popsicles, and ice cream as they may contain harmful substances that could harm your Cockapoo. If you’re unsure about whether something is safe for your specific Cockapoo to eat, check with your vet before letting them try it out.
Yes, Cockapoos can eat oranges in moderation. Oranges provide Vitamin C, potassium, fiber and moisture. You should give them only the fleshy part of the orange to your Cockapoo and remove all traces of peel, skin, pith and seeds. 1-2 sections as an occasional treat are enough for most Cockapoos.
Peaches are a delicious, and nutritious summer fruit that can be enjoyed by both you and your Cockapoo. Peaches are high in fiber and vitamin A, which is important for maintaining healthy skin, coat, and digestion. They also contain potassium, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin K, and other essential nutrients.
However, before serving peaches to your Cockapoo, remove the pit since it contains cyanide. You may also want to avoid processed fruits such as peach cobbler or peach pie since they may contain harmful preservatives or additives.
Also, make sure that you cut the peaches into tiny pieces (no larger than a dime) so that your Cockapoo does not choke on them.
Can Cockapoos eat pears? Yes, they can.
Pears are a great snack because they’re high in copper, vitamins C and K, and fiber. Eating the fruit can reduce the risk of having a stroke significantly. 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 could harm your Cockapoo’s health.
One small slice is ok for most Cockapoos as pears contain sugar.
Pineapple is a tasty treat for Cockapoos, and it’s also good for them. It contains vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, as well as bromelain—a protein-digesting enzyme that helps with digestion and inflammation.
The only part of the pineapple that your Cockapoo should eat is the soft inner fruit. The spiky skin and hard inner core are unsafe for Cockapoos to eat.
Raw pineapple is the best option. Avoid processed pineapples like canned pineapple, pineapple cake and other foods containing added chemicals—they’re a no-no for your pup.
Yes, pure pumpkin is a great snack for your Cockapoo.
Pumpkin is high in fiber and low in calories, so it can help with digestion and keep your Cockapoo regular. It also contains vitamin A, which helps maintain healthy skin and coat.
Never feed your Cockapoo pumpkin pie mix or other processed pumpkin products that have added sugar and spices. The only exception to this rule is 100% pure canned pumpkin, which is okay as an occasional treat for Cockapoos.
If you want to give your Cockapoo some pumpkin, start with about a teaspoon per day and increase gradually as needed until he gets used to it.
Strawberries are low in fat, sodium and cholesterol, and they’re a good source of vitamin C, fiber and potassium. They also contain antioxidants that can help protect against heart disease and cancer.
Fresh or frozen strawberries are both acceptable for your Cockapoo to eat. The only downside is that it can be hard to keep them from eating too many at once—so it’s best to cut them up into small pieces before serving and watch your Cockapoo carefully while he eats them. You should also remove the stems before giving them to your Cockapoo.
Watermelon is a low-calorie treat that contains vitamins and minerals. It’s also full of lycopene, which has been proven to fight cancer. Watermelon is a good source of moisture, too. The only parts of the fruit that are safe for your Cockapoo to eat are the flesh, not the rinds or seeds.
Cut the watermelon into small chunks and remove any seeds and rinds before feeding it to your Cockapoo. Half a cup of diced seedless and rind-free watermelon is enough per 10 pounds of body weight.
List of vegetables Cockapoos can or can’t eat
Wondering which vegetables your Cockapoo can eat or not? Here is a list of some vegetables your Cockapoo can or can’t eat:
Cockapoos can eat broccoli. Broccoli contains vitamin K, which is essential for blood clotting and bone health, as well as vitamin C and folate.
Broccoli stems and florets are both safe for Cockapoos, either cooked or raw, but it’s important to make sure that these are chopped into small pieces so they don’t create a choking hazard.
The recommended amount of broccoli per 10 pounds of body weight is about 1/4 (0.25) cup per day.
Cabbage is full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which can help to boost their immune system, improve their skin and coat health, and fight off cancer. It also contains a lot of fiber and moisture, which helps to keep your pooch’s digestive tract healthy.
Cabbage comes in many colors—red, green, purple—and all of them are safe for your Cockapoo to eat. However, red cabbage has 10 times more nutrients than green cabbage!
Cabbage can be lightly steamed or roasted to make it easier for your Cockapoo’s stomach to digest it. You can feed your Cockapoo one bite per 10 pounds of body weight per day.
Yes, Cockapoos can eat carrots. This orange vegetable is a great low-calorie treat for your pup. It contains vitamins, minerals, and fiber that help keep your Cockapoo’s teeth healthy and strong. Plus, the crunching of this veggie helps to clean their teeth as they chew on it.
Raw, frozen or cooked carrots are fine for your Cockapoo to eat. However, we recommend feeding cooked carrots since they are easier to digest than raw ones. If you go for raw or frozen carrots, chop them into smaller pieces to avoid choking hazards.
Carrot cake is fine as long as you do not add any harmful additives like chocolate or raisins (which can be toxic to Cockapoos). Your Cockapoo will only need 1-2 baby carrots as a snack if they’re an average size pup.
Yes, Cockapoos can eat celery.
Celery is a great low-calorie treat for Cockapoos because it contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and is also high in moisture and fiber. It’s a good option to feed your Cockapoo when you want something healthy for them, but don’t want to give them too much food. You can give them celery sticks, or slice up the ends of the stalks and mix them into their regular food or add small pieces atop their food.
You should cut the celery into bite-sized pieces before giving it to your Cockapoo. This will make sure that they don’t eat too much at once. Start with one or two pieces at first and see how your Cockapoo reacts.
Cucumbers are a great source of vitamins, minerals, moisture and fiber. They also contain phytochemicals that help freshen your Cockapoo’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 food additives like salt, sugar, onions, etc.
The amount of cucumber you feed your Cockapoo depends on the size of your Cockapoo but only one or two pieces of cucumber per day is fine.
Cockapoos can’t eat garlic.
Garlic contains N-propyl disulfide, a sulfur compound that causes hemolysis leading to anemia. Other symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, red blood cells in the urine, pale gums and lethargy. Raw and cooked cloves and bulbs of garlic are toxic to your Cockapoo. The toxic dose is 15-30 grams of garlic per kilogram of body weight. Contact the vet immediately if your Cockapoo ate garlic.
While onions might be fine for humans, they can be toxic to Cockapoos. The reason? Onions contain N-propyl disulfide (NPD), a sulfur compound that causes hemolysis, or the destruction of red blood cells. The hemolysis leads to anemia in Cockapoos, which can cause weakness and fatigue, pale gums and tongue, and possibly death if left untreated.
The toxic dose is 15 grams per kilogram of your Cockapoo’s body weight—so one medium-sized onion would be enough to cause a problem if your Cockapoo ate it.
Be very careful when feeding your Cockapoo any type of onion—red, white, yellow—as they’re all bad for Cockapoos. Even if you don’t see them eating the onion itself, they could still ingest it through their paws or by licking them clean after coming into contact with soil or grass where the onion was planted.
If you suspect your Cockapoo has eaten an onion and is worried about its health, contact your vet immediately for advice on how much time has passed since ingestion and whether treatment is necessary.
Can Cockapoos eat zucchini?
Yes, Cockapoos can eat zucchini! Zucchini is a low calorie treat and full of vitamins and antioxidants. So if you’re looking for a way to add more nutrients to your Cockapoo’s diet in a low-calorie way, this is it!
Zucchini also has a high water and fiber content that helps keep your pup hydrated and feeling full. Just rinse it off before feeding it to them to remove any pesticides or chemicals. Plain raw zucchini is safe for Cockapoos to eat; however, raw zucchini provides more Vitamin A than cooked ones. Start with just one or two small bites at first.
List of some other snacks Cockapoos can or can’t eat
Wondering which snacks your Cockapoo can eat or not? Here is a list of some snacks your Cockapoo can or can’t eat:
No, your Cockapoo should not eat bacon. Bacon is an incredibly rich and fatty food with a high salt content. These are all things that can prove to be too much for a Cockapoo’s stomach to handle. Eating a large amount can cause pancreatitis, which is an inflammation of the pancreas.
However, giving your Cockapoo small amounts of cooked bacon infrequently should not cause harm.
Yes, Cockapoos can eat beef.
Cooked, unseasoned lean beef is safe for Cockapoos in small amounts unless your Cockapoo is allergic to beef. Beef provides your Cockapoo with a good source of protein and many important vitamins and minerals. Cooked beef can be used as an ingredient in homemade Cockapoo food or as a supplement to your Cockapoo’s normal diet.
Beef broth, beef stew, and specialized Cockapoo beef jerky without an excess amount of salt are also safe for your Cockapoo. Stay away from raw beef because it can cause digestive issues in your pooch if he has a sensitive stomach.
Never feed cooked bone to your Cockapoo, but larger raw beef bone can be a chew toy if you’re concerned about dental hygiene. For a 20 pounds pooch, one cup of kibble or 0.3 pound of ground beef is enough if you select a raw diet.
Yes, Cockapoos can eat bread provided your Cockapoo is not allergic to it. However, only plain white and wheat bread is safe for Cockapoos to eat. Bread doesn’t provide that much nutrients in your Cockapoo, so offer them in moderation. A crust is fine, but a whole slice is too much for your Cockapoo. Too much bread can cause digestive issues like diarrhea or constipation.
Can Cockapoos eat cheese?
Cheese is a good source of vitamins, fatty acids and proteins. But be careful of what types of cheese you are feeding to your Cockapoos. Mozzarella, cottage, swiss and cheddar cheese are safer than spicy cheeses like cheesecake or blue cheese. A few small bites are fine as long as your Cockapoo doesn’t have any allergies or digestive issues with dairy products.
Cockapoos can eat chicken. Chicken contains 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 a digestive upset in Cockapoos.
Amount depends on the size of the Cockapoo, but give 1/8 to 1/6 cup of meat protein per 10 pounds of body weight per day if your Cockapoo is on a raw meat diet.
Chocolate is toxic to Cockapoos. It contains both theobromine and caffeine, which are toxic to pups.
The most toxic foods are cocoa powder (most toxic), unsweetened baker’s chocolate, semisweet chocolate, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate. If your Cockapoo ate any of these foods, contact your vet immediately.
Educate your family about the dangers of chocolate in Cockapoos so that you can prevent accidental ingestion.
Yes, your Cockapoo can eat eggs.
Eggs are high in protein, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, so they’re a great food for your Cockapoo.
However, avoid raw eggs as they may contain bacteria. Also, avidin prevents absorption of biotin and egg shells may contain sharp edges that can irritate your Cockapoo’s throat or stomach.
Cook the eggs well (no runny yolks) and grind up the shells if you want to give them to your Cockapoo in his food.
Yes, Cockapoos can eat fish! Fish is rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for your Cockapoo’s skin and coat. It also contains vitamins and minerals that are important to their overall health.
However, not all fish are safe for your Cockapoo to eat. Smaller, younger, wild-caught, shorter-lived species like salmon, shrimp, tilapia are safe for your Cockapoo. Avoid longer-lived fish species like tuna, shark, swordfish as they can contain heavy metals like mercury.
Always clean them properly before feeding them to your Cockapoo—debone them and cook them with no harmful additives. Feeding your Cockapoo one or two times per week in small amounts is fine as long as you’re monitoring their weight closely.
Ice cream is delicious, but it’s not something you should feed your Cockapoo. In fact, it’s actually toxic to them.
The main ingredients that make up ice cream are dairy products and sugar—neither of which is good for Cockapoos. The high amount of sugar can cause diarrhea, vomiting, and even kidney failure sometimes. Dairy products contain lactose, which can cause nausea, bloating and gas in Cockapoos.
If you suspect your pup ate ice cream or some other sweet treat, seek veterinary help immediately.
Yes, Cockapoos can eat peanut butter in moderation. Peanut butter provides protein, vitamins and healthy fats, so it’s a great treat for your Cockapoo. Just remember to make sure the peanut butter you give your Cockapoo doesn’t have xylitol or chocolate in it—both are harmful to Cockapoos.
Also, avoid peanut butter pretzels, because they contain three times more sodium than regular peanut butter and are typically made with refined flour that isn’t good for your pup’s digestive system.
The amount of peanut butter you feed your Cockapoo will depend on the weight of your Cockapoo, but start with a half teaspoon per day and increase gradually until your Cockapoo has had enough.
Can Cockapoos eat popcorn?
The answer is yes! Popped corn kernels actually contain several minerals important to Cockapoos, like magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc, along with fiber and trace amounts of vitamins. They can be a good source of nutrients for your Cockapoo if you choose to share them with him occasionally.
However, it’s important to avoid processed popcorn and any other toppings that may have been added to it before serving—buttered popcorn or popcorn with other toppings like cheese or chocolate are not safe for your Cockapoo. Also, un-popped or partially popped kernels can be a choking hazard and may even cause damage to your Cockapoo’s teeth.
Yes, Cockapoos can eat turkey. Turkey is a safe food to provide your Cockapoo as long as you provide cooked lean, white, unseasoned and boneless turkey meat to your Cockapoo. Turkey breast meat is the best option to choose from because it provides more protein, fatty acids and minerals.
However, avoid giving your Cockapoo turkey skin, as this could cause gastrointestinal upset and pancreatitis. Also avoid processed turkey, as it may contain harmful ingredients like sodium nitrite or sodium phosphate.
Feed your pooch 20 grams of white meat turkey or 15 grams of dark meat turkey per 12 pounds body weight.
Yes, Cockapoos can eat yogurt. Plain yogurt is a perfectly acceptable snack for Cockapoos, and it can be a great way to help your pup’s digestive system stay healthy. However, some Cockapoos may have trouble digesting dairy products.
If your Cockapoo can digest it, the beneficial bacteria in yogurt can help strengthen the digestive system and keep their GI tract functioning smoothly. Plain yogurt is the best choice for your Cockapoo because it has no artificial sweeteners or added sugars that might upset their stomachs.
Some pups do better with a more specific type of yogurt such as goat’s milk or sheep’s milk rather than cow’s milk. If you’re going to give your pooch a bit of yogurt, make sure it’s natural and unsweetened—no artificial sweeteners.
One teaspoon of yogurt a day is fine for most pups—it’s best to keep this treat as part of their regular diet.
So, you’ve got your list of 37 human foods your Cockapoo can (and can’t) eat, and you’re ready to go! But before you make the rounds at your local grocery store, we have an important thing to cover.
Remember that with any safe food, follow the 90/10 rule. This means that 90% of the time, you’re going to feed your Cockapoo a normal balanced diet. The other 10% of the time, treat him with something fun, like any safe food on this list.