Corgis have a different digestive system from humans, so some foods that are safe for people can be harmful or even fatal for Corgis. However, many human foods are completely safe for Corgis and can provide important nutrients and health benefits. This list will help you identify which foods are safe for your Corgi and which ones you should avoid.
List of fruits Corgis can or can’t eat
Wondering which fruits your Corgi can eat or not? Here is a list of some common fruits your Corgi can or can’t eat:
Yes, Corgis can eat apples.
Apples are one of the best fruits your Corgi can eat. They are high in fiber and vitamins A and C, as well as being low in fat and protein. Apples are also a great snack for senior Corgis because they’re easy to digest.
If you do feed your Corgi an apple, make sure you remove the seeds and core first. Also, avoid processed apples like applesauce and apple pies—these have added sugar that can be harmful to your Corgi’s teeth and internal organs.
Avocados are not safe for your Corgi to consume.
The avocado fruit, pits, leaves, skin and the actual plant contain persin, so these parts are potentially poisonous to your Corgi. The avocado oil is safe in small amounts, so it’s best if you don’t feed them any avocado-based products.
Yes, Corgis can eat bananas.
Bananas are a great source of potassium, vitamins, biotin, fiber, and copper. They are also low in cholesterol and sodium.
But be careful! Bananas have a high sugar content, so they should be given as an occasional treat. Remove the peel before feeding to your Corgi, because it’s hard for them to digest. Processed bananas such as banana chips or banana puddings may contain added toxic ingredients that are harmful to your Corgi’s health and should be avoided.
Yes, Corgis can eat blackberries.
Blackberries are low in calories and sugar, but 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 additives that could be harmful to your Corgi.
Corgis should have only 2 blackberries a day per 10 pounds of body weight.
Blueberries are a healthy treat for your Corgi. They’re high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which can help keep them healthy. They also contain a good amount of sugar, so feed them in moderation (four to five blueberries per 10 pounds of body weight).
You can give your Corgi fresh blueberries as a snack or add them to their food. Frozen or dried berries are also fine. If your Corgi doesn’t enjoy eating whole berries, try mashing them up into a paste before feeding them to him—you can even add some peanut butter if he likes it.
Just be wary of processed blueberries like blueberry muffins, blueberry yogurt, blueberry pie and blueberry pancake: these may contain added harmful ingredients that could cause digestive issues for your pup.
Yes, your Corgi can eat cantaloupe.
Cantaloupe is a delicious fruit that contains many health benefits for both humans and Corgis alike. Though it is low in calories, it is high in other nutrients like fiber, moisture, and vitamins A and C. It also contains beta-carotene, which helps fight free radicals and promotes healthy skin, fur and bones. However, it contains sugar, so give your Corgi in moderation. Remove the rinds and seeds as they are choking hazards for Corgis.
No, Corgis can’t eat cherries. Although the fleshy part around the seed is safe, the plant contains cyanide, and cyanide destroys cellular oxygen transport in your Corgi. The symptoms of cyanide toxicity include dilated pupils, red gums, vomiting, diarrhea, and seizures. Contact your vet if your Corgi ate cherry.
No, grapes are very toxic to Corgis.
Even a small amount of grapes can cause sudden kidney failure in your Corgi.
Symptoms of grape poisoning include:
- Weakness or lethargy
- Abdominal pain
Seek veterinary help immediately if you suspect your Corgi ate grapes.
Corgis can eat mangoes.
Mangoes are rich in vitamins A, B6, C, and E which are all essential for a Corgi’s health. Mangoes also contain potassium, fiber and antioxidants that help keep your Corgi healthy.
However, remove the skin of the mango before giving it to your Corgi as this part may contain oxalates and other harmful chemicals. Also remove the pits of the mango as they can be choking hazards for your Corgi.
Also, avoid processed mango products such as mango sorbet, mango popsicles or mango ice cream as they may contain harmful preservatives which could make your Corgi ill.
Depending on its size, approximately one-quarter cup of fresh ripe mango per serving is fine.
Yes, Corgis can eat oranges in moderation. Oranges provide Vitamin C, potassium, fiber and moisture.
However, the fleshy part of an orange is what you should give your Corgi. Remove all traces of peel, skin, pith and seeds to avoid any gastrointestinal issues. You should also ensure that your Corgi has a regular meal plan before giving him oranges as a treat.
1-2 sections as an occasional treat are enough for most Corgis.
Yes, Corgis can eat peaches!
Small amounts of cut-up fresh or frozen peaches are safe for your Corgis to eat. Peaches are high in fiber and vitamin A. However, remove the pit before serving it to your Corgi as it contains cyanide. Also, avoid processed peaches like peach cobbler or peach pie, as they may contain harmful chemicals.
Yes, Corgis can eat pears!
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 unnatural ingredients. One small slice is ok for most Corgis as pears contain sugar.
It’s rich in vitamins and minerals, as well as bromelain, a powerful enzyme that helps digestion. It also contains a lot of moisture and is low in calories, so it’s a great snack for Corgis who need to lose weight.
The only parts of the pineapple that aren’t safe for your Corgi to eat are the spiky skin and hard inner core. You should remove these before offering your Corgi any pineapple.
Raw pineapples are safe for Corgis to eat, but processed pineapples like canned pineapple or pineapple cake should be avoided because they contain added harmful chemicals that can make your Corgi sick if consumed in large amounts.
Yes! Pure pumpkin is a great choice and a very healthy snack for your Corgi.
Pumpkin helps with your Corgi’s skin and coat, as well as their digestion. It can help remedy both diarrhea and constipation in your Corgi, and it might even help with their weight.
Never feed your Corgi pumpkin pie mix—it has sugar and other ingredients that aren’t beneficial for Corgis. Canned pumpkin is okay, but make sure it’s 100% pure pumpkin with no added sugar or salt.
Many pumpkin supplements are available on the market today, as well as many pumpkin pup treats. If you want to use these instead of feeding raw pumpkin, make sure they only contain real pumpkin and nothing else, like sugar or salt. The amount varies with your Corgi’s size and activity level, but start with a teaspoon per day.
Fresh or frozen strawberries are a great source of vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants. They can be served whole or processed into a puree or jam. You should always cut the strawberries into small pieces before feeding them to your Corgi, as larger pieces could be choking hazards.
Although it’s not harmful for your Corgi to eat strawberry stems, remove them before feeding the fruit to your pet. If you’re using frozen strawberries, make sure they’re fully thawed before giving them to your Corgi.
Always avoid processed products that contain strawberries. These foods may contain artificial colors and flavors that could be harmful to your Corgi’s health.
In fact, watermelon is a low calorie treat for your pet, and it contains important vitamins, minerals, lycopene and moisture.
The only part of a watermelon that is safe and nutritious for your Corgi is the flesh. Cut it into small chunks and remove the seeds and rinds before feeding it to your pet. Half a cup of diced seedless and rind-free watermelon is enough per 10 pounds of body weight.
List of vegetable Corgis can or can’t eat
Wondering which vegetables your Corgi can eat or not? Here is a list of some vegetables your Corgi can or can’t eat:
Yes, broccoli is safe for Corgis to eat. Broccoli contains vitamin C and folate, which are both essential nutrients for Corgis.
Broccoli stems and florets, both are safe to eat, either cooked or raw. However, always cut them into small pieces to avoid choking hazards. Offer 1/4 (0.25) cup broccoli per 10 pounds of body weight of a pup.
Yes, Corgis can eat cabbage. Cabbage contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are good for your pup’s health. It is also rich in fiber and moisture, so it’ll keep your Corgi hydrated while he’s doing his business.
There are many kinds of cabbage—red, green, purple—and all colors are safe and healthy for Corgis to eat. Red cabbage is more nutritious than green cabbage (it has 10 times as much vitamin A), but both types are safe for Corgis to eat.
Lightly cooked or roasted cabbage is the best way to serve it to your pup. This will make it easier for him to digest, but the flavor will still be intact. You don’t have to use any seasoning with oil or salt when you cook the cabbage—just sprinkle some water on top and roast it at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 45 minutes until tender; then serve.
Yes, Corgis can eat carrots. Carrots are a great low-calorie treat for Corgis and they contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber that your pup will love. They’re also great for your Corgi’s teeth, because chewing on them is good for their oral hygiene. You can give your pooch raw, frozen or cooked carrots and either way is fine.
However, cooked carrots are better since they’re easier to digest than raw or frozen ones. For raw or frozen carrots, chop them into smaller pieces to avoid choking hazards.
Carrot cake is fine as long as you add no harmful additives (and maybe some peanut butter). One or two baby carrots are enough for a small-to-average size pup.
Yes, Corgis can eat celery. Celery is an excellent low calorie treat. It contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and it’s also high in moisture and fiber that helps aid digestion.
There are so many ways of feeding your Corgi celery: you can top it with small peanut butter, mix it with their regular food or pair it up with other treats, like carrots or apples. Celery sticks are ok for big pups. Celery leaves are ok too as long as they’re organic and washed thoroughly before feeding them to your Corgi.
However, always cut the celery into bite-sized pieces before feeding it to your Corgi because if left whole it may cause choking or difficulty chewing and swallowing.
Start with one or two bite-sized pieces per day until you know how much they can handle having no side effects like stomach upset or diarrhea.
Yes, Corgis can eat cucumbers! Cucumbers are a great source of vitamins and minerals, moisture, and fiber. In fact, the cucumber is one of the most hydrating vegetables around. They also provide some phytochemicals that help freshen your Corgi’s breath.
Cucumber seeds, 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..
If your Corgi has any health issues, consult with your vet first before giving them cucumbers. Your vet will know how much is okay for your Corgi based on their size and weight. However, your Corgi can eat one or two pieces of cucumber per day with no problem.
Can Corgis eat garlic? The answer is no. Garlic is toxic to Corgis, and it contains N-propyl disulfide, a sulfur compound that causes hemolysis leading to anemia. Other symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea, excessive thirst, depression and lethargy.
Raw and cooked cloves and bulbs of garlic are toxic to your Corgi. The toxic dose is 15 to 30 grams of garlic per kilogram of body weight. Contact the vet immediately if your Corgi ate garlic.
Can a Corgi eat onions?
No. Onions are toxic to Corgis, and they can cause hemolysis, which is the destruction of red blood cells and leads to anemia. The toxic dose is 15 gm/kg of your Corgi’s body weight.
Every type of onion is bad for Corgis—red, white, whatever. Besides, all parts of the onion plant are toxic to Corgis too, including the flesh, ring, leaves, juice, and processed powders. Contact your vet if your Corgi ate onions.
Yes, Corgis can eat zucchini. It’s a low-calorie treat and full of vitamins and antioxidants. Zucchini is also high in fiber and moisture, which makes it good for your Corgi’s digestion.
Plain raw, steamed, or cooked zucchini is safe for Corgis to eat. However, raw zucchini provides more Vitamin A than cooked ones.
The amount you feed your Corgi depends on the size of your Corgi, but start with just one or two small bites to make sure it doesn’t upset his stomach before increasing the amount gradually over time if he tolerates it well at first.
List of some other snacks Corgis can or can’t eat
Wondering which snacks your Corgi can eat or not? Here is a list of some snacks your Corgi can or can’t eat:
The short answer is no, but there are a few caveats.
Bacon is an incredibly rich and fatty food with a high salt content. Canines can’t handle that much fat or salt on their own without experiencing some gastrointestinal distress. If your Corgi eats a large amount of cooked bacon, it can cause pancreatitis.
However, giving your Corgi small amounts of cooked bacon infrequently should not cause harm.
Yes, Corgis can eat beef. Cooked, unseasoned lean beef is safe for Corgis in small amounts unless your Corgi is allergic to beef. Beef broth, beef stew, and specialized Corgi beef jerky without an excess amount of salt are also safe for your Corgi.
Never feed cooked bone to your Corgi, but larger raw beef bone can be a chew toy for a larger pooch. For a raw diet, one cup of kibble or 0.3 pound of ground beef is enough for a 20 pound pooch.
Yes, Corgis can eat bread. However, only plain white and wheat bread is safe for your Corgi to consume.
Bread is a carbohydrate and not very nutritious, so you should offer it in moderation. A crust is fine, but a whole slice could cause digestive issues for your Corgi.
Too much bread can cause bloating and diarrhea in Corgis, as well as other gastrointestinal problems.
Yes, a small amount of cheese is ok for Corgis to eat.
Corgis can eat cheese, but it depends on the type of cheese you’re giving them. Mozzarella, cottage, swiss and cheddar cheese are safer because they are milder in taste and contain less fat. Stay away from spicy cheese like cheesecake, blue, goat, parmesan and cream cheese and aged cheeses like cheddar or Swiss.
The amount depends on the size of your Corgi. A few small bites should be okay for most Corgis.
Yes, Corgis can eat chicken. Chicken contains protein, omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to your Corgi’s health. Boneless cooked breast meat is the best option because it has less fat than other parts of the chicken. However, it’s important to avoid chicken skin as it contains a high amount of fat that can cause pancreatitis in Corgis if given too much.
Amount depends on the size of the Corgi, but give 1/8 to 1/6 cup of meat protein per 10 pounds of body weight per day if your Corgi is on a raw meat diet.
No, Corgis can’t eat chocolate. It contains both theobromine and caffeine that are toxic to pups, which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, and even death.
Theobromine is the chemical in chocolate that’s the most toxic to Corgis. You can also find the same substance in cocoa powder (most toxic), unsweetened baker’s chocolate, semisweet chocolate, dark chocolate and milk chocolate—all of which are toxic to Corgis as well.
If your Corgi ate chocolate, contact your vet immediately. Educate your family about the danger of chocolate in Corgis to prevent accidental ingestion.
Your Corgi can eat eggs, but you’ll want to be careful about how you give them to your furry friend.
Eggs are high in protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. They’re also very easy to digest and are an excellent source of energy for your Corgi.
You should avoid raw eggs, though. Avidin found in raw eggs prevents the absorption of biotin (a B vitamin), which can lead to skin problems and hair loss. Raw eggs may also contain bacteria that could make your Corgi sick if ingested—that’s why it’s important to cook them thoroughly before feeding them to your pet!
You should also be careful about giving your Corgi eggshells that have not been ground up into a powder with no sharp edges remaining on them: these can cause intestinal blockage or perforation if swallowed whole by your pup.
Can Corgis eat fish?
Absolutely! Fish is rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. However, it’s important to choose the right kind of fish for your Corgi.
Smaller, younger, wild-caught, shorter-lived species like salmon, shrimp, tilapia are safe for your Corgi. Avoid longer-lived fish species like tuna, shark and swordfish as they can contain heavy metals like mercury.
Always clean them properly before feeding them to your Corgi by deboning them and cooking them with no harmful additives. Feeding your Corgi one or two times per week in small controlled amounts is fine.
Ice cream is a delicious treat, but it’s not safe for Corgis to eat.
Ice cream contains high amounts of dairy products and sugar. Corgis can’t digest dairy products well, so they’re likely to get sick if they consume ice cream. In fact, eating ice cream can cause bloat, diarrhea, vomiting, and other gastrointestinal issues in Corgis.
If you think your Corgi ate ice cream, seek veterinary help immediately.
Can Corgis eat peanut butter? Yes! In moderation.
Peanut butter can provide your Corgi with protein, vitamins, and healthy fats that they need. However, ensure that the peanut butter you give your Corgi is pup safe without xylitol or chocolate. Also, avoid peanut butter pretzels as it contains three times more sodium than regular peanut butter.
The amount of peanut butter depends on the size and activity level of your Corgi, but start with a half teaspoon per day.
Plain, air-popped popcorn is safe for Corgis to eat in small quantities as an occasional treat. Popped corn kernels actually contain several minerals important to Corgis, like magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc, along with fiber and trace amounts of vitamins.
However, it’s important to note that not all popcorn is created equal and some varieties may be unsafe for your Corgi. Avoid processed popcorn. Buttered popcorn or popcorn with other toppings like caramel or nacho cheese are not safe for your Corgi because they can be harmful if eaten in large quantities. Un-popped or partially popped kernels can be a choking hazard and may even cause damage to your Corgi’s teeth.
Yes, Corgis can eat turkey.
As long as you provide cooked lean, white, unseasoned and boneless turkey meat to your Corgi, it’s safe! Turkey breast meat is the best option for your Corgi. It provides more protein, fatty acids and minerals.
The only thing to avoid are turkey skins. They can cause gastrointestinal upset and pancreatitis. Also avoid processed turkey—it may contain harmful chemicals and preservatives that can be dangerous for Corgis.
Corgis should get 20 grams of white meat turkey or 15 grams of dark meat turkey per 12 pounds body weight.
Yes, Corgis can eat yogurt.
But before you rush to the store to stock up on yogurt for your pup, there are a couple of things you should know.
Plain yogurt is a perfectly acceptable snack for Corgis. However, some Corgis may have trouble digesting dairy products. If your Corgi can digest it, the beneficial bacteria in yogurt can help strengthen the digestive system. Plain yogurt is the best choice for your Corgi.
Also, skip all yogurt with artificial sweeteners as it can cause intestinal distress if consumed by Corgis with sensitive stomachs. One teaspoon of yogurt a day is fine for most pups.
Here you have it, a list of 37 human foods your Corgi can or can’t eat. We hope you find this list useful and informative!
However, with any safe food, follow the 90/10 rule: 90% of the time, give your Corgi a normal balanced diet, and 10% of the time, give him/her treats. The reason for this is that treats should not be used as a replacement for food. You should use treats as an occasional treat to reward good behavior or as part of a training regimen.