As a Doberman owner you often share favorite foods with your pooch. But Dobermans have different metabolic systems, so what is safe for you might not be safe for your Doberman. That’s why we created a list of 37 common fruits, vegetables and snacks Dobermans can or cannot eat.
List of fruits Dobermans can or can’t eat
Wondering which fruits your Doberman can eat or not? Here is a list of some common fruits your Doberman can or can’t eat:
Yes, Dobermans can eat apples.
Apples are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber for your Doberman. They’re also low in protein and fat, making them the perfect snack for senior Dobermans.
However, remove the seeds and core first before feeding apples to your pup—just like you would with other fruit. And avoid processed apples like applesauce and apple pie filling; these contain added sugar that may cause digestive upset in some Dobermans.
Avocado is one of the most popular fruits in the world, and it can be very healthy for people to consume. However, avocados are not safe for Dobermans to eat.
Avocado fruit, pits, leaves, skin and the actual plant contain persin, so these parts are potentially poisonous to your Doberman.
However, avocado oil is safe in small amounts because it has a low amount of persin.
Yes, Dobermans can eat bananas. Bananas are low in calories and high in potassium, vitamins, biotin, fiber, and copper. They’re also low in cholesterol and sodium but high in sugar—so they should be given as an occasional treat.
Be sure to remove the peel before giving them to your Doberman, as it can cause stomach upset if eaten.
Bananas should not be given to Dobermans that have allergies to tree nuts or shellfish; they may contain traces of these allergens even though they aren’t actually present in the fruit itself.
Bananas are also not recommended for Dobermans with gastrointestinal disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). They have been known to aggravate these conditions by increasing gas production in the intestines and causing diarrhea or constipation.
Dobermans can eat blackberries, but it’s important to consider how much they should be eating.
Blackberries are low in calories and sugar, but they’re also high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Blackberries are also incredibly healthy for your Doberman’s skin and coat. They’re very rich in vitamin C, which is great for healing wounds and keeping your Doberman’s coat shiny and soft.
You can give your Doberman fresh or frozen blackberries as treats—either is fine! If you’re looking for a treat that’s a little more exciting than just a few blackberries, try freezing them into ice cubes or making them into popsicles. Just make sure not to buy any pre-made blackberry products like jam or jelly because these may contain harmful additives like preservatives or artificial sweeteners that could make your Doberman sick if he eats too much of them at once (two blackberries per 10 pounds of body weight is the recommended serving size).
Blueberries are a superfood for Dobermans, full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They’re also high in sugar, so feed them to your Doberman in moderation (4-5 blueberries per 10 pounds of body weight). Frozen, fresh, dried or mashed—it doesn’t matter how you prepare blueberries for your pup as long as they’re not processed (like in blueberry muffins or yogurt).
Can a Doberman eat cantaloupe?
Yes, Dobermans can eat cantaloupe.
Cantaloupe is low in calories and contains fiber, moisture, and other nutrients. However, it also contains sugar, so only give your Doberman a small amount of cantaloupe at a time. Remove the rinds and seeds before giving it to your Doberman because they can become choking hazards.
No, Dobermans can’t eat cherries.
Although the fleshy part around the seed is safe, the plant contains cyanide. Cyanide destroys cellular oxygen transport in your Doberman, which causes symptoms like dilated pupils, rapid breathing, hyperventilation and collapse.
Contact your vet if your Doberman ate cherry.
No, grapes are very toxic to Dobermans. Even a small amount of grapes can cause sudden kidney failure in your Doberman. Symptoms of grape poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy and weakness, along with a low body temperature (hypothermia).
Seek veterinary help immediately if you suspect your Doberman ate grapes. To prevent accidental ingestion, keep the grapes out of your Doberman’s reach and educate your family about the danger of giving them to your Doberman.
Yes, Dobermans can eat mango.
There are four different vitamins: A, B6, C, and E that are found in mangoes. Mango also has potassium, fiber and antioxidants.
However, you should remove the skin and pits to prevent choking in your Doberman.
Processed mango products like mango sorbet, mango popsicles and mango ice cream may contain harmful preservatives and additives so avoid feeding these to your Doberman if possible.
The amount depends on the size of your Doberman but one-quarter cup of fresh ripe mango once a week should be fine for most Dobermans.
Yes, Dobermans can eat oranges in moderation. Oranges provide Vitamin C, potassium, fiber and moisture, so they’re a good choice for your Doberman’s diet.
But there are some things you need to know before giving your Doberman an orange.
First, it’s important to remove all traces of peel, skin, pith and seeds because these parts are toxic to Dobermans. Also, avoid giving your Doberman the entire orange—just give them the fleshy part and leave the rest behind.
It is okay to give your Doberman 1-2 sections as an occasional treat (but not more than that), but make sure you cut them into small pieces before offering them to your pup.
Yes, Dobermans can eat peaches.
Peaches are a great source of fiber and vitamin A, which is great for your Doberman’s digestive health. They’re also low in calories, fat, and sodium. Just remember to remove the pit before serving them to your Doberman—the pit contains cyanide!
However, avoid processed peaches like peach cobbler or peach pie, as they may contain harmful preservatives.
Yes, Dobermans 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 and help protect against cancer, obesity, diabetes and arthritis.
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 pup’s health.
One small slice is ok for most Dobermans as pears contain sugar, which can cause weight gain in some animals.
Pineapple is a tasty and nutritious snack for Dobermans. It contains vitamins, minerals, bromelain (an enzyme that aids in digestion), and moisture. However, only the soft inner fruit is safe for your Doberman to eat.
Your Doberman should not eat the spiky skin or hard inner pineapple core — remove them before offering the fruit to your Doberman. Pineapple’s high sugar content means that it can cause diarrhea in Dobermans who have little of an appetite, so avoid feeding your Doberman over 2/3 small bites of raw pineapple at once.
Also avoid processed pineapples like canned pineapple or pineapple cake—these foods contain added harmful chemicals that can make your Doberman sick if they’re consumed in large amounts.
Can Dobermans eat pumpkin?
Yes, pure pumpkin itself is a great choice and a very healthy snack for Dobermans.
Pumpkin helps with your Doberman’s skin and coat. Also great for digestion and can help remedy both diarrhea and constipation in your Doberman.
Never feed your Doberman pumpkin pie mix. Canned pumpkin is ok for your Doberman but make sure it’s 100% pumpkin.
Many pumpkin supplements and pumpkin pup treats are available on the market today, but always check the ingredients before feeding these to your pet. Also, remember that overdosing on vitamins or minerals can be harmful to animals and humans. Amount varies with your Doberman’s size and activity level, but start with a teaspoon per day.
Fresh strawberries are a source of vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. The same benefits apply to fresh and frozen strawberries.
However, always cut the strawberries in small pieces before serving them to your Doberman. Cut off the stem as well; harder to digest that can be harmful to Dobermans if ingested in large quantities.
Processed strawberries contain sugar and artificial flavors that are not good for Dobermans’ diets either, so avoid them as well.
Yes, Dobermans can eat watermelon. In fact, it’s a great low-calorie treat for them. Watermelon contains a good amount of vitamins and minerals, particularly lycopene and moisture.
But you should only feed your Doberman the flesh of a watermelon—not the seeds or rinds. Cut it into small chunks and remove any seeds, rinds, or skin before offering it to your Doberman. Half a cup of diced seedless and rind-free watermelon is enough per 10 pounds of body weight.
List of vegetable Dobermans can or can’t eat
Wondering which vegetables your Doberman can eat or not? Here is a list of some vegetables your Doberman can or can’t eat:
Broccoli contains vitamin C and fiber, which are both safe for Dobermans to eat. Broccoli stems and florets, both are safe to eat, either cooked or raw. However, always cut them into small pieces as they can be a choking hazard for your pooch. Offer 1/4 cup of broccoli per 10 pounds of body weight of a pup.
Can Dobermans eat cabbage?
Yes! Cabbage is a vegetable that can be fed to Dobermans. Cabbage is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and contains high amounts of fiber and moisture. Dobermans love the taste of cabbage, so it’s a great way to add variety to your pup’s diet.
Cabbage comes in different colors and textures—red, green, purple—and all of them are safe and healthy for Dobermans. Red cabbage contains 10 times more vitamins than green cabbage.
The best way to feed your Doberman cabbage is lightly cooked or roasted, as boiling causes too much water loss from the vegetable. Avoid adding oil or salt when cooking your pup’s veggies; these ingredients can cause digestive issues if they’re not digested properly by your Doberman’s body system.
Just give him one bite per 10 pounds of body weight per day.
Yes, Dobermans can eat carrots. They’re a great low-calorie treat for your pup, and they contain vitamins, minerals, fiber—and even crunching on this orange veggie is great for your Doberman’s teeth.
You can give cooked or raw carrots—either will do just fine. However, if you cook the carrots first to soften them up and make them easier to digest, then go right ahead. For raw or frozen carrots, chop them into smaller pieces so they’re not too big for your pup to chew.
You should only give your Doberman one or two baby carrots at a time as a treat; otherwise, it could be too much for their stomachs.
If you’re giving carrot cake as a treat to your pup, just make sure it doesn’t contain any harmful additives like chocolate or nuts—those can be bad for Dobermans!
Celery is an excellent low-calorie treat for Dobermans. It contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and it’s also high in moisture and fiber—a great way to add variety to your Doberman’s diet!
You can top it with small peanut butter or mix it into their regular food, or you can pair up with other treats like cheese or chicken breast. Celery sticks are fine for big pups, but you should cut the celery into bite-sized pieces before giving it to them if you’re worried about choking. Celery leaves are also ok as long as they’re organic and washed thoroughly.
But be careful! Always start out with one or two bite-sized pieces of celery until you know how much your Doberman can handle at once.
Cucumbers contain vitamins, minerals, moisture, and fiber. They also provide phytochemicals that help freshen your Doberman’s breath. Cucumber seed and peels or skin are safe as long as they are organic, so you don’t have to worry about pesticides or other harmful chemicals. However, avoid processed cucumbers like cucumber pickles, as they may contain harmful food additives like salt, sugar, etc.
The amount depends on the size of your Doberman, but only one or two pieces of cucumber are fine per day.
Can Dobermans eat garlic? The short answer is no. Garlic, like many other plants, contains N-propyl disulfide, a sulfur compound that can cause hemolysis leading to anemia. Other symptoms of garlic toxicity include vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite.
Raw and cooked cloves and bulbs of garlic are toxic to your Doberman. The toxic dose is 15 to 30 grams of garlic per kilogram of body weight. If your Doberman ate garlic, contact the vet immediately so he or she can provide treatment.
No, onions are toxic for Dobermans. They contain N-propyl disulfide, a sulfur compound that causes hemolysis leading to anemia. The toxic dose is 15 gm/kg of your Doberman’s body weight.
Every type of onion is bad for Dobermans—red, white, yellow—so don’t let them get near any onions or onion plant parts at all. Besides being toxic to Dobermans, onions can cause gastrointestinal irritation and diarrhea in cats too.
If you find out your Doberman has eaten onions, contact your vet immediately.
Dobermans can eat zucchini.
Zucchini is a low-calorie treat, full of vitamins and antioxidants. It’s also high in fiber and moisture that helps keep your Doberman’s digestive tract healthy.
Raw zucchini provides more Vitamin A than cooked ones, but plain raw, steamed, or cooked zucchini is safe for Dobermans to eat.
The amount of zucchini you feed your Doberman will depend on the size of your Doberman—start with just one or two small bites at first.
List of some other snacks Dobermans can or can’t eat
Wondering which snacks your Doberman can eat or not? Here is a list of some snacks your Doberman can or can’t eat:
Bacon is an incredibly rich and fatty food with a high salt content. It can prove to be too much for a Doberman’s stomach to handle, especially if they eat it in large quantities. Eating large amounts of cooked bacon can cause pancreatitis, which can be fatal in severe cases.
However, giving your Doberman small amounts of cooked bacon infrequently should not cause harm.
Yes, Dobermans can eat beef.
Cooked, unseasoned lean beef is safe for Dobermans in small amounts unless your Doberman is allergic to beef. Beef is a good source of protein and many important vitamins and minerals. Beef broth, beef stew, specialized Doberman beef jerky without an excess amount of salt are also safe for your Doberman.
Never feed cooked bone to your Doberman, 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, Dobermans can eat bread. However, only plain white and wheat bread is safe for Dobermans to eat.
Bread doesn’t provide that much nutrients in your Doberman, so offer them in moderation.
A crust is fine, but a whole slice is too much for your Doberman. Too much bread can cause diarrhea or vomiting and bloating if your Doberman eats too much of it.
Cheese contains some vitamins and fatty acids that are good for your Doberman’s health. However, you should be careful about what types of cheese you feed your Doberman because some cheese makers use additives that can be harmful to Dobermans.
Mozzarella, cottage, swiss and cheddar cheese are safer choices because they do not contain any additives. Stay away from spicy cheese like cheesecake, blue, goat, parmesan and cream cheese as they may contain hot peppers or other ingredients that could upset your Doberman’s stomach.
Amount depends on the size of your Doberman; however, a few small bites are fine if it agrees with his stomach.
Can Dobermans eat chicken?
Yes, you can feed your Doberman chicken. Chicken contains protein, omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Boneless cooked breast meat is the best option, as it contains fewer fats and calories than other parts of the chicken. Avoid chicken skin as it contains a high amount of fat that can cause pancreatitis in Dobermans.
Amount depends on the size of the Doberman, but give 1/8 to 1/6 cup of meat protein per 10 pounds of body weight per day if your Doberman is on a raw meat diet.
The answer is no. Doberman’s can’t eat chocolate. Chocolate contains both theobromine and caffeine, which are toxic to Dobermans.
These two ingredients are found in many kinds of chocolate—cocoa powder, unsweetened baker’s chocolate, semisweet chocolate, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate.
If your Doberman eats any of these types of chocolates, contact your vet immediately. Educate your family about the danger of chocolate in Dobermans to prevent accidental ingestion.
Eggs are high in protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. They’re also well-cooked and with no seasoning that might be harmful to your Doberman.
As long as you avoid raw eggs—which contain avidin, which prevents absorption of biotin—you should be fine. Raw eggs may also contain harmful bacteria or parasites that could make your Doberman sick.
Sharp edges on the shell might cut your Doberman’s mouth or throat, so it’s best not to feed them whole. Grinding them up into a powder will take care of this problem as well as eliminate any sharp edges.
Dobermans can eat fish, but not all fish.
It’s important to know that not all fish is safe for your Doberman. Smaller, younger, wild-caught, shorter-lived species like salmon, shrimp and tilapia are safe for your Doberman. Avoid longer-lived fish species, like tuna, shark and swordfish, as they can contain heavy metals like mercury.
Always clean them properly by removing skin and deboning them before cooking them. Then cook them with no harmful additives added to the food. Feeding your Doberman one or two times per week in small, controlled amounts is recommended for healthy Dobermans.
Ice cream is a treat that most Dobermans love, but it’s also one of the most dangerous things they can eat. It contains a high level of dairy products, which are bad for Dobermans, and sugar, which can cause a host of problems. If your Doberman consumes ice cream, seek veterinary help immediately.
Ice cream lollies, ice cream cones, Oreo ice cream, McDonald’s ice cream, vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream—all are unsafe for Dobermans to eat.
Yes, Dobermans can eat peanut butter! In moderation, it can provide protein, vitamins and healthy fats that your Doberman needs. However, make sure the peanut butter is pup-safe—meaning it has no chocolate or xylitol in it.
As for how much peanut butter your Doberman should eat, it depends on the size of your Doberman. Start with a half teaspoon per day, then adjust as needed based on weight and activity level.
Yes, Dobermans can eat popcorn. But not all kinds of popcorn. Plain, air-popped popcorn is safe for Dobermans to eat in small quantities as an occasional treat. Popped corn kernels actually contain several minerals important to Dobermans, like magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc, along with fiber and trace amounts of vitamins.
However, buttered popcorn or popcorn with other toppings like butter or cheese are not safe for your Doberman. Also, un-popped or partially popped kernels can be a choking hazard and may even cause damage to your Doberman’s teeth.
Yes, your Doberman can eat turkey. Turkey is a safe option as long as you provide cooked lean, white, unseasoned and boneless turkey meat to your Doberman.
Turkey breast meat is the best option to feed your Doberman because it provides more protein, fatty acids and minerals.
Avoid turkey skin as it can cause GI upset and pancreatitis. Also avoid processed turkey as it may contain harmful chemicals or additives that could be harmful to your Doberman’s health.
A good rule of thumb is to feed 20 grams of white meat turkey or 15 grams of dark meat per 12 pounds body weight for your pooch.
Yes, Dobermans can eat yogurt. Plain yogurt is a perfectly acceptable snack for Dobermans, and it’s even good for them! Yogurt contains beneficial bacteria that can help strengthen the digestive system.
However, some Dobermans may have trouble digesting dairy products. If your Doberman can digest it, then give him/her a spoonful of yogurt a day—one teaspoon should be fine for most pups.
Just avoid any yogurts with added sugar or artificial sweeteners as these could cause diarrhea in your Doberman.
There you go, 37 common fruits, vegetables and snacks Dobermans can or cannot eat.
Stay away from the unsafe ones and stick to safe ones only. However, with any safe food follow the 90/10 rule. Your Doberman needs a completely balanced diet. 90% calories should come from their normal food, only 10% from the treats like these.