Have you wondered which human food your Great Pyrenees can or can’t eat?
The truth is the Great Pyreneess have different metabolic systems than ours. That’s why what’s safe food for us may not be safe for our Great Pyrenees.
Therefore, you need to know which human foods are good to feed your Great Pyrenees and which ones are not. Below are the most common fruits, vegetables & other snacks Great Pyreneess can (and can’t) eat.
List of fruits Great Pyrenees can or can’t eat
Wondering which fruits your Great Pyrenees can eat or not? Here is a list of some common fruits your Great Pyrenees can or can’t eat:
Yes, Great Pyrenees can eat apples.
Apples are a great source of vitamins A & C, as well as fiber for your Great Pyrenees. They’re low in protein and fat, making them the perfect snack for senior Great Pyrenees. Just remove the seeds and core first.
Processed apples like applesauce and apple pie filling can add too much sugar to your pup’s diet, so it’s best to stick with plain old apples.
The short answer is no, but there’s a little more to it than that.
Avocados are not safe for your Great Pyrenees to consume. The fruit, pits, leaves, skin and the actual plant contain persin so these parts are potentially poisonous to your Great Pyrenees.
Anyway, avocado oil is safe in small amounts.
Yes, Great Pyrenees can eat bananas.
Bananas are a low-calorie snack for Great Pyrenees in moderation. They’re high in potassium, vitamins, biotin, fiber, and copper. Bananas are also low in cholesterol and sodium, but they do have a high sugar content so we should give them as an occasional treat.
Also, banana peel is hard to digest. To avoid this problem, make sure you remove the peel before giving your Great Pyrenees a banana as a snack—a lot of Great Pyrenees love to eat the peel!
Processed bananas like banana chips or banana puddings may contain added toxic ingredients like artificial sweeteners or preservatives that could hurt your pup if he eats too much of them.
Yes, Great Pyrenees can eat blackberries! Blackberries are low in calories and sugar, but high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
You can give your Great Pyrenees frozen or fresh blackberries, either is fine. Avoid processed blackberries like blackberry jam, jelly, blackberry-flavored ice cream, as they may contain harmful ingredients.
Two blackberries per day per 10 pounds of body weight is a good guideline to follow if you’re unsure how much to feed your Great Pyrenees.
Yes, Great Pyrenees can eat blueberries.
Great Pyrenees are omnivores and will eat pretty much anything. That said, they have a very sensitive digestive system and do better with a diet that is mostly meat-based.
Blueberries are high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, so they’re good for your pup’s health. Just keep in mind that 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 give your Great Pyrenees blueberries. Just make sure you avoid processed blueberries like blueberry muffins, blueberry yogurt and blueberry pie, as these may contain harmful ingredients.
Yes, Great Pyrenees can eat cantaloupe.
Cantaloupe are low in calories but high in other nutrients, including fiber and moisture. They also contain small amounts of vitamins A, B-6 and C. However, the fruit is high in sugar, so give your Great Pyrenees in moderation. It’s recommended that you remove the rinds and seeds before feeding it to your Great Pyrenees to avoid choking hazards.
Can Great Pyrenees eat cherries?
Yes, but only the fleshy part around the seed—not the pit. While cherries are safe for your Great Pyrenees to eat, the plant itself contains cyanide, which can cause serious problems for your pet if ingested.
Cyanide destroys cellular oxygen transport in your Great Pyrenees’s body, and symptoms of cyanide toxicity include dilated pupils, lethargy, and increased heart rate. If you suspect your Great Pyrenees has eaten some cherry pits, contact your vet immediately.
No, grapes are very toxic to the Great Pyrenees. A small amount of grapes can cause sudden kidney failure in your Great Pyrenees.
Some symptoms of grape poisoning include:
- Lethargy or lack of energy
- Abdominal pain
Seek veterinary help immediately if you suspect your Great Pyrenees ate grapes.
Yes, Great Pyrenees can eat mangoes! In fact, they should eat mango. Mangoes contain several vitamins that are good for your Great Pyrenees, including A, B6, C, and E. They also have potassium and fiber, which helps keep your Great Pyrenees’s digestive system healthy. Mangoes have antioxidants that support a healthy immune system.
To ensure your Great Pyrenees has a positive experience with mangoes, remove the skin and pits before giving them to your pup. If your Great Pyrenees accidentally swallows a pit or skin fragment, it could cause an obstruction in his throat or stomach—and that could be deadly for him.
Although fresh mangoes are great for Great Pyrenees to eat occasionally (and even daily!), avoid processed mango products like sorbet or popsicles because they may contain harmful chemicals from artificial sweeteners or preservatives like sulfites that can cause sickness in your pup.
How much should you feed him? It depends on his size—one-quarter cup of fresh mango once a week is a good starting point for most Great Pyrenees.
Yes, Great Pyrenees can eat oranges in moderation. Oranges provide Vitamin C, potassium, fiber and moisture.
It is best to give them the fleshy part of the fruit and remove all traces of peel, skin, pith and seeds. Only 1-2 sections as an occasional treat are enough for most Great Pyrenees.
Peaches are safe for Great Pyrenees to eat. Just like any other food, feed them in moderation.
Peaches are high in fiber and vitamin A, which is good for your Great Pyrenees’s digestive health. They can also help with your Great Pyrenees’s skin and coat.
However, remove the pit before serving it to your Great Pyrenees as it contains cyanide.
Also, avoid processed peaches like peach cobbler or peach pie, as they may contain harmful chemicals that can be toxic to Great Pyrenees that eat them.
Can Great Pyrenees eat pears?
Yes, but only in small amounts.
Pears are a great snack because they’re high in copper, vitamins C and K, and fiber. They can help 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 your Great Pyrenees shouldn’t have. One small slice is ok for most Great Pyrenees as pears contain sugar.
Yes, Great Pyrenees can eat pineapple.
Pineapple is a tasty and nutritious snack for Great Pyrenees. It’s rich in vitamins and minerals, as well as bromelain and moisture.
However, only the soft inner fruit is safe for your Great Pyrenees to eat. You should remove the spiky skin and hard inner pineapple core before giving your Great Pyrenees any part of the fruit.
Avoid processed pineapples like canned pineapple, pineapple cake. They may contain added harmful chemicals.
Yes, pure pumpkin itself is a great choice and a very healthy snack for Great Pyrenees.
Pumpkin helps with your Great Pyrenees’s skin and coat, as well as their digestion. It can help remedy both diarrhea and constipation in your Great Pyrenees. Never feed your Great Pyrenees pumpkin pie mix. Canned pumpkin is ok for your Great Pyrenees but make sure it’s 100% pumpkin. Many pumpkin supplements and pumpkin pup treats are available on the market, so you can be sure that the product you choose will be safe for them to eat.
Amount varies with your Great Pyrenees’s size and activity level, but start with a teaspoon per day.
Can Great Pyrenees eat strawberries?
Yes, but you should always cut the strawberries in small pieces before serving. Fresh and frozen strawberries have the same benefits. Avoid processed strawberries, which are not good for your Great Pyrenees’s digestive system.
Yes, Great Pyrenees can eat watermelon. It’s a great source of vitamins and minerals, as well as lycopene, which is shown to help prevent cancer.
Watermelon is low in calories and has a high water content, so it’s a good way to hydrate your Great Pyrenees on a hot day.
However, you’ll want to be careful about feeding your Great Pyrenees safely—like with any treat—so cut the piece into small chunks and make sure that they don’t have seeds or rinds. A half cup of seedless and rind-free watermelon is enough per 10 pounds of body weight.
List of vegetable Great Pyrenees can or can’t eat
Wondering which vegetables your Great Pyrenees can eat or not? Here is a list of some vegetables your Great Pyrenees can or can’t eat:
Yes, Great Pyrenees can eat broccoli.
However, you should always cut it into small pieces when offering it to your pup as a choking hazard. Broccoli contains Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and minerals; it also contains fiber. Both the stems and florets are safe to eat, either cooked or raw, as long as you cut them into smaller pieces to prevent the risk of a choking hazard. Offer your puppy only ¼ cup of broccoli per 10 pounds of body weight.
Can Great Pyrenees eat cabbage?
Yes, they can. Cabbage contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are good for Great Pyrenees. It is also rich in fiber and moisture. Red, green, all colors of cabbage are safe and healthy for Great Pyrenees. Red cabbage is more nutritious than green cabbage because it has more vitamins. A one-bite serving is about 10 pounds of body weight for your pup. Make sure that you lightly cook or roast the cabbage so it becomes easy to digest. It’s best if you do not add any seasoning with oil or salt since it may cause stomach upset for your Great Pyrenees.
Yes, it’s okay for your Great Pyrenees to eat carrots.
In fact, carrots are an excellent low-calorie treat for your pup—they contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They’re also crunchy and great for your Great Pyrenees’s teeth. Raw, frozen, or cooked carrots are all fine options; cooked carrots are better since they’re easier on the digestive system. Just make sure you don’t add any harmful additives! For raw or frozen carrots, chop them into smaller pieces to avoid choking hazards.
One or two baby carrots per day should be enough for an average-sized pup.
Yes, Great Pyrenees can eat celery! Celery is an excellent low calorie treat that contains vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and plenty of moisture and fiber. It’s a great way to add variety to your Great Pyrenees’s diet.
You can give them celery sticks or slices, but always cut them into bite-sized pieces first. Start with one or two bite-sized pieces at first, then increase the quantity gradually over time if they seem to tolerate it well.
Celery leaves are also fine for Great Pyrenees as long as they’re organic and washed well.
Yes, Great Pyrenees can eat cucumbers. Cucumbers are a great source of vitamins and minerals, moisture, and fiber. They also provide phytochemicals that help freshen your Great Pyrenees’s breath.
The seed and peels or skin of cucumber 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.
Amount depends on the size of your Great Pyrenees but only one or two pieces of cucumber are enough for them.
Can Great Pyrenees eat garlic?
No, garlic is toxic to the Great Pyrenees. Garlic contains N-propyl disulfide, a sulfur compound that causes hemolysis (breakdown of red blood cells) leading to anemia. Other symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, and shock. Raw and cooked cloves and bulbs of garlic are toxic to your Great Pyrenees. Toxic dose is 15 to 30 grams of garlic per kilogram of body weight. Contact the vet immediately if your Great Pyrenees ate garlic.
Can Great Pyrenees eat onions?
No. It’s a bad idea to feed your Great Pyrenees onions, because they contain N-propyl disulfide, a sulfur compound that causes hemolysis leading to anemia in Great Pyrenees. A toxic dose is 15 gm/kg of the body weight of your Great Pyrenees. That means if you give your small Great Pyrenees a hundred grams of onion, it would be fatal.
Every type of onion is bad for Great Pyrenees—red, white, whatever. Besides, all parts of the onion plant are toxic to Great Pyrenees too, including the flesh, ring, leaves and juice, and processed powders (which may also contain salt).
If you suspect your Great Pyrenees ate any part of an onion plant or even just a bite or two from cooking with onions—contact your vet immediately.
Can Great Pyrenees eat zucchini?
Yes, Great Pyrenees can eat zucchini. Zucchini is a low calorie treat and full of vitamins and antioxidants. It’s also high in fiber and moisture that can help keep your Great Pyrenees hydrated.
Plain raw, steamed, or cooked zucchini is safe for Great Pyrenees to eat. However, raw zucchini provides more Vitamin A than cooked ones. The amount depends on the size of your Great Pyrenees, but start with just one or two small bites.
List of some other snacks Great Pyrenees can or can’t eat
Wondering which snacks your Great Pyrenees can eat or not? Here is a list of some snacks your Great Pyrenees can or can’t eat:
Bacon is one of the most popular foods in America. It’s delicious and packed with protein, but can Great Pyrenees eat bacon?
No, your Great Pyrenees should not eat bacon. Bacon is an incredibly rich and fatty food with a high salt content. While it’s okay for Great Pyrenees to eat small amounts of cooked bacon infrequently, eating too much can cause pancreatitis — an inflammation of the pancreas that can be fatal if left untreated.
However, giving your Great Pyrenees small amounts of cooked bacon now and then should not cause harm.
Can Great Pyrenees eat beef? Yes, in small amounts.
Beef is a great source of protein and vitamins and minerals, but only if it’s cooked. Beef broth, stew, and beef jerky are also safe for your Great Pyrenees’s diet. Raw beef should be avoided because it can contain bacteria that can make your Great Pyrenees sick.
Never feed cooked bone to your Great Pyrenees—they can splinter and cause internal damage. But larger raw beef bones can be chewed on as a treat or chew toy. A 20 pound pooch should eat one cup of kibble or 0.3 pound of ground beef if you choose the raw diet.
Yes, Great Pyrenees can eat bread.
However, you should only give your Great Pyrenees plain white and wheat bread because it’s safer than other types of bread. Avoid processed breads like those with yeast in them, as they can cause gastrointestinal upset in your Great Pyrenees.
Too much of any food can cause a digestive upset in Great Pyrenees, so monitor how much you offer to make sure that your Great Pyrenees doesn’t have diarrhea or other digestive issues from eating too much too fast. A crust is fine, but don’t give your Great Pyrenees a whole slice as it’s too much for them to digest.
Yes, a small amount of cheese is ok for Great Pyrenees.
Cheese contains vitamins, fatty acids, proteins and calcium that can be beneficial for your Great Pyrenees. However, there are certain types of cheese that are not good for them.
But be careful of what types of cheese you are feeding to your Great Pyrenees. Mozzarella, cottage, swiss and cheddar cheese are safer than other types like cheesecake, blue cheese and goat cheese. Cottage cheese is mostly made up of milk protein and has less fat compared to other types of cheese, which makes it easier to digest by Great Pyrenees. The calcium in cottage cheese is also very helpful in maintaining strong bones and teeth in the Great Pyrenees.
Amount depends on the size of your Great Pyrenees but a few small bites are fine.
Great Pyrenees can eat chicken. Chicken contains protein, omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to Great Pyrenees. Boneless cooked breast meat is the best option as it is lower in fat and calories than other parts of the chicken. There are many options available in the market, like thigh or liver, which are good for Great Pyrenees but avoid chicken skin as it contains a high amount of fat that can cause obesity in Great Pyrenees.
Amount depends on the size of the Great Pyrenees, but give 1/8 to 1/6 cup of meat protein per 10 pounds of body weight per day if your Great Pyrenees is on a raw meat diet.
Many people are unaware of the dangers of chocolate to the Great Pyrenees. Chocolate contains both theobromine and caffeine, two substances that are toxic to pups. The purer the chocolate, the greater its toxicity is to the Great Pyrenees.
Cocoa powder (most toxic), Unsweetened baker’s chocolate, Semisweet chocolate, Dark chocolate, Milk chocolate- all are toxic.
If your Great Pyrenees ate chocolate, contact your vet immediately.
Yes, your Great Pyrenees can eat eggs! Eggs are high in protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. It’s fine to give them cooked eggs without seasonings or harmful ingredients.
However, raw eggs can be dangerous because they contain avidin, which prevents the absorption of biotin—a vitamin your Great Pyrenees needs for healthy hair, skin, and nails—and may also contain harmful bacteria. You should avoid giving your Great Pyrenees raw eggs.
Eggshells are fine as long as you grind them up and make sure there aren’t any sharp edges left over.
Yes, Great Pyrenees can eat fish.
Fish is rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. However, not all fish are safe for the Great Pyrenees. Smaller, younger, wild-caught, shorter-lived species like salmon, shrimp, tilapia are safe for your Great Pyrenees. Avoid longer-lived fish species, like tuna, shark, swordfish as they can contain heavy metals like mercury. Always clean them properly—debone them first and cook them thoroughly with no harmful additives. Feeding your Great Pyrenees one or two times per week in small amounts is fine.
The answer to this question is no. Great Pyrenees shouldn’t eat ice cream.
Ice cream contains a lot of dairy products and sugar, and Great Pyrenees can’t digest it well. If your Great Pyrenees does not eat ice cream, you’ll want to get him or her to the vet immediately. The symptoms of ice cream toxicity include vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy.
Ice cream lollies, ice cream cones, Oreo ice cream, McDonald’s ice cream, vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream – all are unsafe for Great Pyrenees.
Yes, Great Pyrenees can eat peanut butter in moderation. Peanut butter provides protein, vitamins and healthy fats.
However, ensure the peanut butter is pup safe without xylitol and chocolate. Also, avoid peanut butter pretzels, as it contains 3 times more sodium.
Depending on the size of your Great Pyrenees, start with a half teaspoon per day.
Can Great Pyrenees eat popcorn?
Yes, in small quantities. Plain, air-popped popcorn is safe for Great Pyrenees to eat in small quantities as an occasional treat. Popped corn kernels actually contain several minerals important to Great Pyrenees, like magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc, along with fiber and trace amounts of vitamins.
Avoid processed popcorn. Buttered popcorn or popcorn with other toppings like cheese are not safe for your Great Pyrenees because it can cause gastrointestinal upset and diarrhea. Also, un-popped or partially popped kernels can be a choking hazard and may even cause damage to your Great Pyrenees’s teeth.
Yes, Great Pyrenees can eat turkey. However, it should be cooked lean, white, unseasoned and boneless turkey meat. Turkey breast meat is the best option.
Turkey provides protein, fatty acids and minerals to your Great Pyrenees’s diet. Turkey will help keep your Great Pyrenees’s coat healthy and shiny. Turkey is also a good source of iron which helps prevent anemia in the Great Pyrenees.
You should avoid turkey skin as it can cause GI upset and pancreatitis in the Great Pyrenees. Also avoid processed turkey as it may contain harmful chemicals that could damage your Great Pyrenees’s health.
Your Great Pyrenees should get 20 grams of white meat turkey or 15 grams of dark meat turkey per 12 pounds body weight for their daily diet.
Great Pyrenees can eat yogurt, but not all Great Pyrenees will enjoy it.
Plain yogurt is a perfectly acceptable snack for Great Pyrenees. However, some Great Pyrenees may have trouble digesting dairy products.
If your Great Pyrenees can digest it, the active bacteria in yogurt can help strengthen the digestive system. Plain yogurt is the best choice for your Great Pyrenees.
Avoid any yogurts with added sugar or other toxic food additives. Also, skip all yogurt with artificial sweeteners. One teaspoon of yogurt a day is fine for most Great Pyrenees.