Every Havanese owner wants to share human foods with their pooch. But Havanese have different metabolic systems than ours—and that’s why what’s safe food for us may not be safe for our Havanese.
Therefore, you need to know which fruits, vegetables, and other non-meat snacks are safe for your pup. Below are the most common 37 fruits, vegetables, and other snacks Havanese can (and can’t) eat.
List of fruits Havanese can or can’t eat
Wondering which fruits your Havanese can eat or not? Here is a list of some common fruits your Havanese can or can’t eat:
Yes, Havanese can eat apples. In fact, they’re an excellent source of vitamins A and C and fiber for your pooch!
Apples are low in protein and fat, which means they’re the perfect treat for senior Havanese. However, you should remove the seeds and core first because they can be difficult to digest.
It’s also important to avoid processed apples like applesauce or apple pie filling—these often have added sugar that can upset your Havanese’s stomach.
Can Havanese eat avocados? The short answer is no. Avocados contain persin, which can be toxic to your Havanese.
What are the symptoms of avocado poisoning in Havanese?
Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy. If you suspect that your Havanese has been poisoned by avocados, take him to the vet immediately.
Yes, Havanese can eat bananas.
The banana is a delicious, healthy treat for your Havanese that’s low in calories, has a high concentration of vitamins and minerals, and is easy to digest. But it can also be high in sugar, so we should give it as an occasional treat.
Bananas have several beneficial health effects on both Havanese and humans. They’re packed with potassium and vitamins A, B6, C, E and K. They also contain biotin (a vitamin that helps with the metabolism of fats), fiber and copper—all great for digestion! Bananas are low in cholesterol and sodium but high in sugar; they’re easy on the heart but hard on the digestive system if given too much of them too often. Also remember to avoid processed bananas like banana chips or puddings—they may contain added toxic ingredients that aren’t good for any animal to ingest!
One thing you definitely don’t want to do is give your Havanese the peel from this fruit: it’s very difficult for them to digest.
Yes, Havanese can eat blackberries. And you should!
Blackberries are low in calories and sugar, and high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They’re great for your Havanese’s health.
If you want to feed your Havanese fresh blackberries, or frozen ones (which will keep longer), either is fine. Just be careful not to feed too many—two blackberries per 10 pounds of body weight is a good rule of thumb. Avoid processed blackberries like blackberry jam or jelly; these may contain harmful chemicals.
Yes, Havanese can eat blueberries.
Blueberries are high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are also high in sugar, so feed them in moderation (4-5 blueberries per 10 pounds of body weight). Frozen, fresh, dried or mashed, either is fine for most pups.
Avoid processed blueberries like blueberry muffins, blueberry yogurt and pie; these may contain harmful ingredients.
Can Havanese eat cantaloupe? Yes, they can.
Cantaloupe are low in calories but high in other nutrients like vitamin A and C, iron and antioxidants. They also contain fiber and moisture, which is great for Havanese that enjoy chewing on raw meat or drinking water. However, as with any other fruit or vegetable, feed your Havanese cantaloupe in moderation as they contain a significant amount of sugar.
Remove the rinds and seeds before feeding your Havanese any cantaloupe because they can be a choking hazard for him.
Cherries are not safe for Havanese to eat.
Although the fleshy part around the cherry pit is safe, the cherry plant itself contains cyanide, which destroys cellular oxygen transport in your Havanese. This can lead to some very serious symptoms, including dilated pupils, difficulty breathing, and convulsions. If you think your Havanese ate a cherry or a cherry-based product, contact your vet immediately.
Grapes are toxic to Havanese. Even a small amount can cause sudden kidney failure in your Havanese.
Symptoms of grape poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, lethargy and increased urination.
Seek veterinary help immediately if you suspect your Havanese ate grapes. To prevent accidental ingestion, keep the grapes out of reach and educate your family about the danger of grapes.
Yes, Havanese can eat mango. In fact, there are many benefits of eating mango for Havanese.
Mangoes contain four different vitamins: A, B6, C, and E that are essential for your Havanese’s health. The fruit also has potassium, fiber and antioxidants that help with digestion and boost your Havanese’s immune system.
There are some precautions that you should take when feeding your Havanese mangoes, though. You should remove the skin and pits from the fruit because they can cause choking in your Havanese if he swallows them whole or too large pieces of fruit. Also avoid processed products like mango sorbet, mango popsicles and even mango ice cream as they may contain harmful preservatives or additives like high fructose corn syrup, which can be bad for your Havanese’s health.
The amount of mango to feed your Havanese depends on his size, but one-quarter cup of fresh fruit once a week is safe for most Havanese to eat with no side effects.
Yes, Havanese can eat oranges in moderation.
Oranges provide Vitamin C, potassium, fiber and moisture.
Orange is not a toxic fruit for Havanese. It contains fiber and water, which are good for your Havanese’s digestive system. You can give your Havanese the fleshy part of an orange as an occasional treat. Remove all traces of peel, skin, pith and seeds before giving it to your Havanese. Your Havanese will love it.
Yes, it’s safe for Havanese to eat peaches.
Peaches are high in fiber and vitamin A, which is great for your Havanese’s digestion. They also have a very low glycemic index, meaning that they’ll help to keep your Havanese’s blood sugar stable. However, avoid giving your Havanese the pit because it contains cyanide.
Cut up fresh or frozen peaches are a great treat for your Havanese and will help keep them healthy and happy!
Yes, Havanese can eat pears. If you have a Havanese who likes to snack, pears are a great option because they’re high in copper, vitamins C and K, and fiber. They also reduce the risk of having a stroke significantly. Just be sure to cut pears into bite-size chunks and remove their pits and seeds first—the seeds contain traces of cyanide, which can be harmful if ingested by your Havanese.
Skip processed pears like canned pears as it may contain sugar syrups and other additives that aren’t good for your furry friend. Only one small slice per day is ok for most Havanese as pears contain sugar.
Pineapple is not only delicious, it’s also nutritious. It contains vitamins (A, B5 and C), minerals (potassium, magnesium and calcium) and enzymes called bromelain, which help with digestion. But there are some things you need to know before you let your Havanese eat pineapple.
The first thing is that only the soft inner fruit is safe for your Havanese to eat. The outer skin of pineapple is hard and spiky, so if you give your Havanese a fresh pineapple whole, it could hurt them or their teeth if they try to bite into it.
If you have a whole pineapple at home, cut off the outer skin until you get to the soft inner fruit and then cut that into small pieces so they can easily swallow it.
You should avoid processed pineapples like canned pineapple or pineapple cake because they contain added harmful chemicals like preservatives, which can cause an allergic reaction in Havanese and humans.
Yes, pure pumpkin is a great choice and a very healthy snack for Havanese.
It helps with your Havanese’s skin and coat, as well as digestion. It can help remedy both diarrhea and constipation in your Havanese. Never feed your Havanese pumpkin pie mix—that’s not good for them!
Canned pumpkin is ok for your Havanese but make sure it’s 100% pumpkin. Many pumpkin supplements and pumpkin pup treats are available on the market. Your Havanese will love them! Amount varies with your Havanese’s size and activity level, but start with a teaspoon per day.
You can feed your Havanese strawberries, but it’s important to cut them up into small pieces and remove the stems before serving. Fresh or frozen, both have the same benefits! Strawberries are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants—and they can even help with digestion. But remember that processed strawberries are not good for Havanese because they contain high amounts of sugar.
Yes, Havanese can eat watermelon. In fact, it’s a great low-calorie treat for your pup.
Watermelon is full of vitamins and minerals, as well as lycopene—a compound that helps prevent cancer. It also has high amounts of moisture, which can help keep your Havanese hydrated while they enjoy their snack.
The only part of the watermelon that you should give to your Havanese is the flesh found between the rind and the seeds. You can cut it into small chunks or slices so it’s easier for them to chew on. Remove seeds, rinds and skin before feeding it to your pet so they don’t choke on any pieces that aren’t edible. Half a cup of diced seedless and rind-free watermelon is enough per 10 pounds of body weight.
List of vegetable Havanese can or can’t eat
Wondering which vegetables your Havanese can eat or not? Here is a list of some vegetables your Havanese can or can’t eat:
Yes, Havanese can eat broccoli.
Broccoli contains Vitamin K, Vitamin C and minerals, which are important for your pup’s health. It also contains fiber. 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, Havanese can eat cabbage. In fact, it’s a really healthy choice for your pup.
Cabbage is loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It’s also rich in fiber and moisture, which makes it a great food to help your Havanese stay healthy. Cabbage contains vitamins A, B6, C and K and thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), folate, pantothenic acid, biotin, calcium and magnesium.
Cabbage comes in red or green varieties. Red cabbage is more nutritious than green cabbage because it contains 10 times the amount of vitamins than its green counterpart! However, both varieties are safe and healthy for Havanese to consume.
You should feed your pup 1 bite of roasted cabbage per 10 pounds of body weight per day.
Yes, Havanese can eat carrots. Carrots contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They are also great for your Havanese’s teeth because they help to keep them clean and healthy.
Carrots can be fed raw, frozen or cooked. Raw or frozen carrots should be chopped into smaller pieces so that they don’t cause choking or digestive problems.
However, cooked carrots are particularly good for Havanese because they are easier to digest than raw ones. Carrot cake is fine as long as you avoid adding harmful additives such as salt and sugar.
A baby carrot is enough for a small-sized pup and one or two medium-sized ones will do for a larger pup.
Can Havanese eat celery?
Yes, they can. In fact, it’s a great low-calorie treat for them. Celery is high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which are all important for keeping your Havanese healthy. It also contains a lot of moisture and fiber, both of which help keep them hydrated and regular.
To mix things up, you can either give your Havanese celery sticks or slice up some celery leaves. If you choose the latter option, choose only organic ones and wash them thoroughly before feeding them to your Havanese.
Start with one or two bite-sized pieces per day until they’ve gotten used to it and then increase their serving size as needed.
Cucumbers are a great way to add vitamins, minerals, moisture and fiber to your Havanese’s diet. They also contain phytochemicals that help freshen your Havanese’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 additives like onions, garlic, salt, sugar.
Amount depends on the size of your Havanese but only one or two pieces of cucumber are enough for a pup.
Can Havanese eat garlic? The short answer: no.
Garlic is toxic to Havanese because it contains a sulfur compound called N-propyl disulfide, which causes hemolysis (bleeding) in red blood cells and anemia. Other symptoms include vomiting, loss of appetite, and lethargy. Raw and cooked cloves and bulbs of garlic are toxic to your Havanese. A toxic dose is 15 to 30 grams of garlic per kilogram of body weight. Contact the vet immediately if your Havanese ate garlic.
Can a Havanese eat onions?
The answer is no, Havanese should not eat onions.
There are a few reasons for this: one, it contains N-propyl disulfide, which is a sulfur compound that causes hemolysis (the destruction of red blood cells) leading to anemia in Havanese. The toxic dose for this is 15 gm/kg of the body weight of your Havanese.
Also, all parts of an onion plant are toxic to Havanese—including the flesh, ring, leaves, juice, and processed powders (which means they can’t even eat onion powder). If you suspect your Havanese has eaten any part of an onion plant, contact your vet right away.
Yes, Havanese can eat zucchini.
Zucchini is a low calorie treat and full of vitamins and antioxidants. It also has high fiber, moisture, and water content that makes it good for Havanese to eat. Plain raw, steamed, or cooked zucchini is safe for Havanese to eat. However, raw zucchini provides more Vitamin A than cooked ones.
The amount depends on the size of your Havanese, but start with just one or two small bites until you know whether your Havanese is allergic to any foods in it.
List of some other snacks Havanese can or can’t eat
Wondering which snacks your Havanese can eat or not? Here is a list of some snacks your Havanese can or can’t eat:
No, your Havanese should not eat bacon.
Bacon is an incredibly rich and fatty food with a high salt content. It can work wonders on the taste buds of humans, but can prove to be too much for a Havanese’s stomach to handle.
The sodium in bacon can cause pancreatitis — an inflammation of the pancreas — in Havanese, which if left untreated can be fatal. Bacon contains nitrates, which have been linked to cancer in humans and animals alike. Even if you cook your bacon until it’s well done (which kills bacteria), there are still diseases that can be transmitted through eating raw meat products like this one that should not be given to your Havanese at all costs.
It’s important to remember that giving your Havanese small amounts of cooked bacon infrequently should not cause harm; however, any more than that could lead to serious health issues down the road.
Yes, they can. Havanese are omnivores, and they eat meat in small amounts. Beef is a good source of protein and many important vitamins and minerals. It is also safe for Havanese in small amounts unless your Havanese is allergic to beef.
Cooked, unseasoned lean beef is safe for Havanese in small amounts unless your Havanese is allergic to beef. Source of protein and many important vitamins and minerals.
Beef broth, beef stew, specialized Havanese beef jerky without excess amount of salt are also safe for your Havanese
Stay away from raw beef because it can cause stomach upset and diarrhea if not properly cooked or handled. Never feed cooked bone to your Havanese, but larger raw beef bones can be a chew toy for your pooch! 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, Havanese can eat bread provided your Havanese is not allergic to it. However, only plain white and wheat bread is safe for Havanese to eat. Avoid processed bread like bread with yeast. Bread doesn’t provide that much nutrients in your Havanese, so offer them in moderation. A crust is fine, but a whole slice is too much for your Havanese. Too much bread can cause diarrhea and bloating.
Yes, a small amount of cheese is ok for the Havanese. However, you should be careful with what types of cheese you are feeding to your Havanese. Mozzarella, cottage, swiss and cheddar cheese are safer than cheesecake, blue, goat, parmesan and cream cheese because they have less fat and sodium content.
You should also consider the size of your Havanese when giving them cheese. A few small bites are fine but don’t overfeed them as it could cause diarrhea or gas.
Yes, Havanese 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 pancreatitis in Havanese.
The amount depends on the size of the Havanese, but give 1/8 to 1/6 cup of meat protein per 10 pounds of body weight per day if your Havanese is on a raw meat diet.
You’re not dreaming—chocolate really is bad for Havanese.
We know, we know. It’s tough to believe that something so delicious can be dangerous to your Havanese, but it’s true: That chocolate bar you left on the counter? Not okay for your pup to eat.
Let’s break down why chocolate is toxic to your Havanese:
No matter what type of chocolate it is, theobromine and caffeine are present in all types of cocoa powder, unsweetened baker’s chocolate, semisweet chocolate and dark chocolate. These two chemicals are both toxic to Havanese, especially when ingested in high doses. When consumed in large amounts over time, they can eventually cause seizures, heart attacks and even death.
The amount of these chemicals in different types of chocolates varies widely based on their percentage of cacao content—the more cacao in a bar or piece of candy (such as 100%), the higher its toxicity will be for your pup.
If your Havanese ate chocolate, contact your vet immediately.
Yes, Havanese can eat eggs.
Eggs are a high-quality source of protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Cooked eggs without seasoning ingredients is fine for your Havanese. Raw eggs contain avidin, which prevents absorption of biotin, as well as may contain bacteria. Egg shells are fine as long as you grind them down to a powdery consistency and no sharp edges remain.
Yes, Havanese can eat fish. Fish is rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as vitamins and minerals. However, not all fish are safe for your Havanese to eat, so it’s important to make sure you’re choosing the right kind of fish for your pooch!
Smaller, younger, wild-caught, shorter-lived species like salmon, shrimp and tilapia are safe for your Havanese. Avoid longer-lived fish species like tuna, shark or swordfish because they can contain heavy metals like mercury that could be harmful to your canine companion. If you do feed your Havanese larger fish species such as these, make sure you debone them first and then cook it completely before feeding it to your pup.
Can Havanese eat ice cream?
The answer is no. Ice cream contains high amounts of dairy products, sugar and other additives that can be harmful to a Havanese’s health.
Ice cream lollies, cones and bars are unsafe for Havanese because they contain many ingredients, like chocolate chips or sprinkles that could be toxic to pets. We do not recommend Oreo ice cream because it contains xylitol, which is toxic to Havanese. McDonald’s ice cream contains a high amount of fat and salt, which can be detrimental to your Havanese’s health. Vanilla ice cream also contains vanilla extract which can be harmful if ingested by a Havanese. We do not recommend chocolate ice cream either as it contains caffeine which can cause vomiting in Havanese.
If your Havanese accidentally ate ice cream, symptoms of toxicity include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy (or lack of energy), increased thirst and urination. Seek veterinary help immediately if you suspect your Havanese has eaten ice cream.
Peanut butter is a nutritious food that provides protein, vitamins, and healthy fats. However, it’s important to make sure that the peanut butter you buy for your Havanese is pup-safe—that means it doesn’t contain chocolate or xylitol.
Also, avoid peanut butter pretzels as they contain three times more sodium than regular peanut butter!
The amount will depend on the size of your Havanese, but start with a half teaspoon per day.
Plain, air-popped popcorn is safe for Havanese to eat in small quantities as an occasional treat.
The kernels of plain, air-popped popcorn actually contain several minerals important to Havanese, such as magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc, along with fiber and trace amounts of vitamins.
However, beware of processed food—buttered popcorn or popcorn with other toppings like cheese or caramel sauce are not safe for your Havanese! Also, un-popped or partially popped kernels can be a choking hazard and may even cause damage to your Havanese’s teeth.
Yes, your Havanese can eat turkey as long as it is lean and white, unseasoned, boneless, and free of skin.
Turkey is a great source of protein, fatty acids, and minerals and can be safely provided to your Havanese in moderation. Turkey breast meat is the best option, though. Turkey skin can cause gastrointestinal upset in Havanese and even pancreatitis sometimes. Also avoid processed turkey, as it may contain harmful additives such as sodium nitrite or other preservatives.
Pooch should receive 20 grams of white meat turkey or 15 grams of dark meat per 12 pounds body weight.
Can Havanese eat yogurt?
Yes, Havanese can eat yogurt! Plain yogurt is a perfectly acceptable snack for Havanese. However, some Havanese may have trouble digesting dairy products. If your Havanese can digest it, the active bacteria in yogurt can help strengthen the digestive system.
Plain yogurt is the best choice for your Havanese. Avoid any yogurts with added sugar and artificial sweeteners like aspartame or saccharin. One teaspoon of yogurt a day is fine for most Havanese.