We often want to share our favorite foods with our Maltipoos. We’re like best buds, right?
But Maltipoos have different metabolic systems than ours—and so what’s safe food for us may not be safe for them. That’s why it’s important to know which fruits, vegetables, and snacks are safe for your Maltipoo.
Below are the most common 37 fruits, vegetables and other snacks that are safe for your Maltipoo to eat:
List of fruits Maltipoos can or can’t eat
Wondering which fruits your Maltipoo can eat or not? Here is a list of some common fruits your Maltipoo can or can’t eat:
Yes, Maltipoos can eat apples.
Apples are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber for your Maltipoo. They’re also low in protein and fat—making them the perfect snack for senior Maltipoos.
Just remove the seeds and core before giving your Maltipoo any apples. We should also avoid processed apples like applesauce or apple pie as they may have added sugar.
Avocados are not safe for your Maltipoo to consume.
Avocados are poisonous to Maltipoos and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, heart problems and even death.
Avocado fruit, pits, leaves, skin and the actual plant contain persin, so these parts are potentially poisonous to your Maltipoo.
Anyway, avocado oil is safe in small amounts for your Maltipoo.
Yes, Maltipoos can eat bananas.
Bananas are a great, low-calorie snack for Maltipoos. They’re full of potassium, vitamins, biotin, fiber and copper. Bananas also have a low cholesterol count and sodium level. But be careful because they do have a high sugar content—so we should give bananas as an occasional treat.
One thing to keep in mind is that the peel of the banana is hard for your Maltipoo to digest. So when feeding your Maltipoo bananas, make sure you remove the peel before giving them any pieces of the fruit.
Yes, Maltipoos can eat blackberries. In fact, they’re a great treat for your Maltipoo!
Blackberries are low in calories and sugar, and high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. You can give your Maltipoo fresh or frozen blackberries, but avoid processed blackberries like blackberry jam, jelly, and blackberry-flavored ice cream, as they may contain harmful ingredients.
You should also monitor the amount of fruit you feed your Maltipoo. Two blackberries a day per 10 pounds of body weight is enough for most Maltipoos.
Yes, Maltipoos 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, blueberry pie and blueberry pancake as they may contain harmful ingredients.
Can Maltipoos eat cantaloupe? Yes, Maltipoos can eat cantaloupe.
Cantaloupe is low in calories but high in other nutrients, such as vitamins A and C, potassium, and antioxidants. It also contains fiber and moisture. However, since it is high in sugar, give your Maltipoo only a small amount of cantaloupe at a time. Remove the rinds and seeds before feeding to your Maltipoo; these parts are choking hazards for pets.
Maltipoos can’t eat cherries. Though, the fleshy part of cherries is safe for Maltipoos to eat, but the seeds contain cyanide.
Cyanide destroys cellular oxygen transport in your Maltipoo, which leads to the symptoms of cyanide toxicity: dilated pupils, vomiting, and difficulty breathing. If you think your Maltipoo ate a cherry, contact your vet immediately.
Grapes are a popular snack for people, but they are very toxic for your Maltipoo.
Even a small amount of grapes can cause sudden kidney failure in Maltipoos. The symptoms of grape poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, and anorexia. This can progress to secondary problems, such as dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.
If you suspect your Maltipoo has eaten grapes, seek veterinary help immediately.
Yes, Maltipoos can eat mango. It is a good source of vitamins A, B6, C and E, as well as potassium and fiber.
The best way to feed your Maltipoo mango is to remove the skin and pits before giving it to them. This will prevent them from choking on the skin or pit pieces if they are swallowed by mistake.
You should also avoid processed products like mango sorbet, popsicles and ice cream as they may contain harmful ingredients such as artificial sweeteners or preservatives that could cause health problems for your Maltipoo.
The amount of mango your Maltipoo should consume depends on their size: however, one-quarter cup once per week is recommended for most Maltipoos.
Yes, Maltipoos can eat oranges! Oranges are a great source of Vitamin C, potassium, fiber and moisture—all things that Maltipoos need to stay healthy.
However, keep in mind that oranges also contain a fair amount of sugar. So you don’t want to give your Maltipoo too much orange at once or too often.
Here’s how to give your Maltipoo an orange: First, remove the peel and pith from the inside of the orange by cutting away those parts with a knife. Then, remove any seeds or pulp that remain in the center of each section so that none of those will end up in your pooch’s stomach by accident! Finally, slice the orange into sections and give those pieces to your Maltipoo.
You can give your Maltipoo one or two pieces as an occasional treat.
Can Maltipoos eat peaches? The answer is yes!
Maltipoos can eat peaches. However, remove the pit before serving it to your Maltipoo as it contains cyanide. Peaches are high in fiber and vitamin A, which is good for your Maltipoo’s health. Small amounts of cut-up fresh or frozen peaches are safe for your Maltipoos, but avoid processed peaches like peach cobbler or peach pie, as they may contain harmful ingredients.
Yes, Maltipoos 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 additives that your pet doesn’t need.
Yes, your Maltipoo can eat pineapple.
Pineapple is a delicious and nutritious snack for Maltipoos. It contains vitamins, minerals, and bromelain—an enzyme that helps digestion and has been shown to reduce inflammation. Pineapple is also high in moisture, making it a great way to hydrate your pet on a hot day.
The only part of the pineapple you should avoid giving your Maltipoo is the spiky skin and hard inner core. You should also avoid processed pineapples like canned pineapple or pineapple cake. Processed foods contain added harmful chemicals that can be toxic to your Maltipoo’s health.
You should give your Maltipoo about 2/3 small bites of raw pineapple at one time. This amount provides enough nutrients for your pup without being too much for their digestive system to handle at once.
Can Maltipoos eat pumpkin? Yes! Pure pumpkin itself is a great choice and a very healthy snack for Maltipoos.
Pumpkin helps with your Maltipoo’s skin and coat, which makes it a wonderful addition to their diet. It also aids in digestion and can help remedy both diarrhea and constipation in your Maltipoo.
Never feed your Maltipoo pumpkin pie mix. Canned pumpkin is ok for your Maltipoo but make sure it’s 100% pumpkin. Many pumpkin supplements and pumpkin pup treats are available on the market today and fresh produce from local farmers’ markets.
Yes, Maltipoos can eat strawberries!
Strawberries are a delicious, nutritious treat for your Maltipoo. They contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help keep your Maltipoo healthy. Fresh strawberries have the same benefits as frozen ones, but always cut them in small pieces before serving. It’s also important to remove the strawberry stem before you give it to your Maltipoo so he doesn’t choke on it. Avoid processed strawberries because they have added sugar and other additives that aren’t good for your pup’s health.
Maltipoos can eat watermelon! That’s right, it’s a low calorie treat that contains vitamins, minerals, lycopene and moisture. Maltipoos can eat the flesh of a watermelon safely, but never the seeds or rinds.
Cut the melon into small chunks and remove the seeds and rinds before feeding it to your Maltipoo. The amount you feed them will depend on their size: Half a cup of diced seedless and rind-free watermelon is enough per 10 pounds of body weight.
List of vegetable Maltipoos can or can’t eat
Wondering which vegetables your Maltipoo can eat or not? Here is a list of some vegetables your Maltipoo can or can’t eat:
Yes, Maltipoos can eat broccoli.
Broccoli contains Vitamin K, Vitamin C and minerals. It also has fiber that helps maintain healthy digestion. There’s no reason your Maltipoo shouldn’t have a few bites of broccoli!
Broccoli stems and florets, both are safe to eat, either cooked or raw. However, always cut them into small pieces to avoid choking hazards. Since the stems are tougher than the florets, we recommend offering 1/4 (0.25) cup of broccoli per 10 pounds of body weight of a pup.
Can Maltipoos eat cabbage? Yes, and it’s good for them!
Cabbage is a great source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It’s also rich in fiber and moisture. Your pup can eat all colors of cabbage without worrying about their health. And don’t forget: red cabbage is actually 10 times more nutritious than green cabbage!
The best way to serve your Maltipoo some cabbage is lightly cooked or roasted. This makes it easier for them to digest, but you still get all the benefits from this superfood vegetable. Make sure not to add any oil or salt when cooking up your pup’s treat—that’ll just make it less healthy for them!
A good rule of thumb is to offer your Maltipoo 1 bite per 10 pounds of body weight.
Yes, Maltipoos can eat carrots.
Carrots are a great low calorie treat for your pup. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber—making them a perfect snack to keep your Maltipoo’s teeth healthy. Or you could use them in homemade Maltipoo treats.
Raw, frozen, or cooked carrots are all fine to feed your Maltipoo. However, cooked carrots are better since they are easier to digest than raw ones.
If you’re feeding your Maltipoo raw or frozen carrots without chopping them into smaller pieces first, be careful not to let him swallow the whole thing at once because it may get stuck in his throat. Don’t give him over 1 or 2 baby carrots at a time if he’s small.
Can Maltipoos eat celery?
Yes, they can! Celery is an excellent low-calorie treat for Maltipoos. It contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients that promote health and well-being. It’s also high in moisture and fiber, which helps keep your Maltipoo’s digestive system working smoothly.
Celery sticks are ok, especially for big pups. Celery leaves are ok too, as long as they are organic and washed.
However, always cut the celery into bite-sized pieces to prevent choking hazards. Start with one or two bite-sized pieces at first until you know how your Maltipoo reacts to it.
Can Maltipoos eat cucumbers?
The answer is yes! Cucumbers are a safe and healthy treat for your Maltipoo. They contain vitamins, minerals, moisture, and fiber—all of which can help keep your Maltipoo healthy and happy. Cucumbers also provide phytochemicals that help freshen your Maltipoo’s breath.
You can feed the seeds or peels of organic cucumbers to your Maltipoo without worrying about harmful additives. Just be sure to avoid processed cucumbers like pickles because they may contain harmful additives like onions, garlic, salt, sugar, or vinegar.
Amounts will vary depending on the size of your Maltipoo, but we recommend only one or two pieces of cucumber for most Maltipoos.
Garlic is toxic to Maltipoos.
Garlic contains a sulfur compound called N-propyl disulfide (or allicin) which causes hemolysis leading to anemia. Other symptoms of garlic poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. The toxic dose for Maltipoos is 15-30 grams per kilogram of body weight. Ingestion of raw or cooked cloves or bulbs of garlic can be toxic to your Maltipoo.
If you think your Maltipoo has eaten garlic, contact the vet immediately.
The short answer is no—onions are toxic to Maltipoos.
The reason onions are bad for Maltipoos is that they contain N-propyl disulfide, which causes hemolysis leading to anemia in Maltipoos. A toxic dose of onions is 15 gm/kg of the body weight of your Maltipoo.
All types of onions are bad for Maltipoos—red, white whatever. Besides, all parts of the onion plant are toxic to Maltipoos too, including the flesh, ring, leaves, juice and processed powders.
If you see your Maltipoo eating onions or suspect he has eaten them, contact your vet immediately as it could lead to death or permanent damage.
Yes, Maltipoos can eat zucchini! It’s a low calorie treat and full of vitamins and antioxidants. It’s also high in fiber and moisture that Maltipoos need to stay hydrated.
Plain raw, steamed, or cooked zucchini is safe for Maltipoos to eat. However, raw zucchini provides more Vitamin A than cooked ones. Start small with just one or two small bites and see how your Maltipoo responds before giving them more.
List of some other snacks Maltipoos can or can’t eat
Wondering which snacks your Maltipoo can eat or not? Here is a list of some snacks your Maltipoo can or can’t eat:
No, your Maltipoo should not eat bacon. Bacon is an incredibly rich and fatty food with a high salt content. This makes it a bad choice for your Maltipoo, who doesn’t need to be eating such a large amount of fat. The high fat content can cause pancreatitis in Maltipoos.
The salt content can also cause problems, as it’s not good for Maltipoos to consume too much sodium in their diet.
Bacon contains nitrates, which may not be harmful to humans but could be toxic to Maltipoos if consumed in large amounts.
However, a small piece of cooked bacon is fine for your Maltipoo occasionally. Cook your Maltipoo’s bacon before feeding it to them so that they don’t get sick from eating raw meat or any bacteria that may be present on the meat when purchasing from the grocery store.
Yes! Cooked, lean beef that has not been seasoned or marinated is safe for Maltipoos in small amounts. Beef is a great source of protein and many important vitamins and minerals. It’s also delicious for your Maltipoo, if you choose the right cuts and don’t give them too much.
Never feed cooked beef bone to your Maltipoo—because cooked bones can splinter when chewed by Maltipoos. You should stay away from small raw bones as well because they can cause choking if swallowed whole or cause digestive problems if chewed up into small pieces first.
However, larger raw bones like those from cows or other large animals can be a great chew toy for your pooch! For example, a cow femur bone is about 15 inches long and weighs about 1 pound; most Maltipoos will love gnawing on this bone as an alternative to your own furniture.
Yes, Maltipoos can eat bread. However, only plain white and wheat bread are safe for Maltipoos to eat. Avoid processed bread like bread with yeast.
Bread doesn’t provide that much nutrients in your Maltipoo, so offer them in moderation. A crust is fine, but a whole slice is too much for your Maltipoo. Too much bread can cause an upset stomach and diarrhea in Maltipoos.
Yes, Maltipoos can eat cheese.
In fact, cheese is one of the most nutritious foods for Maltipoos to eat. It contains vitamins, fatty acids and proteins that are great for your Maltipoo’s health.
However, you should be careful of what types of cheese you’re feeding your Maltipoo. Mozzarella, cottage cheese and Swiss and cheddar are safer options than cheesecake, blue cheese, cream cheese or parmesan.
Also, keep in mind that how much your Maltipoo eats depends on its size and weight—so if you’re unsure about how much to feed them, consider speaking with a veterinarian about how much would be best for their individual needs.
Yes, Maltipoos can eat chicken. Chicken contains protein, omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Boneless cooked breast meat is the best option, as it contains less fat than dark meat. The amount of chicken your Maltipoo eats depends on the size of the Maltipoo, but give 1/8 to 1/6 cup of meat protein per 10 pounds of body weight per day if your Maltipoo is on a raw meat diet.
Can Maltipoos eat chocolate? The short answer is: no.
Theobromine and caffeine are toxic to pups, and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, irregular heartbeat, tremors, seizures, coma and even death.
Theobromine is a compound found in cocoa beans that acts as a stimulant. Cacao beans are the seeds of the cacao tree, which are dried and fermented before becoming the powder used to make chocolate. Theobromine can be found in all types of chocolate—cocoa powder (most toxic), unsweetened baker’s chocolate, semisweet chocolate, dark chocolate and milk chocolate—but it’s more concentrated in dark varieties than in milk chocolates.
If your Maltipoo ate chocolate, contact your vet immediately.
Yes, your Maltipoo can eat eggs.
Eggs are healthy for Maltipoos. They’re high in protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. You should feed your Maltipoo cooked eggs, though—raw eggs can contain harmful bacteria that could make your Maltipoo sick.
You should also avoid giving your Maltipoo raw egg whites, since they contain an enzyme called avidin that prevents absorption of biotin (a B vitamin).
Yes, Maltipoos can eat fish. However, not all fish are safe for your Maltipoo. While the Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish can help reduce inflammation and joint pain, the heavy metals found in some species of fish can be toxic to your Maltipoo.
Smaller, younger, wild-caught, shorter-lived species like salmon, shrimp and tilapia are safe for your Maltipoo as they contain less mercury than larger fish like tuna or shark. Avoid longer-lived fish species like swordfish because they contain high levels of mercury that can cause health problems for your pet.
Always clean your seafood properly before feeding it to your Maltipoo. Deboning the meat and cooking it at high temperatures will make it more safe and digestible. Feeding your Maltipoo one or two times, most veterinarians recommend per week so that their diet remains balanced.
If you’re ever wondering whether your Maltipoo can eat ice cream, the answer is a resounding no!
Ice cream contains high amounts of dairy products and sugar, which can be toxic to Maltipoos. If your Maltipoo accidentally eats some ice cream, there are several symptoms to look out for:
- Excessive thirst
If you suspect your Maltipoo has consumed ice cream, it is important to seek veterinary help immediately.
Maltipoos can eat peanut butter, but it’s important to make sure that the peanut butter you’re giving your Maltipoo is safe for them.
Peanut butter provides protein, vitamins and healthy fats, which are all good things for Maltipoos. However, some brands of peanut butter contain xylitol—an artificial sweetener that can be toxic to Maltipoos—and chocolate, which is poisonous to them.
So how much peanut butter should you give your Maltipoo? The general rule of thumb is one teaspoon per ten pounds of body weight daily. So if your pup weighs 40 pounds, he or she should get four teaspoons of peanut butter a day.
Plain, air-popped popcorn is safe for Maltipoos to eat in small quantities as an occasional treat. Popped corn kernels actually contain several minerals important to Maltipoos, like magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc, along with fiber and trace amounts of vitamins.
However, avoid processed popcorn as they contain additives such as salt and sugar that are bad for your Maltipoo’s health. Also, un-popped or partially popped kernels can be a choking hazard and may even cause damage to your Maltipoo’s teeth.
Yes, Maltipoos can eat turkey. Turkey contains protein and fatty acids that are good for your pooch. Maltipoos should only eat lean white meat turkey with no seasoning or sauces added.
Turkey breast meat is the best option for your Maltipoo, but if you’re going to give them dark meat turkey, keep the portion size small (about 7.5 grams per 6 pounds of body weight).
Avoid giving processed turkey because it may contain harmful additives like salt and additives. Turkey skin can cause gastric upset in Maltipoos, so you should avoid it too.
Yes, Maltipoos can eat yogurt.
Maltipoos are omnivores, which means they’re able to digest a wide range of foods. And plain yogurt is one of the best choices for your Maltipoo’s diet. Yogurt contains healthy bacteria that can help strengthen the digestive system and keep your Maltipoo healthy.
However, some Maltipoos may have trouble digesting dairy products. If you suspect your dog has lactose intolerance, avoid giving them yogurt with added sugar or artificial sweeteners.
One teaspoon of plain yogurt is fine for most Maltipoos—don’t overdo it!