We all know that Poodles have different metabolic systems than ours. It’s important to understand this, because we share foods with our pups that might not be safe for them. That’s why it’s crucial to know which fruits, vegetables and snacks Poodles can eat and which they can’t—so you can make sure your Poodle gets the best nutrition.
Below are the most common fruits, vegetables and snacks Poodles can (and can’t) eat.
List of fruits Poodles can or can’t eat
Wondering which fruits your Poodle can eat or not? Here is a list of some common fruits your Poodle can or can’t eat:
Yes, Poodles can eat apples.
Apples are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber for your Poodle. They’re low in protein and fat, making them the perfect snack for senior Poodles. You should remove the seeds and core first to avoid choking hazards. It’s important to avoid processed apples like applesauce or apple pie filling—these have added sugar that could be harmful for Poodles.
Avocado is not a safe food for Poodles.
Avocados contain persin, which is toxic to Poodles and cats. While avocado fruit, pits, leaves, skin and the actual plant can all be poisonous to your Poodle.
The good news is that avocado oil is safe in small amounts.
Yes, Poodles can eat bananas. Bananas are a great source of nutrients and vitamins. They’re low in fat and calories, so they make a good snack for your Poodle when they’re feeling peckish. Bananas are also high in potassium, biotin, fiber, copper, and vitamins B6 and C—all of which are important for your Poodle’s health.
Bananas have a high sugar content (about 20 grams per medium banana), so you should only feed them to your Poodle occasionally. If you do choose to give them to your pup as a treat, be sure to remove the peel beforehand—banana peels are tough for Poodles to digest. It’s also important not to give your Poodle processed bananas like banana chips or banana puddings because these foods may contain added toxic ingredients that could harm your pet’s digestive system.
Can Poodles eat blackberries?
Yes, but you need to know a bit about them first. Blackberries are a low-calorie, low-sugar fruit that’s high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Frozen or fresh, either is fine. But be careful of processed blackberries like blackberry jam, jelly, and blackberry-flavored ice cream; these may contain harmful additives.
That said, limit your Poodle’s intake of blackberries to two blackberries per 10 pounds of body weight daily.
Can Poodles eat blueberries? Yes, as long as you feed them in moderation!
Blueberries are a great source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 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—either is fine for most pups.
Avoid processed blueberries like blueberry muffins, blueberry yogurt, blueberry pie, and blueberry pancake because they may contain harmful ingredients.
Yes, a Poodle can eat cantaloupe.
It’s low in calories but high in other nutrients, such as fiber and moisture. It also contains sugar, so give your Poodle a piece of cantaloupe in moderation and remove the rinds and seeds before serving it to your Poodle—they’re a choking hazard.
The fleshy part around the cherry pit is safe for your Poodle to eat, but the plant itself contains cyanide. Cyanide destroys cellular oxygen transport in Poodles and causes dilated pupils, difficulty breathing, and vomiting.
Contact your vet immediately if your Poodle has eaten cherries.
Can Poodles eat grapes?
Absolutely not. Grapes are very toxic to Poodles. Even a small amount of grapes can cause sudden kidney failure in your Poodle. Symptoms of grape poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite and lethargy. Seek veterinary help immediately if you suspect your Poodle ate grapes. To prevent accidental ingestion, keep the grapes out of your Poodle’s reach and educate your family about the danger of feeding grapes to Poodles.
Yes, Poodles can eat mango.
Mango contains four different vitamins: A, B6, C, and E that are also known as antioxidants. It also has potassium, fiber and antioxidants that help improve your Poodle’s skin and coat.
The skin of the mango is not edible for Poodles as it may cause indigestion or diarrhea. You should remove the skin before feeding your Poodle with mango. The pit of the fruit is also harmful, so you should remove them before feeding your pet with mangoes.
Also, avoid processed mango products like mango sorbet, mango popsicles, and mango ice cream, as they may contain harmful food additives like sugar or xylitol.
Depending on the size of your Poodle, you can give one-quarter cup of fresh ripe mango every week but make sure they are ripe first before feeding them to your Poodle. Because if they are not ripe, they may cause stomach problems in Poodles like diarrhea or vomiting.
Oranges are a great source of Vitamin C, potassium, fiber and moisture. They can be given to your Poodle in moderation as an occasional treat.
Remove all traces of peel, skin, pith and seeds as these could cause digestive issues for your Poodle. Feed only the fleshy part of the orange to your Poodle.
1-2 sections of oranges are enough for most Poodles.
Yes, Poodles can eat peaches!
However, it’s important to consider the size and age of your Poodle when deciding how much peach he can eat. If your Poodle is a puppy serving him a small amount of cut-up fresh or frozen peaches is safe.
Peaches are high in fiber and vitamin A. They also contain antioxidants that help protect cells from damage that could lead to cancer. However, avoid giving your Poodle the pit of the peach as it contains cyanide—a poisonous chemical compound found in many plants and fruits. You can remove this part by simply cutting off the top third of the fruit before serving it to your Poodle.
Also, avoid processed peaches like peach cobbler or peach pie, as they may contain harmful chemicals like sodium nitrite, salt, garlic or xylitol.
Can Poodles eat pears?
Yes, Poodles can eat pears. Pears are a great snack because they’re high in copper, vitamins C and K, and fiber. Poodles need these nutrients to keep their bodies healthy and strong. 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—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 Poodle’s health. One small slice is ok for most Poodles as pears contain sugar, which can cause diarrhea or upset stomach if given too much at once.
Yes, your Poodle can eat pineapple.
The only parts of the pineapple that you should be cautious about giving your Poodle are the core and seeds, which are difficult to digest. If you remove this part of the fruit, your Poodle will be safe to enjoy all of its health benefits.
Pineapple contains high levels of vitamin C and bromelain, an enzyme that helps break down protein and reduces inflammation. It also contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium. These vitamins and minerals help support joint health and muscle growth. They are also great for digestion!
The soft inner fruit is safe for Poodles to eat, but it’s important not to give them too much because it can cause stomach upset in large quantities.
If your Poodle eats too much pineapple at once, they may experience diarrhea or vomiting until their system has time to get used to digesting this new food item. To avoid this discomfort, limit the amount of pineapple you give them at one time to 2/3 small bites.
Yes, pure pumpkin is a great choice and a very healthy snack for Poodles. Pumpkin helps with your Poodle’s skin and coat and also helps with digestion. It can help remedy both diarrhea and constipation in your Poodle.
Never feed your Poodle pumpkin pie mix. Canned pumpkin is ok for your Poodle but make sure it’s 100% pumpkin. Don’t overdo it or you could end up giving him diarrhea.
Many pumpkin supplements and pumpkin pup treats are available on the market today, so you don’t have to worry about making your own! Just make sure you choose one that is made of 100% pure pumpkin.
Amount varies with your Poodle’s size and activity level, but start with a teaspoon per day.
Yes, Poodles can eat strawberries.
Strawberries are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They have many of the same benefits for humans as they do for Poodles.
Fresh and frozen strawberries have the same nutritional value, so there is no need to buy fresh over frozen if you’re looking for an easy way to sneak them into your Poodle’s diet.
However, it’s important that you cut the strawberries into small pieces before serving them to your Poodle. You don’t want him choking on large chunks of fruit!
Strawberries also contain seeds that can be hard for Poodles to digest. Be sure to avoid processed strawberries—they don’t offer any nutritional value at all!
Yes, Poodles can eat watermelon. It’s a low calorie treat, and it contains vitamins, minerals and lycopene.
However, only the flesh of a watermelon is safe and nutritious for your Poodle. Remove the seeds, rinds and skin before feeding it to your Poodle as they are not healthy for your Poodle.
A half cup of diced seedless and rind-free watermelon is enough per 10 pounds of body weight.
List of vegetable Poodles can or can’t eat
Wondering which vegetables your Poodle can eat or not? Here is a list of some vegetables your Poodle can or can’t eat:
Yes, you can feed your Poodle broccoli. Broccoli contains a lot of vitamins and nutrients that are good for your Poodle’s health. The stems and florets are both safe to eat, either cooked or raw. However, always cut them into small pieces to avoid choking hazards. Offer about 1/4 (0.25) cup of raw or cooked broccoli per 10 pounds of body weight each day.
Can Poodles eat cabbage?
Yes, they can. Cabbage is a healthy addition to your Poodle’s diet and contains vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It’s also rich in fiber and moisture. All colors of cabbage are safe and healthy for Poodles, but red cabbage is more nutritious than green cabbage—10 times more vitamins than green cabbage!
Lightly cooked or roasted cabbage is the best way to offer it to your pup. Just make sure no seasoning with oil or salt has been added. The recommended serving size is one bite per 10 pounds of body weight of your pup.
Yes, carrots are an excellent low calorie treat for Poodles. They contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber, which are great for your Poodle’s teeth. Raw, frozen or cooked carrots are fine as long as you make sure they’re chopped into smaller pieces to avoid choking hazards.
Carrot cake is also fine as long as you don’t add any harmful additives like chocolate or raisins that could be toxic for your pup. One or two baby carrots should be enough for an average-sized pup.
Yes, Poodles can eat celery. The stalks are full of vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Celery also contains a lot of moisture, so it’s a great way to hydrate your Poodle if they’re feeling thirsty.
You can do a few different things with celery:
-Top it with small peanut butter pieces
-Mix it with their regular food
-Pair it up with other treats (like carrots)
One thing to keep in mind is that while celery is safe for Poodles to eat, you should always cut the stalks into bite-sized pieces to prevent choking. Start out by offering one or two pieces at first—your Poodle might be picky about how much he eats at first.
Can Poodles eat cucumbers?
Yes, they can. Cucumbers contain vitamins, minerals, moisture and fiber that help freshen your Poodle’s breath. They also provide phytochemicals that help keep your Poodle healthy and strong.
Cucumber seed 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, etc.
You can give them just one or two pieces per day.
Garlic is a popular ingredient in many dishes, but can Poodles eat garlic?
The answer is no. Garlic is toxic to Poodles because of its N-propyl disulfide, which causes hemolysis leading to anemia. Other symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea. Raw and cooked cloves and bulbs of garlic are toxic to your Poodle. The toxic dose is 15 to 30 grams of garlic per kilogram of body weight. If your Poodle ate garlic, contact your vet immediately!
If you’ve ever wondered if your Poodle can eat onions, the answer is no.
Onions contain an N-propyl disulfide, a sulfur compound that causes hemolysis leading to anemia in Poodles. In fact, it only takes 15 gm/kg of body weight for your Poodle to develop anemia and other symptoms of onion toxicity. Even small amounts of onion (1/2 oz or 2 tablespoons) can cause your Poodle significant problems.
All types of onions Poodles should never eat, including red, white, yellow—whatever type you have at home or in your garden. Some people think cooking onions makes them safe for Poodles, but this is not true. Cooking does not change the chemical makeup of the onion; cooking just makes it harder for Poodles to digest them because their stomachs are not as acidic as ours are when we cook our own food.
All parts of the onion plant are toxic to Poodles too, including the flesh, ring, leaves, juice and processed powders. If you think your Poodle has eaten one of these items, contact your vet immediately.
Yes, Poodles can eat zucchini.
Zucchini is a low-calorie treat that’s full of vitamins and antioxidants, so it’s especially good for your Poodle if he has any health issues related to aging or weight management.
It also provides high amounts of fiber and moisture—which helps keep your Poodle hydrated—but it’s important to note that raw zucchini contains more Vitamin A than cooked ones. This is important because too much Vitamin A can cause liver damage in Poodles.
Start with just one or two small bites at first and see how your Poodle reacts before giving him more.
List of some other snacks Poodles can or can’t eat
Wondering which snacks your Poodle can eat or not? Here is a list of some snacks your Poodle can or can’t eat:
No, Poodles cannot eat bacon.
Bacon is an incredibly rich and fatty food with a high salt content, which can prove to be too much for a Poodle’s stomach to handle. Eating a large amount of cooked bacon can cause pancreatitis, which is dangerous for your Poodle’s health. However, giving your Poodle small amounts of cooked bacon infrequently should not cause any problem.
Yes, Poodles can eat beef.
Cooked, unseasoned lean beef is safe for Poodles in small amounts unless your Poodle is allergic to beef. It’s also a great source of protein and many important vitamins and minerals. Beef broth, beef stew, and specialized Poodle beef jerky without an excess amount of salt are also safe for your Poodle.
Never feed cooked bone to your Poodle, but larger raw beef bones can be a chew toy for them. For a 10 pounds pooch, half a cup of kibble or 0.15 pound of ground beef is enough if he is on a raw diet.
Yes, Poodles can eat bread.
However, only plain white and wheat bread is safe for Poodles to eat. Brown breads, raisin breads and other specialty breads are not safe for your Poodle to consume.
Bread doesn’t provide that much nutrients in your Poodle, so offer them in moderation. A crust is fine, but a whole slice is too much for your Poodle. Too much bread can cause diarrhea or vomiting in your pet.
Yes, Poodles can eat cheese. However, there are some things you need to keep in mind when feeding your Poodle cheese.
The first thing is the type of cheese. Mozzarella, cottage, swiss and cheddar are all safe for Poodles. They are low in fat and sodium. Also, they contain vitamins, fatty acids, proteins and calcium, which are essential nutrients for Poodles.
Stay away from other types of cheese such as cheesecake, blue cheese and goat cheese because they have high salt content which can lead to dehydration in Poodles. Also avoid spicy cheeses like parmesan or cream cheeses because they may cause stomach irritation if eaten in large amounts by your Poodle.
The amount of cheese you should feed your Poodle depends on their size- a few small bites are fine.
Can Poodles eat chicken?
The answer is yes, but there are some things to keep in mind. Chicken contains protein, omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Boneless cooked breast meat is the best option because of its high protein content and low fat content. Chicken skin should be avoided as it contains a high amount of fat that can cause pancreatitis in Poodles. The amount depends on the size of your Poodle but give 1/8 to 1/6 cup of meat protein per 10 pounds of body weight per day if your Poodle is on a raw meat diet.
If you have a Poodle, chances are you’ve wondered if they can eat chocolate. The answer is no.
Although it’s tempting to share your favorite chocolate treat with your Poodle, canine stomachs are not made to digest cocoa butter and caffeine. Chocolate contains two toxic ingredients: theobromine and caffeine. Theobromine is found in the cocoa bean, but it has no effect on humans because we metabolize it differently than Poodles do. When Poodles ingest chocolate, their bodies cannot process it properly and it can lead to vomiting, diarrhea and heart problems—or even death.
So what kind of chocolate is safe for Poodles? There isn’t any! Any type of chocolate—even white or milk chocolate—is toxic to Poodles because of its high levels of caffeine and theobromine. If your Poodle ate some chocolate, get him checked out by your vet immediately.
Yes, your Poodle can eat eggs. Eggs are a great source of protein, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. However, ensure they’re well-cooked and with no harmful seasoning.
That said, avoid raw eggs as avidin found here prevents absorption of biotin and may contain bacteria in the shell.
Egg shells are fine as long as you grind them into tiny pieces and remove any sharp edges so they don’t cut your Poodle’s mouth or stomach lining.
Can Poodles eat fish?
Yes! Fish is a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. But not all fish are safe for your Poodle’s digestive system.
Smaller, younger, wild-caught fish like salmon, shrimp, tilapia are safe for your Poodle. Avoid larger, longer-lived species like tuna, shark, swordfish as they can contain heavy metals like mercury that may be harmful to your pet’s health. To keep your Poodle safe from any contaminants in their meals, always clean them properly by removing the skin and bones before cooking them with no harmful additives.
Can Poodles eat ice cream?
No, the Poodle shouldn’t eat ice cream. Ice cream is made with a high amount of dairy products and sugar, which can be toxic to your Poodle. Symptoms of ice cream toxicity include vomiting, diarrhea, depression, tremors and seizures. Ice cream lollies, ice cream cones, Oreo ice cream, McDonald’s ice cream, vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream can all be unsafe for your pet. If you suspect your Poodle has accidentally eaten any of these foods, seek veterinary help immediately.
It’s a common question: Can Poodles eat peanut butter? The answer is yes!
Peanut butter provides protein, vitamins and healthy fats, so it’s a great snack for your pup—just be sure to avoid peanut butter that contains xylitol or chocolate. Also, peanut butter pretzels contain 3 times more sodium than regular pretzels.
The amount you feed your Poodle depends on the size of your Poodle, but start with a half teaspoon per day. So while your Poodle can enjoy peanut butter, monitor the amount they consume.
Poodles can eat popcorn, but you need to be careful.
Most Poodles will love the taste of plain, air-popped popcorn—but it’s not the healthiest choice for them. Although plain popcorn contains a few important minerals, like magnesium and manganese, it also contains a lot of calories and salt.
Besides plain popcorn, some people like to give their Poodles flavored or buttered popcorn, which is not safe for your Poodle. You should never let your Poodle eat any kind of butter or other toppings on her popcorn—it can cause digestive disorders.
Finally, if you decide your Poodle is allowed to eat popcorn (in moderation), make sure that all un-popped or partially popped kernels have been removed from the bowl before she gets any!
Yes, Poodles can eat turkey. Turkey is a safe food for your Poodle as long as you provide cooked lean, white, unseasoned and boneless turkey meat to your Poodle.
Turkey breast meat is the best option because it provides protein, fatty acids and minerals that are essential to good health. You should avoid turkey skin because it can cause GI upset and pancreatitis. Also avoid processed turkey; it may contain harmful additives or chemicals.
Poodles should be fed 10 grams of white meat turkey or 7.5 grams of dark meat turkey per 6 pounds body weight for their size if they’re just starting out eating raw food diets.
Yes, Poodles can eat yogurt. Plain yogurt is a perfectly acceptable snack for Poodles, but some Poodles may have trouble digesting dairy products. If your Poodle can digest it, the good bacteria in yogurt can help strengthen the digestive system. Plain yogurt is the best choice for your Poodle—avoid any yogurts with added sugar or artificial sweeteners as they can cause stomach upset and diarrhea. One teaspoon of yogurt a day is fine for most Poodles.