Many Vizsla owners want to share human foods with their furry friends, but Vizslas have different metabolic systems than ours. That’s why what’s safe food for us may not be safe for our Vizsla.
In this article, we’ll cover the most common 37 fruits, vegetables & other snacks Vizslas can eat—and what to avoid.
List of fruits Vizslas can or can’t eat
Wondering which fruits your Vizsla can eat or not? Here is a list of some common fruits your Vizsla can or can’t eat:
Yes, Vizslas can eat apples.
Apples are a healthy snack for your Vizsla and make an excellent addition to their diet. Apples have a low amount of protein and fat, making them the perfect snack for senior Vizslas. Apples are also a good source of vitamins A and C, which can help boost your Vizsla’s immune system. However, you should always remove the seeds and core before feeding your Vizsla an apple because they can be a choking hazard.
You should avoid giving your Vizsla processed apples like applesauce or apple pie because of added sugar.
Avocados are not safe for your Vizsla to consume.
The fruit, pit, leaves, skin and the actual plant contain persin, which can be potentially poisonous to your Vizsla. However, avocado oil is safe in small amounts.
Yes, Vizslas can eat bananas.
Bananas are high in potassium, vitamins, biotin, fiber, and copper. They’re low in cholesterol and sodium but have a high sugar content. Because of this, bananas should be given as an occasional treat only.
Vizslas should avoid processed bananas like banana chips or banana puddings—these may contain added toxic ingredients that aren’t safe for your pup to ingest.
You’ll want to remove the peel before feeding your Vizsla a banana because it can be hard for them to digest.
Yes, Vizslas can eat blackberries.
Blackberries are low in calories and sugar but high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Frozen or fresh, either is fine. Avoid processed blackberries like blackberry jam, jelly, ice cream as they may contain harmful ingredients like added sugar or artificial dyes. Two blackberries a day per 10 pounds of body weight should be enough to give your Vizsla the nutrients it needs causing no harm.
Yes, Vizslas can eat blueberries.
Blueberries are high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and they’re also high in sugar—so feed them in moderation (about 4-5 blueberries per 10 pounds of body weight). Frozen, fresh, dried or mashed blueberries are all fine for most pups.
Be careful about processed blueberries like blueberry muffins, blueberry yogurt, blueberry pie, or blueberry pancake. They may contain harmful ingredients.
Yes, Vizslas can eat cantaloupe.
Cantaloupe are low in calories but high in other nutrients. They contain fiber and moisture, so they’re great for keeping your Vizsla hydrated. However, they are also high in sugar, so be sure to give your Vizsla a small amount of cantaloupe in moderation—and remove the rinds and seeds before feeding it to them, as they can be a choking hazard.
No, Vizslas can’t eat cherries.
Although the fleshy part around the seed is safe, the plant contains cyanide.
Cyanide destroys cellular oxygen transport in your Vizsla, which can cause symptoms like dilated pupils, difficulty breathing and seizures.
Contact your vet immediately if your Vizsla ate cherry.
Grapes are toxic to Vizslas. Even a small amount of grapes can cause kidney failure in your canine, and the symptoms can be fatal.
Symptoms of grape poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, lethargy, depression, and other signs of illness. If you suspect your Vizsla ate grapes, seek veterinary help immediately.
Yes, Vizslas can eat mango.
Mangoes are a great source of vitamin A, which is good for your Vizsla’s skin and coat. Mangoes also contain four different vitamins: A, B6, C and E that can help keep your Vizsla healthy. Mango contains a lot of antioxidants which are great for your pup’s immune system.
Mangoes are also full of fiber, which helps with digestion. They are low in calories and fat, but high in potassium—which is good for controlling blood pressure and regulating heart rate. Mangoes also contain Vitamin K and beta-carotene (which helps fight cancer).
However, remove mango skin and pit before serving to your Vizsla. The skin is harder to digger than other parts of the fruit – so it could cause choking if consumed whole! Also avoid processed mangoes like mango sorbet or mango popsicles as they may contain harmful ingredients like sugar or artificial sweeteners that aren’t good for Vizslas’ health.
The amount will depend on the size of your Vizsla, but one-quarter cup of fresh mango once a week should be sufficient for most Vizslas.
Yes, Vizslas can eat oranges in moderation. Oranges provide Vitamin C, potassium, fiber and moisture. They also have a mild diuretic effect.
You should only give Vizslas the fleshy part of the orange, as the peel and pith are too fibrous for them to digest easily. The seeds also contain a toxin called cyanide that is toxic for Vizslas.
1-2 sections as an occasional treat are enough for most Vizslas. If your Vizsla shows signs of diarrhea or vomiting after eating oranges, discontinue feeding them this food item.
Can Vizslas Eat Peaches?
Yes, Vizslas can eat peaches! Small amounts of cut-up fresh or frozen peaches are safe for your Vizslas. Peaches are high in fiber and vitamin A, so this fruit is an excellent choice for keeping your Vizsla’s digestive system healthy.
However, remove the pit before serving it to your Vizsla as it contains cyanide. Also, avoid processed peaches like peach cobbler or peach pie, as they may contain harmful preservatives.
Yes, Vizslas can eat pears. Pears are a great snack because they’re high in copper, vitamins C and K, and fiber.
One small slice is ok for most Vizslas as pears contain sugar. However, it’s important to cut them into bite-size chunks and remove the pit and seeds first, as the seeds contain traces of cyanide. In addition, processed pears like canned pears may contain sugar syrups and other additives that aren’t good for your Vizsla’s digestive system.
Yes, Vizslas can eat pineapple.
Pineapple is an extremely healthy and tasty snack for your Vizsla. It contains vitamins, minerals and bromelain, a substance that is beneficial to your Vizsla’s digestion. It also has a high moisture content and will help keep your Vizsla hydrated.
However, it’s important to only give your Vizsla the soft inner fruit of the pineapple. You should avoid giving your Vizsla any spiky skin or hard core as they can be harmful to their health.
2/3 small bites of raw pineapple are enough for your Vizsla to enjoy as a snack. This amount will not cause any digestive issues in most cases, but if you’re unsure how much to give your Vizsla, then ask your vet for advice first.
Yes, Vizslas can eat pumpkin.
Pumpkin is one of the healthiest snacks you can give your Vizsla, and it’s especially good for their skin and coat.
It’s also great for digestion, so it can help remedy both diarrhea and constipation in your Vizsla.
Never feed your Vizsla pumpkin pie mix. Canned pumpkin is ok for your Vizsla, but make sure it’s 100% pumpkin—not mixed with anything else! Many pumpkin supplements and pumpkin pup treats are available on the market today at pet stores and online retailers like Amazon.
Vizslas can eat strawberries! They are a delicious, nutritious treat for your furry friend.
Fresh or frozen, strawberries contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. If you have a Vizsla who is prone to weight gain, strawberries can be an excellent snack that helps them keep their weight in check.
It’s important to cut the strawberries into small pieces before serving them. If they’re too large, your Vizsla will probably just spit them out anyway—and you don’t want him chewing on any seeds! You should also remove the stem before feeding your Vizsla any fresh or frozen strawberry.
You should avoid feeding your Vizsla processed strawberries or those that have been preserved with sulfur dioxide (sulfites). These preservatives can be toxic to Vizslas and may cause diarrhea or vomiting if ingested in large quantities.
Watermelon is a low-calorie treat Vizslas can eat. It contains vitamins, minerals and lycopene, which help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the body.
The flesh of a watermelon is safe and nutritious, but you should remove all seeds, rinds and skin before feeding it to your Vizsla. Just half a cup of diced seedless and rind-free watermelon is enough per 10 pounds of body weight.
Always cut it into small chunks to make it easier for your Vizsla to eat.
List of vegetable Vizslas can or can’t eat
Wondering which vegetables your Vizsla can eat or not? Here is a list of some vegetables your Vizsla can or can’t eat:
Yes, Vizslas can eat broccoli. Broccoli contains Vitamin K, Vitamin C and minerals and fiber, so it’s very healthy for your pup. It also contains sulfur which helps with digestion and is an anti-inflammatory.
Broccoli stems and florets are safe to eat either cooked or raw. However, always cut them into small pieces because they’re a choking hazard. Offer 1/4 (0.25) cup of broccoli per 10 pounds of body weight at each feeding.
Cabbage is a great food for Vizslas. It’s rich in vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants, fiber, and moisture.
All varieties are fine to feed your pup, including red cabbage, which is actually richer in vitamins than green cabbage. If you’re using it as a snack or treat, make sure you lightly cook or roast it first so it’s easier for your Vizsla to digest. And avoid adding any salt or oil when cooking so that you don’t cause stomach upset!
A good rule of thumb is to offer one bite of the cooked vegetable per 10 pounds of body weight every day.
Yes, Vizslas can eat carrots.
Carrots are an excellent low-calorie treat for your pup. They contain vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber, to help aid digestion. Crunching on the orange veggie is also great for your Vizsla’s teeth. Raw, frozen or cooked carrots are all fine—they just need to be chopped up into smaller pieces if you’re using them raw or frozen. If you opt to cook the carrot, make sure it’s cooked until soft enough so that it can be easily digested by your furry friend.
You may even consider giving your pooch a piece of carrot cake if you add no harmful additives (and if you don’t mind having a messy house afterward). One or two baby carrots are enough for an average size pup.
Yes, Vizslas can eat celery.
Celery is a great treat for your pup because it’s low in calories and high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Vizslas will love to crunch on the crunchy stalks and leaves, which also have a high moisture content. You can also try topping it with peanut butter or mixing it into their regular food.
Celery sticks are fine for most Vizslas, but young puppies may find them difficult to chew. Celery leaves are ok too as long as they’re organic and washed before serving. Just be sure to cut them into bite-sized pieces so your Vizsla doesn’t choke on the larger pieces!
Start by giving one or two bite-sized pieces at first, then increase the amount when you see how much your Vizsla enjoys it.
Yes, Vizslas can eat cucumbers. In fact, they’re a great addition to your Vizsla’s diet. Cucumbers are packed with vitamins and minerals that help your Vizsla stay healthy and happy. They also contain moisture, fiber, and phytochemicals that help freshen your Vizsla’s breath.
Cucumber seeds, and peels or skin are safe as long as they are organic. Processed cucumbers like pickles may contain harmful additives like onions, garlic, salt, and sugar, so it’s best to avoid those types of cucumbers for your Vizsla.
The amount depends on the size of your Vizsla, but generally speaking, one or two small pieces of cucumber are fine for most Vizslas.
Can Vizslas eat garlic?
No. Garlic contains a chemical compound known as N-propyl disulfide, which causes hemolysis leading to anemia in Vizslas. Raw and cooked cloves and bulbs of garlic are toxic to your Vizsla.
A toxic dose is 15 to 30 grams of garlic per kilogram of body weight. Contact the vet immediately if your Vizsla ate garlic.
No, Vizslas cannot eat onions. This is because the onion plant contains an alkaloid toxin called N-propyl disulfide (NPS), which causes hemolysis leading to anemia in Vizslas. The toxic dose is 15 gm/kg of the body weight of your Vizsla.
Besides, all parts of the onion plant are toxic to Vizslas too, including the flesh, ring, leaves, juice, and processed powders. If your Vizsla ate onions and you suspect toxicity has occurred, contact your vet right away.
Vizslas can eat zucchini, and they’ll love it!
Zucchini is a low-calorie treat that’s full of vitamins and antioxidants. It’s also high in fiber, which will help keep your Vizsla regular.
The best way to feed your Vizsla zucchini is plain raw or steamed. You can also cook it, but be sure not to add any harmful seasoning ingredients like salt or garlic. If you’re going to serve cooked zucchini to your Vizsla, cook it until it’s soft enough for them to chew on comfortably.
If you’re worried about overfeeding your Vizsla, start with just one or two small bites at first.
List of some other snacks Vizslas can or can’t eat
Wondering which snacks your Vizsla can eat or not? Here is a list of some snacks your Vizsla can or can’t eat:
No, your Vizsla should not eat bacon.
Bacon is an incredibly rich and fatty food with a high salt content. While this may be delicious for humans, it can prove to be too much for a Vizsla’s stomach to handle.
However, giving your Vizsla small amounts of cooked bacon infrequently should not cause harm. If you decide to give your Vizsla some cooked bacon, make sure that it’s cooked thoroughly so there are no harmful bacteria present in the meat.
Yes, Vizslas can eat beef. Cooked, unseasoned lean beef is safe for Vizslas in small amounts unless your Vizsla is allergic to beef.
Beef is a good source of protein and many important vitamins and minerals. Cooked bone should not be fed to your Vizsla because it can splinter or break off and become lodged in the digestive tract, but a raw beef bone can be used as a chew toy.
For a 20-pound pooch, one cup of kibble or 0.3 pound of ground beef is ok if you opt for a raw diet.
Yes, Vizslas can eat bread. However, only plain white and wheat bread is safe for Vizslas to eat. Processed bread like bread with yeast isn’t good for your Vizsla as it has yeast and too much salt and sugar that are very dangerous for your pup.
Bread doesn’t provide that much nutrients in your Vizsla, so offer them in moderation. A crust is fine, but a whole slice is too much for your Vizsla. Too much bread can cause indigestion and diarrhea in Vizslas.
Yes, Vizslas can eat cheese, but you need to be careful about which types of cheese you feed them.
Cheese is a good source of vitamins and fatty acids, as well as proteins. So a small amount is fine for your Vizsla.
The safest cheeses for Vizslas include mozzarella, cottage, Swiss and cheddar. Stay away from spicy cheeses like cheesecake, blue, goat and parmesan or cream cheese.
You should also be cautious about how much cheese your Vizsla gets—it’s best to give them a few small bites rather than letting them eat the whole wheel of cheese at once.
Yes, Vizslas can eat chicken. Chicken is a good source of protein and contains omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that are good for your Vizsla’s health.
Boneless cooked breast meat is the best choice for your Vizsla as it contains less fat than other parts of the chicken. Boneless breasts are also easier for your Vizsla to digest than whole pieces of chicken.
But there are some things you should know when feeding your Vizsla chicken. Chicken skin contains a high amount of fat, which could cause digestive issues in your Vizsla if fed too much. Avoid giving your Vizsla over 1/6 cup of boneless cooked breast meat per 10 pounds of body weight per day if they’re on a raw meat diet since this will ensure they get enough protein but not too much fat at once which could cause digestive problems or diarrhea if eaten in large quantities all at once.
Vizslas can’t eat chocolate.
Chocolate contains both theobromine and caffeine, which are toxic to Vizslas. Cocoa powder (most toxic), unsweetened baker’s chocolate, semisweet chocolate, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate—all are toxic to your pup.
If your Vizsla accidentally ingests any of these types of chocolate or suffers a chocolate-related illness, contact your vet immediately.
Educate your family about the danger of chocolate in Vizslas so they can avoid accidentally feeding them any of these treats or snacks that contain chocolate.
Yes, your Vizsla can eat eggs. Eggs are high in protein and fatty acids and also contain vitamins A, E, B12 and D.
However, Vizslas should not eat raw eggs as they may contain Salmonella or other harmful bacteria. Eggs that have been cooked well with no seasonings are fine for Vizslas to eat but watch out for the eggshell as it may be sharp.
Yes, Vizslas can eat fish. But not all types.
Smaller, younger, wild-caught, shorter-lived species like salmon, shrimp, tilapia are safe for your Vizsla. Avoid longer-lived fish species, like tuna and swordfish as they can contain heavy metals like mercury.
Always clean them properly (debone them), then cook it—adding no harmful additives like garlic or onion that could upset your Vizsla’s stomach.
Feeding your Vizsla one or two times per week in small, controlled amounts is fine, provided you’re making sure the fish is fresh and healthy for them.
Ice cream is a treat for humans, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe for Vizslas.
Ice cream contains high amounts of dairy products and sugar, which can lead to toxicity in Vizslas. Symptoms of ice cream toxicity include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, weakness and tremors.
Ice cream lollies, ice cream cones, Oreo ice cream, McDonald’s ice cream, vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream- all are unsafe for your Vizsla. Seek veterinary help immediately if you suspect your Vizsla accidentally ate ice cream!
Ice cream is not safe for Vizslas to eat. The amount of dairy and sugar in ice cream can cause toxicity in Vizslas, which can lead to:
- Lethargy (or decreased activity)
- Excessive panting or breathing rate
If you suspect your Vizsla has eaten ice cream, seek veterinary help immediately.
YES! Vizslas can eat peanut butter in moderation.
Peanut butter is great for Vizslas, providing protein, vitamins, and healthy fats. It’s also great as a treat to use with training because it’s easy to break into smaller pieces and tasty for your pup to chow down on.
However, you need to be careful that the peanut butter your pup eats doesn’t contain xylitol or chocolate. Xylitol is a sweetener used in many foods that’s toxic to Vizslas if they ingest enough of it—and unfortunately, some peanut butters have xylitol in them. And chocolate is just bad news for Vizslas, anyway. So make sure you check the label before you buy peanut butter for your Vizsla—if it doesn’t say “pup-safe,” then it’s probably not safe for your little buddy!
Also, be careful about the amount of peanut butter you give your Vizsla. The amount depends on the size of your pup and how much he can hold down at once (ideally only half a teaspoon per day).
Vizslas can eat popcorn, but only in small quantities as an occasional treat.
Popped corn kernels actually contain several minerals important to Vizslas, like magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc, along with fiber and trace amounts of vitamins. So if you’re going to give your Vizsla some popcorn, you should stick to plain air-popped popcorn.
Buttered popcorn or popcorn with other toppings like cheese or butter are not safe for your Vizsla because they can cause diarrhea and vomiting in Vizslas. And un-popped or partially popped kernels can be a choking hazard and may even cause damage to your Vizsla’s teeth.
Yes, Vizslas can eat turkey. Turkey is a great source of protein, fatty acids and minerals.
However, there are some important considerations to keep in mind.
Turkey breast meat is the best option. Provide lean, white and unseasoned turkey meat, which is unlikely to have any harmful additives or ingredients like garlic or onions that could cause stomach upset or pancreatitis. You should also avoid turkey skin because it can cause GI upset and pancreatitis.
Also avoid processed turkey because it may contain harmful additives like sodium nitrite (which is used as a preservative) or artificial coloring agents that can be toxic to your Vizsla’s liver.
Can Vizslas eat yogurt? Yes! Plain yogurt is a perfectly acceptable snack for Vizslas, but some Vizslas may have trouble digesting dairy products.
The active bacteria in yogurt can help strengthen the digestive system and promote digestion. Vizslas who can digest it will benefit from the addition of probiotics to their diet.
Plain yogurt is the best choice for your Vizsla. Avoid any yogurts with added sugar or artificial flavors. Also, skip all yogurt with artificial sweeteners. One teaspoon of yogurt a day is fine for most Vizslas.