There’s a reason Weimaraners are often referred to as “man’s best friend.” They’re loyal, loving, and incredibly entertaining—but they’re also different from us in many ways. One of those ways is in their metabolism.
Your Weimaraner doesn’t have the same digestive system as you do, so it’s important to know which human foods are safe for your furry friend. Below are the most common fruits, vegetables & other snacks Weimaraners can (and can’t) eat.
List of fruits Weimaraners can or can’t eat
Wondering which fruits your Weimaraner can eat or not? Here is a list of some common fruits your Weimaraner can or can’t eat:
Apples are a great snack for your Weimaraner. They’re low in protein and fat, making them ideal for senior Weimaraners, and they have plenty of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber.
Remove the seeds and core first, as they can be poisonous to Weimaraners. Avoid processed apples like applesauce and apple pie because of added sugar.
Avocados are not safe for your Weimaraner to consume. Avocado fruit, pits, leaves, skin and the actual plant contain persin, so these parts are potentially poisonous to your Weimaraner.
However, avocado oil is safe in small amounts, so try adding a bit to your Weimaraner’s food if they really love avocados.
Can Weimaraners eat bananas?
Yes. It is safe to give your Weimaraner bananas in moderation, as long as you remove the peel. The peel is harder to digest and causes digestive problems.
Other than that, bananas are generally safe for Weimaraners to eat and have many benefits: they’re high in potassium, vitamins B6 and B12, biotin, fiber, and copper—all of which are important for maintaining good health. They’re also low in cholesterol and sodium; however, they do have a high sugar content so we should only give them as an occasional treat.
Bananas are a great source of vitamins and minerals that help keep your Weimaraner healthy.
Yes, Weimaraners can eat blackberries.
In fact, they’re one of the healthiest foods you can feed your Weimaraner! Blackberries are low in calories and sugar but high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They’re also a great source of fiber, which helps keep your Weimaraner’s digestive system healthy.
The only thing to watch out for is processed blackberries like blackberry jam, jelly, ice cream, or other treats that contain harmful additives for your Weimaraner. So stick with fresh or frozen berries from the grocery store instead.
You can give your Weimaraner two blackberries per 10 pounds of body weight daily.
Yes, Weimaraners can eat blueberries.
They are high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They also contain 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 other baked goods, as they may contain harmful ingredients.
Yes, your Weimaraner can eat cantaloupe.
Cantaloupes are low in calories but high in other nutrients, so they’re a great addition to your Weimaraner’s diet. They contain fiber and moisture, which is good for your Weimaraner’s digestion and hydration levels. And they have no fat at all!
However, they are high in sugar, so don’t give your Weimaraner too much. Remove the rinds and seeds before you give them to your Weimaraner—the rinds can cause choking hazards, and the seeds can make them sick if eaten whole.
Can Weimaraners eat cherries?
Weimaraners can’t eat cherries. Although the fleshy part around the seed is safe, the plant contains cyanide. Cyanide destroys cellular oxygen transport in your Weimaraner. The symptoms of cyanide toxicity include dilated pupils, weakness, loss of coordination, and a slow heart rate. If you suspect your Weimaraner has eaten cherries, contact your vet immediately.
Can Weimaraners eat grapes?
No. Grapes are very toxic to Weimaraners. Even a small amount of grapes can cause sudden kidney failure in your Weimaraner. Symptoms of grape poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. Seek veterinary help immediately if you suspect your Weimaraner ate grapes.
To prevent accidental ingestion, keep all fruits (including raisins, which are made from dried grapes) off of your counter or out of reach of your Weimaraner.
Yes, Weimaraners can eat mango.
Mango contains four different vitamins: A, B6, C and E that are good for your Weimaraner’s health. It also contains fiber, potassium, calcium and magnesium.
However, remove mango skin and pit as they are harder to digest and may cause choking if swallowed by your Weimaraner. Also, avoid processed mangoes like mango sorbet, mango popsicles and mango ice cream because they may contain harmful food additives.
Mangoes contain sugar, so only feed your Weimaraner small amounts of fresh or canned mangos once a week. This amount will depend on the size of your Weimaraner, but one-quarter cup of fresh mango once a week should be fine for most Weimaraners.
Yes, Weimaraners can eat oranges in moderation. Oranges provide Vitamin C, potassium, fiber and moisture.
The fleshy part of an orange is safe for your Weimaraner to eat as an occasional treat. Remove all traces of peel, skin, pith and seeds before feeding it to your Weimaraner. You should not feed your Weimaraner the orange rind or large sections because they may cause indigestion or choking.
1-2 sections are enough for most Weimaraners as an occasional treat.
Yes, Weimaraners can eat peaches.
Peaches are high in fiber and vitamin A, making them a great snack for your four-legged friend. Just make sure you remove the pit before serving it to your Weimaraner as it contains cyanide. You should also avoid processed peaches like peach cobbler or peach pie, as they may contain harmful ingredients.
Try giving them small amounts of cut-up fresh or frozen peaches.
Can Weimaraners eat pears?
Yes, your Weimaraner can absolutely eat a pear. In fact, pears are a great snack to give your pup because they’re high in copper, vitamins C and K, and fiber.
In fact, eating pears can reduce the risk of having a stroke by 50 percent! Just be sure to cut them 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 Weimaraner’s digestive system.
One small slice is ok for most Weimaraners as pears contain sugar—just don’t give them too much or they could get an upset stomach.
Yes, your Weimaraner can eat pineapple.
Pineapple is a tasty snack for Weimaraners. It contains vitamins and minerals, as well as bromelain, which helps promote a healthy digestive system in your pup. In fact, pineapple can even help relieve the symptoms of diarrhea.
The only part of the pineapple that your Weimaraner should eat is the soft inner fruit. You should avoid giving them any of the spiky skin or hard inner core of the pineapple.
You should also avoid processed pineapples like canned pineapple or pineapple cake—these contain harmful chemicals and preservatives.
Can Weimaraners eat pumpkin?
Yes, but only certain varieties of pumpkin. Pure pumpkin itself is a great choice and a very healthy snack for Weimaraners. It can help with your Weimaraner’s skin and coat, as well as their digestion—especially with diarrhea and constipation. Never feed your Weimaraner pumpkin pie mix; canned pumpkin is okay for your Weimaraner but make sure it’s 100% pumpkin.
Many pumpkin supplements and pumpkin pup treats are available on the market, too. The amount varies based on your Weimaraner’s size and activity level, but start with a teaspoon per day.
Yes, Weimaraners can eat strawberries.
Strawberries contain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help keep your Weimaraner’s body healthy. Fresh or frozen strawberries provide the same benefits. You should always cut the strawberries into small pieces before serving them to your Weimaraner, as they could otherwise choke on them. You should also remove the stems from the berries before giving them to your Weimaraner. You should avoid processed strawberries because they are usually made with sugar or artificial sweeteners—both of which are bad for Weimaraners.
Watermelon is a low calorie treat for your Weimaraner. It contains vitamins, minerals and lycopene, which is a substance that can help prevent cancer. Watermelon also contains moisture. Only the flesh of a watermelon is safe and nutritious for Weimaraners. Cut it in small chunks and remove seeds, rinds and skin before feeding it to your Weimaraner. Just half a cup of diced seedless and rind-free watermelon is enough per 10 pounds body weight.
List of vegetable Weimaraners can or can’t eat
Wondering which vegetables your Weimaraner can eat or not? Here is a list of some vegetables your Weimaraner can or can’t eat:
Yes, Weimaraners can eat broccoli.
Broccoli contains Vitamin K, Vitamin C and minerals that are good for your Weimaraner’s health. It also contains fiber, which helps to keep your Weimaraner’s digestive system regular.
The stems and florets of broccoli are safe to eat, either cooked or raw. However, always cut them into small pieces before offering them to your pup in case they get choked on them! Offering 1/4 (0.25) cup of broccoli per 10 pounds of body weight is a good rule of thumb when offering this veggie to your Weimaraner as a snack or meal time treat.
Yes, Weimaraners can eat cabbage. It’s a great source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, as well as fiber and moisture.
All varieties of cabbage are safe and healthy for Weimaraners to eat—red, green or any other color. Red cabbage is particularly nutritious, with 10 times more vitamin C than green cabbage.
Roasted, unseasoned cabbage is best for your canine companion—it’s easy to digest and provides plenty of nutrition. You should offer 1 bite of lightly cooked or roasted cabbage per 10 pounds of body weight every day.
Yes, Weimaraners can eat carrots.
Carrots are an excellent low-calorie treat for your Weimaraner. They contain vitamins, minerals and fiber, so they are not only tasty but also good for your pup’s health.
Raw, frozen, or cooked carrots are all fine, although cooked carrots are better since they are easier to digest. For raw or frozen carrots, chop them into smaller pieces to avoid choking hazards.
Carrot cake is fine as long as you add no harmful additives (like chocolate). One or two baby carrots per average-sized pup should be plenty!
Yes, Weimaraners can eat celery. It’s not only a great low-calorie treat but also high in moisture and fiber too.
Celery sticks are fine for most Weimaraners, especially for larger pups. Celery leaves are fine too, as long as they are organic and washed.
Celery is also great if you’re looking for ways to add variety to your Weimaraner’s diet—try topping it with small pieces of peanut butter or mixing it with their regular food.
However, always cut the celery in bite-sized pieces to prevent the risk of choking.
Yes, Weimaraners can eat cucumbers. Cucumbers are a great treat for your Weimaraner because they contain vitamins, minerals, moisture, and fiber. They also provide phytochemicals that help freshen your Weimaraner’s breath.
The 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 and sugar.
Amount depends on the size of your Weimaraner but only one or two pieces of cucumber are enough.
Garlic is toxic to Weimaraners.
The main compound in garlic that causes toxicity is N-propyl disulfide, which is a sulfur compound. Garlic contains other compounds that are also toxic to Weimaraners, including allicin, diallyl disulfide, and diallyl trisulfide.
Weimaraners can develop hemolysis (breakdown of red blood cells) from eating large amounts of raw or cooked garlic. This causes anemia and can be fatal if left untreated. The toxic dose for garlic depends on the size of your Weimaraner and how much he weighs compared to the amount of garlic he consumed. The toxic dose is 15 to 30 grams of garlic per kilogram of body weight. Contact your vet immediately if your Weimaraner ate garlic.
Can a Weimaraner eat onions? No, Weimaraners can’t eat onions.
Onions contain N-propyl disulfide, a sulfur compound that can cause hemolysis, or the breakdown of red blood cells, leading to anemia in Weimaraners. Because of this, it’s best to avoid feeding onions to your Weimaraner at all costs.
Every type of onion is bad for Weimaraners—red, white, whatever. Besides, any part of the onion plant is also toxic to Weimaraners. This includes the flesh and ring of the onion bulb, as well as the leaves and juice from the plant itself. Even processed powders made from onions can be harmful if ingested by your Weimaraner.
If you think your Weimaraner has ingested onions, contact your vet right away.
Yes, Weimaraners can eat zucchini. It’s a low-calorie treat that’s full of vitamins and antioxidants, and it’s also high in fiber and moisture—especially raw zucchini. Plain raw, steamed, or cooked zucchini is safe for Weimaraners to eat in small amounts.
However, raw zucchini provides more Vitamin A than cooked ones.
Amount depends on the size and activity level of your Weimaraner but start with just one or two small bites for a small pup.
List of some other snacks Weimaraners can or can’t eat
Wondering which snacks your Weimaraner can eat or not? Here is a list of some snacks your Weimaraner can or can’t eat:
NO. Weimaraners shouldn’t eat bacon. Bacon is an extremely fatty and salty food, which can be too much for your Weimaraner’s stomach to handle.
Bacon contains a large amount of salt and fat. While Weimaraners need some salt in their diet, too much can lead to health problems such as hypertension and heart disease. Bacon also has a high fat content, which makes it a good source of energy for your Weimaraner but also leads to weight gain if he eats too much of it.
Eating too much bacon can cause pancreatitis — inflammation of the pancreas — in Weimaraners. This condition can cause vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain in Weimaraners.
Yes, Weimaraners can eat beef. In fact, cooked, unseasoned lean beef is a great source of protein and many important vitamins and minerals. Beef broth and beef stew are also safe for your Weimaraner. Raw beef jerky should be avoided because it can contain excess salt.
You should never feed cooked bone to your Weimaraner because it could splinter and cause damage to his digestive system; however, larger raw bones are safe for Weimaraners to chew on as long as they aren’t given in excess amounts. For a 20-pound pooch, one cup of kibble or 0.3 pound of ground beef is enough if you opt for a raw diet.
Can Weimaraners eat bread?
Yes, Weimaraners can eat bread. However, only plain white and wheat bread is safe for Weimaraners to eat. Avoid processed bread like bread with yeast since it’s very harmful to your Weimaraner.
Bread doesn’t provide that much nutrients in your Weimaraner, so offer them in moderation. A crust is fine, but a whole slice is too much for your Weimaraner. Too much bread can cause gastrointestinal upset in some Weimaraners and even diarrhea or vomiting.
Yes, Weimaraners can eat cheese. In fact, some cheese is actually good for them!
Cheese contains vitamins, fatty acids, and proteins. It’s a great source of calcium for your Weimaraner and can help keep their bones strong. It also contains vitamin D, which helps with their teeth and gums.
However, you need to be careful what types of cheese you are feeding to your Weimaraners. Mozzarella, cottage, swiss and cheddar cheese are safer than other types like cheesecake or blue cheese.
The amount depends on the size of your Weimaraner—a few small bites are fine—but make sure it doesn’t make up over 10% of their diet.
Weimaraners can eat chicken. Chicken contains protein and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Boneless cooked breast meat.
The skin of the chicken should be avoided because it contains a high amount of fat that can cause pancreatitis in Weimaraners. The amount of chicken you feed your Weimaraner depends on the size of your Weimaraner. For example, if your Weimaraner is on a raw meat diet, give him or her 1/8 to 1/6 cup of meat protein per 10 pounds of body weight per day.
Chocolate is toxic for Weimaraners because it contains both theobromine and caffeine.
Theobromine is a stimulant that increases heart rate and blood pressure in humans. In Weimaraners, it can cause vomiting, diarrhea, increased thirst, restlessness, hyperactivity, muscle spasms and seizures. Caffeine causes similar symptoms but at lower doses.
Cocoa powder (most toxic), Unsweetened baker’s chocolate, Semisweet chocolate, Dark chocolate and Milk chocolate- all are toxic to Weimaraners. If your Weimaraner ate any of these chocolates, contact your vet immediately! Educate your family about the danger of chocolate in Weimaraners to prevent accidental ingestion by children or pets!
Yes, your Weimaraner can eat eggs! Eggs are high in protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. They’re also a good source of choline—a nutrient that’s important for brain health.
But there are a few things to keep in mind when you’re feeding your Weimaraner eggs (or any other food).
First, make sure you buy eggs from hens that aren’t treated with antibiotics or hormones. The yolk should be orange or yellow and not too dark; if it’s brownish or greenish, it could mean that the hen was sick or stressed out. You should also avoid raw eggs: avidin prevents absorption of biotin (a B vitamin), which means your Weimaraner won’t get as much out of the egg as he might otherwise.
And finally…eggshells are fine as long as they’ve been ground up into small pieces and don’t have any sharp edges sticking out.
Yes, but not all types. Smaller, younger, wild-caught, shorter-lived species like salmon, shrimp, tilapia are safe for your Weimaraner. Avoid longer-lived fish species, like tuna, shark, swordfish as they can contain heavy metals like mercury. Always clean them properly and debone them before feeding them to your Weimaraner.
Never feed raw fish to your Weimaraner. Always cook them with no harmful additives. Feeding your Weimaraner one or two times per week in small amounts is fine.
Can Weimaraners eat ice cream?
Weimaraners should not eat ice cream. Ice cream contains a large amount of dairy products, which can cause stomach upset and diarrhea in Weimaraners. The high sugar content of ice cream can also cause diarrhea, particularly if your Weimaraner eats too much at once.
Symptoms of ice cream toxicity include:
- lethargy or lack of energy
- depression or anxiety
- loss of appetite for food or water
If you suspect your Weimaraner has eaten any type of ice cream, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Yes, Weimaraners can eat peanut butter! In moderation, peanut butter provides protein, vitamins and healthy fats. Just make sure your pup is not allergic to peanuts before you give it to them.
If your Weimaraner is allergic to peanut butter, there are other options, such as coconut oil or olive oil. It is important to remember that too much fat can cause diarrhea in Weimaraners, so it’s best for them to have a balanced diet with their regular kibble.
You should also avoid giving peanut butter pretzels because they contain 3 times more sodium than regular pretzels!
The amount depends on the activity level and size of your pup, but start with a half teaspoon per day and increase from there if needed.
Yes, Weimaraners can eat popcorn. Popped corn kernels actually contain several minerals important to Weimaraners, like magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc, along with fiber and trace amounts of vitamins.
Plain, air-popped popcorn is safe for Weimaraners to eat in small quantities as an occasional treat. Buttered popcorn or popcorn with other toppings like cheese or bacon are not safe for your Weimaraner.
It’s important to note that un-popped or partially popped kernels can be a choking hazard and may even cause damage to your Weimaraner’s teeth.
Turkey is a great source of protein and fatty acids, but it’s important that you feed your Weimaraner cooked lean, white, unseasoned and boneless turkey meat. Turkey breast meat is the best option.
Turkey provides protein, fatty acids and minerals in a safe way for your Weimaraner to consume. Turkey is also low in fat, making it an excellent choice for Weimaraners who are overweight or have diabetes or other conditions that require a diet low in fat.
If you do choose to give your Weimaraner turkey, make sure it’s lean—there’s no need to add extra calories or fat from skin or bones, which can cause GI upset and pancreatitis. Also, avoid processed turkey because it may contain harmful chemicals like sodium nitrite.
When feeding turkey to your Weimaraner, 20 grams of white meat turkey or 15 grams of dark meat per 12 pounds body weight should be sufficient for one meal.
Yes, Weimaraners can eat yogurt.
Plain yogurt is a perfectly acceptable snack for Weimaraners. However, some Weimaraners may have trouble digesting dairy products. If your dog can digest it, the active bacteria in yogurt can help strengthen the digestive system. Plain yogurt is the best choice for your Weimaraner.
Avoid any yogurts with added sugar or artificial sweeteners, as these can be harmful to your Weimaraner’s health. One teaspoon of yogurt a day is fine for most Weimaraners.