Protect your Dog from Harmful Fruits & Veggies

June 24, 2010

One of my readers has kindly informed me of an article that states, “DO NOT FEED DOGS potato peels.” She also says there are a lot of “veggies and fruits” that dogs should not eat, and therefore, shouldn’t place them in their mouths when playing.”

I quickly did a little research. Below is a site that list toxic foods, including fruits and veggies, to dogs.  PLEASE take the time to read this link as it could save your pet’s life.


I will also be posting the link under Helpful Resources for future use, should you need to refer back to it.

Ralphie won’t be playing with any more potatoes or any of the other items on this list which does include tomatoes. As a new dog owner, I sure wish the veterinarian had included this in my “new puppy” packet. Thank you, Betty.



  1. Dianne, I also visited many websites to check on unhealthy/healthy vegetables for dogs. Geomestic seems to be extreme. Some of the no nos were actually listed as healthy for dogs on other sites. However, potatoes, garlic and onions were not recommended on most of the sites I visited. Our (large) dogs have helped themselves to our garden for over 11 years and haven’t had any problems with squash, tomatoes (they do wait until they are ripe), apricots, and cherries. They do not swallow the pits. I have noticed my dogs do not chew the pits of the stone fruit. I think if I had a small dog I might be a bit more concerned.


    • Thanks for doing all that research. I do have to be extra careful because Ralphie is small. Unlike large dogs, the vet won’t give Ralphie a rattlesnake vaccine. But Ralphie is worth the extra effort.


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