Which vegetables and fruits should I avoid?

I want to slowly add vegetables and fruits into my Basenji's diet. However I'm not sure which ones are good for a dog and which ones to avoid? I know dogs aren't supposed to have onions. I have been told to avoid tomatoes.

Also what about concerns with allergies? I've heard dogs can be allergic to corn? Is there anything else I should watch out for?

Thanks for your help!

Most of the veggies that are recommended for people are great for dogs…. corn does not digest well in humans or dogs... the corn they use in dog foods is usually corn meal... and many have allergies to them... I would stay away from corn. Carrots are good but in moderation since they have lots of sugar. Green veggies are great for dogs.. again in moderation as they can cause gas....

My dogs like carrots and green beans. They LOVE asparagus, broccoli, cabbage.
THey are not fussy about raw or cooked.

Mine all love any green vege - especially broccoli (home grown hopefully this year!), cabbage, tomatoes, - i always feed it raw, just a wee something different each day to give some variety.

ours like broccoli, tomatoes, carrots…in fact, last year Blondie would get into our planting boxes and eat all the broccoli sprouts!! Mine don't seem to like any lettuce...

Houston

My dogs will eat anything, but their favorite is probably carrots, green beans, cabbage and broccoli, they get'em raw.

I use raw zucchini and asparagus. Use a food processor to grind it up real small so they can digest it. Process what you need at each meal.

@nobarkus:

I use raw zucchini and asparagus. Use a food processor to grind it up real small so they can digest it. Process what you need at each meal.

Is that necessary? Mine eat sizable chunks and there is no evidence it's not digested well.

Like Quercus, mine raid the garden when they can. I have a fence around it, but snow peas and green beans hang out through the fence, LOL.
and the blueberry bushes behind my house are never safe {I know that's fruit, but …. :p}

@JazzysMom:

Is that necessary? Mine eat sizable chunks and there is no evidence it's not digested well.

Like Quercus, mine raid the garden when they can. I have a fence around it, but snow peas and green beans hang out through the fence, LOL.
and the blueberry bushes behind my house are never safe {I know that's fruit, but …. :p}

I have found this on a number of websites.
Dogs cannot digest vegetables unless they are cooked or pulverized, as they are unable to digest cellulose, which makes up the plants cell walls.

I feed mine large pieces of raw veg too. I've never noticed any probs with digestion. They especially like raw brocolli, carrots, peas and Chance's fav.. strawberries!

Houston

I have read that as well, that the veggies, to give the dogs any benefit, will need to be pulped or chopped very finely. Imagine how it would be if found in a preys stomach…almost digested, that is when the veggies will benefit your animal the most. Now you can keep on giving it to them in chuncks, but most of the nutrition will bypass their system, thus rendering the veggies useless.

I will start blending the veg and see if I notice any improvement or difference in the Bs. (not that they need improving of course!!)

@Benkura:

I feed mine large pieces of raw veg too. I've never noticed any probs with digestion. They especially like raw brocolli, carrots, peas and Chance's fav.. strawberries!

hmmm..mine won't touch strawberries or bananas…..funny...

Mine won't touch strawberries or bananas either…

And with bananas...if I put slices down for them...they won't come within 10 feet of it...they act like it is poison - they scatter away from it...silly dogs. 😃

Houston

So funny, I just ate a whole carton of strawberries and my dogs are begging for the strawberry hulls…silly dogs.

Favourite veg of my current basenjis are cauliflower stalks, carrots, swedes and broccoli.Favourite fruits are strawberries, oranges, grapes (although I never give them red ones) and apples. I have read too that dogs can't digest raw veg but this has not been borne out by my experience.
Veronica always said that basenjis shouldn't be given potatoes and so I never have although I don't know if they are harmful or not. (just a case of obeying without question!!!)
Has anyone heard of this and does anyone give their basenjis potatoes ?

Go easy on the Nightshade veggies like potatoes.

@Patty:

Favourite veg of my current basenjis are cauliflower stalks, carrots, swedes and broccoli.Favourite fruits are strawberries, oranges, grapes (although I never give them red ones) and apples. I have read too that dogs can't digest raw veg but this has not been borne out by my experience.
Veronica always said that basenjis shouldn't be given potatoes and so I never have although I don't know if they are harmful or not. (just a case of obeying without question!!!)
Has anyone heard of this and does anyone give their basenjis potatoes ?

I don't know..but mine love french fries 😉 What are swedes?

Houston

Being a swede I guess I should let my voice be heard…swedes are rutabaga or turnip type root vegetables.

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