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Hello all,
I will start off by saying I know that grapes are a big no no, but what about other fruits?

Bailey is just about 12 weeks old now and when ever I am eating an apple she just has to have some. I do give her little bits but not much. She eats her regular puppy food as well so it isn't that she stops eating to get "people" food.
 

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i feed dexter apples, pears, peaches, plums, honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon (all skin off and nothing close to the seeds)
i juice him fruits as well naturally

he also loves vegies :) stringbeans, frenchbeans, korean yams, orange/yellow holland peppers, carrots

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i feed dexter apples, pears, peaches, plums, honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon (all skin off and nothing close to the seeds)
i juice him fruits as well naturally

he also loves vegies :) stringbeans, frenchbeans, korean yams, orange/yellow holland peppers, carrots

:albino:
Ours like and eat all of the above plus bananas, some sliced strawberries, red peppers, and pumpkin.
 

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Ours like and eat all of the above plus bananas, some sliced strawberries, red peppers, and pumpkin.


ah i totally forgot pumpkins. he eats strawbrries once in a blue only if its super sweet. also mangoes, he had some last night and loved it hehe
 

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Thanks guys, I don't feel bad for giving her apples anymore. Going to try some of the above as well! She seems to loveee fruit
 

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I feed Amberleah fruit and Peppers, I was listening to a holistic vet on radio last night on way home MSU and he said if the dog or cat system can handle the food with out getting sick it's OK to feed people food.
 

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I feed Amberleah fruit and Peppers, I was listening to a holistic vet on radio last night on way home MSU and he said if the dog or cat system can handle the food with out getting sick it's OK to feed people food.
Okay that makes me feel better because she just looves fruit! But I've just heard horror stories about kidney failure from eating bad stuff so I don't want to chance it :(
 

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I would just watch for weight gain. All is good in moderation but from my understanding people food can cause a dog to become obese very quickly.
 

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In the summer my guys love frozen cantelope chunks...yum yum! I think grapes are the only no-no that I am aware of. Obviously no seeds or pits. And they don't get 'anything' really from eating it so its just a treat.
 

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Apple:

This ancient fruit is said to help calm the digestive system. Apple is said also to have the ability to help the body absorb calcium and iron from other foods. A tea made by steeping apple peels is said to be excellent for the kidneys. If your dog doesn't like apples then try feeding it with the peel removed. Some dogs won't eat apples unless the peel is removed.

Avocado:

Low in sugar and with no starch, avocados contain quite a bit of fruit oil. Avocados are said to help regulate body functions and stimulate growth. I?ve heard of a cat that just loves its avocado and this is probably because of its high fat content. Dogs love avocados too!

The problem is that it is being reported the avocados are in fact poisonous to our pets. The toxic substance in avocados is reported to be persin, a fatty acid derivative. Avocados are reported to be poisonous to dogs, cats and other animals especially birds.

While one can debate whether or not avocados are poisonous or not, I would suggest that you do not feed avocados and if you have a pet, other than a dog, cat or bird, then consult with your vet before feeding an avocado to make sure it won't harm your pet.

Banana:

Bananas are interesting because they are said to add natural acidophilus bacteria to the bowels although probably in small amounts only. Bananas are also a good source of potassium which benefits the muscular system. Their sweetness usually makes them a favourite of dogs.

Blackberry:

A good source of iron, some dogs are known to pick ripe blackberries right from the plant. Blackberries are said to be one of the best blood builders. Blackberries may cause constipation though.

Blueberry:

Fruits that have a peel around them like blueberry are hard for your carnivore friend to break down. As a result, if you see the blueberries come out in your pet?s stools, you may want to slice them in half before feeding another time... or if you are like me, you just grab a handful, put them on the floor and let your dog eat them with joy... I don't worry too much how well my dogs will digest them because my dogs simply love blueberries and that's good enough for me. It is said though that blueberries are said to be a good source of silicon which is said to help rejuvenate the pancreas.

Cherries:

Cherries are high in iron and said to be both a laxative and blood builder. Cherries can assist with elimination and help remove toxic substances. Cherries are also said to help the glandular system.

Grapes (Raisins):

There is currently some debate regarding the safety of both grapes and raisins. Recent reports are saying that grapes and raisins can be toxic to dogs when ingested in large quantities. Some reports say that it is okay to feed grapes and raisins in small doses, while some say not at all. Whether or not the grapes and raisins are toxic to our pets or whether it could be a pesticide used on grapes, is not something I know. Due to the fact though there is presently some concern as to the safety of grapes and raisins, it is best to avoid feeding grapes and raisins until more research is done. From what I have read, it is said that both grapes and raisins are potentially damaging to the kidneys in our pets. In some pets, raisins and/or grapes have been reported to kill the pet.

Kiwis:

This particular fruit is exceptionally high in vitamin C. I really enjoy giving this fruit to my dogs. You can try feeding the kiwi with or without the peel intact. Some dogs won't eat kiwi unless the peel is removed. I have one dog that wants the peel removed and another dog that doesn't care.

Melons:

Melons are an excellent source of naturally purified water. This in turn is said to help the kidneys and elimination.

Papaya:

A good source of vitamins A, C, and E; calcium, phosphorus, and iron. Papaya is said to be a good source of digestive properties to soothe the stomach. I like to buy dehydrated papaya and feed it to my dogs. It is like candy to them!

Peaches:

Peaches are said to have a laxative effect on the body and a tea made from the leaves of peaches is said to be beneficial for the kidneys. Peaches are said to help eliminate toxins and the sweetness will be appreciated by dogs.

This article was taken from The New York Pekingese Meetup Group
 
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