Have you ever been noshing on your favorite food and wondered, “I wonder if my pup can eat this?”. You’re not alone. There are 100s of 1000s of Google searches each month that start with, “Can dogs eat…”.

We found the top 500 of these Google searches and scoured the internet to answer these all-important questions. We’ve broken down this research into blogs entitled…

Can Dogs Eat…The Vegetable Edition

Can Dogs Eat…The Fruit Edition

Can Dogs Eat…The Seafood Edition

Can Dogs Eat…The Dairy Edition

Can Dogs Eat…The Human Food Edition

Can Dogs Eat…The Meat Edition

A note on the answers below — when the answer is:

  • No – That means that the food is harmful or toxic to dogs.
  • Yes – That doesn’t mean you should feed your dog a diet exclusively of that food. Only that it is safe for dogs to consume, just not as its main food source.
  • A little bit – That means that if your pup snuck some of this food off of your plate, or ate it before you realized it, it should be ok in small quantities. You shouldn’t make it a habit of feeding dogs these foods regularly.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s find out what foods your pup can and can’t eat.

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We’ve turned this blog into a book. We’ve listed over 500 foods dogs can and can’t eat. This paperback would make a great gift for a new puppy owner, a dog lover, or anyone concerned about their pup’s health. Check it out!

Can Dogs Eat Acorns?


Tannins in acorns are poisonous to dogs and cause digestive problems that are potentially serious (or fatal) at higher levels.

Can Dogs Eat Almond Butter?


Almond butter can be an excellent treat, but be cautious of the high-fat content and keep in mind that some dogs can’t handle digesting the fats in almonds.

Can Dogs Eat Almond Flour?


Use almond flour as an alternative to wheat flour which is prone to causing allergies in dogs.

Can Dogs Eat Almonds?


Even consuming a handful of almonds is potentially fatal in dogs. Do not feed your dog unprocessed almonds.

Can Dogs Eat Baked Beans?


Avoid offering canned baked beans and chili beans because of the high sugar, tomato, and spice content. Canned beans also contain onions and garlic which are toxic for dogs.

can dogs eat acorns, No - Almond butter, yes - almond flour, yes - almond raw, no - baked beans canned, no

Can Dogs Eat Barley?


Barley is a great source of fiber for dogs. Use this carbohydrate-rich low-cholesterol grain as an occasional treat, as long as you’re providing enough protein.

Can Dogs Eat Basmati Rice?


Simply boiled basmati rice (no salt or spices) is suitable for dogs, but only in moderate portions.

Can Dogs Eat Beans?


Beans are a good source of fiber and protein but limit them to 10% and make sure they are cooked well.

Can Dogs Eat Black Beans?


Cooked beans are vitamin and mineral-rich and non-toxic to dogs. Try pinto, black, kidney beans, or chickpeas for a treat.

Can Dogs Eat Black Eyed Peas?


Add black-eyed peas to your dog’s food for a high-protein, high-carb meal. The fiber also helps diabetic dogs regulate their blood sugar.

can dogs eat barley, yes - basmati rice, yes - beans, yes - black beans, yes - black eyed peas, yes

Can Dogs Eat Brazil Nuts?

A Little Bit

While non-toxic, brazil nuts are especially high in fats. Large dogs can handle one, but they can cause digestive problems and pancreatitis in smaller breeds.

Can Dogs Eat Brown Rice?


The external bran layer of brown rice (which is removed to make white rice) contains many vital nutrients magnesium, B6, thiamine, phosphorus, and niacin.

Can Dogs Eat Cashews?


Give your pup cashews as a treat because they aren’t toxic like macadamia nuts but high in fat.

Can Dogs Eat Chestnuts?


Chestnuts are low in fat and high in nutrients, perfect as a treat for overweight dogs. Avoid serving them raw, and don’t offer chestnuts you find in the wild.

Can Dogs Eat Chia Seeds?


Chia seeds can satiate your dog’s hunger and offer antioxidants, fiber, and a healthy dose of essential nutrients.

can dogs eat brazil nuts, a little bit - brown rice, yes - cashews, yes - chestnuts, yes - chia seeds, yes

Can Dogs Eat Chickpeas?


Dog food brands add chickpeas (garbanzo beans) because they are high in minerals and proteins. You can offer plain boiled chickpeas (no salt or spices) to your dog.

Can Dogs Eat Flax Seeds?


Add flaxseed to your dog’s diet to enrich it with healthy omega fats and other nutrients. It’s great for their coat and skin, because of all the linoleic acid it contains.

Can Dogs Eat Garbanzo Beans?


Garbanzo beans are nothing but chickpeas—cook them plainly to provide a nutritious meal. They are often found in ‘natural’ dog food and homemade dog food recipes.

Can Dogs Eat Hazelnuts?


While they aren’t toxic, hazelnuts can be a choking hazard for dogs and often cause blockages. You can offer a few plain hazelnuts but be careful.

Can Dogs Eat Jasmine Rice?


Jasmine rice is just as nutritious as brown rice for dogs but can be fattening so limit their portions.

can dogs eat chickpeas, yes - flax seeds, yes - garbanzo beans, yes - hazelnuts, no - jasmine rice, yes

Can Dogs Eat Kidney Beans?


Chock-full of vitamins and minerals, kidney beans are a great addition to your dog’s diet. Just make sure they are fully cooked to avoid toxicity.

Can Dogs Eat Lentils?


Offer your dog lentils in moderate portions to provide protein, fiber, essential minerals, carotenoids, and many other nutrients.

Can Dogs Eat Macadamia Nuts?


Avoid giving macadamia nuts to dogs because they are highly toxic even in very small amounts. They cause diarrhea and vomiting.

Can Dogs Eat Nuts?

A Little Bit

Most nuts aren’t toxic to dogs, some are choking hazards. The high-fat content causes obesity and pancreatic disease. Also, salted nuts cause dogs to retain water.

Can Dogs Eat Nuts And Seeds?

A Little Bit

Nuts and seeds are high-calorie, high-fat foods. High portions can lead to pancreatitis, obesity, and digestive problems. Some commonly used nuts (ex. Macadamia) are toxic.

Can Dogs Eat Oatmeal?


Prepare oats with water to add healthy carbs and nutrients. Try to slowly incorporate them in your dog’s diet.

Can Dogs Eat Oats?


Oatmeal prepared with water (not milk) is a healthy food for dogs. Just make sure you don’t add any spices, sugar, or anything else.

can dogs eat kidney beans, yes - lentils, yes - macadamia nuts, no - oatmeal, yes, oats, yes

Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter?


Peanut butter is a favorite among dogs. However, make sure the brand you use doesn’t contain xylitol—this artificial sweetener is highly toxic and potentially fatal to dogs.

Can Dogs Eat Peanut Shells?


While not toxic, peanut shells are rough and can cause digestive discomfort in dogs. It’s best to keep them away from your dog.

Can Dogs Eat Peanuts?


Plain peanuts (no salt, no added oils for roasting) are good for dogs in moderate portions or as peanut butter.

Can Dogs Eat Pecans?


Pecans can cause vomiting or other digestive issues in dogs because they contain juglone (also in walnuts). Also, they can get toxic mold.

Can Dogs Eat Pinto Beans?


Offer pinto beans for the added fiber. They also help lower cholesterol and keep your dog full for longer.

can dogs eat peanut butter, yes - peanut shells, no - peanuts, yes - pecans, no - pinto beans, yes

Can Dogs Eat Pistachios?

A Little Bit

Pistachios aren’t toxic to dogs, so don’t worry if they have a few. However, too many may cause digestive issues.

Can Dogs Eat Popcorn?

A Little Bit

If you’re air popping your popcorn, you may offer it in small portions to your dog. Butter and other flavorings might cause issues but aren’t cause for major concern.

Can Dogs Eat Poppy Seeds?


Poppy seeds are considered toxic to dogs (regardless of species), and you should avoid them at all costs.

Can Dogs Eat Quinoa?


Quinoa is safe for dogs and contains healthy doses of micronutrients and complex starches. It is often added in high quality dog food.

Can Dogs Eat Refried Beans?


The spices, salt, and oils added to refried beans make it unsuitable for dogs. The canned version also contains harmful preservatives.

can dogs eat pistachios, a little bit - popcorn, a little bit - poppy seeds, no - quinoa, yes - packaged refried beans, no

Can Dogs Eat Rice?


Plain boiled rice is recommended for dogs with an upset stomach. Be sure not to add any salt, spices or oils.

Can Dogs Eat Sesame Seeds?


Dogs can’t digest sesame seeds—it goes right through. But they aren’t toxic or harmful in any way.

Can Dogs Eat Soybeans?


Soybeans are safe for dogs to eat in small quantities. Note that the high levels of fiber will give your dog gas and possibly diarrhea.

Can Dogs Eat Sunflower Seeds?


Add sunflower kernels to your dog’s food for a boost of iron, copper, and vitamin E. Remove the husk to avoid any digestive problems.

Can Dogs Eat Walnuts?

A Little Bit

Choose English walnuts (not Black walnuts) to avoid toxic juglone levels. Offer in moderation to avoid obesity, and cut them up to avoid choking.

can dogs eat rice, yes - sesame seeds, yes - soy beans, yes - sunflower seeds, yes - walnuts, a little bit

Can Dogs Eat White Rice?


White rice (plain, no seasonings) is very easily digested and vets often advise owners to feed it to dogs that have digestion issues.

Can Dogs Eat Wild Rice?


Plainly cooked wild rice is highly nutritious and adds fiber to your dog’s diet. Moreover, dogs prefer the nutty taste over white rice.

can dogs eat white rice, yes - wild rice, yes
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