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Each month, tens of thousands of pup owners search Google for, “can dogs eat fruit”. Most fruit can be a nice treat for your lil guy. Other fruits, such as some citrus fruit, can be quite harmful to your dog.

We have researched over 70 types of fruit, and whether or not they’re safe for your dog to have. In order to answer these questions we’ve consulted vets, the American Kennel Club, (AKC), and various pet food manufacturers.

In addition to researching what fruit dogs can and can’t eat, we’ve also written blog posts answering…

Can dogs eat…The Nuts, Beans, Grains, Rice, and Seeds Edition

Can dogs eat…The Vegetable 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 fruit 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 Acai

No

Acai is toxic to dogs even in relatively low doses because it contains theobromine (also found in chocolate).

Can Dogs Eat Apple Cores

No

Apple seeds contain cyanide which is poison to dogs and humans. Avoid the core because it is a choking hazard.

Can Dogs Eat Apple Sauce

Yes

Plain applesauce is safe but limit it in your dog’s meals because it contains too much sugar even in the unsweetened kind.

Can Dogs Eat Apple Sauce With Cinnamon

Yes

There is nothing toxic about applesauce or cinnamon, and it can even be beneficial to your dog. Opt for low-sugar varieties, and limit intake.

Can Dogs Eat Apple Skin

Yes

Your dog may face digestive issues if they eat an unusually large portion of apple peels, but a little peel on apple slices for a treat is harmless.

can dogs eat acai, no - apple cores, no - apple sauce, yes - apple sauce with cinnamon, yes - apple skins, yes

Can Dogs Eat Apples

Yes

Give your pup a cored apple with no seeds for a vitamin and fiber-rich delicious snack.

Can Dogs Eat Apricots

Yes

Apricot seeds contain toxic traces of cyanide, but otherwise, apricots are safe to feed to your dog.

Can Dogs Eat Asian Pears

Yes

Pears (Asian or otherwise) are a great treat for your dog. Just be sure to remove the pit.

Can Dogs Eat Avocados

A Little Bit

While your dog should be fine after consuming a little avocado, they do contain a toxic substance called persin. So, limit their intake.

Can Dogs Eat Banana Chips

Yes

You can energize your dog with banana chips while also adding fiber, vitamins, and potassium to their diet. It’s also good for their gut!

can dogs eat apples, yes - apricots, yes - asian pears, yes - avocados, a little bit - banana chips, yes

Can Dogs Eat Banana Peels

No

The issue with banana peels isn’t their toxicity, but because they aren’t easily digested, causing vomiting or gastrointestinal blockage.

Can Dogs Eat Bananas

Yes

Bananas are a nutritious snack full of vitamins and offer many health benefits for your dog. Luckily, they taste good too!

Can Dogs Eat Berries

Yes

Berries are soft and non-toxic, so you shouldn’t have any problem feeding your dog blueberries, raspberries, or even strawberries.

Can Dogs Eat Blackberries

Yes

Give your pup blackberries for a low-sugar snack full of vitamins and insoluble fiber that helps maintain their health.

Can Dogs Eat Blueberries

Yes

Blueberries contain high levels of antioxidants that help repair cell damage and maintain your dog’s health and prevent diseases.

can dogs eat banana peels, no - bananas, yes - berries, yes - blackberries, yes - blueberries, yes

Can Dogs Eat Cantaloupe

Yes

This superfood is full of healthy vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants that are great for your dog’s overall health.

Can Dogs Eat Cherries

A Little Bit

Cherries are safe, but only if you remove the pit, stems, and leaves because they contain toxic substances and may cause dogs to choke.

Can Dogs Eat Cherry Tomatoes

A Little Bit

Dogs can and do enjoy eating tomatoes of many varieties. Remember to remove all the green parts of tomatoes and only offer them fully ripe.

Can Dogs Eat Citrus

It Depends

As a rule of thumb, sweet citrus is ok for your dog. Sour citruses, such as limes and lemons should be avoided as they cause digestive issues.

Can Dogs Eat Clementines

Yes

Clementine oranges are a great source of vitamin C, in addition to potassium and fiber. If your pup tolerates the smell, offer clementines as a snack.

can dogs eat cantaloupe, yes - cherries, a little bit - cherry tomatoes, a little bit - citrus, it depends - clementines, yes

Can Dogs Eat Coconut

Yes

Coconut meat is a healthy addition to your dog’s diet, but the heavy oils might upset their stomach so don’t give them too much at once.

Can Dogs Eat Craisins

Yes

Cranberries are safe for dogs to eat, whether fresh or dried. But some dogs find that it’s too tart, and too many craisins can cause digestive issues.

Can Dogs Eat Cranberries

Yes

Cranberries offer a boost to the immune system from the high antioxidant levels and more health benefits for your dog.

Can Dogs Eat Cranberry Sauce

A Little Bit

While cranberries are safe, cranberry sauce contains too much sugar and might have other potentially toxic ingredients added.

Can Dogs Eat Dates

A Little Bit

Dates are safe for dogs to eat, but the high sugar content makes them unhealthy in large quantities. Add them to some of their baked treats!

can dogs eat coconut, yes - craisens, yes - cranberries, yes - cranberry sauce, a little bit - dates, a little bit

Can Dogs Eat Dragon Fruit (Pitaya)

Yes

Dragon fruit is full of nutritious ingredients for you and your dog, and it can be a healthy non-toxic sweet snack for your dog.

Can Dogs Eat Dried Apricots

A Little Bit

There are no safety concerns with dried apricots because they aren’t toxic to dogs, but giving them too much causes them to gain weight.

Can Dogs Eat Dried Cranberries

Yes

Dried cranberries are safe and non-toxic to dogs, offering a high dose of antioxidants. However, many dogs don’t like them.

Can Dogs Eat Dried Mango

Yes

Mangoes are a very healthy fruit you can offer to your dog but do not let them eat too many dried mangoes because of the high sugar levels.

Can Dogs Eat Figs

Yes

Give your pup figs for an energy-boosting snack full of dietary fiber and natural sugars.

can dogs eat dragon fruit, yes - dried apricots, a little bit - dried cranberries, yes - dried mango, yes - figs, yes

Can Dogs Eat Grapefruit

No

Grapefruit is considered toxic to dogs because it contains psoralens, especially in the rind and seed.

Can Dogs Eat Grapes

No

Keep your dog away from grapes and any products made with grapes because they are poisonous to them.

Can Dogs Eat Green Apples

Yes

Green apples are not only safe but they are healthier than red apples! Give them to your dog for a low-carb nutritious treat.

Can Dogs Eat Green Grapes

No

Keep your dog away from all grape varieties and any processed foods that contain grapes because they are highly toxic.

Can Dogs Eat Guava

Yes

Guavas contain a healthy amount of minerals and nutrients that are good for your pup. Offer in moderation because guavas are sweet and might cause weight gain.

can dogs eat grapefruit, no - grapes, no - green apples, yes - green grapes, no - guave, yes

Can Dogs Eat Honeydew Melon

Yes

The perfect snack for a hot day, de-seeded and peeled honeydew cut up into pieces is hydrating and nutritious.

Can Dogs Eat Jackfruit

A Little Bit

Jackfruit flesh is safe for dogs in moderation. Just make sure they don’t eat any of the skin or seeds.

Can Dogs Eat Jicama

Yes

Improve your dog’s gut health with this low-calorie fiber-rich vegetable. Jicama is also full of healthy nutrients.

Can Dogs Eat Kiwis

Yes

Kiwis give a big boost of vitamin C and potassium, as well as other healthy nutrients for you and your dog.

Can Dogs Eat Lemons

No

Lemons aren’t toxic to dogs but can cause gastrointestinal problems in large quantities, so it’s better to avoid them.

can dogs eat honeydew melon, yes - jackfruit, a little bit - jicama, yes - kiwis, yes - lemons, no

Can Dogs Eat Limes

No

Limes are very high in citric acid which can cause serious stomach problems in dogs, so try to avoid them.

Can Dogs Eat Lychee

Yes

Fresh lychee without the seed or peel is fine for your dog, but avoid the canned type because it contains too much sugar.

Can Dogs Eat Mandarin Oranges

Yes

Give your dog mandarin oranges or any other variety for a boost in vitamin C without the excess citric acid.

Can Dogs Eat Mango Skin

No

Although it isn’t toxic to dogs, mango peel (skin) can be tough to digest, so try to avoid giving them to your pup.

Can Dogs Eat Mangoes

Yes

Packed with vitamins, potassium, and carotenes, mangoes are an excellent summer treat to give your dog if you peel them and remove the pit.

can dogs eat limes, no - lychee, yes - mandarine oranges, yes - mango skin, no - mangoes, yes

Can Dogs Eat Melon

Yes

Melons are a safe and healthy treat, especially for dogs who’ve gained weight. Remove the seeds to avoid choking.

Can Dogs Eat Mulberries

Yes

You can offer ripe mulberries to your dog without worrying about digestive issues or other problems.

Can Dogs Eat Nectarines

A Little Bit

Nectarines aren’t toxic but they’re very sweet. Only give them in limited quantities to avoid nausea, diarrhea, and other problems.

Can Dogs Eat Orange Peels

No

Orange peels aren’t toxic but they offer little nutritional value and can cause intestinal obstruction.

Can Dogs Eat Oranges

Yes

Oranges are healthy, nutritious, and safe for dogs to consume but many don’t appreciate the strong citrus scent.

can dogs eat melon, yes - mulberries, yes - nectarines, a little bit - orange peels, no - oranges, yes

Can Dogs Eat Papaya

Yes

Papaya flesh is very nutritious, so offer large pieces to your dog for a snack. Be sure to remove the seeds because they contain poisonous cyanide.

Can Dogs Eat Passionfruit

A Little Bit

Passion fruit is not toxic but the seeds contain some cyanide. Avoid excess consumption due to the high sugar content.

Can Dogs Eat Peaches

Yes

Remove the pit and surrounding flesh, and cut peaches into pieces. They’re full of fiber and vitamin A. Freeze them for a cooling summer snack!

Can Dogs Eat Pears

Yes

Pears offer a healthy dose of vitamins and copper. Also, dogs who snack on pears are less likely to suffer from a stroke.

Can Dogs Eat Persimmons

Yes

Dogs can safely eat persimmons if the seeds are removed. The flesh is rich in vitamins, but the seeds cause intestinal blockage even though they aren’t toxic.

can dogs eat papaya, yes - passionfruit, a little bit - peaches, yes - pears, yes - persimmons, yes

Can Dogs Eat Pineapple

Yes

Use fresh pineapple in doggie ice cream or add it to smoothies for a hydrating and nutritious summer treat that keeps your dog healthy.

Can Dogs Eat Plantains

Yes

Chock-full of fiber, plantains are a healthy addition to dog’s diets. Also, it’s known to fight inflammation and infections.

Can Dogs Eat Plums

Yes

Give your dog plums as an occasional treat. Only the fruit part, though. The stems, leaves, roots of the tree, and the pit of the fruit are all toxic to animals.

Can Dogs Eat Pomegranate

No

There aren’t any toxic ingredients in pomegranate seeds, they usually cause digestive problems in dogs. It’s best to avoid them.

Can Dogs Eat Pomegranate Seeds

No

Pomegranate seeds do not contain toxic ingredients, but they are very hard to digest. Dogs can get digestion problems after eating even a spoonful of pomegranate seeds.

can dogs eat pineapple, yes - plantains, yes - plums, yes - pomegranate, no - pomegranate seeds, no

Can Dogs Eat Prunes

No

While prunes aren’t toxic, dogs have trouble fully digesting them. Avoid giving them to your pup to prevent vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal issues.

Can Dogs Eat Pumpkin

Yes

Plain canned pumpkin has many benefits to dogs—it’s good for their digestion and full of nutrition, adding soluble fiber to their diet.

Can Dogs Eat Pumpkin Puree

Yes

Canned pumpkin is safe for dogs to consume as long as it doesn’t have any added spices (like ready-made pie filling).

Can Dogs Eat Pumpkin Seeds

Yes

Pumpkin seeds are not toxic to dogs but are a little hard to digest. Large quantities may cause digestive upset, but a few seeds won’t cause a problem.

Can Dogs Eat Raisins

No

Raisins are dried grapes, both of which are highly toxic to dogs. Do not give your dog any quantity of raisins at all.

can dogs eat prunes, no - pumpkin, yes - pumpkin puree, yes - pumpkin seeds, yes - raisins, no

Can Dogs Eat Raspberries

Yes

Raspberries provide a boost of fiber, vitamins, and other healthy nutrients that are great for your dog’s wellbeing.

Can Dogs Eat Star Fruit

No

Starfruit contains calcium oxalates which are dangerous to dogs, causing potentially deadly kidney problems.

Can Dogs Eat Strawberries

Yes

Give your pup strawberries because they have healthy amounts of vitamin C, fiber, and teeth-whitening enzymes. But they can be sweet, so only offer in moderation.

Can Dogs Eat Tangerines

Yes

Tangerines are full of carotenes, micronutrients, and vitamins that improve overall health. Offer in limited quantities because they also contain sugar.

Can Dogs Eat Tomatoes

A Little Bit

Ripe tomatoes are toxic to dogs when consumed in large quantities, but a little bit should be harmless.

can dogs eat raspberries, yes - star fruit, no - strawberries, yes - tangerines, yes - tomatoes, a little bit

Can Dogs Eat Watermelon

Yes

Watermelon is hydrating, nutritious, and full of fiber. It’s basically a superfood for dogs to snack on.

Can Dogs Eat Watermelon Rind

No

Watermelon rind is very hard to digest and can cause intestinal blockage in dogs, so try to avoid letting them have any.

Can Dogs Eat Watermelon Seeds

No

Dogs can’t digest watermelon seeds at all, which is why consuming them causes gastrointestinal problems due to blockage.

can dogs eat watermelon, yes - watermelon rind, no - watermelon seeds, no
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