Can My Dog Eat Fruit? - Grub Club

Can my dog eat fruit? 

Yes, they can. The existing blog fails to answer this question directly, we suggest the blog says “Yes, dogs can eat many types of fruit, but make sure you’re aware of the types that are potentially dangerous” 
We share a comprehensive guide to the best fruit for dogs, and the ones you must avoid at all costs - grapes we're looking at you! 


What Fruit Can Dogs Not Eat? 

Can dogs Eat Grapes/Raisins? 

Grapes/raisins are toxic to dogs and can cause life-threatening kidney problems.

Can dogs eat Cherries? 

Cherries contain cyanide which is toxic to your dog.

Can dogs eat Lemons and Limes?

Lemons and limes are very acidic and can cause an upset stomach.

Can dogs eat Tomatoes?

The green parts of an unripened tomato are toxic which can cause gastrointestinal and neurologic problems.

Can dogs eat Avocado?

Avocado can cause stomach upsets.

Can dogs eat Grapefruit? 

Grapefruit is another acidic fruit which can lead to stomach upsets.

What Fruit Can I Feed My Dog? 

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Can Dogs Eat Apples?

Apples can be given to dogs in bite-sized chunks with the seeds/core removed for safety. They are a good source of vitamins A and C and are also low in fat which is why they are a key ingredient in our nutritionally complete All-Day Buffet dog food. You know what they say, an apple a day keeps the vet away!

Can Dogs Eat Bananas?

Bananas are high in potassium, fibre and vitamins and make a nice occasional treat for any dog… Such as our Sit Roll Repeat Treats which do indeed contain bananas.


Can Dogs Eat Blueberries?

Blueberries are a fantastic source of antioxidants which are known to help prevent damage to cells in the body, have anti-cancer properties and help to fight heart disease. They are also a great source of fibre and vitamins C and K, which is precisely why you will also find these little nuggets of joy in our All-Day Buffet ingredients list.

Can Dogs Eat Pumpkin?

Pumpkins are very high in fibre and vitamin A. This is a really good fruit choice to help dogs who suffer from gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhoea and constipation due to its digestion benefits.

Can Dogs Eat Pineapple?

Pineapple is a very nutrient-dense fruit that can help support your dog’s immune system and digestive systems. It contains Manganese, Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron and calcium. However, you should only feed it in small quantities and never from tins as these are higher in sugar due to the syrup that preserves it.

Can Dogs Eat Strawberries?

Strawberries are full of vitamin C and a great snack to give your dog. In moderation (because they are very sugary), strawberries make for a tasty treat. 

Can Dogs Eat Watermelon?

Packed full of vitamin A, B6 and C as well as potassium, melon is a tasty and nutritious snack for your dog. Make sure you remove the rind and the seeds before giving it to your pooch. Watermelons are also ideal for hydrating your dog during warmer weather.

What are the benefits of feeding fruit to dogs?

Choosing a dog food that contains fruit on its list of ingredients ensures your dog is getting access to plenty of essential vitamins and fibre in their daily meals.

Fruit can also be a low calorie, low fat reward to use when training your dog.


Fun fruit Healthy snacks for dogs

Here's a few fun ideas that you can create at home with fruit that is safe and healthy for your dog:


Blueberry and Banana Treat

You will need:
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup almond butter, natural
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • Preheat oven to 150 C
  • Chop the blueberries and then mash the banana
  • Put your wholewheat flour and all other ingredients in a large bowl, mix well
  • Use your hands to create a nice dough and transfer this onto greaseproof paper/reusable baking mat
  • Use your hands to press your treats to around 1/2″ thickness and create shapes using cookie cutters if desired
  • Bake at 150 C for around 15 minutes
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool
  • Your treats can be stored in an airtight container for a week or in the fridge for up to two weeks

Fruity Ice Lolly

You will need:
  • A pot of live plain yoghurt (no sugar, no sweetener)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 large carrot
  • In a bowl, mix the plain yoghurt, banana and honey. Take a hand whisk and gently blend until lumps are removed
  • Spoon your mixture into suitable ice-lolly-sized pots
  • Slice the carrots into batons. These will act as edible lolly sticks so should have enough length to hold when you place them into your yoghurt mixture
  • Place your lollies in the freezer and provide as a tasty, cooling treat when required

Banana-berry frosty

You will need:
  • Mashed banana
  • Chopped strawberries
  • Water (optional)
  • Ice cube tray
  • Mix the mashed bananas and chopped strawberries together to make a puree
  • Take an ice cube tray and fill each cube with your puree mix
  • You may want to add some water into this mix to reduce the calories in each cube – especially if your dog is a small breed or on a weight loss plan.
  • Place in a freezer overnight, leaving you with an ice-cool, healthy snack!

Now you know which fruits are best for your dog you can provide them with a little extra treat that will not only be super tasty but also super nutritious too.

How to incorporate fruit into your dog’s diet 

A foolproof way to incorporate fruit into your beloved pet’s diet is with our range of dog food & treats!

Our nutritionally complete dry dog food is insect-based, naturally hypoallergenic and nutritionally complete. It provides a great source of fibre, is antioxidant-rich from the blueberries & pomegranates and also contains many detoxifying vitamins. 

Our wide range of delicious treats are also made using hypoallergenic insect protein. They are also packed full of fruit, vegetables and superfoods such as spirulina, berries, fresh banana, parsley, sage, coconut, turmeric, and apple. They promote digestive health, skin and coat shine and dental care- what more could you want for your canine?