Knowing which fruit your poodle can and can’t eat isn’t straightforward. Some fruits you think will be fine turn out to be toxic for dogs, and others you think should be avoided, are in fact beneficial to be giving… Not to worry!
This article will clear everything up detailing 15 common fruits your poodle can safely eat, as well as the ones she shouldn’t.
15 Fruits That Poodles Can Eat
Below are 15 of the most common fruits that poodle owners frequently ask about.
Please note: Many fruits that have pits, seeds, or hard skin will need to have those removed first. I will highlight this on the specific fruit.
But to always remain on the safe side, it’s only the fleshy soft fruit that dogs should ever eat.
Poodles can safely eat apples, but the core and seeds should always be removed first. Apples are a great source of Vitamins A & C as well as fiber which will help ease digestion in many poodles.
Bananas are a great fruit that’s both safe and highly beneficial for poodles to eat. After removing the peel, Bananas can be frozen or act as a ready-to-go treat. Bananas are packed full of nutrients and high in fiber, but they are considered high in sugar, so they should be given sparingly.
Blackberries are just one of the many berries that poodles can safely eat! Blackberries are a potent source of Vitamins and antioxidants. Blackberries can sometimes be very sharp so don’t be surprised if they get refused.
Blueberries are safe for poodles to eat and are considered one of the natural superfoods for both our dogs and us. Blueberries are packed full of Vitamins such as C, E, A, and B complex. Blueberries make excellent treats.
Cranberries are safe for poodles to eat but the skins must be removed first. Cranberries have been shown to help fight UTI’s due to a wide range of powerful antioxidants. Cranberries should only be given in small amounts, on an infrequent basis.
Cantaloupe melons are another safe fruit that poodles can consume. Cantaloupes are packed full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, however, they are known to be particularly high in sugar so only a small amount should be given. Ensure the skin and rind are not given. Only the soft fleshy part of the fruit is edible.
Poodles can safely eat mangos but the skin and the pit must be removed. The pit can cause a serious choking hazard if not removed. While mangos are very nutritious, they are also high in natural sugars so they should be given sparingly.
Oranges may or may not be well-received by your poodle, but they are on the list of safe fruits to consume. Most fruits in the citrus family are avoided by canines, but oranges are a frequent exception. Be sure to remove the skin and seeds beforehand.
Peaches are a safe fruit that poodles can eat. Just be sure to remove the skin and pits. The pits pose a choking hazard and actually produce trace amounts of cyanide if the body tries to digest them. Only give fresh peaches and avoid canned peaches due to the sugar content.
Pears are safe for poodles to eat after the pits have been removed. Pears contain a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Surprisingly enough, pears contain a high amount of sugar so it’s important to give this fruit sparingly.
Poodles can safely eat the soft fleshy part of the pineapple. The hard skin and any remaining sharp brown bristles must be properly removed. Pineapples are packed full of nutrients but they are very high in natural sugars, so should be given sparingly. Pineapples are also known for helping with digestion, so a small amount could be beneficial for those with sensitive stomachs.
Raspberries are another safe fruit for poodles to eat. Raspberries like most other berries are very nutritious abundant in vitamins and antioxidants. Raspberries should only be given in small amounts to avoid diarrhea or runny stools.
Strawberries are safe for poodles to eat! Strawberries are perhaps one of the most common fruits that owners give to their pets. Strawberries are packed full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Just skip on the cream!
Kiwis are safe for poodles to eat, just be sure to remove the skin beforehand. Kiwis are very nutritious and can help with digestion in a similar way to pineapple. Kiwis can sometimes be very bitter in which case your poodle will probably refuse it.
Watermelon is a very popular fruit for poodles, and the good news is that it’s perfectly safe for them! Just be sure to remove the skin, rind, and seeds. Watermelon is just over 90% water so it’s an excellent way to keep your poodle hydrated in the summer.
Two Things To Remember When Giving Fruit
Before rushing in and giving your poodle a world-class fruit platter, there are two additional safety points you should consider at all times to remain on the safe side.
Portion Control: Sugar Content
Although fruit can be very beneficial in the correct quantities, it can also be detrimental in the wrong quantities.
Although fruit contains “natural” sugar. It’s still sugar, and too much of it is still a bad thing.
Although a few blueberries here and there won’t cause any harm, your poodle should ideally avoid sugar as much as possible.
⭐ Important point: All fruit has different amounts of natural sugars, some are extremely high and others are relatively low.
Here are 5 fruits on the safe list that have the highest sugars:
Mangos, Pears, Bananas, Oranges, Peaches
Remove Skins, Seeds, Pits and Rinds
To remain on the safe side, always remove the skin, seeds, pits, and rinds from the fruit before giving it to your poodle.
Apart from the tiny seeds on strawberries, all other larger seeds and pits should be removed.
Not only do large pits in mangos and peaches pose a serious choking hazard, but they actually produce a small amount of cyanide if upon digestion, which is toxic!
The easiest thing to remember is that your poodle should only ever the fleshy part of the fruit. To remain on the safe side, always remove the skin, seeds, pits, and rinds.
Fruits That Your Poodle CANNOT Eat ❌
Certain fruits should not be given to your poodle. The following are fruits that are either toxic, or cause upset stomachs.
Please avoid giving your poodle any fruit from the list above.
Other Ingredients That Your Poodle Should Not Eat ❌
Let’s run through another list containing additional veggies and food ingredients that are either toxic or will cause upset stomachs.
● Cooked bones
● Onion, Garlic & Chives
Always Test Safe Fruits In Small Amounts First
Whenever giving your poodle any of the fruits on the safe list, it’s important to always give her a small amount of it first.
Even though the fruit is on the safe list, it doesn’t rule out the possibility that your poodle has her own intolerance to it.
If you witness your poodle have a bad reaction after eating half a strawberry, then it would be a good job you didn’t give an entire handful of them.
Always give test amounts and watch for any kind of negative reaction.
Negative reactions could include:
- Unusual behavior
- Sudden change in behavior
- Excessive panting or drooling shortly after
- Overall demeanor
Be sure to watch your poodle carefully after giving her a new fruit. As long as she shows no obvious signs of intolerance you can go ahead and give her some more of that fruit.
Thank you for reading!