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Ask Dr Lisa: What vegetables can dogs eat?

There's a variety of veggies you can share with your dog but be mindful about careful preparation and feeding them in moderation. Here’s Dr Lisa’s recommendations when it comes to adding veggies to your dog’s diet.

Safe:

  • Carrots 
  • Pumpkin 
  • Sweet potato
  • Celery 
  • Cucumber 
  • Green bean

Not safe

  • Onions, leek & chives
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Cherries
  • Grapes including raisins and sultanas
  • Tomatos
  • Mushrooms
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach


This advice is general in nature and doesn’t factor in individual tastes or proclivities. If you're introducing any new food into your dog’s diet, it should be done in small amounts over time. 

Ensure vegetables such as pumpkin, sweet potatoes, broccoli and brussel sprouts are cooked and all vegetables are cut to a suitable size for your dog to prevent any choking hazard.

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Hi Dr Lisa 😊 we have just brought home our new French bulldog baby and was so excited to find your amazing products I just purchased a starter pack and some nibbles and I’m sure I’ll be stocking up again soon.

Just a question I’m confused about and am hoping you can clear up…. On some lists of food not to give yr dog spinach is listed but lots of food out there ( I’m looking at giving her nosh ) and lots of recipes include spinach 🤷‍♀️ Could you please clarify is spinach is safe for dogs?

Thank you so much for your time and expert advice

Trina on

I can’t seem to find a way to contact you so I hope this will do. I enjoy your emails and information coming to my inbox. But in February we lost our beautiful 6 year old 67kg mastiff ridgeback Buster. We are still reeling from the suddenness and shock of a bone cancer diagnoses and twelve hour window from a slightly lame dog with an abscess as we thought to losing him altogether. Whilst we can never replace this special dog (we had loved and lost before but this was awful) we will one day have another I am sure. So for now can we put emails on hold? Thank you xx marje

Marje on

My 16 1/2 year old Cav/Pug cross rescue dog loves my green soup. This consists of fennel, peas, spinach and stock. I note spinach is on the not recommnded list. Am I still able to give him this?

Thank you.

Jan Cantwell on

Hi Lisa,

Love your products, advice and information. I cook vegetables for my two cavaliers most days. Are peas and zucchini OK to give them. I have been adding these into their meat diet but as they’re not on your list for OK veg, I thought I would check. JN

Jenni Nokes on

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