Veggie Dog

Title is probably not what you are thinking about; vegetarian soy dog with all the trimmings such as onions, ketchup, sauerkraut, mustard, and maybe mushrooms. I am talking about vegetables and giving them to your four-legged friend the canine.

When we welcomed our dog into our home, one of the things I researched the type of human food to give to our dog along with dog food. Since canines are omnivores, I knew that giving him meat in our vegetarian home was not going to happen. I wanted to provide him with other options besides the dog food we were going to be purchasing.

I read on for pets that there were certain foods you could give your pets and others that were definitely a NO! After reading the list, we bought carrots with our grocery.

I decided to give our black Labrador JuanGa a piece of carrot. He loved the crunch and I would give him a whole carrot. Along with carrots, potatoes, and peas, he loves fruits such as apples, oranges, mangoes, and blueberries. But he is not too fond of the mushy banana.

The vegetables that you should avoid are garlic, onions, avocados, along with sweets, certain spices, certain fruits, and chocolate. On occasion JuanGa will wait for a grape or piece of onion to fall on the floor. We make sure to pick them up quickly in order to avoid any unexpected visits to the veterinarian.

If you have a dog, what type of foods does he love to eat besides dog food?

What organic pet food brands are there for dogs?

Here is the slide show of things to avoid and feed your dog.



  1. NadjaNo Gravatar on February 18, 2011 at 3:27 am

    freeze the carrots. I give them to our golden retreiver, Rivers (10 months) and he loves them! They are really crunchy frozen and last a little longer. If you are looking for something to keep your dog occupied – peanut butter! I smear it inside a rubber toy (kinda like those KONG toys) and freeze it. It entertains him for a good hour. Rivers is a little pig and eats just about anything that falls on the floor. Pears are another fruit he enjoys.

  2. Lucilla FelicianoNo Gravatar on February 18, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Thanks for reading the post. We have to invest in a Kong toy! Frozen carrots when it gets really hot in Puerto Rico sound like a refreshing treat for JuanGa! Truly grateful for the tips.

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