8 Fruits and Vegetables That Your Dog Can Feast On

Bananas are a good source of potassium for dogs. Potassium is good for muscle building and blood vessel function and helps regulate the acidity of a dog’s body fluids.

A sorely ignored vegetable, the rutabaga is a healthy veggie for dogs. Rutabagas are very good boiled and mashed. They’re available all year in most grocery stores and keep well.

Dogs love sweet potatoes, and with good reason. Sweet potatoes are loaded with nutrients, such as carotenoids and Vitamin C, in addition to some lesser-known antioxidants and phytochemicals.

Carrots are a great dog snack; they’re crunchy, sweet, and most dogs really like them. They are loaded with carotenoids, fiber, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K (needed for blood clotting), as well as potassium.

This veggie makes a perfect addition to any pup’s dinner. Some dogs love raw green beans, but most prefer them blanched, which makes for easier digestion.

Readily available in most markets, papayas, also known as papaws, are loved for their sweet taste and vibrant color. This tropical fruit contains papain, an enzyme often used as a meat tenderizer.

This gourd is low in calories and high in soluble fiber. Pumpkin makes a nice treat for a pup with an upset tummy and also helps resolve bouts of diarrhea.

Blueberries are available all year, either fresh or frozen and loaded with phytochemicals. They are an excellent treat for your dog. The deep blue color comes from anthocyanidins.