Sometimes it’s hard to resist those adorable eyes as we’re eating our delicious snacks and meals. But, the reality is that animals metabolize foods differently than humans. This means that foods that are safe for humans may be harmful, even deadly for our pets.

People foods should only be given as an occasional treat, as many have a high fat content which can lead to health issues such as pancreatitis. When giving fruit, pits and seeds should always be removed, as they are poisonous to pets.

The following list of foods are generally safe for pets and some even may be recommended by your veterinarian to supplement your pets diet.

View the list of Hazardous Foods for Pets.

  • Apple Slices (do not let them eat the seeds)
  • Applesauce
  • Bananas
  • Beef (lean)
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Bread
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots
  • Cashews
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cheese
  • Chicken
  • Coconut
  • Corn (not the cob)
  • Cranberries
  • Cream Cheese
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggs (cooked)
  • Fish (cooked)
  • Green Beans
  • Honey
  • Lettuce (plain leafy greens)
  • Mangos
  • Milk (watch for lactose intolerance)
  • Mushrooms (no wild mushrooms)
  • Oatmeal
  • Oranges
  • Pasta
  • Peaches (do not let them eat the pit)
  • Peanut Butter (make sure product doesn’t contain xylitol)
  • Peanuts
  • Peas
  • Pears (do not let them eat the pit)
  • Pineapple
  • Popcorn (unsalted, unbuttered)
  • Pork
  • Potatoes (cooked only)
  • Pumpkin (plain)
  • Quinoa
  • Raspberries
  • Rice
  • Salmon
  • Shrimp
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tuna
  • Turkey (remove fat and skin)
  • Watermelon
  • Wheat/Grains
  • Yogurt (plain)
  • Zucchini


The content of this page is not veterinary advice. This information shared here is intended for reference use only.