How To Get Your Dog To Eat His Veggies and Fruit

While my dogs don’t share my vegetarian lifestyle, there are many fruits and veggies that I feed Sanchez and Gina as treats. But, how do I get them to want their veggies and fruit as much as their dog biscuits? Here are some tricks I use for feeding them fruits and veggies that are good for them.

1. Bananas:

Gina LOVES Bananas

Mash up a banana. Fill a Kong or open sided bone with the mashed banana, add some chopped apple, and fresh blueberries. Freeze for two or more hours and your dog will have something to entertain him while you are gone, while filling his tummy with a healthy treat.

2. Carrots:

Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene for dogs. While many dogs love to just chew on carrots, it’s easier on their digestion if they eat shredded carrots instead of chunks. I have Labs and they think shredded carrots are a treat that they work for. But, if yours won’t eat it directly from your hand, you can take a handful of shredded carrots and sprinkle it on their kibble.

3. Sweet Potatoes:

Most dogs won’t eat raw sweet potatoes. But, it’s very easy to make tasty, chewy dehydrated sweet potato treats for your dog. Just slice a sweet potato into thick slices. Bake at 175 degrees (or the lowest setting on your oven) for eight hours. The yummy smell will have your dog drooling for their treat well before the full eight hours.

Please note that not all fruits and veggies are good for dogs. Please avoid grapes, raisins, garlic, onions, tomatoes and mushrooms.

Do you feed your dogs fruit and vegetables? Which ones and how do you prepare them? Thanks for sharing your suggestions in a comment below.

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Carrie-Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Magdalena J.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thank you!

Bron Mitchell
Bron Mitchell3 years ago

thanks :) i have some ideas for my beloved pooch :) he needs to expand his diet once more :)

Panchali Yapa
Panchali Yapa3 years ago

Thank you

Vicki Brooker
Vicki Brooker3 years ago

thanks for the info about apples. my dogs love apples, and we usually share one for breakfast. i have a crab apple tree in my yard and they eat them, too - probably cores and all. i guess i should keep an eye on that.

Jeramie D.
Jeramie D3 years ago

I have 7 rescue dogs and the ones who were strays seem to love vegetables and fruits. Especially strawberries and apples. I did not know that tomatoes were bad for them. so thank you for this.

Donna N Andrew Cook

Our doggies love fruits!!

Beth Roberts
Beth Roberts3 years ago

My Zoe likes cantaloupe and watermelon. She will try anything Im eating as long as its not on the do not feed to dogs list. I will give her leftover veggies from dinner and she eats them.

Nelda Dehn
Nelda Dehn3 years ago

This comment is for Latoya
Before changing your dogs diet to Vegan - check first with your Vet.