On Sun, 26 Aug 2001 17:40:42 -0700, Paul Matthews
>Just wondering what kinds of fruits & veggies others' dogs enjoy, for
>some things to try out over here...and any warnings re: some being known
>to cause diarrhea problems. I know some things are likely to at first
>until she gets used to them, but are there some more likely to cause it
i give mine bits and pieces of pretty much all the raw stuff
i eat: apples, pears, bananas, grapes, carrots, pumpkin,
mushrooms, squash, zucchini, green beans.
be careful with cruciferous veggies (brussels sprouts,
broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, bok choy, kohl rabi,
turnips). they can sometimes cause gas. i still give them
to my dogs, but only occasionally and only in small
quantities. also be careful with celery. make sure you
chop it up small so that it's not stringy.
onions can cause hemolytic anemia, so stear clear of them.
i also try to avoid nightshades for both myself and the dogs
(tomatoes, potatoes, peppers).
i give raw veggies mostly as filler and as treats. if
you're wanting to give them for their nutritional value,
they need to be put through the food processor to break down
the cell walls. otherwise, they aren't very digestable for
>Also, any reason to not feed fruit yogurt instead of just the plain?
it's awfully high in sugar.
shelly and elliott & harriet