What Can Dogs Eat?

What can dogs eat - we have the answers

Our “What Can Dogs Eat” series gives you straight answers to straight questions about feeding your dog.

You don’t want to read a complete guide to Labrador nutrition, while you are trying to enjoy your picnic.

Or struggle through a list of poisonous plants when you are relaxing on the beach.

You want to get straight to the point and know if you can share this packet of peanuts with your dog,

Or give him a slice of your apple.

The menu to the right will help you do just that. You’ll find recipes for delicious dog treats in some of the articles too!

What Can Dogs Eat – your quick and easy guide

Dog food in boxes, packets and tins can be pretty dull, and not something we carry around with us all the time.

So when we are out with our dogs, for a day on the beach, a walk in the forest or just visiting friends.

And we only have human food with us, it’s good to know what is safe for our dogs to eat, and what we need to keep away from them.

Each article will tell you if the food you are looking up will harm your dog. If it won’t harm your dog, it will also tell you if it is good for your dog, and how much it is safe for your dog to eat.

There’s some background information on the nutrients in each food thrown in for good measure.

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General feeding information

If you have more time to spare, you might like to check out our more general feeding articles.

We have information about feeding your Labrador, from puppyhood to old age

Together with information on helping dogs that have lost their appetite and dogs that are overweight.

What Can Dogs Eat is an easy to use resource and we are adding to it all the time.

The Labrador Handbook by Pippa Mattinson

You can let us know what else you’d like to see in this guide. Or tell us about your dog’s favorite snack

Just use the comments box below.What Can Dogs Eat - A quick and easy guide from The Labrador Site

The Labrador Site Founder

Pippa Mattinson is the best selling author of The Happy Puppy Handbook, the Labrador Handbook, Choosing The Perfect Puppy, and Total Recall.

She is also the founder of the Gundog Trust and the Dogsnet Online Training Program 

Pippa's online training courses were launched in 2019 and you can find the latest course dates on the Dogsnet website


  1. My lab is basically a pig n I should have named him either hoover or Dyson.

    So as he “thinks” that he is always hungry I started adding a quarter of a cabbage to each one of his 3 small meals a day as a vet told me that it helps fill them up more as to become less hungry.

    He also loves chopped carrots, green beans, mixed veg, tomatos, cucumber, apples, strawberries, bananas and any kind of melon.

    As he is slightly on the larger side, as a treat for him instead of feeding him dog treats that won’t be at all healthy towards his weight, I give him a whole carrot and he loves it, I even think that he may think it’s a bone coz he lays down to eat it the exact same way he would a bone lol.

  2. I clicked on this hoping for a list of the foods we could give dogs as treats but can not see where the articles are. It just says it is available.. It would be better if the list we are clicking on to see is actually there or there is a direct click on link. I do not have time to go in and out of every category on the site to find it.