If you’re dead set on supplementing your dog’s meals with whole fruits and vegetables, some are better than others. As both Trupanion and the American Kennel Club note, apples and carrots are terrific places to start, as both offer tons of fiber. Apples also contain Vitamins A and C, though be sure to remove the core and seeds. Fruit seeds and pits often contain cyanide and could cause damage if ingested.
Blueberries, mangoes, peaches, pears, strawberries and watermelon are fruits safe and healthy for dogs to chow down. However, be wary of sugar intake with fruits. Strawberries have tons of sugar, so moderation is key. Watermelon, on the other hand, is mostly water and a much healthier option.
Bell peppers, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, lettuce, sweet potato, pumpkin and zucchini are vegetables dogs tend to enjoy that offer positive health benefits. Some, like cucumber, have even been known to improve bad breath, which we’ll take any time we can get.