As a pet owner, you must know that your pet’s digestive system is very different from your digestive system. So, there are foods that are healthy to humans, but catastrophic and harmful to pets like dogs. You need to know the human meals your pet dog can eat and what will be dangerous when ingested.
Some of the foods a Chihuahua can eat are apples, dairy products (plain yogurt, cheese, and milk), white rice, chicken, fish, peanut butter, pork (cooked and unseasoned), plain popcorn, blueberries, turkey, cucumbers, bananas, watermelon, and green beans. You can feed any of these to a Chihuahua.
Dogs cannot eat all foods consumed by humans because some ingredients added to our food are unhealthy for dogs’ digestive systems and can cause the dog to vomit and have diarrhea.
What Can Chihuahuas Eat?
Before you give your Chihuahua any food to eat, you need to ensure it is safe and healthy. It is best advised to always consult with a veterinarian before you feed your Chihuahua any meal. Sometimes, you may feel obliged to give your dog a portion of your meal. Before you do that, ensure the food is safe. We will look at different human foods and if they are safe for Chihuahuas.
Can Chihuahuas Eat Apples?
Apple is a very healthy fruit for dogs; it provides vitamins A, C, and potassium. Also, apples have a high fiber content, which could help your Chihuahua digestive system. So, it is safe to feed Chihuahua apples. However, when giving your Chihuahua apples, ensure the seeds are properly removed, as they are not safe for consumption due to the presence of cyanide in them.
Can Chihuahuas Eat Eggs?
Eggs are rich in protein, amino acids, fats, and vitamins. They are safe for consumption for Chihuahuas. When feeding your dog an egg, ensure the egg is cooked properly and fed at a moderate level. Serving raw eggs to your Chihuahua could cause it to have a deficient level of biotin and an increased chance of contracting salmonella from the egg if already contaminated.
Can Chihuahuas Eat Bananas?
Bananas are safe from consumption by Chihuahuas but on a moderate level. Bananas contain many healthy nutrients such as fiber, potassium, vitamins, magnesium, and they also have a low-cholesterol level, which is good for a dog. However, ensure feeding your Chihuahuas banana is once in a while, as it contains a high sugar level. Also, make sure the banana peels are off before giving your dog.
Can Chihuahuas Eat Watermelon?
Watermelon contains some nutrients that boost your Chihuahua´s immune system and keep it hydrated. So, it is safe to feed your dog some. However, ensure your dog does not feed on the seeds and the outer solid part of the melon. The seeds could block the intestine, while the outer part could upset the dog’s stomach.
Can Chihuahuas Eat Cheese?
Cheese is safe for consumption by Chihuahuas. However, it is best advised to be served in very small pieces, as serving cheese alongside a milk-based food could cause your Chihuahuas to have a tummy upset and vomiting. Also, ensure you go for cheese with a low-fat level.
Can Chihuahuas Eat Strawberries?
Strawberries are healthy for Chihuahuas but should be given on a moderate level. Strawberry contains a high level of vitamin C, antioxidants, and an enzyme that is good for your Chihuahuas’ oral care regarding teeth whitening. It is best to serve the dog strawberries in small portions.
Can Chihuahuas Eat Peanut Butter?
Peanut butter is good for Chihuahuas as it contains healthy fats, niacin, protein, and vitamins E and B. However, when feeding your Chihuahua peanut butter, ensure you get the one with no added sugar or any sweetener such as xylitol. These additives are usually very toxic for dogs and could cause your Chihuahua to get sick.
Can Chihuahuas Eat Carrots?
You can feed your Chihuahua carrots, be it raw or cooked. Carrots are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, which are quite healthy for your dog. You can feed your Chihuahua as many carrots as it wants, as they do not have many calories. Since Chihuahuas are very small, you could help them slice the carrot into small pieces before giving it to them to prevent the dog from choking.
Can Chihuahuas Eat Blueberries?
Blueberries are healthy for consumption by Chihuahuas. Blueberries are filled with a lot of nutrients like vitamin C, fiber, phytochemicals, and antioxidants that prevent cell damage both in humans and dogs.
So, if you have some blueberries, ensure you feed your dog some. Another health benefit of blueberries in your Chihuahuas is that they could help battle cancer and strengthen your Chihuahuas’ immune system.
Can Chihuahuas Eat Raw Meat?
Feeding your Chihuahua raw meat might not be a good idea. Although if you feed your Chihuahuas raw meat, it will eat it. However, you need to know that uncooked meat contains many bacteria, which could cause food poisoning for your Chihuahuas. So, instead of feeding a Chihuahua raw meat, you could consider boiled meat.
Can Chihuahuas Eat Grapes?
It would help if you never fed your Chihuahuas grapes, as they are very toxic for dogs. If your Chihuahua feeds on a grape, it could lead to vomiting and kidney failure, leading to death. Although, researchers are yet to find out why this fruit is toxic to dogs. It is best to keep grapes away from your dogs.
Can Chihuahuas Eat Shrimp?
Yes, Chihuahuas can eat shrimp. Shrimps are rich in phosphorus, antioxidants, and vitamin B-12, which are good for your dog. However, before feeding your Chihuahua shrimps, ensure it is properly cooked and shells are removed. The shell could be hazardous for your dog if not removed.
Can Chihuahuas Eat Oranges?
Orange is another fruit that is safe for Chihuahuas to eat. They contain potassium and fiber and high sugar content. So, you might consider feeding your Chihuahua oranges just once in a while due to the sugar content. Also, ensure the seeds are removed.
Can Chihuahuas Eat Pineapple?
Pineapples are filled with minerals, fiber and are rich in vitamins. They are very good for your Chihuahuas’ consumption. Also, pineapples contain bromelain enzymes, enabling a dog to absorb protein easily. It is always better to serve your dog a fresh pineapple, as preserved ones contain some preservatives that are not healthy for your dog.
Can Chihuahuas Eat Mango?
Yes, Chihuahuas can eat Mangoes. However, ensure they do not eat or swallow the pits. Swallowing mango pits could create a blockage in your tiny Chihuahua digestive tract.
Can Chihuahuas Eat Popcorn?
Popcorn contains some minerals such as magnesium, zinc, and phosphorus, which are good for your dog’s health. So, it is safe to feed your Chihuahuas popcorn. However, ensure the popcorn you are feeding your dog is plain and does not contain ingredients like butter, sugar, or salt.
Can Chihuahuas Eat Bread?
If your Chihuahua is not allergic to grain, it is safe to eat bread. The thing about bread is that bread does not have any nutritional value it offers dogs. So, bread should be fed to your dog occasionally. Also, it is best advised that you prepare the bread for your dog at home yourself. Bread from stores is not safe for Chihuahuas to consume.
There are tons of human food that is safe and healthy for your Chihuahua; these are the only human food you are allowed to feed the dog. Regardless of how the dog tries to entice you into giving it human food that is unhealthy for it, do not oblige. It is better for your dog to be sad and healthy than happy and sick.
Shawn Manaher is a serial entrepreneur but when he isn’t working, he loves dogs. He’s owned different pets over the years, and always gives a part of his heart to each pet.