Can My Dog Eat That?

Can My Dog Eat That?

When it comes to food, dogs and humans process them differently. That’s why, some foods are fine for you but unsafe for your furry best friend to chomp on – no matter how cute their puppy eyes! Fortunately, we’ve done all the hard detective work for you. So, before you share your favourite foods with your pooch, sit back and let the #PetCareExperts take you through the food your pup can and can’t have!

Before we start. Here’s one pro tip: If you’re not sure whether a food is good or bad for your pup, err on the side of caution. Ask your vet, look it up online or if you’re still unsure, simply don’t give them a bite!

A tidbit about doggy diets

Did you know that dogs are carnivores? This means their diet should primarily be meat. However, in saying that, wild dogs are opportunist feeders and survive off vegetables as well as meats. So, your dog’s tummy can tolerate the odd fruit or veggie! 

If you’re looking to treat your furry friend, we have the perfect solution: our brand new range of Marltons Home Bakes. The pre-mixed packs are available in four tail-wagging flavours:

  • Red Velvet Cupcakes
  • Peanut Butter Cupcakes
  • Biltong Biscuits
  • Peanut Butter & Oat Biscuits

 All you need to do is add a few ingredients and bake! The cupcakes even include dog-friendly frosting. And if that isn’t exciting enough, here are three more reasons to love this range of tasty products:

  • Gluten-free
  • Made with quality ingredients
  • Suitable for all dogs


These human foods are the perfect snack for your fur baby – but in small amounts. 

  • Peanut butter (Make sure it’s a make that’s free from xylitol or added sugar)
  • Coconut
  • Honey
  • Popcorn

Or, while you’re here, try our range of dog snacks and treats!



While meat is good for your furry friend, experts advise that it should be cooked and all bones should be removed in case your pup chokes on them. Another nugget of wisdom we wish to share about protein is that some pups are lactose intolerant, so you should steer clear of these.

Proteins your dog can eat:
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Pork
  • Lean beef
  • Fish 
  • Eggs (cooked)
  • Cheeses (In small amounts, cottage cheese and hard cheeses are fine)
  • Yoghurt (In small amounts)

As you might know, fruits are high in sugar, so dogs should only enjoy these in moderate amounts! 
Fruit & veg your dog can eat:
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Apples
  • Seedless watermelon
  • Tomatoes (In small amounts)
  • Pumpkin
  • Carrots
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Green beans
  • Broccoli
  • Green peas

While fibre is great for dogs, too much is not good for pooches with high energy or growing pups. 
Grains your dog can eat:
  • Corn
  • Quinoa
  • Oatmeal
  • Rice
  • Bread (in moderation)


Foods under this section should be avoided at all costs! Not only are they unhealthy but some of them are highly toxic for your dog: 

  • Chocolate
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Avocados
  • Lemons & limes
  • Coffee & tea - or any type of caffeine
  • Foods & chewing gum containing Xylitol (this is highly toxic)
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Yeast dough
  • Foods high in sodium, including bacon
  • Cinnamon (not toxic but can irritate your dog’s mouth)

And that’s a wrap! For more expert pet care advice, why not browse our fun and informative blogs?