Feeding Your Poodle Wisely - dummies

Feeding Your Poodle Wisely

By Susan M. Ewing

Part of Poodles For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Giving your Poodle a bite of your bologna and white bread sandwich isn’t the best food choice, but the occasional splurge won’t hurt. Rich sauces and gravies, however, although not poisonous, can upset your Poodle’s tummy. And certain foods can seriously affect your Poodle’s health. Here’s a list of healthy treats you can give your Poodle, as well as foods you should avoid.

Healthy goodies

Don’t overdo treats, but if you want to add a little something tasty to your Poodle’s food bowl, opt for one of these healthy choices:

  • Apples

  • Canned pumpkin

  • Carrots

  • Cooked broccoli

  • Cooked eggs

  • Cooked green beans

  • Cooked sweet potatoes

  • Cottage cheese

  • Plain yogurt, especially with live cultures

  • Small amounts of cheese

  • Small bits of lean chicken or turkey

  • Strawberries and blueberries

Hazardous foods

Some foods can cause more problems for your Poodle than just an upset tummy. Avoid the following hazardous foods:

  • Alcohol

  • Chocolate

  • Coffee and tea

  • Egg whites (raw)

  • Grapes and raisins

  • Macadamia nuts

  • Nicotine

  • Onions

  • Xylitol