Fall Pet Friendly Human Foods

Renee Schmid, DVM

With the arrival of fall, we can look forward to seasonal goodies like caramel apples, pumpkin pie, apple cider and the beloved pumpkin spice latte.  While we are able to enjoy these seasonal treats, the bad news is that our furry companions are not as fortunate, as most bring a risk for toxicity.  The good news is that there are safe foods your pet can enjoy that do not pose a toxicity risk for healthy animals.  The fruits and vegetables listed below are safe for your pets and can be fed raw or cooked.  If you are looking for a healthy and safe treat for your pet using common fall foods, give one of these foods a try!

Frequent fall foods that are safe for pets:

  • Pumpkin
  • Potatoes and sweet potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Green Beans
  • Zucchini and squash
  • Peas
  • Asparagus
  • Lettuce
  • Apples-Sliced and without the core
  • Bananas
  • Fresh pineapple-without skin or core

It is always important to discuss any diet additions with your veterinarian before offering them to your pet to ensure there are no potential concerns with your individual pet’s health.