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Quiz: Are These Fruits and Veggies Safe For Dogs?

Pennies aren't the only lesser-known poison — seems about everyone has heard of chocolate risks but what do you know about your fruits and veggies that are not safe for pets? Test yourself to see what snacks you can share . . . and others you should keep to yourself.

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Green Beans?

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Sweet potatoes?

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spaghetina spaghetina 6 years
Got them all right except the last one. I thought the quiz was about the fruits/veggies that were toxic, not the pits contained therein. Bullsh*t! :P And yes, the quizzes are crazy tedious.
Pampire Pampire 6 years
8/10 missed the tomato and the peach, but nobody would eat the pit anyways. :?
HaterTot HaterTot 6 years
The Sugar sites in general are not very well researched, so you should definitely double check anything they present as "fact."
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 6 years
Good to read someone else being objective on here. Yes, it also crossed my mind about the pet choking on the pit. I watch my dogs very closely with rawhide chews. They can be very dangerous & you hardly see warnings about that.
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 6 years
I read ripe tomatoes are fine while the green ones are poisonous.. Hmm..
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 6 years
The last question asked "Peaches?" It didn't ask "Peach Pits?" I knew onions were debatable. I've read varying opinions about zuchinni.
nicole815 nicole815 6 years
my vet recommended peaches, nectarines & plums and they are even in a recipe booklet that come with dog has had quite a few! avocados too!!!
mrsrazon mrsrazon 6 years
Avacado is toxic to dogs? There is a line of pet food called Avoderm that is based on avacado... I agree... the quizzes on this site are too loooong...
kiwitwist kiwitwist 6 years
I didn't know about tomatoes either. And I also agree, the quizzes on sugar are a very long process. The answers at the end, all at once would be better.
Lynne Lynne 6 years
One that wasn't included is macadamia nuts. I was surprised when I first heard this because I feed my dog peanut butter when he gets a pill so I thought any nut would be fine (not that I've ever had the opportunity to give Sonny a macadamia).
vinnie vinnie 6 years
9/10 - missed the broccoli question; my dog eats everything that lands on the floor while my 1 yr old is eating. how am I going to keep this all straight? btw - ditto on the quiz critique.
finzup finzup 6 years
I got all right except tomato.. didn't know that they were toxic.. good to know!
HaterTot HaterTot 6 years
Also, my pup loves tomatoes and every vet I've ever asked has said that ripe ones are fine.
HaterTot HaterTot 6 years
Avocados are not entirely toxic to dogs. The fruits are perfectly fine, in fact there's a dog food (Avoderm) that uses the fruits as the basis for its product. (I bought it in a pinch once for the pooch; she normally eats Fromm's or BG, but I couldn't find anything better near my dad's place than a Petsmart. Seriously, Pittsburgh - I tried to find a higher end pet shop, is that really the best you've got?) It's the leaves and pits that are toxic. The Avoderm site has some info on avocado toxicity:
weffie weffie 6 years
My mom's dog is obsessed with broccoli, we make a good team cos I don't like the stumps so she waits for them and cleans my plate ;)
weffie weffie 6 years
I like the quizzes! And I didn't know about tomatoes, is it different when they're cooked or still bad? I know my dog's had pasta sauce a million times, it hasn't hurt him so far but maybe we've just been lucky.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 6 years
Good to know!
mannylove mannylove 6 years
I agree, these quizzes have become way too tedious! I give my dog carrots all the time.
wren1 wren1 6 years
Thanks for the great info! Even though I HATE taking quizzes on the Sugar sites, because they take FOREVER--WAY too many clicks and scrolling--yours are worth it for the valuable information.
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