Can Dogs Eat Tomatoes?

Are you a curious pup parent wondering if tomatoes are safe to snack on?

With some caveats, tomatoes can be beneficial for your dog’s diet.

The answer

Tomatoes are generally safe for dogs, but the plant and leaves can be toxic.


If you give your dog tomatoes, it is essential to cut them into small  chunks and remove the core, so there is no risk of choking.

Best way to serve

Regarding nutrition, tomatoes contain Vitamins C, K, and Potassium.


The antioxidants in tomatoes help fight against free radicals that  attack your pup’s body. The antioxidants can also help reduce  inflammation and soothe allergies.

Antioxidant Protection

They provide some fiber as well as carbohydrates for energy

Easy carbs

Before introducing tomatoes into your pup’s diet, you should consult  your veterinarian or a pet nutritionist for advice on how much to give  your specific breed and size of the dog.

Consult a vet

It is also important to properly wash any produce before feeding it to  your pup so as not to expose them to potential contaminants from  pesticides or herbicides used in growing the tomatoes.

Wash properly

Tomatoes are a rich source of lycopene, an antioxidant that helps protect  skin cells from sun damage and keeps them healthy and strong. Lycopene  can also help grow fur, keeping your dog’s coat shiny and gorgeous!

Healthy Skin & Coat

Tomatoes are low in calories but high in vitamins and minerals, making  them an excellent snack for overweight pups or those who need to observe  their weight.

Weight Control

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