Chihuahuas And Fruits- A Complete Guide

Most dogs including chihuahuas know a lot about food and will beg for a taste of anything they see. Sometimes it’s safe for them to share a snack with their people, and sometimes it’s not. Not only are some fruits okay for dogs to eat, but they are also good for them.
Nothing makes us happier than a fresh orange or a piece of watermelon. You can also give your dog some food if you want to. That is, most food can be shared. Some fruits can make chihuahuas sick.
Does your dog even like fruit? do you think he would have picked the orange if you put a steak and an orange in front of him?

The trick to giving your chihuahua some good fruits is only to give them a small amount. One or two bites will do. The fruit has a lot of natural sugar, but it can still make your tiny chihuahua dog gain weight if it already has a weight problem.

Let’s talk about what fruits chihuahuas can and can’t eat, as well as what you need to know about giving your dog fruit:

What Fruits Can Chihuahuas Eat?

little chihuahua dressed as a worm with a red apple and a green small worm


The American Kennel Club (AKC) says that the following foods are safe for dogs to eat:


Bananas are safe for chihuahuas to eat and provide them with vitamins, potassium, fiber, and biotin. But because they have a lot of sugar, they should only be eaten as a snack and not as a main food. A good way to figure out how big a banana snack should be is to give your chihuahua dog a piece that is about the same size as them when you eat a banana. This is better than making a banana just for your dog to eat.


Apples are okay for chihuahuas to eat and provide vitamins A and C as well as carbohydrates. You should never give a chihuahua dog a whole apple to chew on. Instead, you should remove the core and cut the apple into bite-sized pieces. Before you serve it, you should also take out all of the seeds and the stem.

Blackberries are a delicious treat for dogs. They are easy to eat and don’t have much sugar.



Cantaloupe is safe for dogs to eat, and it gives them fiber and water. Since they are high in sugar, they should only be given as a treat and not as part of a dog’s normal diet. Use the same tip for giving your dog bananas. When you eat cantaloupe, set aside some small pieces for your dog to eat.


Blueberries are chihuahua-safe. They have vitamins that are good for your tiny dig and are a good source of fiber. For a cool summer snack for your dog, freeze some blueberries in ice cubes.


Cranberries are okay for dogs to eat. They can eat a small amount of fresh or dried cranberries. But be careful if you give your dog dried cranberries because dried fruits often have sugar or other additives that are bad for dogs.


They are okay for dogs to eat, but the pit needs to be taken out and the fruit needs to be cut into small pieces before they can eat them. Mangoes are good for dogs because they contain potassium, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, vitamins E, C, B6, and A.


Oranges are safe for chihuahuas to eat, but most dogs don’t like the taste of citrus and don’t like to eat them. If your dog likes fruit, this sweet snack will give them vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. Only oranges without their seeds or peels should be fed. Too much sugar is bad for your dog, so give them only one or two orange pieces as a snack.


Dogs can eat peaches, which give them nutrients and vitamin A. But dogs can’t eat peach pits because they have cyanide in them. Dogs can eat peaches that have been cut up and are either fresh or frozen. Make sure to stay away from canned peaches because they are usually packed in syrup that dogs can’t eat.

Nectarines are fine in small amounts because they are high in sugar.


Pineapple is safe for dogs to feast on. It offers dogs fiber, minerals, vitamins, and bromelain which aids in protein absorption. Be sure to remove the outer pieces just as a chef would prepare a pineapple for people. Dogs should be served fresh pineapple or plain frozen pineapple, not canned because they are usually soaked in syrup that is not safe for dogs.


Pumpkin is great for your dog. It helps with digestive issues and is a good source of fiber. If you prefer canned pumpkin, make sure you get the kind that is pure pumpkin and not the kind of pumpkin pie mix used for making pies.


They are safe for dogs and give them vitamin C, calcium, and an enzyme that may help whiten their teeth. Strawberries can be fed fresh or frozen, but because they have sugar, they should only be given in small amounts.


They are safe for dogs when consumed in moderation (less than one cup at a time for large dogs, less for smaller dogs). These fruits naturally contain xylitol, sometimes referred to as birch sugar, which is a chemical that is more harmful to dogs than chocolate, thus it’s important to only feed them in moderation. So, raspberries are good for dogs because they are full of antioxidants, vitamin C, fiber, and manganese, and they help reduce inflammation.


When the rind and seeds are taken out, watermelon is okay for chihuahuas to eat. Since watermelon is about 92% water, it is a great way for dogs to stay hydrated when it is hot outside. This tasty fruit is a good source of potassium and vitamins C, B-6, and A.

Fruits Chihuahuas Can Not Eat

Cute chihuahua dog in a beach chair wearing sunglasses in a tropical summer surrounding


The American Kennel Club (AKC) states that the following fruits are off-limits to dogs including chihuahuas:

Raisins and grapes

All dogs’ diets must be free of grapes in any form, including raisins. Grapes can lead to renal failure and are poisonous.


which are present in figs, upset many dogs’ digestive systems. Additionally, it contains far too much fiber for their systems.


Dogs shouldn’t be allowed to consume kiwi seeds or skin. The kiwi itself contains a lot of fiber and could give your dog the flu.


Dogs should not consume tomatoes. It is Toxic to dogs because of a chemical called solanine found in the green sections of tomatoes. It is better to reduce the danger by avoiding tomatoes on the menu, even though ripe tomatoes are typically thought to be safe for dogs and a dog would need to eat a large amount of tomatoes to become ill. Because they wouldn’t need to eat as much to get sick, tiny dogs need to know this more than larger dogs.


Avocados contain a toxin called persin, which prevents dogs from eating them since it upsets their digestive systems and results in vomiting and/or diarrhea.


Cherries containing pits should not be offered to dogs. Dogs are poisoned by the cyanide found in cherry pits. You can anticipate the following physical signs if your dog ate cherries that still had the pit in them: red gums, breathing problems, and dilated pupils. You must immediately seek veterinarian attention. Additionally, keep them away from the cherry stems and leaves.

Chihuahuas shouldn’t be given fruit seeds and pits. At the very least, some of them pose a choking risk and are deadly.

Although you can offer your dog oranges, you should not allow them to consume any orange peel, leaves, or other parts of the orange tree. Dogs should never consume anything other than the fruit itself.

Before giving the fruit to your dog, make sure you wash it.

Benefits Of Feeding Fruit To Chihuahuas

portrait of a cute purebred puppy chihuahua eating fruit


Fruit can be given to dogs for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Fruits can add a bit of nutritious diversity to your dog’s diet.
  • They provide dogs with vitamins and other healthful nutrients.
  • Fruit is a low-calorie treat that keeps your dog’s weight in check while allowing him to still enjoy snacks.
  • You may bond with your dog by snacking together on fruits that are safe for both you and your dog.
  • Some owners decide to produce fruit in their gardens so they can get some good exercise and be sure the food they feed their dogs is organic. Many dogs like “helping” their owners in the garden by taking naps in the sun. Other dogs might take pleasure in being taught to dig holes in their owners’ gardens for plants.

Purchasing Fruit For Your Chihuahua

Juicy and ripe just as it should be


the following in mind while buying fruit for your chihuahua:

  • Visit your neighborhood grocery shop or farmer’s market to look for fresh fruit of high quality.
  • Look for packs of frozen fruit that are unflavored when selecting frozen fruit. Avoid frozen smoothie mixtures with a variety of components because they probably aren’t suitable for dogs.
  • Since dogs cannot consume as much fruit at once as humans can, buy it in moderation if you are buying it for your dog. You do not want the fruit to spoil before your dog has finished eating it.
  • Avoid fruits that are canned or packaged in plastic snack cups because they frequently include sugary syrup, which dogs cannot consume.
  • Fruit that is organic is optional for dogs; it is up to their owner.
  • Fruit that is rotting or about to rot shouldn’t be given to dogs because it could make them ill. Be just as particular about their food as you are about your own.

Preparing Fruits For Your Chihuahua

A high angle close up of chunky, delicious guacamole in a Mexican molcajete and crunchy corn chips, slices of lime and two radish halves, elegantly cut


Following are some guidelines for preparing fruit for your dog to eat:

  • Before eating, check the fruit and remove any mushy or suspicious areas.
  • Before giving any of these to your dog, remove all stems, seeds, pits, leaves, etc.
  • Never give your chihuahua a piece of fruit that is too large to use as a chew toy.
  • Always cut fruit into bite-sized pieces to lower choking hazards.
  • In warmer weather, think about giving your dog a fruit-based snack. Some owners slice up strawberries, bananas, and blueberries before blending them with water and freezing the mixture in ice cube trays in a plastic bowl. Other pet owners blend water and their dog’s preferred fruits in a blender, then pour the mixture into ice cube trays for the dog to consume.

Last Word

Giving fruit to chihuahuas is a special and delicious but also nutritious treat for them. It is preferable to consume fruit in moderation because the majority of it includes sugar. Always feed in moderation if your dog has never eaten a certain fruit before to prevent serious digestive upset if the fruit doesn’t agree with his or her stomach.

What fruit is your Chihuahua’s favorite? Please do so in the remarks section below!


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