Foods Pugs Can and Can't Eat? The Ultimate Food Guide for Dogs

Imagine these scenarios: You're in the kitchen making food, your pug is underfoot waiting for a dropped crumb. You're in the yard, your pug is eating rabbit poo. You're on a walk, your pug is sniffing for sidewalk sandwiches. You just made two dozen chocolate chip cookies, your pug is looking to eat the whole batch in one sitting despite the fact they are essentially poison. Sound familiar?

As we pug owners know, there are no limits to what our pugs put in their mouths. These babies are vacuum cleaners! They would eat all of the food on the list, even the 'can't' category. Our goal is to help you avoid the emergency vet and keep your pug safe and healthy.

We have put together the ultimate list of foods your dogs can and can't eat. This extensive list covers most of the foodstuffs in the human diet and then some. Our four categories flow from safe to toxic. Let's break these down one by one and puzzle out that ever burning question: Can my pug eat that?

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Yes! My Pug Can Eat That

The Can list is focused on the healthy side of food inhalation. They can eat a lot more, but we have to draw the line somewhere. The human palate is quite vast, and your pugs should not be for the sake of preventing gooey bellies, squirty plops, and chubby waistlines. Nobody in the human or pug world wants that. We always want to be summer bod ready and feeling our best!

My Pug Can Eat a Little of That

Everything in moderation. While the following foods are more-or-less safe for your pug, we still say 'just one bite.'

My Pug Probably Shouldn't Eat That

Oops, you drop a couple Cheerios or a slice of ham on the floor and your pug gobbles it up vacuum style before you can react. Don't fret, but try your hardest to avoid the following foods from getting into your pug's mouth.