What Human Food Can a Chihuahua Eat?

Do you have a new chihuahua? Feed it something weird that’s not dog food and you’re wondering if it’s safe? In this article we’ll cover a long slew of foods. By the end you’ll next exactly what they can’t and what human food can a chihuahua eat.

Note, this is a going to a be a long somewhat repetive article. We’re going to cover a lot of human foods. Use the table of contents below to jump to something in particular.

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Table of Contents

Can Chihuahua Eat Apples?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat apples. They can’t eat apple cores or apple seeds. Mainly they can’t eat the core because of the apple seeds. No stems or leaves either.

Can Chihuahua Eat Avocado?

Yes and No. Avocado plant contain an anti-fungal chemical called persin. Though natural, it can be harmful to your dog if they don’t have natural resistance to it. Most dogs are resistant but we wouldn’t take that chance.

According to the American Kennel Club…

Persin is present in the avocado fruit, pits, leaves, and the actual plant, so all of these parts are potentially poisonous to your dog. Most of the persin is concentrated in the leaves, and the skin and pit of the fruit. It is also present in avocado flesh in small amounts. Exactly what amount of persin is lethal isn’t known. In large amounts, it can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and myocardial damage. – AKC

Can Chihuahua Eat Bacon?

Yes if you give it in small amounts and your dog is at a healthy weight.

No if your dog is older or overweight and to prevent weight gain. The high sodium content isn’t good for older dogs. The high fat content isn’t good for overweight dogs.

Can Chihuahua Eat Banana?

Yes, they can eat the banana. No, they can’t eat the peels.

Can Chihuahua Eat Beans?

Yes, dogs can eat plain beans. No to beans that are canned with spices, salt, or artificial ingredients. No to raw beans. No to coffee beans. Finally, some say no to fava beans. That last one is unclear but better to be safe.

Can Chihuahua Eat Beef?

Yes. Like with bacon watch the fat for overweight dogs. Plain cooked beef is better than beef with too much sodium or spices.

Can Chihuahua Eat Blueberries?


Can Chihuahua Eat Bones?

Yes to raw bones as long as they can’t choke on them.

No to cooked bones that could splinter causing your dog to choke or to damage or block their intestines or hurt their digestive system.

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Can Chihuahua Eat Bread?

Yes bread is safe as long as your dog isn’t overweight or has a rare wheat allergy.

Can Chihuahua Eat Broccoli?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat raw or cooked broccoli.

Can Chihuahua Eat Cantaloupe?

Yes, the flesh of cantaloupe are safe for chihuahuas. Do not feed them the rind. The seeds may also be large enough to be a choking hazard so avoid those as well though they are safe to eat.

Can Chihuahua Eat Carrots?

Yes raw and cooked carrots are safe. Chop them into small bits so they don’t cause choking. Also, don’t feed too much. They can potentially block the intestines. You’ll notice that they don’t digest these very well and you’ll see them appear in your chihuahua’s feces. A little as a treat is fine.

Can Chihuahua Eat Cheese?

Yes for normal weight dogs. In very low moderation for overweight dogs.

Can Chihuahua Eat Chicken?

Yes. Again, watch the fat for overweight dogs.

Can Chihuahua Eat Chicken Bones?

No. Chicken bones are mostly cooked and can splinter and cause choking or block the intestines. Uncooked chicken bones are still small and can choke a chihuahua or make them sick from the pathogens on the raw meat.

Can Chihuahua Eat Chocolate?

No. No dog can eat chocolate. Chocolate contains theobromine which is poisonous to dogs.

Can Chihuahua Eat Corn?

Yes, dogs can eat cooked corn off the cob. No, chihuahuas should not eat uncooked dry corn or corn on the cob.

Can Chihuahua Eat Eggs?


Can Chihuahua Eat Fish?


Can Chihuahua Eat Fruit?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat most fruits but not the seeds. Sometimes, like with kiwi they can’t eat the skin. Don’t feed them rinds from watermelon and other similar fruits.

No, chihuahuas can’t eat these fruits:

  • No avocados
  • No cherries
  • No craisins
  • No grapes
  • No raspberries
  • No raisins – these are just dried grapes

Can Chihuahua Eat Grapes?

No, chihuahuas can’t eat grapes or raisins. They can lead to acute kidney failure and death. Grapes and chocolate are on the deadly list.

Can Chihuahua Eat Ham?

Yes and watch the fat for overweight chihuahuas.

Can Chihuahua Eat Hot Dogs?

Yes but in moderation for overweight chihuahuas. The artificial ingredients and preservatives aren’t great but aren’t poisonous.

Can Chihuahua Eat Human Food?

Yes, there’s a lot of human food a chihuahua can eat in moderation. Scan up or down to see the complete list.

Can Chihuahua Eat Ice Cream?

Yes in small amounts for normal weight chihuahuas. No for overweight or old chihuahuas. Note that milk products could cause gas, constipation, or stomach aches for some dogs just like in humans.

Can Chihuahua Eat Jalapeno?

No, chihuahuas should not eat peppers or spices. Note that they aren’t poisonous. They can just cause intestinal upset.

Can Chihuahuas Eat Jelly Beans?

While they aren’t toxic they aren’t healthy. Generally no chihuahuas should not eat jelly beans.

Can Chihuahuas Eat Jicama?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat the flesh of jicama. No, they can’t eat the seeds, skin, or stem/leaves as they contain toxic rotenone.

Can Chihuahuas Eat Lettuce?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat lettuce.

Can Chihuahua Eat Mango?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat mango flesh but not the pit. They should avoid the skin too as it could be a choking hazard.

Can Chihuahua Eat Mushrooms?

Yes, store bought mushrooms like button mushrooms are safe for chihuahuas. Wild mushrooms should be avoided as it’s unclear what are safe and what aren’t safe.

Never let your dog eat a mushroom outside.

Can Chihuahua Eat Nuts?

Macadamia nuts are toxic to chihuahuas and other dogs.

Other nuts are fine in moderation. Again, watch the fat content with overweight chihuahuas. Also, salted nuts are bad for older dogs or dogs with other health issues.

Can Chihuahua Eat Oatmeal?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat oatmeal.

Can Chihuahua Eat Onions?

No chihuahuas should never eat onions, garlic, or any allium plant (onion family). These plants are poisonous to dogs.

Can Chihuahua Eat Oranges?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat oranges but not the seeds or the peel.

Can Chihuahua Eat Papaya?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat papaya but not the seeds or the peel.

Can Chihuahua Eat Peaches?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat peaches but not the pit.

Can Chihuahua Eat Peanut Butter?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat peanut butter. Watch the fat content with overweight dogs.

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Can Chihuahua Eat Peanuts?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat peanuts (and peanut butter) but not the shells. Watch the fat content with overweight dogs. Watch the salt content with older dogs or dogs with health problems.

Can Chihuahua Eat Pears?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat pears but not the seeds.

Can Chihuahua Eat Pineapple?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat pineapple but not the outer rind or the leaves.

Can Chihuahua Eat Popcorn?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat popcorn but not the unpopped kernels.

Can Chihuahua Eat Pork?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat pork. They should eat it cooked. Watch the fat content with overweight dogs.

Can Chihuahuas Eat Quinoa?

Yes, quinoa is safe for chihuahuas.

Can Chihuahua Eat Raw Chicken?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat raw chicken. For puppies it’s better to give them puppy food to ensure they are getting all the nutrition they need for proper growth.

Can Chihuahua Eat Raw Meat?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat raw meat. For puppies it’s better to give them puppy food to ensure they are getting all the nutrition they need for proper growth.

Can Chihuahuas Eat Rib Bones?

No, cooked bones of any type should never be fed to a chihuahua. They can splinter and causing choking or intestinal blockage or damage.

Can Chihuahua Eat Salmon?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat salmon.

Can Chihuahua Eat Sardines?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat sardines.

Can Chihuahua Eat Shrimp?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat shrimp but avoid giving them the tails or shell.

Can Chihuahua Eat Strawberries?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat strawberries.

Can Chihuahua Eat Sweet Potato?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat cooked sweet potato. This is one of the main ingredients in “grain free” dog food. They mix cooked meat with sweet potato.

Can Chihuahua Eat Table Food?

It depends. See human foods in the list above and below that are safe to eat.

Can Chihuahua Eat Tomatoes?

Yes, red ripe tomato flesh is safe for chihuahuas. No, green stems, green tomatoes, or green flesh of tomatoes is not safe for dogs. It has solanine which is toxic to both dogs and humans.

Can Chihuahua Eat Tuna or Tuna Fish?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat cooked tuna. Watch the salt in canned tuna for older dogs.

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Can Chihuahuas Eat Vanilla Ice Cream?

Milk products can cause bloating and gas in some dogs. Vanilla ice cream itself is not toxic to chihuahuas. Be wary of the fat content for overweight dogs.

Can Chihuahua Eat Vegetables?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat most cooked vegetables. See the list above and below for specific vegetables.

No, they should not eat green tomatoes or potatoes which contain toxic solanine.

No they should not eat onions.

No they should not eat raw or large cuts of vegetables that could cause choking.

Can Chihuahuas Eat Watermelon?

Yes, chihuahuas can eat watermelon but not the seeds or the rind.

Can Chihuahua Eat Yogurt?

Milk products are not toxic to dogs but may give them bloating, gas, or intestinal pain.