Fruits and Veggies for Pets

Whether you’re looking to slim down your pet’s waistline or are just looking for healthy alternatives to commercial pet treats, we’ve got a great list for you! Did you know that many of the fruits and vegetables you eat can also be given as treats to your pet? Just cut up pea-sized pieces for a healthful, low-calorie snack.

Adding New Foods to Pet Diet Introducing new foods into your pet’s diet may cause upset stomach issues such as vomiting or diarrhea. Be cautious by introducing only one new fruit or vegetable at a time so that you can be aware of any health changes.

Fruit- Be sure to wash all fruits and remove rinds, inedible skins, seeds, and pits before feeding to pets.

Feed-Apple, Apricot, Banana, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Mango, Oranges, Pear, Pineapple, Raspberries, Strawberries, Watermelon.

Never Feed–  Grapes and raisins can cause kidney damage for cats and dogs, so avoid feeding these entirely. Citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and grapefruit as well as persimmons can cause upset stomach.

Vegetables- Consider steaming or boiling cruciferous veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage, as they are much easier to digest when they are cooked.

Feed-Asparagus, Bell peppers (red, green, yellow), Broccoli ,Cabbage, Carrots ,Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Green beans, Lettuce, Pumpkin, Spinach, Sweet potato, Spinach

Never Feed your pet onions or garlic as they are toxic in all forms: cooked, raw, and even onion powder. These cause damage to the red blood cells, ultimately causing them to burst. Rhubarb and wild mushrooms also contain toxins. We suggest avoiding corn as it is a common allergen among pets.

Featured Dog- Dayzee 

 Dayzee is a 9 month old yellow Labrador blend. She is a good girl who is good around everyone she has met at the shelter. She loves to play with toys and will entertain herself by throwing toys in the air and catching them. She is doing well on her leash training. We were told she is house trained. she knows sit and is working on her other commands. She wants to please and watches to see what you want her to do. 

Other available dogs 

Hoss is a 5 month old Labrador shepherd blend. He will be a very big dog. All puppy energy. 

Featured cat- Paris 

Owner could no longer keep Paris. She is approx 4-5 years old. Owner stated cat was mostly indoors but did go outside using a doggie door. She is friendly although a bit shy due to change in her lifestyle. Easily handled. Paris never stops purring.

All animals will be spayed or neutered prior to leaving shelter and receive 1 year rabies vaccination and city license. Ages are approximate.

The City of Mesquite Animal Shelter located at 795 Hardy Way is open for adoptions from 11am until 1 pm, Monday through Saturday, Sunday 1pm -3pm. Please call 702-346-7415 during these hours to speak to the front desk. Animal Control may be reached by phone or voicemail at 702-346-5268 

The animals submitted to the media may have changed so please visit our Petfinder website for a current listing and more detailed information on the animals.

Please also check our Facebook pages for lost and found animals along with pet information.  and