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

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- Layla

Layla did have a family but through circumstances she had to come to the shelter.. she is a little shy at first but she is a great dog. She loves everyone, enjoys being close to people and is great on a leash. We were told she is house trained and gets along with other dogs. Layla has scars on her back from an old injury.

Other available dogs

Red- Female red heeler. Nice friendly dog. Needs a diet and exercise program.

Teddy-Terrier/spaniel. Looks like a miniature golden retriever . Friendly

Featured cat- Mr. Whiskers

Owner turned him over to shelter due to move.  This is such a wonderful cat we don’t understand why he is still with us. He is no problem to care for. He loves people, being brushed and just relaxing in the cat room. He likes to drink from the faucet. Perfect companion for someone wanting company and a friend. He has been here for a very long time and deserves a loving home.

Other available cats

Paris- Special diet. She needs a home. Not a cuddle cat.

Laurel and Lilly- Black and white kittens. sisters. Can be adopted now and go to home after their spay surgery. They are very very social and love people and other cats.

Katy- Shy but loves being brushed and sitting on your lap 2 yrs old Quiet and calm

Sissy- Beautiful colors. Shy but loves being with people. Quiet and calm. Katys daughter. 1 year old

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