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Can Dogs Eat Tomatoes Safely?

Can I give tomatoes to my dog?

If you can relate to this dilemma, you are in the right place.

Read through to find out. 

Can tomatoes hurt my dog?

Yes. Unripe tomatoes, stems, and leaves contain solanine that can upset your dog’s stomach.

What happens when a dog eats tomatoes?

If ripe tomatoes are consumed in small quantities, your dog will be okay. However, in large amounts, they may have gastrointestinal issues.

Can my dog eat raw tomatoes?

Yes, ripe, raw tomatoes, when given in moderation, are harmless to dogs.

Can dogs have cooked tomatoes?

Yes, cooked tomatoes are safe as long as they don’t contain other additives unsuitable for dogs.

Can dogs eat cherry tomatoes?

Yes, the red part of cherry tomatoes is okay for dogs to consume.

Can dogs eat red tomatoes?

Yes, red tomatoes do not have significant amounts of solanine; hence dogs can safely eat them.

Can Dogs Eat Tomato sauce?

Tomato sauce may contain additional ingredients unsuitable for dogs hence not recommended.

Signs of tomato poisoning in dogs

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy
  • Abdominal pain

How do you treat tomato poisoning in dogs?

  • You can induce vomiting to rid the dog of tomato toxins
  • In case of diarrhea, fluid therapy can be applied 

Can you put tomato sauce in dog food?

No. It’s not recommended.

Can dogs be allergic to tomatoes?

Yes, some dogs may show allergic reactions to tomatoes.

Can tomato plants hurt dogs?

Yes.  Tomato plants contain higher amounts of solanine hence toxic.


Ripe tomatoes are harmless to dogs if given in moderation. However, the leaves, stems, and the tomato plant itself is toxic.

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Michael Brady

Michael is an animal-lover who specializes in marketing. He started running Dog Food Care with his mother, Sarah, after leaving his office job. Michael gained enough flexibility in his schedule to be able to adopt a dog of his own and welcomed Emmie the dachshund into his home in 2020.