What Human Food Can Jack Russells Eat?

What Human Food Can Jack Russells Eat?

I have 3 Jack Russells at home and they are very spoiled. My fault. I like to mix things up as far as their food is concerned, and I try my best not to give them the same food over and over again. This means that I will sometimes take food that I normally eat, and prepare it for them.

Sometimes this works out well because I can prepare one type of meal and they can eat the same food as me.

But what human food can Jack Russells eat?

Join me as I take a detailed look.

What Human Food Can Jack Russells Eat?

There are many types of human food that Jack Russells can eat, and this includes various types of meat, fish, poultry, vegetables, and fruit. Let’s have a look at the food that your Jack Russell can eat, and how it can benefit your pup.


Meat Benefit
Cooked Beef Helps with the production of red blood cells.
Cooked Chicken Contains a lot of protein and healthy fats, and it is great for keeping your dog’s weight under control.
Cooked Turkey Has a lot of vitamins and minerals, and it is an alternative meat source if your dog is allergic to beef or chicken.


Vegetable Benefit
Carrots Great for skin and coat.
Sweet Potatoes Regulates blood sugar levels and improving vision health.
Green Beans A good source of fiber and antioxidants.
Pumpkin Promotes the production of melanin in your dog’s skin.
Broccoli Helps to improve your dog’s digestive health.
Cauliflower Can prevent cancerous cells from developing in your dog’s body.
Green Peas Helps to treat urinary tract infections in dogs because they contain many antioxidants.
Spinach Protects against many types of cancer because of its high concentrations of vitamin C.
Lettuce Can help your dog fight cancer cells by keeping his body free of toxins.
Cucumber Contains antioxidants that help fight free radicals in your dog’s body.
Brussels Sprouts Can help prevent digestive problems from developing.


Fish Benefit
Salmon Is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and protein.
Tuna Rich in omega-3s and other vitamins and minerals.
Mackerel Can decrease blood clotting.
Herring Packed with essential fatty acids and other nutrients.
Sardines Contain a lot of vitamin B12.


Fruit Benefit
Bananas Contain lots of potassium and other minerals.
Apples Contain a lot of fiber which is great for your dog’s digestion.
Blueberries Contain antioxidants which are great for the immune system and metabolism.
Strawberries Contain antioxidants and are a good source of vitamin C.
Pears Contain fiber, vitamins A, B, C, and E, and antioxidants which are all great for a dog’s health.
Mangos Contain a lot of vitamin A which is good for the skin and immune system.
Watermelon Contains a lot of water and fiber which are both great for the digestive tract.
Coconut Contains lots of fiber and antioxidants.
Cantaloupe Can actually help relieve constipation for dogs that are having problems with that.


Name Benefit
Wheat Germ Great source of protein, along with small amounts of carbohydrates and fats.
Honey Can help address seasonal allergies and sweeten your dog’s breath.
Peanut Butter Contains lots of protein, vitamins, and healthy fats, and is a good dog snack if fed in moderation.
Corn Oil A good source of fat for your Jack Russel Terrier.
White Rice Provide your dog with all the essential vitamins and minerals he needs to stay healthy.
Cheese Rich in calcium, which will help them keep their bones strong.

What Human Food Can Jack Russells NOT Eat?

On the other side of the spectrum, these are the types of food you should avoid giving to your Jack Russell.

Grapes and Raisins
Macadamia Nuts
Dried Fruit
Rhubarb Leaves


As you can see, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to feeding human food to your Jack Russell. As I mentioned earlier, I try to mix things up when it comes to feeding my Jack Russells and I try not to give them the same food every day.

Also please take care not to feed your pup the foods listed under human food that Jack Russells can not eat. Some of the items listed can be very dangerous to your dog, and you should seek the help of a vet if your dog has eaten it. And, always make sure that your furry friend is given a nutritional diet so that he can live a long happy life.


  • Jan Pretorius

    Meet Jan Pretorius, the passionate dog lover and proud owner of the popular canine haven, JackRussellTerrierDog.com. Born and raised in a small town known for its love of animals, Jan’s journey into the world of dogs began at a young age, fueled by an innate connection with our four-legged companions.