If you're thinking of introducing your dog to fruits, you'll need to be aware of what you can & can’t give your dog. There are many things to be aware of before letting your dog have fruits.
Can dogs have fruits? In general yes but it depends on the fruit. Even if a fruit itself isn't bad for them, it doesn't mean that parts of it aren't toxic.
To find out what fruits can dogs eat and not eat keep reading:
What Fruits Can Dogs Eat?
Yes, they're high in fiber and low in fat making them great doggy snacks. Remove apple seeds before serving as they contain cyanide, a substance toxic to dogs. Skin and flesh are safe for dogs to eat.
Although high in potassium and carbohydrates they are also high in sugar. Too much sugar isn't good for dogs, however, bananas in moderation are alright.
All berries are a good source of antioxidants. Blueberries are a great source of vitamin B6 and B9.
Yes, they're rich in potassium and magnesium.
These are sweet without being high in calories making them great fruits for dogs on weight management.
Yes, these are safe with vitamin C and fiber but be careful to remove the pips before serving them.
Yes, just remove the stone.
Don’t serve whole, remove the stone.
They’re good in moderation because of their high sugar content. Remove the pit before serving.
Yes, they’re ok. Seeds can be a choking hazard.
Remember to remove the pit.
Yes, raw pineapple in moderation is good for dogs.
What Foods Can Dogs Not Eat?
- Citrus Fruits
Oranges, Lemons, Clementines, and Tangerines aren’t toxic if ingested in small amounts. However, citric acid and natural sugars can be bad in large amounts. The peel is difficult for dogs to digest and can cause intestinal blockages.
Grapes will top the list when asked, “What fruit can’t dogs eat?” They’re toxic for dogs and can cause severe kidney failure.
Also, it is toxic for dogs.
While small amounts won’t kill your dog, it’s toxic for your dog and is best avoided.
- Dried Fruits
Sugar, even natural sugar, isn't good for dogs. While they can get away with small amounts of it in fruits the concentration increases in dried fruits. Experts also say some chemical compounds in dried fruits can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, and even kidney failure.
- Hedgerow Berries
Berries like Rowan, Holly, Juniper, Elderberries, etc. are poisonous for dogs. Others aren’t necessarily poisonous but can lead to vomiting and diarrhea. It’s best to avoid all hedgerow berries altogether for this purpose.
Now that you know what fruits dogs can eat safely, just make sure to introduce it gradually. It can be a great special occasion treat for them.
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