What Are the Different Fruits Dogs Can Eat?

It is your responsibility as a fur parent to know about fruits dogs can eat. Doing so will allow your dogs to live healthily for the longest time possible.

Being a dog owner can improve your life in a lot of ways. When you start to care for a canine, you’ll get sick less often, become resistant to allergies, and have better heart health. Being a dog owner also allows you to get more exercise and become less stressed at work.

While looking after a dog can be very beneficial on your part, it also requires responsibility. For you to continually enjoy the company of your furbaby, you have to pay attention to the food you give to them. It is your responsibility as a fur parent to know about fruits dogs can eat and cannot eat. This information will not only make it very easy for you to feed them, but it will also allow your dogs to live healthily for the longest time possible.

Listed below are some of the fruits that dogs can actually eat:

 

Apple

The maxim, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away,” remains true when it comes to your dogs. This fruit is a healthy snack for your furbabies because it contains high amounts of fiber, but is low in fat. Apples are also packed with vitamins A and C, thus letting your furry friends consume this fruit can eventually help maintain their healthy tissues and bones.

When feeding your dogs with apples, make sure that you remove the core first. Depending on the age of your dogs, you might also consider slicing the fruit to smaller pieces for easy digestion.

 Apricot

Apricot is a favorite among humans, but are you aware that your dogs can also enjoy the fruit?  The compounds that contribute to apricot’s fleshy appearance are one of the reasons why this fruit is a great snack for dogs. Apricots are also full of beta-carotene and potassium, which reduce your dogs’ risk of cancer.

Just like when you’re serving carrots, the leaves, pit, and steam of the apricot should also be removed before giving it to your dogs.

Banana

As long as given in moderation, bananas can be an ideal sweet treat for your dogs. This fruit is rich in potassium which works by supporting and improving the kidney and heart functions of your dogs. However, bananas are high in carbohydrates and sugar, which is why you should give this fruit to your dog sparingly.

Blueberry

As dogs age, their bodily functions will also deteriorate. This is one of the most obvious reasons why senior dogs are no longer as active as before. If you’re caring for one, add blueberries to their diet as this fruit is packed with antioxidants that can prevent cell and tissue damage due to aging.

Because of its vitamin C and fiber content, blueberries can also lessen the risk of your dogs developing urinary tract infections. Over time, this fruit can also help in improving the night vision of your senior dogs.

 Cantaloupe

As long as the skin and seeds are removed, cantaloupes can be a healthy snack for your dogs. This fruit contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals that can help your dogs fight off any inflammatory issues in their bodies. Cantaloupes also contain high levels of vitamin C, which can significantly improve the immune system of your pets.

 Cranberry

Urinary tract infections can cause severe pain and discomfort to your dogs. Since dogs can’t directly communicate how they feel, it’ll be challenging for pet owners like you to determine if they are currently experiencing symptoms.

If you don’t want to take chances, consider adding cranberries to their diet. This fruit is an excellent source of manganese, fiber, and vitamin C. All of these can help manage the pain associated with urinary tract infections, allowing your dogs to function and feel better again.

 Mango

Mango is known for its high fiber content. This nutrient can effectively improve the digestive functions of your dogs. However, it is important to note that giving them too much of this fruit in one seating can upset their stomach. Having said that, make sure that you remove the hard middle pit of mangoes and only give small bite sizes to your dogs.

 Orange

The bodies of dogs and human beings are similar. Just like you, your dogs also require a strong immune system so they will be safe from common illnesses and diseases. Aside from making sure that they get adequate exercise, letting your dogs eat oranges will make it very easy for you to achieve this goal.

This fruit contains high levels of vitamin C and nutrients that can flush out toxins from your dogs’ bodies, all while boosting the functions of their immune system.

 See The Vet

Although fruits are generally healthy, you should always consult a vet before giving any to your pets. This is especially important if your dogs have an existing health condition or allergy. Letting them eat fruits without the vet’s approval can put their health and safety at risk.

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