What fruits can I feed my dog?
Sometimes we just want to share our snacks with our furry friends, but knowing when you can and when you can’t is pivotal for your dog’s health. Some fruits can aid digestion and provide necessary antioxidants to your pup while other can plain out cause tummy trouble. Below are a list of the best fruits for your dog to share with you.
1. Apples- Having potassium, fiber, phytonutrients, flavonoids and vitamin C makes this a high potent treat. So slab on some peanut butter or just cut up part of your apple and share with your pooch. An apple slice is just the right amount! Note: MAKE SURE you do not give your dog the core or the seeds, they contain arsenic which can hurt them
2. Bananas As a good source of carbohydrates and also potassium you can feed your dog about 1 inch
3. Blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries- This wouldn’t top of mind as safe treats for dogs but safe they are! With lots of antioxidants, Omega-3s fiber, Vitamins A, E and K and some manganese these tasty treats can help your dog a lot. You can share 3-4 blackberries, raspberries blueberries as a treat with your dog, but Strawberries just give them one.
4. Cantaloupe -Having, niacin, pantothenic acid and folic acid make these fruits something healthy for your pooch. Additionally with A, B complex, C, plus fiber, beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium, thiamine- it’s a good multivitamin in a sweet form.
5. Cranberries- Are definitely good for your pooch’s urinary system—the help fight off infection, balance the PH in your dog’s system and provide additional nutrients such as Vitamin C and manganese. About 2 tablespoons of boiled cranberries can be safely added to your pup’s meal.
6. Kiwi- Not to be overdone, but about a think of slice of kiwi is a good source of vitamin C, fiber and potassium for your pooch.
7. Pears- About 2 pear cubes is the right size treat for your dog—pears contain phosphorous, potassium, niacin, fiber, folic acid and an array of vitamins (A, B and C)!
8. Watermelon- An amazing source of hydration and a sweet treat for your pup which can also supply the following vitamins A, C, magnesium and potassium! Half a slice of watermelon frozen cubed as a special treat on a hot day or thawed can also work!