Top 10: What Fruits Can Dogs Eat?
What fruits can dogs eat? Here’s our top 10 list.
You don’t want to feed your dog table scraps, but there are some human foods you can give you dog, guilt-free. These are foods that are healthy for them and will have your pooch begging for more. It’s a sweet treat that’s good to eat. Yep – we’re talking about fruit. But what fruits can dogs eat? These are nature’s desserts you’ll happily give your dog. (Photo credit: ©iStock.com/SVM)
Apples: An apple a day keeps the vet away! Okay, that’s not how the saying goes, but apples are a good source of potassium, fiber, phytonutrients and vitamin C. Be sure not to give your dog the apple core or the seeds, as they contain arsenic. (Photo credit: James Cridland/Flickr)
Blueberries: I like to throw blueberries into my treat recipes – Oscar loves them! Just two or three a day will do the trick and provide plenty of antioxidants, selenium, zinc and iron, as well as vitamins C, E, A and B complex. (Photo credit: Jeff Kubina/Wikimedia)
Strawberries: Strawberries are berry delicious, even for dogs. You don’t want to overdo it – one berry should be a good treat for your pooch. And each one is packed with fiber, potassium, magnesium, folic acid, omega-3 fats, and vitamins C, K, B1 and B6. (Photo credit: Sharon Mollerus/Wikimedia)
Watermelon: What better treat for a hot summer day – Oscar can’t get enough of them. He sits next to my dad and they share a slice. Just make sure they are seedless, as you don’t want your dog to choke on the seeds. You’ll be happy to know that watermelon is a good source of vitamins C and A, potassium, magnesium and water. (Photo credit: Steve Evans/Wikimedia)
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Cranberries: I can’t say I’ve given any cranberries to Oscar, but knowing how good they are for people, I’m happy to hear about the health benefits for dogs as well. If your dog is prone to urinary tract infections, you’ll want to add cranberries to his diet. As well, they are a source for vitamin C, fiber and manganese. (Photo credit: Cjboffoli/Wikimedia)
Banana: Dogs go bananas for bananas. Mash about an inch of banana into your dog’s food for his daily treat and a daily dose of potassium and carbohydrates. (Photo credit: Steve Hopson)
Cantaloupe: Perfect for Sunday brunch, cantaloupe is also safe for your dog to dine on. As part of a healthy brunch, cantaloupe offers vitamins A, B complex, C, plus fiber, beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium, and folic acid.
Kiwi: Cute and fuzzy, you’ll have to peel this little fruit before your dog can dig into its deliciousness. Just a half slice is enough for your dog to benefit from its fiber, potassium and vitamin C properties. (Photo credit: André Karwath/Wikimedia)
Pear: Such an elegant fruit – who knew that it was so versatile? Share a pear with your dog knowing that he’ll be getting fiber, folic acid, potassium, pectin and vitamins A, C, E, B1 and B2 out of this sweet treat.
Raspberries: So little and yet, so yummy. With just three or four in his bowl, your dog will be enjoying a source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, potassium, iron, magnesium, vitamin C, K and B-complex. (Photo credit: Dwight Sipler/Wikipedia)