Fruit is not only beneficial to us humans, some different types of fruit are great for your dog too. Fruits can help to strengthen a dog’s immune system, aid their digestion and even also reduce inflammation. We take a look at six of the best fruits that dogs can eat and why?
Apples are a great source of Vitamin A and C and fibre. You have to make sure to only feed your dog apples pieces and never feed them any apple seeds as they contain cyanide. Also, the core of an apple is a choking hazard so it is best to only feed them bite size pieces.
Packed with potassium, fibre and vitamins bananas can help with your dog’s digestion and also are good for their heart and muscles. Due to their high sugar content, bananas should be given to your dog as an occasional treat.
Are a superfood packed with antioxidants and contain Vitamin C and K, calcium, zinc, iron and magnesium. They are known to prevent cell damage and potentially fight against cancer. Blueberries are a great bite size treat for your pooch.
Are a great source of Vitamin A and, B and C and can strengthen the immune system and your dog’s vision. As they are high in sugar, cantaloupes should only be given to your dog in moderation, with all seeds and outer skin removed.
Watermelons are so high in water content that they can help keep your dog hydrated during hot summer days. Watermelons are packed full of Vitamin A, B6 and C along with potassium which promote strong muscles. It is important to remove any seeds and rind before giving this tasty treat to your dog.
This fruit is packed with vitamins, folate and zinc which are great for your dog’s digestion and immune system. Pineapple also contains an enzyme which can help your dog absorb proteins. As they are very sweet this treat should only be given in moderation, peeled and cut into bite size pieces.
It is important to remember that not all fruit is good for dogs and some can actually cause serious harm to them. Be sure to always check with your vet on which fruits are safe for your dog to eat.
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