What fresh fruit can dogs eat? Only a few of us can resist the pleading look of our dog's eyes while eating something by ourselves; as it turns out, it is better for us to eat fruits instead of snacks, so we should transfer this good habit to our dogs too, of course, in moderate doses. High quantities of fruits, even for humans mean high quantities of sugar. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana Vukasinovic points out a list of fresh fruits you can share with your dog. Be sure to wash all fruits and remove rinds, inedible skins, seeds, and pits before feeding to pets.
What Fresh Fruit can My Dog Eat?
Rich in fiber, vitamins A, and C, the apple is a healthy snack for us and for our four-legged friends.
In addition to the unique smooth texture and sweet taste, bananas containing amino acids, electrolytes, minerals, vitamins B6 and C, potassium, manganese and beneficial fibers. If your dog is active and burns a lot of calories, bring with you a banana for a walk.
Blueberries are completely safe and healthy both for us and for our pet. They contain antioxidants, fiber, and phytochemicals that improve the health of your dog. While it is best to give them in fresh form, you can safely treat the dog and frozen fruits.
Pineapple is full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It contains bromelain, an enzyme that makes it easier for dogs to absorb proteins.
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Strawberries also containing large amounts of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C. strawberries and even include an enzyme that may whiten teeth your pet. However, you should not give your dog large amounts of this fruit, because too much sugar in strawberries can harm your pet.
In addition to containing a few calories, watermelon is rich in vitamins A and C, potassium, and magnesium.
Also good for your dog, but in small doses (because of sugar content):
Warning: Steer clear of grapes and raisins and other easily fermenting fruits.
List of fruits dogs can eat
About the Author
DVM Ivana Vukasinovic is a veterinarian in Belgrade, capital city of Serbia.
She received her B.S from University of Belgrade in 2012, and her master’s degree from Veterinary University, Belgrade.
Before eventually becoming director of Vetanima Doo, company that sells animal food, medicine and supplements, she have worked in many different fields of sales.
After finishing college, she started working as sales person in biggest Serbian bookshop chain, and being passionate about books, she had reached the position of publisher.
After leaving this field, she started working as a veterinary commercialist, and then landing a job as veterinarian at veterinary pharmacy, in the same company in which she is now acting as director.
When she is not working, she is either glued to some fantasy book or cooking for friends. She currently resides in Belgrade with her cat Mile.