Which Fruits Dogs Can And Cannot Eat? | Dogalize
We all know that fruit is good and beneficial, but what about dogs? Maybe you don’t know, but your dog will love fruit and will have the same benefits as humans: aids in digestion, antioxidants, immunity boosts, better eye sight, healthier skin and hair. Here are 13 fruits good for your dog, to add in his meal or to give him as a treat.
Apples: Source for potassium, fiber, phytonutrients, flavonoids, vitamin C. Note: Do not give dogs the core or the seeds, which contain arsenic.
Bananas: Source of potassium and carbohydrates (1 inch is a good size treat).
Blackberries: Source of antioxidants, polyphenols, tannin, fiber, manganese, folate, omega-3. High in vitamins C, K, A and E.
Blueberries: Source of antioxidants, selenium, zinc and iron. High in vitamins C, E, A and B complex.
Cantaloupe: Source for vitamins A, B complex, C, plus fiber, beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium, thiamine, niacin, pantothenic acid and folic acid (1 inch of cantaloupe wedge is a good size treat).
Cranberries: Source for vitamin C, fiber and manganese. Helps fight against urinary tract infections, plus balances acid-base in dog’s body.
Kiwis: Source of fiber, potassium and high in vitamin C. (A half a slice or one slice of kiwiis a good size treat.)
Oranges: Source for fiber, potassium, calcium, folic acid, iron, flavonoids, phytonutrients, vitamins A, C, B1 and B6. (Half of a segment is a good size treat. May cause stomach upset if fed in too big a portion. Remove the rind and any seeds).
Pears: Source for fiber, folic acid, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, copper, pectin and vitamins A, C, E, B1 and B2. (1 or 2 pearcubes is a good size treat).
Pumpkin: Source for fiber, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, zinc, iron, potassium and Vitamin A. It’s great for your dog digestive health. You can also give your dog pumpkin seeds unsalted and roasted.
Raspberries: Source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, potassium, manganese, copper, iron, magnesium. Rich in vitamin C, K and B-complex.
Strawberries: Source for fiber, potassium, magnesium, iodine, folic acid, omega-3 fats, vitamins C, K, B1 and B6.
Watermelon: Source of vitamins C and A, potassium, magnesium and water. Do not feed your dog the seeds or rind. (1 to 3 pieces of 1-inch watermelon wedge is a good size treat.)
Although most fruit is good for dogs, there are some fruits that aren’t. Here’s a list:
Grapes or Raisins: They have caused many cases of poisoning when ingested by dogs.
Avocados: They could cause gastrointestinal irritation.
Figs: Figs may cause allergic reactions in some dogs. Also, Ficus tree may cause skin inflammation if your dog comes into contact with it or diarrhea and vomiting if your dog ingests parts of it.
Orange and Lemon Trees: These plants are toxic to dogs, cats and horses due to its psoralens and essential oils. You don’t want your pet to ingest the seeds, peel, leaves or stem of these trees. Symptoms of poisoning are depression, diarrhea and vomiting.
Coconut: Iit does contain tryglicerides that may cause bloating and discomfort.