Giving your four-legged fluff table scraps from time to time isn’t a bad idea at all. This way the bond between the owners and the dogs increases and they might just get e few extra nutrients at the side.
Of course, it’s always better to check which human foods are dangerous and which aren’t.
Most dogs really like fruits and will gladly take when offered. We will describe some types of fruits dogs really like and whether they are safe for them or not.
While our blog’s mascot is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, these tips apply for any breed.
Can Dogs Eat Apples?
Apples are not only safe but also very nutritious for dogs. They are stacked with vitamins C and A and provide enough fiber making the food pass smoothly through the digestive system. They are especially recommended for senior dogs due to the low quantity of fat and protein in the fruit. When you offer your dogs apples make sure to peel them and remove the seeds first.
Can Dogs Eat Bananas?
Potassium, fiber, biotin, vitamins, copper, you can find it all in bananas. And yes, they are quite safe when given as a treat and not as a part of the regular diet. Most common issues regarding feeding your dogs bananas are hyperglycemia and constipation, so don’t exaggerate with the quantities.
Can Dogs Eat Grapes?
Grapes, along with raisins are very toxic for dogs and can cause acute kidney failure with lethal outcome. Any breed, sex or age category is sensitive to some of the components found in grapes and every dog owner should avoid this dangerous treat.
Can Dogs Eat Strawberries?
Filled with fiber and vitamin C, strawberries are a good treat for dogs. The dog might also benefit from enzymes that whiten the teeth after consuming this fruit. Due to the high level of sugar in strawberries, they should be given in moderation.
Can Dogs Eat Avocados?
Avocados are one of the fruits that should never be given to dogs. A toxin called persin, mostly found in leaves, skin and the pit of the avocado causes acute episodes of vomiting and diarrhea in dogs. Even though the fleshy inside of the fruit doesn’t have as much persin, it’s still too much to handle.
Can Dogs Eat Blueberries?
Blueberries are considered to be ‘superfruit’ because they are rich in antioxidants. These components are proven to reduce cell damage both in humans and dogs so they are quite helpful in increasing the well-being of the dog. Wild canines are also prone to consuming blueberries when they find them in the forest.
Can Dogs Eat Watermelon?
Watermelon has a lot of potassium, vitamins C, A, B,-6 so it’s quite nutritious for dogs and can be safely given. Owners must remove the seeds and the rind from the watermelon first because they might cause intestinal blockage. It’s especially helpful to feed dogs watermelon during hot weather in order to keep them hydrated.
Can Dogs Eat Oranges?
Oranges serve as a source of fiber, potassium and a lot of vitamin C and according to most experts, they are safe for dogs once peeled. However, due to the citric nature of these fruits, some dogs may suffer from mild digestive upset so they must be used with caution.
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