Berries are healthy snacks for humans. But can dogs eat strawberries too?
The good news is dogs can eat strawberries.
Berries are safe for dogs, and they can eat them in moderation, however, avoid feeding your dog with canned strawberries or strawberry syrup.
Take a look at this article to learn why strawberries are safe for your dog.
Can Dogs Eat Strawberries?
Benefits of Strawberries for Dogs
Strawberries have some nutrients that are good for your dogs. They are fat-free, high in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. They also are a good source of Omega-3.
Berries are not essential to dog’s diet; however, they are a healthier snack option.
How to introduce strawberries to your dog for the first time?
- Try to give the strawberries as frozen treats
- Feed your dog with a single berry at a time, to see his reaction
- Blend the strawberries with his food
How to give your dog strawberries?
First, wash and clean the strawberries, and remove the stem. Then, cut the strawberries into small piece to avoid choking hazards. For smaller dogs, make a puree and blend them with their food.
What type of strawberries you must avoid?
- Don’t give your dog canned strawberries. They are high in sugar, and may have artificial sweetener such as xylitol that can be dangerous for dogs.
- Skip the chocolate-covered strawberries, since chocolate is toxic to dogs.
Other Fruits your dog can eat
There are other fruits your dog can eat. Keep an eye out with the pits, seeds and also with digestive distress.
Here is a list with other safe fruits for your dog.
- Apples and pears (take off the core and seeds)
- Apricot (remove the pit, and stem)
- Cantaloupe (take off the seed and core)
- Mango (remove the core and seed)
- Orange (remove the core and seeds)
Fruits to Avoid
Fruits you can’t give your dog include
- Unripe tomatoes
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