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 your dog can eat them in moderation but do not feed him with canned strawberries or strawberry syrup.
Learn in this article why strawberries are safe for your dog.
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Can Dogs Eat Strawberries?
BENEFITS OF STRAWBERRIES FOR DOGS
- Strawberries have some nutrients that are good for your dogs. They are fat-free and high in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants.
- Strawberries also are a good source of Omega-3.
- Though berries are not essential to the dog’s diet, 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 one 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 berries and remove the stem. Then, cut the berries into small pieces 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 DOD CAN EAT
There are other fruits your dog can eat. Keep an eye out for the pits, seeds, and digestive distress.
Here is a list of safe fruits for your dog.
- Apples and pears (remove the core and seeds)
- Apricot (remove the pit, and stem)
- Cantaloupe (remove the seeds)
- Mango (without the seeds)
- Orange (remove the seeds)
FRUITS TO AVOID
Fruits you can’t give your dog include:
- Unripe tomatoes