Many fruits are good for dogs but some are better than others. Today we will discuss the best fruits for dogs so we can show you what types are recommended as well as the specific benefits for the canine. We’ll also give you the appropriate serving size and how to provide fruit for dogs.
Fruit is an excellent source of antioxidants, fiber, minerals and vitamins. They are great for strengthening their immune system preventing and combating constipation, regulating, intestinal transit and hydration. They are a healthy and refreshing snack especially during warmer seasons.
What fruits can we give to our dogs?
Here we show the most appropriate:
The Apple is one of the best fruits for dogs due to its high nutritional value. It’s rich in vitamin C and minerals such as calcium and potassium, additionally it has important digestive, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties making it beneficial in helping various gastrointestinal issues.
To treat diarrhea it’s good to give some apple without skin however for constipation it’s recommended we leave it on.
80% of a pears composition is water so its caloric intake is very low. It’s a perfect source of fiber and potassium so in addition to promoting intestinal transit can help prevent cardiovascular disease and is suitable for dogs with diabetes.
Banana is rich in potassium, phosphorus, vitamin C and B group vitamins. It is also rich in fiber so it’s perfect to help regulate the intestinal transit of the dog, of course it’s important to take into account that ripe banana has a greater amount of tannins substances that provide an astringent effect and therefore is good for combating diarrhea.
In healthy dogs, an excess of ripe banana can cause constipation.
Strawberries are very rich in antioxidants so they are ideal for maintaining the health of our dog’s skin and preventing cellular oxidation. on the other hand they are highly beneficial for their bones and have diuretic and digestive properties which can improve their intestinal transit.
Blueberries stand out for their high content of antioxidants being one of the best fruits to prevent the occurrence of diseases of a dog’s heart likewise they are rich in vitamin C and fiber. Of course don’t forget to remove the seeds before giving them to your dog as they can be harmful.
These fruits are rich in soluble fiber and therefore favor the regulation of intestinal in our dogs. Additionally their high iron content helps prevent the appearance of anemia they are a powerful natural source of antioxidants and are composed mainly of water so they don’t promote obesity in your dog.
You’ll have to remove both the stone and skin when giving them to your pet.
Also mainly made up of water, small portions of watermelon without seeds can be given to our dog in hot weather. We should give watermelon to our dog in moderation due to its high fructose content.
Santa Claus Melon
This is an excellent source of vitamin A and E in addition to having powerful diuretic and antioxidant as with the rest of these fruits we must remove the seeds and cut into chunks before giving to your dog.
How to give fruits to a dog?
Firstly it’s very important to emphasize that fruit and vegetables should not exceed 20% of dog’s total daily intake. Their diet must be mainly meat and fish so we can offer fruit only in small quantities always thoroughly washed and removing any rind or seeds.
In the case of apple and pear we can leave the skin on as it is not toxic provided it has been thoroughly well clean.
Finally, it’s always good to vary a dog’s diet by rotating the fruit you give them. What do you think about giving fruit to your dog? Is there any day particularly like? If so tell us about it in the comments.
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