18 Fruits Dogs Can Eat.

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Gourmet

What do you imagine first when you hear the word “colorful fruits”? You may think of red strawberries or yellow bananas.

I guess most of you reading this page eat some kind of fruits every day.

Fruits are healthy food with full of nutrition such as vitamins so no wonder you want to share fruits with your lovely dog.

Here I’m listing up some fruits dogs can eat and some tips to keep in mind for you.

Loquat

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Dogs can eat Loquat.

Loquat contains a lot of beta-carotene, which is expected to increase the immunity and resistance of the skin and mucous membranes.

Also, it is said that beta-cryptoxanthin in loquat is effective in preventing cell aging and cancer.

However, the seeds have toxicity, so please never give it to your dog.

Strawberry

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Strawberry is also good for dogs.

Strawberry is rich in vitamin C, which is expected to have antioxidant properties.

Your puppy eat it fresh after you remove the hull.

Strawberry contains xylitol, so you need to be careful not to give too much.

Mango

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Mango is one of typical tropical fruits.

In fact, it can be said that mango is also one of dog-friendly fruit.

Mango also contains vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene, which are expected to have antioxidant effects.

It can be expected to keep your dog’s skin healthy.

Don’t forget to remove the seeds and the skin before feeding.

Melon

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A sweet and delicious melon.

Melon is another fruit dogs can eat.

Melon is rich in potassium and beta-carotene.

Remove the skin and cut it into bite-sized pieces, and give it to your pet.

It contains a lot of sugar, so be careful not to give too much.

Watermelon

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Watermelon, a summer tradition, can also be given to dogs.

Our family often have watermelon in summer, so I give it to my dog.

Watermelons are made up of much water, so it is perfect for hydration in summer.

Eating watermelon too much can cause diarrhea, so please be careful not to give too much.

Please remove the seeds for your little one.

Pineapple

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You may be surprised, but pineapple is a fruit that can be given to dogs.

My dog loves pineapples. When I cut pineapples, my cute dog often come close to me lured by sweet smell.

Pineapple is rich in dietary fiber and helps to improve constipation.

Please be careful not to give too much as it can cause diarrhea and indigestion.

Cherry

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You may be surprised, but cherries is also good for dogs to eat.

It contains nutrients such as glucose, potassium, iron, phosphorus, vitamins and beta-carotene.

The seeds and the stem can get stuck in your dog’s throat or cause indigestion, so please remove them before feeding.

Blueberry

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Blueberry is also good for dogs to eat.

Blueberry is rich in antioxidant “anthocyanin”.

However, blueberry is surprisingly high in calories, so when you give it to your dog, you should feed a small amount.

Peach

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You can give peach to your dog.

Since peach contains a lot of water, it can prevent dehydration in summer. Also dietary fiber contained in peach can be expected to improve constipation.

Remove the skin and seeds and feed only flesh of fruit.

Banana

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Banana is also a fruit that dogs can eat.

I often give it to my dog as a snack at home.

Banana is an important nutrient for energy metabolism.

It is also an important energy source for dogs which exercise a lot such as walking and playing.

I recommend that you cut or mash banana to make them easier for dogs to eat.

Peel and remove the banana skin before feeding.

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Japanese pear

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Japanese pear is also a fruit that dogs can eat.

The pear is made up of almost 90% water. This fruit is perfect for dogs to receive hydration.

It also contains vitamins that are good for dogs.

It’s low in calories, so you can give it at ease.

Kiwifruit

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Kiwifruit is also good to give to your lovely puppy.

I feed my dog after meals or with dog food.

Kiwifruit contains a lot of vitamins A, C and E, so it is good for aging care.

In addition, digestive enzymes contained in kiwifruit break down protein and make digestion and absorption efficient.

Persimmon

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Persimmon is another fruit dogs can eat.

It contains a lot of vitamins and dietary fiber, so it seems to be good for dogs to improve constipation and prevent aging.

It also contains a lot of water, so it is effective for hydration.

Persimmon is high in calories, so don’t give it too much.

Also, “seeds” should never be given because it is dangerous if they get stuck in the throat or intestines.

Apple

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Apple is also a fruit that dogs can enjoy to eat.

I sometimes add grated apple to dog foods on top.

Apple is rich in vitamins, polyphenols, potassium, pectin and other nutrients that are said to be good for dogs.

It is said to be good for preventing periodontal disease or aging and improving intestinal environment.

Please remove the skin and seeds.

Grapefruit

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Basically you can feed grapefruit to your dog.

Grapefruit is rich in vitamin C. The calory is not so high.

The grapefruit peel is thick and hard. As it may cause indigestion, please remove it before feeding.

In addition, if your dog is taking medicine, you should be aware that eating grapefruit together may cause side effects.

Mandarin orange

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Japanese often eat mandarin in winter. Dogs can eat it too.

It contains a lot of water and vitamin C, so it is perfect fruit for hydration and vitamin intake.

Please be careful not to feed too much as it may cause diarrhea.

Orange

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Like mandarin orange, orange is good fruit to give to dogs.

Because it contains a lot of sugar, it may cause obesity, so you need to be careful not to give too much.

The outer skin contains toxic substance called psoralen, and the thin skin is hard to digest, so please remove it.

You also need to remove the seeds before feeding!

Lemon

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Sour lemon is also suitable for dogs to eat.

Like mandarin orange and orange, you should peel the skin beforehand.

Conclusion

There are surprisingly many fruits that dogs can eat.

Please give any fruits to your dog after checking if he is allergic to them.

Also, please be careful with the skin and seeds and pay attention to the amount you give.

If your dog has eaten a large amount of fruit while you don’t observe it, it’s better to consult with the vet even if the fruit is acceptable to the dog.

Release date: 2020/02/13, Last updated: 2020/02/28

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