All dogs need a balanced diet and are you aware that fruits such as mangoes, oranges, and bananas can boost your dog’s metabolism? Whether you are trying to reduce your pet’s weight or waiting to try something healthy, FRUITS ARE THE BEST.
Some fruits we eat are toxic to dogs and figure it out yourself on What Fruits Are Safe For Your Dog.
After you answer every single question, we will let you know why a certain fruit is good or bad for dogs. So please read through & follow links, if any, to fully understand the benefits or side effects of the fruit.
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Some of the fruit varieties a dog can consume in moderation:
- Watermelon – Feed them without the seed and rind. It contains potassium, vitamins- c, B-6, A as well. With 92 percent water content, it is the best way to keep your dog hydrated.
- Tomatoes – No, it is better to skip the tomatoes. Ripe tomatoes are considered good for the dogs while unripe ones contain more quantity of solanine, which can make a dog sick. To be on a safe side, completely avoid feeding your dog with tomato fruit.
- Strawberries – Yes, only in moderation. They have the ability to whiten your dog’s teeth because of a special enzyme and they have high sugar content too.
- Raspberries – Dogs love to eat raspberries. Raspberries contain vitamin C, manganese, and are high in fiber. They contain low levels of calories and sugar. For senior dogs, the anti-inflammatory properties found in raspberries can help to control pressure and pain in joints. Xylitol, a toxic chemical present in raspberries acts as a deterrent preventing huge consumption of this fruit.
- Pineapple – Yes, this fruit contains bromelain which enables the dogs to absorb proteins in a better manner. The prickly skin has to be removed first before feeding the dogs with small pieces of pineapple. It contains fiber, minerals, and vitamins in large quantities.
- Peaches – Yes, but the pit has to be completely removed before feeding the dog. Pits contain a poisonous ingredient known as cyanide, which is toxic in nature. Cut-up peaches act as a great source of vitamin A and fiber and can also help in fighting infections. Canned peaches contain abnormal amounts of sugar content, so avoid them.
- Pears – Yes and feed them after completely removing the seeds and pit first. It contains rich amounts of fiber, vitamin K and C, and copper. Pears also help to cut the risk of suffering from a stroke by 50%. Cut them into small size chunks for convenience.
- Oranges – Yes. Oranges contain fiber, potassium, and vitamin C and dogs love to eat them. Vets recommend only the inside portion of the oranges and not the outer skin which might rough their digestive system.
- Mango – Yes, they contain vitamins such as E, C, B6, and A. Other than that they are a good source of alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and potassium. Don’t forget to remove the pit before feeding your dog with mangoes.
- Grapes – No, raisins and grapes contain chemicals that are highly toxic for dogs irrespective of their age, sex and breed. It can also cause severe kidney failure disorders.
Other than this a dog can eat cranberries, blueberries, bananas, and apples (no seeds and core).