Most PetParents live with dogs who almost always have food ‘on the radar’. Our dogs love their food, treats, and of course- human food as well. Certain people foods are terrible for pets, and should always be avoided. Others are bad for our dogs, but not dangerous. Bits of meat, fruits and veggies though? They can all make a healthy and tasty option for your pup. Many dogs like bits or nibbles of fruit as a tasty snack. Below are some of the best fruits that are safe to share with your dog.
Banana- This is one fruit that nearly all households will have in stock. Your dog will benefit from the potassium, antioxidants and fiber provided by the banana. If they don’t care for them fresh- try dehydrated bananas or a frozen banana kong.
Cantaloupe– Simply remove all seeds before serving bits to your dog. Frozen cantalope pupsicles could be the next wild summer treat! The fiber antioxidants, and Vitamin C are all beneficial components of cantalope.
Blueberries– many dogs adore blueberries. If not fresh, then frozen. It’s quite humorous to watch a dog work to eat the globular little fruits as well!
Apples– Apples are an excellent canine-friendly treat. Most dogs love them fresh or dried. Ensure you remove the seeds from the apple as they are toxic.
Watermelon– Similar to cantaloupe, remove all the seeds & don’t feed your dog the rind. Serve fresh or frozen as a pupsicle. Watermelon is a ‘first fruit’ for many dogs.
Pineapple– High in vitamin C and fiber, pineapple does have the disadvantage of being high in sugar.
*As with all dietary changes, PetParent advises you speak with your Vet before making any changes to your dogs diet.