Can Dogs Eat Fruit?

A common question among pet owners, is if dogs can eat fruit? Just as important it is for humans to eat fruit, dogs can benefit from the vitamins and nutrients in fruit as well. However, in almost all fruit, always make sure to remove the pits and seeds, as they can be poisonous to your dog or make them choke. Secondly, not all fruit are safe for dogs.

Let’s break down some of the good fruits and bad fruits that you may be thinking about feeding to your pet.

Fruits Your Dog CAN Eat

Giving your dog the right fruits can be an excellent ay to reward them with a treat, while being healthy at the same time. Below is a list of fruits that are fine you give to your dog.

  • Apple Slices (remove seeds)
  • Bananas (best in small slices)
  • Oranges (remove seeds)
  • Watermelon (seedless)
  • Berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries are all good)
  • Cantaloupe (remove outer shell and seeds)

Fruits Your Dog CAN NOT Eat

There is also a handful of fruits that should not be fed to your dog. As easy as it may be for you to pass along a handful or peice of fruit to your pet, think about the long term affects and possibly poisoning your dog.

  • Avacado (contains persin, which is toxic to dogs)
  • Grapes (can cause depression and kidney failure)
  • Raisins (can cause depression and kidney failure)
  • Peaches (very dangerous and poisonous pit/seeds)
  • Plums (very dangerous and poisonous pit/seeds)

You should have a good idea on what fruits are now good for your dog, and which to stay away from. If you are unsure what other fruits might be good or bad for your pet, always make sure to remove any seeds and stems, and only feed in small amounts.

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