Can My Puppy Eat Strawberries?

October 23, 2014

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All puppy lovers know chocolate is highly dangerous to dogs and grapes can be quite toxic to some dogs, but what majority of dog owners don’t know is that some fruits, like strawberries, are actually pretty healthy for dogs.

However, there are certain things to take into consideration before including strawberries in your pooch’s diet.

Moderation is the Key

It is important to know that strawberries are packed with vitamins and minerals which are healthy for your dog, but they are also abundant in natural sugar that can be too much for his sensitive tummy.

Think of them as a treat and serve in moderation. A whole bowl of these delicious treats can upset his stomach.

In case you grow your own strawberries, it is essential to find a way to control the amount your puppy eats.

Puppies are curious by nature and when they find something intriguing like strawberries in your garden, it will be difficult to keep them out of the area. It will most definitely take time, patience, training or maybe even fencing.

Other Safe Fruits

Fresh fruits and vegetables are healthy for your ball of fur, but they generally should not make up more than 10 percent of your puppies daily diet.

Other safe fruits to consider are bananas, blueberries, dates, figs, lemons, oranges and pears. Fruits like apples, plums, peaches and apricots are safe, but it is their seeds and pits that are toxic. Cut the fruit into bite-size before serving them to your pup.

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