What Fruits Can Dogs Eat? You might know that grapes and raisins are toxic to dogs; here’s a rundown of other popular fruits that are safe . . . and dangerous . . . to your dog.
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Can dogs eat strawberries?
Yes. You should probably remove the leaves and any stem that remains on top of the strawberry.
Can dogs eat blueberries?
Yes again! I wouldn’t recommend giving your dog a whole bowl of them, but a few here and there are more than acceptable, as long as the dog likes them!
Can dogs eat raspberries?
Another yes, with the same conditions. Dogs aren’t accustomed to the sugar content even of normal, non-canned fruits, so as long as it’s a special treat and not the entire meal, these berries are okay by dogs. Let’s look now at a few fruits that are from a bit further afield than these grocery store staples.
Can dogs eat pineapple?
Yes, pineapples are fine for dogs, provided, of course, you’ve removed the prickly outer husk of this island favorite.
Can dogs eat mango?
Mango is one of those fruits with a pit large enough to cause digestive blockages and with toxic contents. Peel the thick mango skin and remove the pit, and your dog may enjoy a bit of tender mango flesh.
Can dogs eat coconut?
Both the coconut meat and milk are all right for dogs, as long as they don’t have too much of either.
Does your dog eat fruit?
One caveat, of course, even for the fruits that are safe for dogs, is everything in moderation. In John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath, one thing that still sticks in my mind is that eating too much fruit — in the absence of other foods during the Great Depression — often gave characters recurring bouts of “the skitters.”
Does your dog eat fruit? What fruits do your dogs seem to enjoy the most, if any? Are there fruits aside from those mentioned above that you’re curious about? Starfruit, perhaps? Or are you a “we call it dog food because it is food for dogs” traditionalist? Share your dog’s favored fruits in the comments!