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Which fruits and vegetables are safe for your dog

Med. vet. Fulya Şafak

Is your dog trying to eat everything that falls to the ground?

Many of the foods we consume are also safe for dogs, but some can be really harmful to them. In this article, you can find information about vegetables and fruits that dogs can eat.

Remember, before reading this article, that too much of everything can be harmful. For this reason, you should also seek the opinion of your veterinarian when you are giving vegetables or fruits to dogs. Especially if your dog has an underlying disease.

Fruits your dog can eat

1. Apple

Can dogs eat apples? Yes, but watch out for the seeds. Although apples are rich in vitamins A and C, they are a useful fiber source for dogs. It is also considered a healthy snack for older dogs, as it is very low in protein and fat.

2. Banana

Bananas are among the fruits that dogs can eat. Banana, which can be considered as a healthy and low-calorie treat for dogs if given in moderation, contains potassium, fiber, copper and various vitamins. Since it contains a high amount of sugar, you should give it cautiously.

3. Blueberry

Dogs can consume blueberries. This fruit, which is very rich in antioxidants that prevent cell damage in both humans and dogs, will also benefit when it is served to dogs at regular intervals with its fiber ratio.

4. Watermelon and Melon

“Do dogs eat watermelon on hot summer days?” The answers to the question are curious, the good news is that dogs can eat both watermelon and melon. These fruits, which should be given after the seeds are removed, contain many vitamins. But keep in mind that the sugar content is high. Also, avoid giving watermelon . Intestinal blockage can occur if your dog swallows the watermelon rind without chewing it.

As with any other fruit, veterinary approval is essential.

5. Pear

Dogs can eat pears. This fruit is a great snack in terms of copper, vitamin C, vitamin K and fiber. When giving a pear, the seeds must also be removed.

In addition to all these, it can be stated that dogs can eat fruits such as mango, strawberry and orange. At this point, it should be noted that fruits should be given in a measured amount and these recommendations may vary according to the general health status of the dogs.

Vegetables Dogs Can Eat

1. Broccoli

Consumption of small amounts of broccoli is considered safe for dogs. Broccoli, which is rich in fiber and vitamin C, is very low in fat. However, the possibility that broccoli florets can cause stomach irritation in some dogs and broccoli stems can cause a blockage in the esophagus should not be ruled out.

Veterinarians’ advice is as important as ever.

2. Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a vegetable that benefits dogs as well as humans. It can be recommended to be given in small amounts as it can cause gas problem when consumed excessively.

3. Carrot

Carrots, which are among the vegetables that dogs can eat, contain high fiber and beta-carotene. It is low in calories and contains vitamin A. It is safe to add low amounts of carrots to dogs’ diets.

During the consumption of this vegetable, it is also possible to clean dental plaques and have a pleasant time.

4. Celery

Dogs can consume celery. Celery contains vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C. This vegetable, which supports heart health, is also known to freshen the breath of dogs.

5. Spinach

Spinach is among the vegetables that dogs can eat, but it should not be considered the best choice. Spinach is a vegetable rich in oxalic acid and can inhibit the body’s ability to absorb calcium. For this reason, veterinarians’ approval is required before being presented to our friends who have problems with bone and kidney health.

6. Peas

Dogs can consume peas. This vegetable, which can be added to their diet from time to time, contains various minerals, vitamins and fiber. At this point, it should be noted that canned peas with added sodium should not be consumed since they can be too salty.

The most precise information about whether the selected fruit is safe for dogs should be obtained from your own veterinarian. Because they are the ones who know best about your dog’s health (beside you) an its underlying diseases, allergies.


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