What Fruits Are Good for Dogs? A Comprehensive Guide

If your dog had anything to say about it, they’d chow down on every piece of fruit they could find. But when it comes to your dog’s nutrition, not all fruit is created equal.

While some fruits can make a great addition to a natural diet, others don’t. Let’s explore which fruits your dog can eat, which should be avoided, and which ones can be of great benefit to your dog’s health.

Mangoes, Bananas, Cantaloupe, Strawberries, and Raspberries.

These fruits are safe for your dog to eat. They can even make for a fun treat now and then (try frozen banana pieces or strawberries for an enriching texture). But these fruits are high in sugar, so they should be offered in moderation – especially if your dog is overweight or diabetic.

Cherries, Avocado, Grapes, and Tomatoes.

These fruits should always be avoided. Avocado contains persin, which is poisonous to dogs. Cherries contain small amounts of cyanide which are safe for humans but dangerous for dogs.

Tomatoes contain a toxic substance called solanine – your dog will need to consume a lot to make him or her sick, but it’s best to be avoided in the first place.

Let’s take a moment to talk grapes. Grapes and raisins are extremely toxic to dogs of all ages and breeds. If you or your family eat grapes regularly, ensure they’re kept out of reach and that your rubbish bin is dog-proof. And if you suspect your dog has eaten grapes, contact your veterinarian straight away.

Apples, Pears, Kiwifruits, Blueberries, and Persimmons.

These orchard fruits are more than safe; they’re good sources of fiber, which helps regulate the bowel. Kiwifruit (or kiwi) is also an especially rich source of Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant which recent studies show may also help with immune system function. Blueberries and pears happen to be antioxidants, too.

The best news? You’ll find those five fruits in ZIWI Peak’s Chicken with Orchard Fruits recipe for dogs, in perfectly balanced recipes inspired by nature.

Those expertly curated orchard fruits are combined with chicory root and ethically-sourced raw chicken, then micro-steamed for a tempting texture.

So, if you’re looking to nature for ways to give your pet a nutritious diet, that recipe is a good start.

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