The great news is that, yes, dogs can eat blueberries!
This is not the case for all fruits or all berries. In fact, there are a lot of fruits and vegetables that you shouldn’t give to dogs. This is because dogs can be seriously harmed by consuming too much sugar. One of the most dangerous things that can happen for a dog is if they get hold of a box of chocolates and go to town. This is almost sure to be an overdose of sugar, which in turn can lead to nerve damage, vision problems, diabetes… it can even lead to death.
This is why you have to be careful when feeding your dog fruits. The good news is that blueberries aren’t as packed with sugars as some other fruits. At the same time, they’re also very small. When you combine these two factors, it essentially means that you don’t need to worry when feeding your dog a few blueberries out of your hand.
What’s also great about blueberries is that they don’t contain seeds or pits. That means that you can feed them to your dog with no need to do any prior preparation.
That said, you should still limit the number of blueberries your dog eats in order to ensure that they aren’t going to unintentionally overdose on sugar. This is an occasional treat that you can give to your dog out of your hand, or a useful way of hiding a tablet or a pill if you’re trying to get your dog to take its medicine.
Likewise, because blueberries contain fiber, they can be good in small quantities and a problem in larger quantities. If you give a dog too many blueberries, then it can cause digestion issues.