Can Dogs Eat Strawberries?
Thinking of giving your dog strawberries?
Go ahead! Strawberries are actually very good for dogs, just as they can be very beneficial for humans. That said, they aren’t quite as safe for dogs as they are for people, and thus there are a few caveats that you need to bear in mind. In this post, we’re going to explore what the benefits of strawberries are for dogs, what the risks are, and how you can help your dog to enjoy the best diet possible.
ARE STRAWBERRIES SAFE FOR DOGS?
The most important question to ask when considering giving your dog any “human food” is whether or not that food is going to be safe for your dog. Some fruits and vegetables simply aren’t safe for dogs because they contain traces of cyanide (really!), or because they are too high in sugar and therefore likely to cause issues like weight gain and diabetes.
Chances are that if you’re thinking of giving your dog fruit, it’s because you want to improve their health. The last thing you want to do is to inadvertently make it worse! That’s why you should continue reading this article, where we’ll be discussing in depth how to do this correctly.
As to whether strawberries are safe for dogs, the good answer is yes: they can enjoy strawberries for the most part, as long as it is in moderation.
To give your dog strawberries, the secret is simply to keep it to a small amount. Give your dog the occasional few strawberries with their dinner as a treat and don’t make it a staple of their diet.