Can I give my dog fruit?
YES, but you need to be careful!
Grapes in natura or raisins (dried) and macadamia should not be part of your dog’s food. Peels of citrus fruits like lemon and orange also do not, they contain a lot of essential oils that may not be good for dogs if ingested. Avocado, because it contains persine, can cause vomiting, diarrhea and changes in heartbeat. Don’t let your pet eat star fruit, some scientific articles have shown that it can cause kidney failure in humans and mice. Better to avoid!
Fruit seeds contain hydrocyanic acid (HCN), so always give pieces of fruit without seeds for your pet, so you avoid the risk of poisoning.
What can do well?
Banana: in small quantities, without peel. Rich in potassium, fiber and vitamins A, complex B, C and E, it helps in intestinal function and is a great source of energy.
Persimmon: with or without peel, in small quantities. Strengthens the immune system, decreases the risk of degenerative diseases and prevents tumors.
Orange: without peel or seed, in small quantities. Source of vitamin C, it has antioxidants, antiallergic and anti-inflammatory substances, in addition to helping control blood pressure. But be careful, if your dog has gastritis, do not give oranges, it can make the situation worse.
Apple: without seeds or core, can be peeled, in pieces. They are rich in probiotics, increase immunity and regulate blood glucose.
Mango: shelled and pitted. It has carotenoids that strengthen the immune system, mineral salts, fibers and vitamins A, B and C. Prevents premature aging and reduces the risk of degenerative diseases.
Watermelon: seeded and shelled, in moderate quantity. Source of lycopene and vitamins A, B6 and C. Great fruit option for summer, serve chilled and refresh your dog.
Melon: in small quantity, without skin and without seed. Good source of vitamins B6 and C, fiber and potassium. Contains Calcium, Phosphorus and Iron. It reduces the risk of cancer and prevents cell damage.
Blueberry: in small quantities, it can be shelled. Very rich in antioxidants, it helps in the health of neurological functions, increases immunity and fights cancer.
Strawberry: with skin, in moderate quantity, preference for organic strawberries. They improve brain function, have antioxidants and vitamin C.
Pear: in small quantity, it can be shelled, without seeds / stone. It is a source of potassium, minerals and vitamins A, B1, B2 and C. It increases immunity and protects the intestine from inflammatory diseases.
Kiwi: in small quantities, without peel. Strengthens bones and tissues, able to protect against cancer, is rich in antioxidants.
Guava: with or without peel, small amount. It contains substances such as lycopene which is an antioxidant, vitamins C, A and the B complex, calcium, phosphorus and iron. It also protects against cancer.
Pineapple, in small amounts, administered together with the food in small pieces, can help control coprophagic. Yes, a little pineapple in your dog’s diet can prevent it from eating feces! For those who face the problem, it’s worth the try! Put it on the dog bowl and wait for the results!
Remember that it is always important to ask the veterinarian his opinion regarding the introduction of fruit in your dog’s diet in particular. Some animals may experience allergies or reactions when they consume food that they are not used to. If you notice anything different with your pet after consuming any food, seek out a trusted veterinarian.
And, sometimes, dog food may be the safer option to your pet!
WARNING: Excessive consumption of fruits can lead to obesity. Always consult your veterinarian!