Snacking on vegetables and fruits is not only healthy for humans it’s great for dogs too. Eating vegetables and fruits has much of the same benefits to dogs as they do for humans (extra vitamins and minerals!).
However, dogs do have different digestive systems than ours so not every fruit and vegetable is good for them. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a short list of foods that your canine companions will love.
As with everything moderation is key.
In the case of fruits, your dog can have too much of a good thing and end up with a stomach ache or diarrhea from eating too much. Fruits also contain natural sugars, so they should be fed to your dog sparingly in order to avoid problems with their teeth, weight, and blood sugar levels.
And remember, you can always check with your vet or a vet nutritionist if you are wondering how much is enough for your dog.
1. Apples (without the core)
Apples are a good source of fibre, as well as vitamin A and C. They also help keep a dog’s teeth healthy as apple helps to clean off residue.
Remember to always remove the core and seeds, as they can be a choking hazard and, more importantly, the seeds contain cyanide, which are poisonous.
Note: most fruit seeds contain cyanide and should be avoided.