My dog ?? likes to eat fruit..
Many dogs are full of anticipation when their owner prepares fruit. But does a dog actually need fruit? And is fruit good for your dog?
You probably recognize it: your dog is looking full of anticipation when you prepare fruit. If a piece falls on the ground, it is a bite-swallow. Both apple and banana as well as orange and other citrus fruits, it is so up. But does a dog also need fruit? And is it healthy to feed the dog fruit?
People eat fruit because it is good, but also because it is so healthy. It contains vitamin C and that is necessary for good resistance. Dogs, however, have the possibility to make vitamin C in their body. That’s why they do not necessarily need fruit for this.
On the other hand, it usually does not hurt to give the dog some fruit as a snack, as long as it is in small quantities and well tolerated. So the dog should not get diarrhea or other complaints. Too much fruit can also cause some flatulence.
You should not give a few fruits to your dog:
– Grapes, and also raisins and currants. These are toxic to dogs and can cause serious symptoms. Make sure your dog can not reach it.
– Avocados are also not suitable for dogs. They contain persine, a substance that dogs can not tolerate.
– Beware of pips, for example from peaches and apricots. These contain cyanide, a substance that is released when the kernel is bitten. It is harmful to the dog’s metabolism. In addition, (larger) kernels carry the risk that they get stuck somewhere in the gut of the dog. So avoid your dog eating them.
Fortunately, there is still enough fruit left to enjoy with your dog.