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Can My Dog Eat Strawberries

Yes, your dog can most certainly eat strawberries, but there are a few things to take into consideration before giving these fruits to your dog.

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Strawberries are loaded with healthy nutrients that are good for your dog, but like many other things, should only be given to your dog in limited amounts. Although strawberries are not poisonous or toxic to dogs, they contain sugar, so too many of them could result in an upset stomach.

How Are Strawberries Good for My Dog?

Most dogs enjoy a strawberry as a treat sometimes, because they are delicious and sweet, especially during the hot months, when the fruit is in season.

Strawberries contain omega 3, which is good for your dog’s coat and skin health, as well as fibre, which helps with digestion. The fruits are also a good source of potassium, magnesium, folic acid, and iodine, as well as vitamins B1, B6, C, and K.

Strawberries are not only a delicious treat for your dog but are also excellent for boosting your dog’s health as well!

When Are Strawberries Bad for My Dog?

As mentioned above, strawberries contain sugar, and when dogs eat too many of them, they usually end up with an upset stomach.

It is best to limit the number of strawberries your dog eats, to prevent any possible gastrointestinal issues.

If you have strawberries growing in your garden, make sure that your dog cannot get to the fruits and eat too many of them. Do not let your dog eat the fruits at all if you use pesticides or herbicides!

Steer clear of canned or processed strawberries, sweets that contain the fruit or any products that contain artificial strawberry flavourings, because all of these are extremely bad for dogs!

In Conclusion

You should always speak to your vet before you give strawberries or any other human food to your dog, because some dogs have health issues that could be aggravated if they eat strawberries. It is also a good idea to talk to your vet about the appropriate amount to give your dog.

If your vet gives you the go-ahead to feed the fruit to your dog, then make sure that the strawberries are fresh and organic. Always rinse the fruit off first, before giving it to your dog, just in case they have been treated with herbicides, pesticides, or preservatives.

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