Loved or hated, the warmest season of the year has arrived. Yes, summer is here, and in order to fully enjoy this season, keeping our dogs fresh is key. Apart from their’ MultiFunctional Dog Chews, vegetables, healthy smoothies, and lots of water are our summer allies to keep them hydrated. But can dogs eat fruit? Yes, they can. However, some fruits may be more suitable than others to keep our dogs nourished, happy, and hydrated.
Can dogs eat watermelon?
‘Watermelon sugar high’ sings Harry Styles, but actually, he couldn’t be more wrong. Watermelon is one of the healthiest fruits since it contains about 92 percent water and only 6 percent sugar. This amazing fruit is low in fats and calories and contains lots of fiber, vitamins, and potassium, which makes it a great option to keep our dogs hydrated during summertime.
If you are going to feed your dog with watermelon, remember to remove the seeds and rind since they can cause GI distress. You can give it to your dog in small chunks, or even as juice, considering it’s pretty watery. However, the high content of fiber can cause stomach upset, so watermelon should be fed to dogs sparingly.
Is Pineapple suitable for dogs?
If your dog doesn’t like watermelon or if you are looking for a less watery alternative, pineapple can be your perfect fit. It contains roughly 80 percent water and minerals like potassium, iron, and magnesium, which help improve your dog’s immune system. Yet, some dogs can be sensitive to pineapple, so you can start giving him one chunk at a time, and check him for adverse reactions.
Can dogs eat fruit?
Even though most fruits are full of vitamins and are great options to avoid dehydration, grapes are the exception. Never feed your dog grapes: They are toxic to dogs regardless of their breed, age, size, etc. Plus, remember fruits should always be given as a healthy snack or treat. If consumed in excess, they can cause gastrointestinal distress, stomach upset, and diarrhea.
Besides, fruits don’t have all the nutrients dogs need to keep a balanced diet, so make sure to cover all their needs through nutritious food. Mokai’s Multifunction Dog Chews and Algae Oil Skin and Coat Support improve digestion, bolster the immune system, and contain all the minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants your dog needs.
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