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Can Dogs Eat Apples?

Can Dogs Eat Apples

Is Apple Safe For Dogs?

Yes, dogs can eat an apple, and it’s safe to eat. Apple is luscious fruit, and dogs do like it. Apples are high in Vitamins A and C and dietary fiber, phosphorus, and low in protein and fat, so they are ideal snacks for dogs. It is an affordable and low-calorie food for a dog. Your dog will like its sweetness and crunchiness. Just that they can eat apple don’t mean that they can eat it in a large amount. Too many apples can cause nausea, vomiting, and gas in dogs.

Benefits Of Feeding Apple

Apple can help your dog’s teeth and breath by cleaning them and freshening their breath. Serious dental problems of dogs can also be cure by eating apples. It is sweet in taste and also can be a good replacement for chocolates. Eating apples can cure serious illnesses of older dogs. 

  • Helps digestion
  • Can be a substitute for candies & chocolate to satisfy the sweet cravings of your pet dog
  • Helps in keeping dogs teeth clean
  • It is nutritious

Apple Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Values (100 grams)
Calories52
Water86%
Protein0.3 grams
Carbs13.8 grams
Sugar10.4 grams
Fiber2.4 grams
Fat0.2 grams

How Much Apple Can You Feed To Dogs?

One or two slices a day is enough for your dog. You should feed in moderation.

How To Feed An Apple To Dogs?

Wash fruit properly before feeding. Make sure to remove seeds and the core part of the apple as those seeds are poisonous in large quantities due to cyanide. Cut them into small pieces so that dog can eat them easily. Apples can be served to dogs in many ways. 

1. You can freeze apple slices and serve them as summer snacks. 

2. You can blend apple and mix with dog food to add a sweet taste.

3. Blend apple and make smoothie and freeze it in an ice tray. 

4. Bake apples and make sugar-free treats for your dog.

5. You can feed it raw or slightly roasted to make it soft and chewable

Side Effects Of A Dog Consuming Too Much Apple 

Remember, too many apples can cause gastrointestinal upset in dogs. However, apple seeds can be harmful as it contains cyanide. If swallowed, it doesn’t cause any danger and can pass through the digestion system. But, If it is chewed, the harmful chemical will be absorbed. So, if your dog eats one or two seeds, it doesn’t cause any harm, but the best is to remove them to prevent risk. Apple contains sugar, which is taken in high quantity, is not good for furry animals. Dogs, who are diabetic, should eat an apple in a moderate amount.

Conclusion

Dogs can eat apples and in small amounts, they prove to be a nutritious snack. And any food can prove to be harmful if not given in moderation. It’s recommended to consult with a veterinarian before feeding any fruit to your pet dog because some dogs are allergic to some fruits.

Apples are a good snack and there are many other fruits that dogs can eat without any harm.

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Anuja Saxena

I am a dog lover who spent her childhood in the company of a friendly Labrador Retriever. I believe that pets make our lives more enjoyable and stress-free. So, here I am, attempting to share my experiences and knowledge to improve the lives of pets and pet owners.