Yes, dogs can eat apples.
Moderate amounts of the flesh of the apple are safe for your dog to eat and apples are tasty and healthy treats for dogs.
They offer vitamin C and fiber (pectin) plus they are low in sodium and saturated fat.
Apples also contain calcium, phosphorus, and omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids.
You can offer apple to your dog as:
- Fresh slices
- Frozen slices
- Baked apple bits
- Stuff it into a Kong
- Little bits of dehydrated apples
- Use apple slices or sauce as a topping on your dog’s dinner
When giving your dog apples, avoid large amounts of apple seeds and stems in fresh apples because they contain cyanogenic glycosides that are toxic and can cause stomach upset.
Moreover, you should not feed your dog whole apples, since a whole apple can get caught in his throat.
You can also feed your dog crunchy natural dog treats with real apple for a special treat!
So, can dogs eat apples safely? Yes! However, like all foods, eating too many apples can cause a dog to have an upset stomach and diarrhea, so offer them in moderation.
Tell us: Does your dog enjoy eating apples? Share your dog’s favorite way to eat an apple in the comments!
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*Disclaimer: We are not vets nor animal nutritionists. Please consult with your own veterinarian when choosing and/or trying new foods.*