When it comes to fruits and vegetables, it can be difficult for us dog owners to remember what they can share with their doggy best friends and which ones could prove fatal. So, where do apples come into this? Can dogs eat apples? Yes, they certainly can! And most dogs love as much as we do!
Are Apples Good for Dogs?
Apples are an outstanding source of vitamin C, fibre, calcium, and phosphorus, They’re also a safe way to satisfy your dog’s sweet tooth (instead of chocolates and other human foods dogs can’t eat. Apples are also moderately low in calories, and most dogs love the taste and the crunchy texture. Chewing an apple could also help clean your dog’s teeth, however, they shouldn’t be used as a substitute for correct dental hygiene.
How to Safely Feed Apples to Your Dog
When feeding an apple to your dog, it’s always a good idea to cut it into slices or pieces, so that it’s easier for your dog to chew. When cutting it, remember to move the core, stem and any seeds, as the seeds contain cyanide, this is a toxic substance. The core and stem can also be a choking hazard. Be careful not to overfeed apple to your dog as eating too many can cause your dog to have a bellyache and diarrhoea, so they’re best enjoyed in moderation.