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 strawberries come into this? Can dogs eat strawberries?
Benefits of Strawberries for Dogs
Strawberries are a healthy, low-calorie, sweet treat for your dog that’s full of antioxidants while being high in fibre and vitamin C. If that wasn’t enough, strawberries have also been shown to help slow down the ageing process, strengthen the immune system, and help with weight management. Strawberries can also help whiten your dogs teeth.
How to Safely Feed Strawberries to Your Dog
So now that you know your dog can eat strawberries, what is the safest way to feed them? The safest way to serve strawberries is to wash them thoroughly and then slice them up in small pieces to prevent choking and make it easier for your dog to digest. If you have a small dog, you can mash up the berries or puree them and use them on a lick mat or stuff them in a kong (along with other fruits).
Bonus tip: Cut up, frozen strawberries make a nice, cool summer treat.
It is important to remember, as with all fruits, you should not feed your dog canned strawberries or strawberries in syrup. These are not good for your pet, due to the high sugar content.
Whenever you introduce any new food to your dog’s diet, it is best to start with small qualities and watch your dog for any changes in behaviour or any digestive issues. Should you notice anything odd, stop giving them to them and check with your veterinarian.