While humans are inclined to eating unhealthy food that tantalize their taste buds, here’s a list 5 of nutritional fruits you can share with your dog!
Watermelon is a signature fruit for you and your dog during summer! A high moisture percentage (94%) helps with hydration, an important consideration in hot weather. It’s also packed with Lycopene and high fiber and rich in antioxidants, potassium, vitamins C, B6, and A.
*There are precautions you must take when offering this treat. Remove the seeds before you feed
Bananas are a great low-calorie treat for dogs. They're high in potassium, vitamins, biotin, fiber, and copper and are low in cholesterol and sodium. Bananas should be given to a dog as a treat and not part of their staple diet due to their high sugar content.
Blueberries are packed with vitamins, minerals, and carry the highest amount of antioxidants for a fruit. This low calorie high fiber treat contain vitamins C and K which in turn support the immune system and contribute to overall health.
Apples are a fantastic addition to your dog's diet as they provide vitamin A, vitamin C and dietary fiber. Apples aid dental hygiene and help freshen dogs breath
* Remove the core and the seeds of the apple before feeding
Last, but definitely not the least: Cranberries are packed with antioxidant that can help boost your dog's immune health and decrease inflammation. They contain high vitamin C and are naturally acidic, this makes them a natural urinary disinfectant. Known to reduce tartar and plaque buildup, fight bacteria, this super fruit help prevent cancer, among other benefits.
Want to make this interactive? Here are some creative ways to offer fruits to your dog!
Fresh Fruit: Cut the fruits into chunks, removing the seeds (if any)
Popsicles: Pure the fruit and pop them molds and let them chill in the freezer, this will take about 5-8 hours, depending on the fruit you choose. Perfect for a cold treat on a summery day
Pureed: Puree the fruit (seeds and rind removed) and put it into ice cube trays to freeze and offer as a snack.
Doggie Ice Cream: Puree the dog safe fruits along with yogurt or peanut butter and freeze in ice cube trays for a novel treat, you can also serve them as a smoothie!
Dehydrated: Dehydrate the seedless dog safe fruits (minus seeds and rind) for a chewy treat. This will eliminate the hydrating properties of the fruit, but your dog will still enjoy it.