Can Dogs Eat Apples?

Can Dogs Eat Apples?

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You’ve probably heard of the old English proverb, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But does this also true for your cute furry friends? The short answer is yes! Unlike chocolate and other harmful candies dogs cannot eat, apple can be a perfect choice for your pups if they have a sweet tooth.
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Any benefits?

Apples are one of the most edible and popular fruits in the world. Since apples are rich in fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Calcium, Phosphorus, and various antioxidants, they are a healthy source of low-protein, low-fat, and high-fiber snacks for dogs. For senior pups and pups with certain health issues, they have to control the daily intake of proteins. Then apples can be a great substitute. For healthy pups, eating apples is also beneficial. The antioxidants and Vitamin C contained in apples are good for releasing symptoms of joint disease, while the fiber can help to prevent constipation. However, even though apples could be good for dogs, it won't make a dramatic improvement in their health. Chunking and chewing apples are also good for a dog's dental health because it can help them to clean teeth. But it cannot be a substitute for regular dental care!

Any side effects?

Although apples are good for dogs, apple seeds and cores are not. Apple cores are too hard for most of the dogs to chew and have the potential to cause a choking hazard. Apple seeds are even worse. The seed contains a toxic chemical called cyanide, which can be fatal to dogs. But don't worry if your boy has accidentally swallowed a few of that. It's okay. It needs quite a few seeds to reach a fatal dose. The point here is-do not risk your dog's health! When you feed your dog with apples, you'd better discard the seeds and the core of the apple. Plus, the amount of how much you serve is essential. Intake too much sugar is not good for any dog. Apples are not okay for pups with diabetes, cancer and some other diseases. Consult with the vet before you decide to add apples in your dog's meal menu.

How to feed?

You can simply cut apples into two or three bite-sized slices to serve with your dogs. The reasons why you should cut we have already discussed above. Seeds and cores can cause bad effects on your dog's health, so you have to get rid of them. Two to three slices is a just-right amount for most of the dogs. Remember that any food other than the normal dog foods should not exceed 10% of their daily intake calories. There are various ways you can serve your dog with apples. You can mash up the apple and blend it with dog foods; you can freeze the apple for hours to serve your dog a perfect summer treat; or if you want you can make some homemade apple sauce. Personally, I like apple-peanut butter the best. Peanut butter is a 100%-safe food for all dogs. And most dogs love peanut butter! Thus, it can be a perfect blender to match with all fruits.

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