Can Dogs Eat Blueberries?

Can Dogs Eat Blueberries?

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Is that okay to share blueberries with your lovely furry friends? The answer is yes! Compared to other fruits, blueberries are also rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, but with a much lower sugar level, that means even diabetic dogs can enjoy blueberries! But again, always consult with a veterinarian before you let your dog try any human foods.
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Any benefits?

Like most fruits, blueberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, fiber, and antioxidants. All of these minerals are good for the dogs' immune systems. It can help to slow down the brain aging and relief the arthritis pain. Unlike most of the other fruits, blueberries contain a much lower sugar level, which makes it good for diabetic dogs. Plus, the calorie level contained by blueberries is also low, which makes it edible for overweight dogs. They can also enjoy the pleasure of having some fruits. But even though, you still need to ask your vet before you feed your dogs with blueberries. The size of the blueberries is also perfect. You don't need to peel off anything or cut anything into slices, the natural size is already biteable for dogs. Thus, blueberries are safe and convenient for you to serve as a side dish or snack.

Any side effects?

Nothing can be 100% perfect, neither blueberries. Compared to most of the other fruits, blueberries are safer and healthier, but you still have to watch out some potential side effects. The size of blueberries is small, so some dogs may dig into the bowl and swallow up all the berries without chewing at once. It has the risk of causing a choking hazard. Plus, blueberries are rich in fiber. Eating too many blueberries can lead to an upset stomach. Some dogs will have diarrhea after eating blueberries. What's more, you never know what food your dog gonna be allergic to. Therefore, be careful when you feed your baby anything that never been tried before. Watch out if there are any allergic symptoms like coughing, sneezing, and difficulty breathing appears. When you see any of these reactions on your dog, stop feeding, and take it to see the vet immediately.

How to feed?

Rule number one when you are choosing blueberries: always choose the organic ones, because herbicides or pesticides can have harmful effects on your dogs. When comes to the ways of serving blueberries, you have plenty of choices. The easiest way to give your dog blueberries is to give them the raw ones. Due to its low-sweet-level, some dogs may not like to eat them. If that's the case, you may need to change the menu for your furry friend. First, you can try to add some mashed blueberries into the dog food. Second, you can follow a treat recipe to blend many different fruits that dogs can eat together to make a healthy smoothie. Third, frozen blueberries are always a perfect summer treat for dogs, but it's important that you watch out your dogs to make sure they don't get choked by that. Additionally, if you want you can try out some blueberry crunch treats recipes. Crunches are better for dogs to chew and can reduce the risk of choking hazards.

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