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Can Dogs Eat Applesauce?

The short answer: Yes, but in moderation.

The long answer: Apple is a fruit that dogs can safely consume. Applesauce is made up of apples that have been stewed and puréed. Though it is widely available in the market, not just any kind of applesauce can be fed to your dog. Ones flavoured with sugar and spices (such as cinnamon) or containing additives and preservatives must be avoided completely. 

How to feed applesauce to your dog: Serve your pooch all-natural applesauce made from organic apples. Wash the apples thoroughly before peeling, coring, and slicing into quarters. Boil the apples in water for 15 to 20 minutes, then purée in a blender or mash by hand. Strain the applesauce, and serve it warm or chilled.

Let him try a small spoonful to check how his stomach handles the applesauce. If no adverse symptoms manifest, you can increase his intake to one teaspoon a day. Limit his applesauce intake to 5 to 10% of his daily caloric intake. Too much fruit might cause gastrointestinal problems. 

As recommended by Rover and DailyPuppy, puppies should not eat applesauce because their sensitive digestive systems might not be able to handle the fruit. You can start feeding your puppy applesauce only after he’s completely weaned. 

Here are three ideas for applesauce treats your dog will love:

  1. Purée apples with sweet potato for a smooth, lick-able treat!
  2. Make your own dog-friendly applesauce.  
  3. Try baking peanut butter and applesauce cookies.

In summary: Containing antioxidants, vitamins A and C, fiber, and calcium, unsweetened applesauce is a tasty addition to your dog’s diet. Serve it as is as a treat or mix it in his regular kibble to add flavour to his meals. 

References: 

Can Dogs Eat This? The Ultimate Guide To 105 Food Items

Ultimate Guide to What Dogs Can Eat

Can Dogs Eat Apples?

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Can My Dog Eat Applesauce?

Can Puppies Eat Applesauce?



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