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Can Dogs Eat Blueberries?

Can Dogs Eat Blueberries?

The short answer: Yes.

The long answer: Blueberries are packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins such as manganese, fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K. Low in sugar, this superfood is a welcome addition to your dog’s diet, helping improve his overall health.

How to feed blueberries to your dog: Wash them properly and take out the ones that are mushy, discolored, and moldy. Before adding blueberries to your dog’s diet, feed him a piece to check if he has an adverse reaction to it (i.e. diarrhea, upset stomach, or ear inflammation). 

If everything is clear, watch over your dog as he eats this power-packed fruit. Due to the fruit’s small size, blueberries can be a potential choking hazard for dogs who wolf down their food instead of chewing them.

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

  1. Mix blueberries with diced strawberries and yogurt (as long as your dog can tolerate this dairy product), and freeze them to make tangy pupsicles.
  2. Blueberries go well with oatmeal as a healthy dog biscuit.
  3. Give your dog a berry special frozen squares made out of blueberries, strawberries, bananas, peanut butter, and yogurt!

In summary: As long as your dog’s digestive system can handle blueberries, you can serve him this cancer and heart disease-fighting fruit in moderation every day. Discover which other fruits dogs can consume in our “can dogs eat” category.

References:
Food dogs should not eat and some they should
Healthy snack ideas for dogs and cats
Can dogs eat blueberries?

*Feature photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash



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