Can Dogs Eat Apples?

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Can Dogs Eat Apples?

Can dogs eat apples?

Yes, dogs can eat apples.

Moderate amounts of the flesh of the apple are safe for your dog to eat.

Apples are tasty and healthy treats.

They offer vitamin C and fiber (pectin), they are low in sodium and saturated fat.

They contain calcium, phosphorus and omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids.

can dogs eat apples

You can offer apple to your dog as:

  • Fresh slices
  • Frozen slices
  • Baked apple bits
  • Stuff it into a Kong
  • Little bits of dehydrated apples
  • Use apple slices or sauce as a topping on your dog’s dinner

Avoid large amounts of apple seeds and stems in fresh apples because they contain cyanogenic glycosides which are toxic and can cause stomach upset.

Moreover, you should not feed your dog whole apples, since a whole apple can get caught in his throat.

Can dogs eat apples safely? Like all foods, eating too many apples can cause a dog to have an upset stomach and diarrhea, so offer them in moderation.

Foods Dogs Should Not Eat:

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About the Author:

Hi! I'm Dora Mancha, DVM. I am graduated for the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Lisbon (2009). My degree is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). I completed my degree in Veterinary Medicine in July, 2009. Over the first years as a veterinarian my work was closely related to the animal health field. I have gained some average experience having worked in Barcelona University (UAB) Equine Hospital and by working with veterinarians in Portugal. In addition, in 2009 - 2010 I was in Madrid at the University Alfonso X el Sábio doing an internship in the equine service. I am also very interested in small animal medicine and surgery. In fact I worked in several small animals clinics in Portugal improving my knowledge about small animal behavior and health. Dogs always have been present in my life, since I was a child. At the present moment I have four dogs a Labrador, a Epagnheul Breton, a Whippet and a mixed breed dog.

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