Can Dogs Eat Figs?

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Can Dogs Eat Figs?

Can dogs eat figs?

Yes, dogs can eat figs.

Fresh or dried figs are a yummy and healthy treat for your dog.

They contain a lot of good nutrients like natural sugars, potassium, and fiber.

My advice is to feed your dog only a small portion and wait for a few days because some dogs are allergic to figs.

Remember to slice the figs in small pieces, so they are easy to chew and swallow.

If your dog presents skin or mouth rash, itching eyes, cough, or wheezing after consuming figs, it seems he is allergic to it.

can dogs eat figs

In that case, you can’t feed your dog figs.

Moreover, your dog may not like figs.

Just like us, our furry friends have their preferences.

How many figs can dogs eat?

Limit the number of figs your offer your dog to one or two figs per week.

Too many figs could cause digestive system problems such as upset stomach or diarrhea.

Figs are delicious treats that your dog will love to eat.

There is no reason you shouldn’t feed figs to your dog, with the exception of the leaves.

According to ASPCA, Ficus benjamina leaves are poisonous to dogs.

They can cause dermatitis and when ingested can cause salivation, vomiting and oral irritation.

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By | 2017-02-01T23:40:12+00:00 March 11th, 2016|Article, Nutrition|Comments Off on Can Dogs Eat Figs?

About the Author:

Dora Mancha

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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