Can Dogs Eat Strawberries? Everything You Need To Know

Yes, dogs can eat strawberries. Strawberries make for a delicious and nutritious snack for dogs. Feed your dogs bite-sized chunks of strawberries to see if they show any allergic reactions. If your dog enjoys the strawberry and shows no sign of illness, go ahead and feed it more! Strawberries can be bought at the store or even grown in your garden at home. Since strawberries are widespread, especially in the warmer months, when they are in season, your dog is likely to encounter a strawberry. 

How are strawberries good for dogs? 

Strawberries are a good source of vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and antioxidants. Strawberries stimulate the immune system.  

Strawberries are full of health-boosting antioxidants. Strawberry is also a very low-calorie treat, so your pet isn’t likely to gain weight just from eating them. They have a reasonably high-water content helping dogs avoid dehydration. These antioxidants also have an enzyme that helps whiten the teeth of dogs. 

How are strawberries bad for dogs? 

Canned Strawberries aren’t safe for dogs as they have higher sugar levels, including added preservatives and sweeteners like xylitol that are toxic for dogs. 

If your pup is a type to swallow his whole treat, then your pet might face the risk of choking. To avoid this risk, cut the berries into small pieces that help them to chew and swallow. 

Allergic reactions are one such symptom for your dog to know strawberry isn’t safe. Strawberries contain a protein (which gives strawberries their red color) that causes an allergic reaction in some individuals. The signs include swelling of the dog’s lips and a sore mouth. 

How to feed strawberries to dogs 

  • Fresh and frozen are the same nutritionally, so see what your dog prefers. 
  • Cut strawberries into bite-sized pieces to avoid the choking risk. 
  • Feed strawberries in moderation as they are rich in natural sugar and too much sugar can make your dog sick. 

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