Pears are one of my most favorite fruits, but can dogs eat pears?
Are pears safe for dogs to eat?
If you’re like me and love sharing a piece of fruit with your dog, let’s check to confirm whether or not pears are safe for you to give your dog.
Can Dogs Eat Pears?
Yes, dogs can eat pears. Yay!
Pears are very good for a dog’s digestive system, contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and dietary fiber.
How Much is Too Much?
As with any human food, you should not exceed 10% of your dog’s daily food intake with anything other than their regular food.
Pears should be introduced slowly and in small amounts to avoid giving your dog an upset tummy, especially for smaller breeds.
Limit your small to medium-sized dogs to 1 to 2 pieces of pear each day, while larger breeds can have 2 to 3.
A whole pear, in either case, is probably way too much.
The Risks of Giving Your Dog a Pear
As I just mentioned, don’t give your dog a whole pear. Not only is that too much for any dog, but the seeds contain traces of cyanide. You’d have to give a dog more than a couple of seeds in order to cause cyanide poisoning, but why take the risk? The seeds can cause them to choke, as well.
The leaves, seeds, stems, and cores should never be given to your dog.
Not only that, but you need to make sure that you cut the pears up into bite-sized pieces that your dog won’t be able to choke on.
Like the majority of canned fruits out there, canned pears should not be given to your dog. The sugar in canned pears can lead to obesity and upset your pup’s digestive tract.
Don’t even get me started on the preservatives in canned pears, either. Just avoid them entirely.