Apples are a healthy, tasty snack for humans, but can dogs eat apples?
Are apples safe for dogs to eat?
Let’s check out the facts.
Can Dogs Eat Apples?
Yes, dogs can eat apples.
A vast majority of dogs love apples and they’re a healthy snack to give to your pup.
Apples are a fantastic source of fiber, phosphorus, calcium, and Vitamin C. They also help to naturally clean your dog’s teeth, just as they do for humans.
Dogs can’t resist the crunch and the sweet juice, in addition.
How to Prepare an Apple for Your Dog
You can’t give your dog an entire apple to much on. Why? The seeds.
Apple seeds contain a substance that’s toxic to dogs – cyanide. It’s also advised that you keep the stem away from your dog, as well.
Cut the apple up into smaller sections to make it easier for your dog to eat, but make sure you introduce apples slowly and in moderation.
Too many apple slices can cause your dog to get an upset tummy and diarrhea.
Apple slices are great for pups who are highly active and younger dogs, not puppies, who may have health issues. Apples contain natural antioxidants that can aid in joint disease and other degenerative conditions, as well as for gastrointestinal health.
Apple slices are also the perfect snack for senior dogs as well as dogs who are more likely to have certain illnesses that require restrictions to protein and/or a diet that’s low in fat.