Can dogs eat strawberries?
There are certain fruits that must never be given to your canine friend. While raisins and grapes fall into the category of banned items for dogs, there are other fruits like apple, cantaloupe and banana that can be easily given to them.
But what about a plump and juicy strawberry? Well, the good news is that you can serve your pet fresh and juicy strawberries!
Fresh strawberries have all the healthy nutrients that your dog needs. Strawberries that are canned or bottled or the ones that come in the form of a conserve or sugar glazed must never be given to dogs, simply because of the high sugar content that increases their risk of developing diabetes.
Only fresh strawberries are to be served to dogs.
Benefits of eating strawberries
Strawberries are a good source of fiber and nutrients. They also do not cause an increase in blood sugar levels as they have a good amount of digestible carbohydrates. Since they are also rich in fiber, it helps in improving and maintaining the condition of a dog’s digestive tract.
Apart from this, strawberries also contain essential nutrients like Vitamin B, C, E and K, manganese, potassium, iron, phosphorous and antioxidants.
Why must I give strawberries to my pet?
As we now know that strawberries have so many essential nutrients that helps to build a stronger and healthier body, so serving them strawberries as a snack is a more sensible choice than giving them commercial treats that contain unhealthy fats.
But remember to always give them fresh strawberries as they are power packed with nutrients rather then the canned or bottled ones.