Have you ever been enjoying some tasty summer fruits and berries and wondered, can my dog enjoy these too? We’ve put together a handy guide of some of the tasty Summer fruits your dog can share with you. These sumptuous fruits will not only help to keep your dog hydrated over the summer months but also provide a natural yummy boost of vitamins and minerals.
Apples - How many times have we heard the phrase “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away”? Apples are high in Vitamin C and A, and feeding a little to your dog is an easy way to give them a tasty boost of vitamins. Remember to wash the apple first and do not feed any of the seeds or the core as these are poisonous. It’s recommended to slice the apple too so it is easier for your dog to digest.
Watermelon – This classic summer fruit is not only juicy and delicious but it’s also great at helping our dogs to stay hydrated during the warmer summer days. Watermelon is high in potassium and vitamins A, C & B6 so they pack a nutritional punch. Why not try our mouth-watering watermelon paws recipe?
Cantaloupe – A member of the melon family, cantaloupe is another juicy and delicious, fruity treat we can enjoy and share with our dogs during the warmer days Packed with fibre, vitamin A, B6 and C they provide a great boost for the immune and digestive systems.
Peaches – Peaches are a great immune boosting fruit to offer our pooches, containing Vitamins C, A, E & K while also offering Potassium, niacin, copper & manganese. To serve, wash and remove all the stems and leaves. Slice the peach and remove the stone and any traces of it entirely.
Blueberries – This berry may be small but it is mighty. Blueberries are a natural antioxidant, which helps to prevent inflammation, and also contain iron, vitamins K, C and B6 and many more which all help to support the immune system and overall well being.
Raspberries – Small and mighty strikes again. These tasty red berries also have fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that all contribute towards a dog's wellbeing and help with heart health, digestion and the immune system. However, make sure to only feed a few raspberries as an occasional treat as they contain trace amounts of xylitol.
Strawberries - A classic treat when it comes to Wimbledon and summer picnics, strawberries are full of fibre and vitamin C which are great for digestion and reducing inflammation.
With all fruits you share with your dog, ensure they’d been washed to remove any nasty pesticides that may be lurking and feed in moderation alongside a balanced and complete diet.