Can Dogs Eat Strawberries?

CozyQ enjoying a strawberry

Can dogs eat strawberries?

Juicy ripe strawberries are delicious and make a healthy snack.  As a matter of fact, when ripe in the summer, they are plentiful to found everywhere.  Strawberries are packed with lots of goodness for you and your dog’s belly.

On the whole, strawberries are a great source of:

  • Fiber – supports gut health and will help your dog feel fuller
  • Potassium -maintains muscle and nerve health and boots your dog’s energy
  • Magnesium – promotes your dog’s muscle and nerve health
  • Vitamin B 9 – much needed gastrointestinal  benefits
  • Vitamin C –  an antioxidant essential for healthy skin and your immune system

Ounce for ounce

strawberries have more Vitamin C 

and are lower in calories than oranges.

Consequently, strawberries are known as a berry available worldwide and commonly used in jams, jellies, and simply noshing.  Strawberries are appreciated for their red color, fragrant aroma, juicy texture, and delicious flavor.   These berries are grown commercially, in backyard gardens, and found wild in nature.  Strawberries are on the top 12 list of foods that are better purchased certified organic or grown locally organic.

Strawberries are high in sugar.

All things considered, strawberries are high in sugar.  It is important to realize, the number of berries you share with your dog should be moderated.  Moreover treats should make up no more than 10% of your dog’s diet.  Furthermore, 90% of these omnivorous diets should come from animals and plants in their dog food.

While researching the benefits of strawberries for dogs, I only found one negativity.  Consuming a large number of berries could lead to obesity.  Honestly, that could be said for all foods.  The benefits of eating strawberries include heart health, regulation of blood sugar, and cancer prevention.

Rewarding your good boy or girl with a juicy strawberry is a healthy choice.

Overall, sharing your strawberries with your dog will be enjoyable and can add to your bonding experience.   Make sure to observe the volume of strawberries being careful not to overindulge.

That is to say, sharing food is a great way to build a bond.  Once a year I bake my dogs a cake, here is a link to the cake blog post.   Similarly, I shared a cookie recipe in the blog post here.

In summary, yes your dog can have strawberries, they are a healthy snack for you and your dog.   Berries are nutritionally dense and taste delicious.  What other foods do you share with your dog?

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