Can Dogs eat Apples?

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 Can Dogs eat Apples?

Here’s good news for all dog owners. Your dogs can eat apples too! Apples are tasty, affordable, healthy, and a low-calorie diet for your dog. They are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and dietary fiber. They work great in helping your dog to keep his teeth clean and breath fresh.

But make sure you don’t feed them with too many because that might cause them a belly ache or worse-diarrhea. You can convert these apples into interesting recipes and see your dog licking away his food bowl.

Can Dogs Eat Apples?

Yes, dogs can eat apples with their skin and seeds removed. Besides being tasty apple is a rich source of health for your dog. Apples or apple slices are low in protein and high in fiber and antioxidants. They make for a great snack for your dog.

Old dogs or the ones suffering from any illnesses should limit their meaty treats and replace them with low-fat food like apples. Being low in proteins and fats, the fruit is easy for digestion.

Antioxidants and Vitamin c present in the fruit helps in reducing joint diseases, and the fiber contributes to their gastrointestinal health.


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Can Dogs Eat Apple Skin?

It is advisable to peel off the skin before feeding the apple to your dog. But feeding it has no harm. The apple skin has a covering of plant chemicals (phytonutrients) which are said to fight against various cancers.


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Can Dogs Eat An Apple Core?

No. Doctors strictly advise against feeding your dog an apple core. Because of the hardness, the core can be a choking hazard for your dog. Prefer to slice the apple and remove the core and seeds.


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Can A Dog Eat Apple Seeds?

Seeds are the most dangerous part of an apple. They contain cyanide, a toxic substance which could cause a health hazard. A few seeds won’t cause much harm, but a regular consumption would. Accumulation of these seeds over the time can lead to health issues.


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Can A Dog Eat Applesauce?

Yes, dogs can lick on some applesauce too. It too contains antioxidants, dietary fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin C. But it exceeds the sugar content of that of an apple. So make sure you chose the organic ones which do not have preservatives and added colors.


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While banana peels are healthy for dogs, an apple a day can keep the vet away too!

Are you feeding your dog with apples? Let us know in the comment section below.

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