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We all know that fruits are rich in nutrition, if we eat the right amount, it can strengthen our body and improve cardiopulmonary functions. In fact, facing these delicious and a great variety of fruits, owners may feel troubled “Really want to give them a bite. Can it eat? What type of fruits are right for them?”
Actually, dogs can also enjoy delicious fruit and supplement nutrition. However, since dogs’ body structures are not the same as humans, some fruits are not suitable for dogs to eat, even harmful to their health. Everyone must pay attention!
Fruit that dogs can eat
Apple – contain vitamin A and C, also low levels of protein and fat. Please make sure to remove the seed and core first.
Strawberries, blueberries – rich in antioxidants, and rich in fibre and phytochemicals.
Kiwifruit – the source of potassium and fibre, rich in vitamin C, it is a good enjoyment for dogs if you feed them one to two pieces of it. This delicious tropical fruit has antioxidant effects, and some studies have even shown that kiwifruit has the effect of improving breathing and delaying ageing.
Watermelon – it can replenish moisture and cool off, but also it dog will keep running to the toilet and pee. Watermelon seeds are not digested and will appear in the stool.
Mandarin & Pomelo – rich in vitamin C, can replenish energy and help digestion.
Fruits that dogs can’t eat
The first place is definitely grape! It is because there are oils and polyphenols that cannot be metabolized by dogs in the grapes; the grape pulp contains high amounts of potassium, which will affect dogs’ nerve conduction, and liver and kidney function. The excessive feed can cause severe vomiting and sputum, which poses a threat to dog life.
The veterinary team of Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Hong Kong) has also reported that although avocado has become popular in recent years and its nutritional value is high for the human body, you must not share it with your cats and dogs, because the toxin Persin will destroy their heart, lungs and other organ tissues. Avocado is high in fat, it will cause stomach upset. Other than vomiting, it can even cause pancreatitis. The consequences of pancreatitis are serious and the mortality rate is extremely high.
Fruits are rich in nutrients and vitamins, which are difficult for dogs to get in their feed, and they can be supplemented by feeding fresh fruit or dried fruit.
Choosing the right fruit healthy snack snacks can help the dog to nurse their health and enhance gastrointestinal function.
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