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Can my Siberian husky eat pears?

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Your Siberian husky can eat pears. Pears are a healthy addition to your Siberian husky’s diet because they are a great source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. A few slices of a fresh pear are tasty and juicy treats for your dog. But keep in mind that pears have high sugar content. Moderation is key. Even fruits or vegetables should be consumed in moderation. Treats, even if we talk about fruits, vegetables, or store-bought treats, should be limited to 10% of your Siberian husky’s daily food intake. We have to keep our dogs on a balanced diet so they could have a healthy and happy life.

Why are pears good for my Siberian husky?

Pears are a great source of fiber for your Siberian husky

Whole fiber sources such as vegetables or fruits are greats treats for your Siberian husky. Fiber can reduce diarrhea or constipation. A medium-sized pear has 5.5 grams of fiber. And if you feed your Siberian husky half of it, then he will have an addition of 2.75 grams of fiber to his diet. Fiber is good for your Siberian husky’s digestive system. Still, a balanced diet is necessary. Too much fiber can lead to digestive upset.

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My dogs inspecting a pear

Pears are a greats source of vitamins for your Siberian husky

Pears are also great sources of Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin B, Potassium, Copper, and Vitamin C. Even though your Siberian husky doesn’t need to eat fruits or veggies to get vitamin C, a slice of pear is a great treat. I mentioned in other articles, that dogs can make their own vitamin C. Potassium is good for heart function and muscle contraction. Cooper helps the immune system and nerve function. Vitamin A is an essential vitamin for your dog’s kidney, lungs, liver, eyes, coat, and skin. You can see on your dog’s food label how much vitamin A this contains. Usually, every dog food that is based on a balanced recipe contains vitamin A. Vitamin A improves your dog’s skin health and it also helps wound healing.

Pears also contain vitamin B9 (folate) and B3 (niacin). These both are important nutrients. Vitamin B3, also known as niacin is necessary for your dog’s proper body function and health. Look on your dog’s food label and you’ll see that his food already contains healthy amounts of vitamin B3. Still, if you want to treat your Siberian husky with some pear bite-size chunks it’s ok. Niacin helps the breakdown of fatty acids and converts fats and carbs into sources of energy. It also boosts your Siberian husky mental capacity. If you have active Siberian huskies, such as mine, this is important because they want to run for miles and play all day. Vitamin B9 is important for neural development.

How many pears can my Siberian husky eat?

Treats shouldn’t exceed more than 10% of your husky’s daily food intake. I feed my Siberian husky a variety of fruits and vegetables in small amounts. They are healthy and active medium-size dogs. As it goes for pears, I feed them half of the pear per dog every now and then. Moderation and variety work for my dogs when it comes to fruits and vegetables.

How can my Siberian husky eat pears safely?

Wash the pear before you feed it to your dog

Always wash the pear or any fruit before you or your Siberian husky eat it. You can peel the skin if you think your dog will have a problem digesting it. But you can also keep the skin if you wash it thoroughly. I peel the skin just to be sure. I know that pear’s skin has dietary fibers and antioxidants, but peels may contain pesticides. So, if I don’t know the exact origin of the pears I prefer to remove the skin. But if it’s from your garden or from a safe source, and if the skin is thin you can try giving it to your dog. Still, make sure that his body can digest it.

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Remove the pear core and seeds before you give it to your dog

Always remove the pear core and the seeds before you feed some pear slices to your Siberian husky. Pears seeds contain traces of cyanide. Cyanide is poisonous and even lethal for dogs. Even if only large amounts of seeds can make your dog sick, it’s better if your dog will not ingest pear seeds. I mentioned cyanide when I talked about if dogs can eat apples. Apple seeds and pear seeds contain a glycoside named amygdalin. When the seeds are chewed or digested by dogs, the amygdalin releases cyanide.

Cut the pear in bite-size chunks for your Siberian husky

After you removed the core and seeds, cut it into bite-size chunks before you feed the pear to your Siberian husky. You can also give him some slices. Another option is to mash the pear and use it for stuffing a KONG. You can also combine some bite-size chunks of pear with some plain Greek yogurt and stuff a KONG. Feed your dog plain Greek yogurt only if he is not lactose intolerant.

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Bite-size pear chunks for my dogs

Don’t feed your dog whole pears

A whole pear is a choking hazard for your dog. He can easily choke with a big chunk of pear. Besides the choking hazard, as I mentioned earlier, the pear seeds contain amygdalin. Amygdalin releases the toxin cyanide. Therefore, you shouldn’t feed your Siberian husky a whole pear.

If you have a pear tree in your garden, make sure your Siberian husky doesn’t eat whole pears or leaves. As I mentioned earlier, pear seeds contain toxin cyanide. Rotten or moldy pears are definitely a no go for your dog. Keep him away from the fruits that fell down on the ground until you have the time to gather or compost them. Rotten pears produce ethanol and they cause the same effects as alcohol ingestion. Rotten pears from the ground or from the trash should be kept away from your dog. We know how curious Siberian huskies are and they want to try anything, even if it’s bad for them.

Can dogs eat pear seeds?

No, dogs can’t eat pear seeds. As I mentioned earlier pear seeds contain traces of cyanide. Cyanide is poisonous for dogs. Always wash the pear, remove the stem and the seeds, and cut the pear in bite-size chunks before you feed it to your dog.

Can my Siberian husky eat pear compote?

No, your Siberian husky shouldn’t eat pear compote. Or any compote for that matter. Compote contains a large amount of sugar and preservatives that can harm your dog. Only safe to eat fresh fruits for your buddy.

Can my Siberian husky eat pear jam?

No, your Siberian husky can’t eat pear jam. Even if you like this tasty and sweet jam, your dog shouldn’t eat any of it. Not even for taste. Jams have plenty of sugar and preservatives in them. As I said earlier, treat your Siberian husky with some fresh fruits. Fresh fruits are sweet enough for your Siberian husky taste.

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Loki sniffing a pear

Can my Siberian husky eat canned pears?

Your Siberian husky shouldn’t eat canned pears. The reasons are the same as for the pear jam or pear compote. The high content of sugar found in canned pears is too much for your dog’s body. He shouldn’t eat so much sugar. Too much sugar consumed by a dog frequently will affect his health. A high amount of sugar can make your dog overweight and this can shorten his lifespan. Also, it can cause teeth problems and even diabetes.

Final thoughts on if your Siberian husky can eat pears

You can safely share a pear with your Siberian husky every now and then. Start with only a bite and see if he likes the pear sweetness. Pear is a great source of fiber but if your dog doesn’t like it, then you can give him apples. Always wash the apple or the pear and remove the core and seeds before you feed it to your dog. Cut the pears into bite-size chunks so your dog will not choke with it. I feed my Siberian huskies fruits and veggies as treats during the training sessions or even at walks. Also, I like to use fruits such as pears, apples, bananas, strawberry when I’m stuffing their KONGs.

I hope you like this article. Does your dog eat vegetables or fruits? What are his favorite fruits or veggies? Let me know in a comment below.

Dog and Siberian husky lover. I love training, exercising and playing around with my two huskies. Always trying new foods, recipes and striving to give them the best possible dog life.

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