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Can my Siberian husky eat raspberries?

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Yes, your Siberian husky can eat raspberries in small quantities. A few raspberries are a great addition to your Siberian husky’s diet. Raspberries are rich in fibers, antioxidants, vitamins, and are low in calories. I have to mention that raspberries are high in sugar and they also contain a small amount of xylitol. We’ll see how much sugar and xylitol they contain and why Siberian huskies can still eat raspberries.

Can my Siberian husky eat raspberries if these contain xylitol?

Yes, your Siberian husky can safely eat a few raspberries even if they contain xylitol. I want to get this off the table right from the beginning. There are many fruits that contain xylitol, but raspberries have the highest level of xylitol in them. Xylitol can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) if the xylitol dose that is consumed by your husky is 0.2-0.4g/kg of body weight. If you feed your Siberian husky a moderate number of raspberries, he can enjoy safely all the beneficial effects that raspberries provide him. But let be more precise.

How much xylitol is in raspberries?

A cup of raspberries contains about 0.05 g of xylitol. Therefore, 123 grams of raspberries or about 4.33oz contains 0.05 g of xylitol. This is a really small amount of xylitol and it will not negatively affect your Siberian husky’s health. Only a dose of about 0.2-0.4g of xylitol per kg body weight can cause low blood sugar. Let’s take for example a Siberian husky that weighs about 20 kg. A dose of 4-8 grams of xylitol can cause low sugar blood.

That means an amount about 984 g- 1.476 g of raspberries can cause low blood sugar to a Siberian husky that weights 20 kg. That is a really large number of raspberries. Don’t forget that raspberries are only treats, and treats shouldn’t be more than 10% of your husky’s diet. With all this being said, you can safely feed your Siberian husky a few raspberries from time to time. As it goes for sugar, 100 grams of raspberries have 4.4 g of sugar.

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Are raspberries good for my Siberian husky?

As I mentioned earlier, a few raspberries from time to time are a perfect addition to your dog’s diet. You probably see dog food or dog treats on the market that contains strawberries, blueberries, and even raspberries. But why are raspberries good for your husky’s diet? Raspberries are a great source of antioxidants, manganese, magnesium, folic acid, Vitamin B, and Vitamin C. Antioxidants found in raspberries can reduce the possibility of diabetes or arthritis and improve cognitive performance. Raspberries also have anti-inflammatory properties. 

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Dog treats with mackerel and raspberries

Vitamin C helps your husky’s body to absorb iron. Still, your Siberian husky doesn’t need to eat vegetables or fruits that contain vitamin C. Why is that? Because dogs can make their own vitamin C. They can synthesize ascorbic acids from glucose in the liver or kidney if the dogs are on a balanced diet. Vitamin C deficiency is rarely found in dogs. So, if you don’t see vitamin C on your Siberian husky’s food or treats, you don’t need to worry. Just keep your dog on a balanced diet and he will be able to produce vitamin C on his own.

Raspberries are a great source of fiber for your Siberian husky

Your Siberian husky can eat raspberries. These juicy berries will help him improve his digestion and regulate his bowel movements. In a well-balanced diet, fiber can reduce diarrhea and constipation. All this happens because of the high content of fibers. A cup of raspberries has 8 grams of fiber. To be more precise, 100 grams of raspberries has about 7 grams of fiber. Fiber is important for your Siberian husky’s diet and usually is advised to get the fiber from whole sources, such as vegetables or fruits. Fiber improves your Siberian husky’s digestive system and it also fights obesity. Obesity is a serious problem for dogs too, not only for humans.

How can I give raspberries to my Siberian husky?

We already pointed out that raspberries are safe for dogs to eat. But how can you give raspberries to your Siberian husky? First of all, wash the fresh raspberries. Always wash fresh fruits or vegetables before you or your dog eat them. Then give one raspberry to your Siberian husky and see how he and his body reacts to it. If you don’t have fresh raspberries, you can give him to try a frozen raspberry. If he likes these juicy and tasty berries and his body agrees to them, you can add them to his diet.

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Raspberry and water frozen treats for my dogs

You can make plenty of frozen treats with raspberries, add one or two raspberries to his KONG stuffing or use raspberries in dog treats recipes. Raspberries are safe for your dog in small amounts. You are not keeping your dog on an only raspberries diet, right? And there are plenty of other fruits or vegetables for him to try and they all bring nutritional benefits to his overall health.

Can my Siberian husky eat frozen raspberries?

Yes, your Siberian husky can eat frozen raspberries in a small amount. A few frozen treats, such as frozen raspberries or strawberries from time to time make perfect dog treats. Berries are also low in calorie so if you don’t want to mess with your husky’s daily calorie intake these are perfect treats. I feed my dog frozen fruits.

can Siberian husky eat frozen raspberries

Also, frozen treats are perfect during hot summer evenings. Frozen treats will keep your dogs busy and they will also get them more hydrated. I mash the raspberries and combine them with some water and I fill an ice tray or a silicone tray and put in a freezer. My dogs love to chew and lick frozen treats. That’s why I use plenty of fruits to do these kinds of treats. I combine the raspberry puree with plain Greek yogurt and freeze it to make some more delicious treats. You can use combinations like these for your dog’s KONG too. Don’t use yogurt if your dog is lactose intolerant.

Can my Siberian husky eat raspberries jams?

No, dogs can’t eat raspberries jam. Or any jam. Jam contains large amounts of sugar and preservatives that can harm your dog’s health. Large amounts of sugars can lead to pancreatitis, diabetes, cavities, and obesity. Sugar will decrease your dog’s life. That is why you shouldn’t give jam to your dog. Even a one-time treat should be avoided when it comes to jam. Your dog doesn’t need all that sugar in his body. Give him two or three fresh raspberries or frozen raspberries if you want for him to try their taste.

Can my Siberian husky eat raspberries yogurt?

Well, let’s be more precise. Your Siberian husky shouldn’t eat store-bought raspberries yogurt. The store-bought raspberry yogurt contains sugars and artificial flavors and other ingredients that shouldn’t be a part of your dog’s diet. Still, you can mash the raspberries and combine them with some plain Greek yogurt. You can safely feed a small amount of raspberry puree mixed with plain Greek yogurt to your dog. Give yogurt to your dog only if he isn’t lactose intolerant. If he is lactose intolerant, mix the raspberry puree with water.

Last words about Siberian huskies and raspberries

As you could read in this article, Siberian huskies can eat raspberries. I feed my Siberian huskies fresh raspberries and frozen raspberries. Even when it comes to my dogs’ KONG stuffing, I add two raspberries to the filling. I make frozen dog treats with raspberries and water or with yogurt for my dogs. When the berries season is here, it is the moment for us and for our dogs to eat these full of antioxidants, tiny, juicy, and sweet fruits.

I eat plenty of berries and I use them in many recipes for me so I started to add them from time to time in my dogs’ diet. It’s nice that I can safely share fruits and veggies with them. Still, moderation is the key and we must keep our boys and girls on a balanced diet that fits their exercise level, age, and size. My dogs are active dogs and I keep training them and teaching them new tricks. That’s why I need plenty of treats. Fruits and veggies are low in calorie treats and they also help my dogs to get more hydrated.

Alexandra

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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