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Feeding fruits to your dog – husky

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Before anything, please note that even if we’re all about Huskies over here, these things apply to most dog breeds. So, let’s get to the main topic: can dogs eat fruits?

Are fruits good for dogs?

Yes, fruits are good for dogs. Feeding fruits to your husky is safe and it has many beneficial effects. Fruits and vegetables are great to be used as doggy treats, as they are very tasty and low in calories while being rich in vitamins and antioxidants – that helps their immune system. Your Siberian husky will have fun while discovering different textures, smells, and tastes.

Adding fresh or frozen fruits to your dog’s diet is safe, as long as you maintain a balanced diet. We will go through a list of what fruits are good for dogs and one with fruits that are bad for dogs.

I will say this right from the start: Don’t feed your dog pits or seeds from fruits. Don’t give your dog an entire apple because the seeds will make your dog sick. I’ll explain along with the article why you should be careful.

Fruits and vegetables are good for your dog

Fruits and vegetables are healthy for your husky when you are giving them in moderation. They have natural sugar, so give your husky a few small pieces.

Huskies will love their treats cold or even frozen, if possible. This can vary from dog to dog, but they all eat fruits. If you have a vegetable garden or some trees, your husky already tried them. They love to steal something and chew it. Vegetables and fruits are no exceptions from that rule.

What fruits can dogs eat

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Fruits good for dogs

Can dogs eat apples?

Can dogs eat apples? Yes, they can. Some cubes or slices of an apple are perfect as dog treats. Apples are high in fiber and contain vitamin B, C and K. These are tasty and healthy treats for your husky. Apples will support digestion, heart health, and immune function.  

Because apples are not so squishy and mushy, I found that cutting them into smaller pieces and using them during training works great! Tasty vitamin treat + training. What more could you need?

Apples are good doggy treats

Remove the stem, core, and seeds before giving your dog an apple. You can even peel them. Apple seeds contain traces of cyanide. Cyanide is poisonous and even lethal. You might wonder how you don’t sick when you are eating an apple and you touch apple seeds? Well, apple seeds have amygdalin – which is harmless when it remains intact. When apple seeds are chewed by dogs or digested, amygdalin transform into cyanide.

If you don’t eat the stem, core, and seed of apples, why should you feed those to your dog?

Can dogs eat pears?

Pears contain fiber, provitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. It’s safe to give a slice or some cubes of pear to your dog. Pears will ease digestion and prevent constipation because they contain high levels of water. Don’t feed too many pear pieces to your Siberian husky because it may cause diarrhea.

As with apples, don’t forget to remove the pear seeds. Pear seeds contain traces of cyanide.

Can dogs eat Honeydew or Melon?

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Honeydew is good for dogs

Honeydew is a source of water and electrolytes, such as magnesium, potassium sodium and calcium. These will improve your dog’s hydration and digestion. The honeydew melon is also a good source of vitamin C, Vitamin B, Vitamin K, and pro-vitamin A. Melon has more health benefits such as boosting the immune system, may improve blood sugar and health of skin and bones.

Can dogs eat Watermelon?

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Dogs can eat watermelon

Like the melon, watermelons are good fruits for Siberian huskies. Watermelon has vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin c. Watermelon is a tasty treat that helps your dog to stay hydrated. These are the best fruits during hot summer days. With low-calorie intake, cholesterol-free and fat-free, the best way to be served is chilled.

Attention! Remove the seeds! You don’t want the seeds to cause a blockage in the digestive tract. The rinds are not that safe to eat. You may enjoy seeing your husky nibbling on it, but this part of the watermelon is difficult to chew and they can even choke.

It’s better to cut the watermelon in square pieces. This way you’ll be able to spot and remove all the seeds easily.

Can dogs eat Raspberries?

Can your dog eat raspberries? Yes, they can. Raspberries are a source of strong antioxidants that will improve your husky health. Also, they have anti-inflammatory properties. Don’t feed your dog too many raspberries. A few fruits from now and then will be more than enough. Keep a balanced diet. Try to give your husky some frozen raspberries during summer. It’s a tasty and healthy treat for your puppy.

Can dogs eat Blueberries?

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Dogs can eat blueberries

Blueberries are good your Siberian husky. Rich in fiber, potassium, and magnesium, they are healthy treats for your furry buddy.

Can dogs eat strawberries?

Dogs can eat strawberries. Remove the stems before you give them your dog. Strawberries are a source of vitamin C, B1, B6, C, and K.

Fresh strawberries or frozen strawberries are healthy options for your husky. A few treats from time to time will strengthen your husky’s immune system and overall health.

Note

Not all kinds of berries are safe for your husky. Don’t feed them holly berries, juniper berries, pokeberries or mistletoe berries. These contain pits or chemicals that can be bad for your dog’s health. Pay attention to your husky puppy if you are walking him in areas where this kind of berries can be found. Huskies enjoy trying new things and if it’s forbidden, they look even tastier. Keep your eyes on him and don’t give him a chance to ingest these berries.

Can dogs eat Apricots?

Apricots contain minerals, vitamin C and E, nutrients and antioxidants. How can your dogs eat apricots safely? You need to remove the pits and seeds before you are giving it to your dogs. Maintain a small amount, preferably give him only one slice of apricot. Apricots contain fiber. Too much fiber can upset your furry buddy’s tummy.

Attention! Apricot stems, leaves or pits contain cyanide. Cyanide is toxic to dogs. If you have an apricot tree in your garden then pay attention to your husky puppy. Train him to release the apricots, but it’s definitely going to be a challenge at first. With lots of patience, they will get it. Though, if your husky will be left unsupervised in your garden he might go for the apricots.

Can dogs eat Peaches?

Peaches are good for Siberian huskies but don’t feed them an entire peach. You must remove the pit first. Fresh peaches are a source of fiber and vitamin A. You don’t need to remove the flesh of the peach.

Can dogs eat Bananas?

Bananas are good for your dog, but remove the peels or skin, as you want to name it. Bananas can be a tasty treat and a great source of fiber, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B6. Healthy, right? Your Siberian husky will enjoy eating some banana slices that will help with his bone growth too.

Can dogs eat pineapple?

A few pieces of pineapple are good for your Siberian husky. Only the soft flesh of the pineapple is good for dogs. Don’t feed him the spiked skin or the tough core. Small amounts of pineapple are good to be served. Pineapple contains vitamin C, antioxidants and vitamin B6. Be careful, as pineapples do have a lot of sugar – so don’t overdo it!

Can dogs eat plums?

It will better if you don’t feed your Siberian huskies plums. If you already gave your dog one or two slices it’s not a problem. The flesh is safe to be ingested. Also, plums contain vitamin C.

Why shouldn’t you give your dog plums? Plums are rich in sugar and you don’t want to add sugar to your dog diet. A large amount of sugar can cause diabetes.

You must remove the plum’s pit if you want to give your dog a taste of what plums are. Be careful at the pit. Sometimes a little bit of pit remains in the fruit and that plum’s pit contains cyanide. So why you want to take that risk? There are plenty of low-calorie fruits from which to choose. The same goes for prunes too. Prunes and plums differ slightly. The difference is the prune is higher in carbs, calories, and fiber.

Can dogs eat dried fruits?

Avoid giving your Siberian husky dried fruits. They have added sugar. Fresh fruits are a much healthier alternative.

Are canned fruits good for dogs?

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Compote is bad for dogs

Canned fruits or compotes are not good for dogs. Compotes contain excessively high sugar levels due to the fruit syrup contained in the can. Your husky shouldn’t be forced to ingest high levels of sugar.

What fruits are bad for dogs?

What fruits to avoid feeding to your dog, no matter what breed he or she is? These fruits can harm any dog, not only your Siberian husky puppy.

Grapes are bad for dogs
Grapes are bad for dogs

Avoid giving your dog raisins, grapes and any kind of whole nuts. Grapes and raisins are toxic to some dogs and they can cause vomiting, kidney damage, diarrhea, weakness, and seizures.

Some nuts are toxic. Macadamia nuts are toxic for your Siberian husky. The other non-toxic nuts are dangerous too. By swallowing whole nuts in their shell will result in a blockage in your dog digestive tract or a nutshell that will irritate your dog’s digestive tract.

It’s better to feed your Siberian husky some delicious and addictive and – without xylitol – peanut butter. Your dog will appreciate it more.

Bonus tip: put the peanut butter in a chewing toy. Minutes to hours of fun for your Husky pup!

Did you get a chance to read our article about feeding your Husky? Check it out!

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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    I couldn’t agree more! My husky absolutely devours watermelon! Great article! I’ll definitely try more fruits and see what he likes.

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