can dogs eat apples

Can Dogs Eat Apples?

An apple a day can keep the veterinarian away! This is real! Full of vitamin C and carbohydrates, apples are really a nutritious snack for dogs and they can improve immune function. However, you should ensure that the core and the seeds of the apple are removed before feeding your dog. They can do harm to dogs’ health to some extent.

For detailed information about the benefits and risks of feeding apples to dogs, keep reading to learn how to feed your dog apple properly!

Can dogs eat apples?

Yes! All dogs can have apples; no matter they are large-breed dogs or small-breed dogs! All kinds of apples available in grocery store are safe for dogs to eat, such as Gala, Granny Smith and Honeycrisp. Besides a delicious, healthy snack for your dog, apples can also help keep your dogs’ teeth clean and breath fresh.

Do not feed your dog apple cores and seeds! Be sure to remove the core and the seeds of apple before giving it to your dog. Apple seeds contain a small amount of cyanide and that will be released when seeds are broken or chewed. Although just swallowing a few apple seeds will not do harm to your dog, you would better to remove them and avoid the risk!

Are apples good for dogs?

Absolutely! As nutritious snacks, apples provide an excellent source of vitamin C and carbohydrates.

Some pet owners may concern that sugars in apples will rot their dogs’ teeth. Don’t worry! The water content in an apple will help wash away the sugar from inside the mouth that makes apples relatively safe for teeth.

How to feed apples to your dog?

Apples for dogs should be:

  • Washed
  • Cored
  • Have seeds and stem removed
  • Peeled(depending on your dog)
  • Cut into slices or chunks(depending on your dog)

Notes: Ensure to have the apples’ seeds and core removed! Moreover, if your dog has a sensitive system, peel the apple to cut down extra fiber!

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