Can Dogs Eat Pineapple

Can Dogs Eat Pineapples?

Can your dogs have pineapples? The answer is YES.

Raw pineapple is an excellent snack for dogs in small amounts, and frozen pieces of fresh pineapple make a delicious treat in the summer. However, canned pineapple should be avoided, which contains too much sugar for most dogs’ digestive tracts to handle.

Benefits of Pineapple for Dogs

  1. Pineapples are 82% water, so carry excellent hydration properties if your dog needs additional moisture on a hot day.
  2. Help repair damaged cells.
  3. Pineapple contains Vitamin C, which can Boost your dog’s immune system and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.
  4. Pineapple contains Vitamin B, which is an important coenzyme for brain and body functions regulating fluid balance, building proteins, regulating hormones, and supporting neurotransmitters in your dog’s body.
  5. Pineapple contains minerals which will support healthy skin and coat, strong ligaments, and tissues.
  6. Pineapple contains Bromelain, which is an enzyme that provides powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also thought to be nature’s histamine and may help with skin issues.

How much pineapples can you feed your dog?

All dog-safe fruits are appropriate as an occasional treat if you only offer them at a 10% ratio to your dog’s regular nutritionally balanced dog food.

High natural sugar content in any fresh fruit can contribute to obesity or raise blood sugar levels. And pineapple has a 10% sugar count, so if your dog has any health problems such as diabetes or obesity, the high sugar content or large amounts of the fruit ingested may impact that. Your vet can advise if the sugar count in pineapple is too much for your dog.

How to Give Your Dog Pineapples?

There are parts of a fresh ripe pineapple that we don’t eat, and those hold true for a dog’s digestive system. Only the soft inner fruit is safe for your dog to eat. Therefore, you need to remove the spiky skin and hard inner pineapple core prior to offering the fruit.