Are you wondering if apples are bad for your dog?

Well, this question has been asked by many dog owners and it’s understandable if you are one of them. You love your dog, and you want to make sure that everything you give him or her is good for their health, otherwise it can cause serious problems in the future. In this article, we will talk about what apples are, their general health benefits and drawbacks, and whether they can harm your pet or not. We’ll also give you some tips on how to feed your dog apples in case you decide to do so after reading this article. It’s time to get started!


Are you wondering if apples are bad for your dog?
Are you wondering if apples are bad for your dog?


Is it safe to feed your dog an apple?

Many owners consider apple to be one of their dog’s favorite fruits.


However, there is a great deal of confusion surrounding whether or not an apple is safe for a dog to eat. And while you may think that, because they’re all-natural, fruits must be beneficial and therefore safe, it turns out there are quite a few health risks associated with these delicious treats. Learn more about why you should never feed an apple to your pet in our latest guide.


Apples in moderation

Apples are a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals and come with no potential side effects in dogs when they’re given in moderation.

  • It’s important to note that an apple is different from a vitamin-enhanced or specially formulated dog treat; certain ingredients can be toxic to pets, especially if they’re taken on their own without water.
  • The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) advises against giving dogs table scraps and advises pet owners that using any human food as treats should only be done under direct supervision by a veterinarian.
  • Apples should not replace more nutritional food options but rather be used as a rare special treat. Remember: just because it’s natural doesn't mean it's necessarily safe or healthy!


The best types of apples to feed a dog

There are many types of apples, but there’s one thing that all of them have in common: a lot of sugar. Apples contain a significant amount of carbs and very little protein or fat. As such, it’s important to choose a type of apple that is not only safe for dogs but is also healthy and nutritious. The best varieties of apples to feed a dog include: Granny Smith Apple - This variety contains good amounts protein, fat, carbohydrates and vitamins A & C but has virtually no sugar. Fuji Apple - This variety also contains very little sugar (2 grams) and has decent amounts of fiber.


How much is too much


Are you wondering if apples are bad for your dog?
How much is too much

We hear that question all of the time, and there’s not a simple answer. The issue is that certain fruits can be harmful to dogs in large amounts, while others won’t cause problems unless they’re eaten consistently. (There is no documented danger of giving an occasional treat of an apple slice to a healthy pet.) Here’s what we know: Grapes and raisins can be fatal to pets when ingested in even small amounts, according to Pet Poison Helpline. Other fruits such as peaches and plums may cause gastrointestinal upset or even kidney failure in pets who eat them.


Some final thoughts on feeding dogs apples

I think they're perfectly fine. Just use common sense, watch how much you feed them, and make sure they're not getting an excessive amount of sugar/apples. But otherwise I don't see any reason why it's bad to feed dogs apples. As always, please feel free to ask any follow-up questions! 

SOURCE : Yasoquiz




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