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Pineapple to dogs: can you give it?

You can give thepineapple to dogs? Pineapple is a fruit loved by many people. It is tart and sweet at the same time and its tropical origins remind us of warmer climates.

So how can you resist such a fragrant and tasty fruit? In fact, it can happen to find our four-legged friend intrigued by this large fruit with a luxuriant tuft, perhaps tempted by wanting to taste such a delicacy. Which is why he will look at you with big sweet eyes that seem to beg you to give him some! So let’s find out if we can give pineapple to dogs or not.

Is pineapple bad for dogs?

No, but one must distinguish between fresh pineapples and canned pineapples. Here we explain why:

  • l’raw pineapplein small quantities, is an excellent snack for Fido;
  • l’canned pineapplehowever, it should be avoided. The syrup in canned fruit contains too much sugar for most dogs’ digestive tracts, which could lead to diabetes.

Can Dogs Eat Pineapple?

Yuppineapple to the dog can be given, but in moderation. This fruit is a healthy treat for dogs and a valid complement to its diet, which must be rich in proteins and fats, and include vitamins and fibres.

A few pieces of raw pineapple, without the peel and the central core of the fruit, are usually sufficient for most dogs, the vet will be able to indicate the right doses based on the size or breed of the animal. Furthermore, i frozen chunks of raw pineapple they are a refreshing snack in the summer!

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Pineapple is good for dogs: nutritional properties

Pineapple contains a lot of vitamin C, along with thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6 and folic acid. Additionally, pineapples are rich in minerals, including manganese, copper, potassium, magnesium, iron, and small amounts of calcium, phosphorus, and zinc.

All of this makes it one snack rich in nutrients for both humans and dogs, and these nutrients play an important role in the immune system and digestive health. The benefits that pineapple offers to the dog are many. The pineapple:

  • help fight the dehydration (and therefore the dreaded heatstroke), thanks to its high water content;
  • improve the blood circulationas it has an anticoagulant effect and prevents cardiovascular diseases and hypertension;
  • increases the immune system, thanks to folic acid;
  • helps to strengthen bonesthanks to the presence of numerous vitamins and mineral salts;
  • supports the digestionas it contains bromelain, an enzyme that allows for better protein digestion;
  • it’s a real one natural anti-inflammatorywhich can help dogs suffering from arthritis or other inflammatory diseases.

The drawbacks of pineapple for the dog

We have seen that the benefits of pineapple for dogs are many, but this does not mean that this fruit is without disadvantages for our 4-legged friend. As we said before, pineapple must be given to the dog with some caution and avoiding exaggerating the doses. This because too much pineapple could cause diabetes due to high sugar content.

Also, too many amounts of pineapple can cause your dog abdominal pains and other intestinal problems (such as vomiting, diarrhea and flatulence).

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What if my dog ​​doesn’t like pineapple?

Dogs are omnivores, but if your faithful friend doesn’t like pineapples, there are many other fruits and vegetables that can be given to Fido.

For example, fruit such as watermelon, apples, strawberries and pears can be fed without problems to the animal, always taking into account the necessary quantities to avoid digestive problems.

Article reviewed by:

Francesco Reina
Veterinary assistant