My dogs love bananas. In fact, if I am peeling a banana, they rush up to me and sit, thinking it is automatically for them. If a banana gets too ripe in our household, it goes into their breakfast – the same goes for a tomato if we have an extra or a handful of blueberries. Fruits and veggies are healthy treats for your dog and can be fed in moderation. If you feed too many of these foods, some dogs may experience an upset stomach. This could include loose stools – the whole yucky deal. However, if your dog is used to a varied diet that includes fruits and vegetables as a regular treat, their digestive system should be used to it and should have little problem. You can introduce these foods slowly, a small bit at a time in order to get your dogs digestive system used to the new arrivals.
Many of these foods offer an extra nutritional boost and provide various health benefits.
Here is a list of safe fruits and veggies you can feed your dog as a snack:
*Apples – make sure you do not feed the seeds. They contain a natural form of cyanide and can be toxic to your dog.
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*Broccoli – too much can cause excess gas. No one wants that!
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*Mango – feed in small amounts due to the acidity to see how your dogs stomach can tolerate it at first.
*Pears – no seeds please!
*Pumpkin – cooked or raw
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*Sweet Potato – cooked or raw