FROZEN APPLE PIECES
Mango is high in fibre, as well as vitamin A, B6, C, and E, making it quite nutritious for both humans and dogs. The snack is also sweet, so your dog will probably love it.
Are Apples Good for Dogs?
Yes, apples are good for dogs. Apples are a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and antioxidants. They’re chock full of fiber, especially in the peels, which helps dogs maintain a healthy weight while assisting with their digestion.
Apples are a low-calorie treat that’s perfect for any dog needing to lose or maintain their weight. But since each apple has about 19 grams of sugar, a whole apple will likely be too much for your dog. Even so, apples are a great way to satisfy your dog’s sweet tooth (unlike sweet treats like chocolate or other human foods that can harm your furry friend).
How Many Apples Can Dogs Eat?
Your canine companion may love crunching on apples, but don’t let them have too much. Eating an excess of apples can lead to your dog experiencing a bellyache or diarrhea, so always serve them in moderation. Just an apple slice or two is enough to satisfy your dog’s cravings.
Puppies can also eat apples. If you haven’t given them apples before, start with a small amount, like a slice or small cube. Watch them to make sure they don’t have an allergic reaction. See if they experience any digestive problems like vomiting or diarrhea. If your dog has problems, refrain from feeding them apples and contact a veterinarian as needed.
Hidden Health Benefits of Apples
You and your dog might just see an apple as a tasty treat. But it can provide many health benefits.
Apples can …
- Provide antioxidants
- Help relieve allergies
- Improve gut health
Those benefits make apples the super-treat your dog’s been begging for.
Apples: Nature’s Allergy Fighter
It’s heartbreaking to see your dog constantly scratching because his skin is so itchy. Allergies can be a constant source of discomfort for your dog. And the scratching can get to you too!
That’s where apples can help!
The Myth About Poisonous Apple Seeds
Yes, apple seeds contain cyanide. Yes, cyanide is toxic. However, apple seeds contain a minute amount of cyanide. This means there’s only a risk if your dog gets huge quantities.
Veterinarian Dr Marty Becker says, “The amount of cyanide within a few seeds is so minimal that it’s really not a concern.”
You see, apple seeds contain amygdalin. When crushed or chewed, the amygdalin transforms into hydrogen cyanide.
- At high levels, cyanide is dangerous to both people and pets.
- It would take at least 0.2 mg of cyanide for every pound of bodyweight to cause acute poisoning. That translates to 10g for a 50 pound dog.
- An entire gram of chewed apple seeds would only deliver up to 0.24 mg of cyanide.
- There are about 20 apple seeds in one gram.
So, you’re perfectly fine feeding your dog apples in moderation!
But if you’re worried … or your dog is very small … you can always remove the seeds before sharing an apple with your dog.