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Contrary to popular belief, dogs aren’t carnivorous animals! They are in fact, omnivores. Feeding your dog fruits is a great way to limit calories and keep their health on point. Here is a list of the best fruits you can give your dog for a better health.
Apples contain lots of Vitamin C and A, and antioxidants that will do miracles for your dog’s health. Make sure that you remove all traces of seeds before feeding your dog apples. As apple seeds contain small amounts of cyanide and that can lead to problems in the long run. Apples are also a source of pectin. These fibers help remove toxins in the intestines, improves intestinal muscles, and aids in the removal of bacteria.
Bananas are a natural source of sugar that can convert readily into energy. A surprising number of dogs love the taste of bananas! Other than their taste, they also contain potassium, essential amino acids, and other important minerals. Bananas are also a source of Vitamin B6 and C. These vitamins maintains blood pressure and improves heart health.
Blueberries contain a high level of a substance called resveratrol, which is capable of fighting heart diseases as well as cancer. An added bonus for this fruit is the fact that they are also low in calories. Blueberries are also a source of tannin. Tannin is a substance that can help prevent and treat urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Cantaloupes are high sources of Beta-carotene and Vitamin. These are the substances that help reduce damage to the cells and help with your dog’s eyesight. It’s also capable of warding off cancer. There are also other substances such as Vitamin C and B6, fiber, niacin, folate, and potassium that are found in cantaloupes. Be careful not to feed your dogs the seeds or the rinds as this cause damage to your dog’s intestines.
Cranberries help in fighting urinary tract infections by lowering the pH levels of urine and making it even more acidic. They are also rich in antioxidants that aid in weight loss, vitamins S, B1, B2, and C, and other minerals. Avoid canned cranberries as these contain more calories and are not nearly as healthy as the natural version.
Pears are a source of a substance called Pectin. Pectin strengthens the intestinal tract. Pears also have potassium. Potassium helps with heart maintenance, carbohydrate metabolism, and muscle strength. The fiber in pears also keeps the colon clean and removes bile salts that reduce cholesterol levels. Other great nutrients found in pears are vitamin C and E. Remove the seeds and the core before feeding your dog this.
It contains Vitamins B1, B6, and C, Copper, Pantothenic Acid, Fiber, and Folate. Pineapples help with digestion and reduction in inflammation.
Watermelons are the source of Vitamins A, B6, and C, Thiamin, and Lycopene. It is also a great hydrant for dehydrated dogs. Remove the seeds and toss a piece his way.