Can dogs eat apples?

Can dogs eat apples?

So you’re wondering if dogs can eat apples.  Just like with people, dogs can react differently to various foods so if you are unsure it is always advised to check with your veterinarian.  As a general rule, apples can provide some of the same benefits to dogs as they do to people, and likewise, some of the same hazards as they do to small children.

The part of the apple that people eat is rich in nutrients and antioxidants while being low in protein and fat which can make for an optimal snack.  It is important to remember that fruits such as apples do tend to have a fairly high sugar content and should only be consumed in moderation.

The whole apple? or just part?

Similar to people, dogs should not eat the apple stem or core as seeds can contain cyanide.  Additionally, as with all foods the pieces need to be of an appropriate size and only fed under supervision due to the risk of a choking hazard on any ingested material.

Overall, If your vet approves and your dog likes apples, they can be healthy snack to feed in small amounts.

If you’re interested in more details about dogs and apples check out the links below:

https://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/10-people-foods-dogs/1896

https://www.petmd.com/dog/general-health/can-dogs-eat-apples

https://dogtime.com/dog-health/dog-food-dog-nutrition/59161-can-dogs-eat-apples

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