Yes. Apples contain antioxidants, dietary fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin C. But applesauce can contain more sugar than a plain apple, so it’s best to look for organic, sugar-free brands without preservatives or added coloring.
Applesauce is best served in small amounts, as a treat rather than a meal. (Serving too many fruits or vegetables can cause digestive upset in dogs.) Applesauce should constitute no more than 5 percent of your dog’s diet. Avoid giving applesauce to puppies; their digestive systems aren’t ready for apples.
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