Yes, but in moderation. Apples are a healthy, low-calorie treat for dogs. They contain antioxidants, dietary fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Dried apples, however, have of course been leached of their water content, so they’re slightly more potent than they look. Dried apples are higher in sugar content, as well, and some brands may contain added salt or sugar, which you want to avoid. Fresh apples are simply a healthier choice. (Click on the link below to learn more!)
It’s okay to share dried apples with your dog. In fact, some dog food brands contain dried apples. Just share in very small amounts only occasionally. Too much may cause diarrhea or stomach upset. If your dog has gotten into your bag of dried apples, he may not feel well for a day or so, but will soon recover.
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