Maybe. Some fruits are easy, healthy snacks for dogs. Others can be toxic—even fatal.
- Grapes (and raisins). They cause kidney failure, and can kill dogs.
- Cherry pits. They contain cyanide—so it’s best to avoid feeding cherries to your dog completely. The pits of persimmons, peaches, plums, and apricots are also toxic.
- Avocados. Dogs react to the persin, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea. This is especially concentrated in the pits and skins.
- Rhubarb. It is technically a vegetable, but often served sweetened, such as in pie. The oxalates it contains can cause major health issues, including kidney failure.
- Apples, pears
- Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries
- Cantaloupe, watermelon
- Mango, pineapple
The sugars in fruits can cause health concerns, so they should be eaten in moderation. However, they are not metabolized as quickly as table sugar. Some fruits, like cranberries, should only be fed to dogs in very small amounts.
- Serve fresh
- Bake into treats
If your dog eats grapes, raisins, unsafe pits, or another toxic fruit, seek medical care immediately and monitor your dog closely.
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