Yes. Pears are rich in dietary fiber, which is good for the digestive system. Pears also contain vitamins A and C.
Share small amounts (a few slices) of fresh pear only occasionally. Pears, like many fruits, have higher sugar content than most treats. Too much sugar and fiber can cause digestive upset. Be sure not to share pear stems, leaves, or seeds. The latter contain small amounts of toxic cyanide. And don’t share pears if your dog is diabetic. Stay away from canned pears, as well. They’re loaded with sugar and preservatives.
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