Yes, but in small amounts. Pineapple is loaded with healthy vitamins and minerals, including vitamins B6 and C, thiamin, niacin, folate, riboflavin, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. Pineapple is also rich in dietary fiber, which, in small amounts, is good for a dog’s digestive system. But pineapple is also high in sugar, which dogs should generally avoid.
Share a few bites of fresh, sliced pineapple with your dog only periodically. Giving your dog too much dietary fiber or sugar is likely to cause digestive upset and diarrhea. The pineapple skin and core are tough for a dog to chew and digest, and should be removed before serving. Don’t share canned pineapple. It contains preservatives and additional sugar that undermine any health benefits the pineapple has to offer.
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