Yes. Pineapple contains vitamin C, riboflavin, thiamin, niacin, folate, and vitamin B6. It also packs a number of healthy minerals, like potassium, calcium, and zinc. All of these provide a boost to your dog’s immune and digestive system.
However, pineapples are rich in natural sugar, which is not part of a healthy canine diet and should only be eaten in moderation. Most canned pineapple is overloaded with sugar and preservatives and should be avoided entirely.
Your dog will enjoy small servings of fresh pineapple, which is preferable to canned pineapple. Again, avoid any syrup or sugar on the pineapple. Offer a few cubes of pineapple once a week as a snack or a topping on their usual meal.
If you have a small breed, be sure to cut the pineapple into bite-sized chunks, as the larger pieces can be difficult to digest due to the fibers.
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