- Not a substitute for professional veterinary help.
Yes. Dates are a low-fat, cholesterol free snack you can share with your dog. They contain vitamins A, C, and several B vitamins. They also contain dietary fibre, calcium, iron, protein, magnesium, and potassium.
Dates should be shared sparingly, maybe one or two at a time periodically. Dates are relatively high in sugar (16 grams per date), and dogs should eat a mostly sugar-free diet. Too many dates (and too much dietary fibre) can cause digestive upset and diarrhoea.
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