- Not a substitute for professional veterinary help.
Yes. Pears are rich in dietary fibre, 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 fibre 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.
What Else Can Your Dog Eat?
We offer a collection of articles on foods that are safe, dangerous or even toxic for dogs to eat, including vegetables, dairy, bread, and junk food. There is a wide variety of “human food” that is healthy for your dog to eat, while others are considered toxic and dangerous. Check out which fruits and veg are good for your dog and which spices and seasonings are ok to give to your furry little buddy. We’ve created these articles to ensure you’re informed on feeding your dog a wonderfully varied diet while learning the limitations of a dog’s sensitive digestive system.