- Not a substitute for professional veterinary help.
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 fibres.
What Else Can Your Dog Eat?
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 here and which spices and seasonings are ok to give to your furry little buddy here.