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Can Dogs Eat Strawberries? - Know The Truth Here
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You probably know already that chocolates are toxic to dogs. If you have been doing some research on canine nutrition, then you probably know that coffee is not good for dogs as well. You should also take some precautions when feeding fruits to your dog. Fruits may be rich in nutrients but some contain substances that dog's cannot tolerate. Grapes, for example, is one fruit that you should not give to your dog. Avocado is another. But can dogs eat strawberries? You may ask, the answer to this question and more essential information can be found below.

Everything in moderation

So can dogs eat strawberries? The quick answer is yes. In fact, strawberries offers plenty of health benefits to dogs. This is because strawberries are high in vitamins and minerals that are necessary for a dog's growth and development. But when it comes to feeding your dog, you should always follow one very important principle and that is every food item you give to your dog should be given in moderation. In the case of strawberries, for example, it contains sugar that when consumed in excess can lead to health problems. Too much sugar can cause an upset stomach, especially to puppies. If you will always follow the principle of giving everything in moderation then your dog will experience fewer diet-related problems.

A treat

To avoid overfeeding your dog with strawberries, you should use it mainly as a treat for your dog. This means that you should only give strawberries to your dog occasionally. You should not include it in his regular diet. You should do the same with other fruits that are safe for a dog. This is because, in general, fruits are really high in sugar. So how much strawberries can you give to your dog? A handful at a time is probably enough to be safe. Some dogs are known to eat a bowlful of strawberries without experiencing any health problems though. But why take the risk. What you can do if you really want to give strawberries to your dog is to give it a small amount initially and then just gradually increase the amount. You should avoid having strawberries lying around in your house where your dog can reach them. If you have a strawberry garden, then you should make sure that it is not accessible to your dog.

When in doubt

If you are still unsure about the safety of strawberries or other fruits for that matter, then the best thing for you to do is to seek the expert advice of a veterinarian. This is because not all dogs are alike. Some dogs have a greater tolerance to certain foods than others. With the help of a veterinarian, you can determine the food that are safe to provide to your dog.

If you suspect that your dog is unwell because of eating strawberries, then you should immediately go to a veterinarian to provide your dog with the necessary medical attention. Never attempt to treat your dog yourself.


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