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In today’s article, we are continuing with our dog food theme, examining the types of food that dogs can (or cannot, in some cases) eat.
Can dogs eat blueberries is what we are looking at today.
Blueberries are a tasty, highly nutritious, often rather expensive fruit for humans to eat. But what about dogs? Is is it safe to give your dog some blueberries as an occasional treat, or could they cause harm, illness, or even death?
Is it safe to feed your dog blueberries? Let’s find out!
Yes, Dogs Can Eat Blueberries
The good news is that dogs can definitely eat blueberries. They are not a harmful/toxic food for your dog to eat.
In fact, blueberries are a superb source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and more.
It’s actually rather difficult to think of a fruit that would be healthier for your dog than blueberries!
Not only are blueberries great for humans … they are an excellent choice for their beloved canine companions as well.
Here’s a quick explanation of why that is the case:
Blueberries Are Packed With Health-Giving Nutrients
One of the reasons that dogs can eat blueberries safely is that they are packed with health giving nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
The antioxidant power of blueberries is particularly interesting. Antioxidants help to fight against ‘free radicals’ which contribute to the ageing process and molecular/cellular damage.
Combine this with the fact that blueberries are very low in calories, and they make a good treat option for your dog.
Can Dogs Eat Frozen Blueberries
We’ve established that blueberries are fine for your dog. But is there any difference when it comes to frozen blueberries?
The good news is that frozen blueberries are also safe for your dog to eat.
In fact, frozen blueberries could be a great idea as a healthy treat for your dog on a hot day!
If you’ve seen our guide on how to keep your dog cool, then you’ll know that feeding frozen food/treats (provided it’s safe) is a good way to lower that temperature.
To sum up – can your dog eat blueberries?
Yes, your precious pooch sure can! In fact, they are probably one of the best healthy fruit snacks that your dog can have.
Low in calories, rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, they are simply a great choice for your dog.
Just keep in mind the ‘best practices’ around not feeding your dog too many treats (ideally, treats should not constitute more than 10% of your dog’s diet) and you will be fine.
Make sure you check out our full guide to what foods are and aren’t safe for your dog for even more information.
We hope you find this information helpful – thanks for visiting Dogopedia.