Dogs Can Eat Blueberries in Moderation
Dogs can eat fresh blueberries as long as it’s in moderation. Blueberries make a great low-calorie treat for dogs because they are rich in antioxidants and fiber.
How many blueberries can you give a dog?
This will depend on a number of factors such as the dog’s size and age. As a general rule of thumb, we wouldn’t give your dog more than a few blueberries per day. Your best bet is to follow the 10% rule. This is in reference to treats not comprising of more than 10% of a dog’s daily calorie intake. Blueberries might be packed with essential nutrients but it’s best for dogs to get them from their regular dog food.
Can Blueberries Cause Diarrhea in Dogs?
Yes, although it will probably take a large amount of blueberries for dogs to suffer from diarrhea. Blueberries might not be toxic to pets but they do contain a moderate amount of natural sugar. Some dogs don’t have the stomach to handle a lot of sugar at once. This may result in mild digestion problems like diarrhea.
Please note that what we have written here is in reference to fresh, ripe blueberries. The same doesn’t apply to cooked foods such as blueberry muffins, which are a lot more unsafe than just the fruits.
To check the safety of other human foods aside from blueberries, you can check our full list of human foods that are safe or unsafe for dogs to eat.
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