Dogs Can Eat Cranberries in Small Quantities

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Fresh and dried cranberries are both safe for dogs to consume as long as it’s in small quantities. Like most fruits and berries, cranberries must be fed in moderation. Just because cranberries aren’t considered toxic doesn’t mean they can’t make your dog sick.

Dogs that eat many cranberries in one sitting may end up with a stomach upset. The severity of the digestive problem will depend on a number of factors such as the size of the dog and the amount of berries eaten. For dogs, eating a small amount of cranberries on a occasional basis may be beneficial for their urinary health.

One note of caution on dried cranberries. Some dried cranberry products from the store may come mixed with other ingredients like raisins, which are toxic to dogs. Make sure you check the product label carefully before you let your dog eat some dried cranberries. In addition to not containing raisins, the dried cranberries should not come with additives like additional sugar.


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