Top 5 Summer Fruits for Dogs

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Summer is here, which means summer fruits are in season! These 5 fruits are not only good for you, but there are tons of healthy benefits for dogs as well.

Just a reminder, fruit contains a lot of sugar so make sure to only serve in small quantities. Fruits should only be a small portion of a dog’s diet.

Watermelon

  • Pack with nutrients: potassium, beta-carotene, and magnesium
  • Excellent source of vitamins A, B6, and C
  • Great source of water
  • Helps boost immune system health

To serve: Remove seeds and rind. Chop into bite-sized pieces.

Blueberries

  • Good source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin C
  • Helps boost digestive and immune systems while maintain healthy brain function
  • Contains anti-cancer and heart disease fighting qualities
  • Prevents urinary tract infections

Easy to serve: Just wash (fresh or frozen)

Cantaloupe

  • Contains vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, folic acid, antioxidants, and dietary fiber
  • Great for dog eyes and fur
  • Decreases inflammation in the body
  • Improves digestive health

To serve: Remove seeds and rind. Chop into bite-sized pieces.

Strawberries

  • Full of fiber, magnesium, potassium, iodine, and folic acid
  • Great source of antioxidants, high in fiber and vitamin C
  • Builds a stronger immune system to fight off illness and infection
  • Helps whiten dog’s teeth

To serve: Remove top, cut in half and wash thoroughly.

Raspberries

  • Low in calories and high in fiber, manganese, and vitamin C
  • Great source of antioxidants
  • Especially good for senior dogs because they have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help take pain and pressure from joints

Easy to serve: Just wash

**If you have any questions, please make sure to consult your veterinarian.

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