Can Dogs Eat Apples?

Can dog eat apples?
Can Dogs Eat Apples?
Can my dog safely eat apples, core and all? Here is our opinion.


Can dogs eat apples? It doesn't matter if your dog is eating a green apple or the apple skin. You might have a chihuahua or pitbull and you want to know if it is ok to give them an apple. Yes, in short, it is ok to give your dog apple. Many dogs of all breeds love apples. This is great because apples can be a super healthy treat. Apples contain calcium, vitamin K, vitamin C, and pectin (soluble fibre). One small apple contains 52 calories. There are quite a few foods you love that your dog can eat too.

Best Ways for Your Dog To Eat Apples

There are many different ways you can get your dog eating apples; you can serve it as a frozen treat (great for teething puppies), you can wedge the apple slice it into a Kong, you can make apple pops with apple sauce and greek yogurt, or even serve it grated as a dinner topping. Try to avoid feeding your dog large amounts of apple cores because they contain seeds and stems. Apple seeds have cyanogenic glycosides which can cause tummy upset and more serious problems if consumed in large quantities. If you are feeding your dog dehydrated apples be cautious. Dehydrated apples contain all of the nutrients of the hydrated ones but they have no water, so only feed little bits of dried apple to prevent tummy upset.

Now you know that your dog can eat apples! Let us know in the comments section if your dog likes them!



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Comments (7)

The Healthy Bones treats I give my dog have apples, sweet potato and salmon in them. He goes super nuts for these treats, and has always been a big fan of fruits, especially apples!
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 11:16
I give my dog dried apples, and it gives her gas
Thu, 02/20/2014 - 13:46
As the blog said "Also be cautious feeding dehydrated apples. Dehydrated apples contain all of the nutrients of the hydrated ones but they have no water, so only feed little bits of dried." my Sophie adores apple but we don't let her have with seeds. She also loves other fruits, and I share a little bits of unsweetened un sulfered dried mango.
Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:15
Apples are excellent for people - much better than statins to control cholesterol, and sharing your apple with your dog is a good way to help you remember to eat your apple every day. Lennon, our big German shepherd mix, has a weight problem, so apple slices are a treat we can give him without calorie worries.
Sun, 06/08/2014 - 14:35
Thanks for answering this. I was walking my brother's dog yday, and he found an apple, discarded from a picnic. At first he thought it was a ball and lost interest. Until I broke it apart, he seemed to enjoy it!
Sat, 07/26/2014 - 04:22
My sisters lab waits for them to drop off the tree and eats them. My dogs like a small amount of apples.
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 10:26
My Pom loves apple, almost every time I have an apple she has to have some of mine
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 18:04

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