Yes, blueberries are healthy for dogs and they can eat blueberries without any fear. But before you start feeding this tasty fruit to dog make sure he is not allergic to them.
Why should you give blueberries to dogs?
Blueberries are good for dogs heart health, and they can prevent cardiovascular disease. Blueberries are low in sugar, carbs and calories but high in antioxidants. They are also suitable for weight management and can help loosen your dogs some extra pounds. Blueberries can help in keeping the dog’s digestive system healthy. They can boost your dog’s immunity and help your dog stay free from chronic diseases. They are perfect for dogs brain health.
Nutrients in blueberries
- Dietary fibre
- Omega 3 fatty acids
- Vitamin A, B6, B12, C, D, E. K
- Pantothenic acid
How to Give Blueberries to Dogs?
Like humans, dogs are also allergic to different foods and it is possible that your furry friend is allergic to blueberries. Therefore, make sure your dog doesn’t have any adverse effect from this sweet treat.
Todo so, first feed him small quantity of berries and observe your dog. If he shows any signs like, nausea, lack of appetite, vomiting or upset stomach it means he is allergic to berries. In such a case, you should look for an alternative of blueberries.
If your dog is not allergic to blueberries then you can make a tasty treat for your dog following this simple recipe which is safe, healthy & nutritional.
- Freshly made blueberry puree- 4 oz
- Mashed blueberries – ¼ cup
- Wheat flour – 1 cup
- Rolled oats – 1/4th cup
- Honey – 1 tablespoon
- Egg – 1 large (beaten)
Combine all the ingredients (except egg) together and make a smooth dough. Roll the dough into ½ inch thickness and cut them into small cookies with the cookie cutter on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper place the cookies.
Brush the tops with beaten eggs. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake the cookies for 30 minutes. Let them cool down before serving them to your dog.
Can blueberries harm dogs?
Dogs can gulp these berries without chewing that can create a choking hazard. They can be allergic to these berries that can cause them serious illness like chronic gas or diarrhea and ear inflammation. Frozen blueberries can also cause choking hazards in dogs. They also contain sweet and fructose that can make your dog fatty and diabetic if given in large quantities.
Always remember that treats cannot exceed 10% of a total dogs diet, so calculate your blueberries treats accordingly. If you enjoyed reading the article, then don’t forget to like share and subscribe.