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Can Dogs Eat Strawberries?

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Dr. Mark is a veterinarian. He has been working with dogs for more than 40 years.

Strawberries aren't the most practical treat for dogs, but can be okay in moderation.

Strawberries aren't the most practical treat for dogs, but can be okay in moderation.

Dogs can eat strawberries, but they are very sweet, so should be given in moderation—probably not more than one to three berries a day, depending on the size of your dog. The berries provide extra fiber and vitamins to keep your dog healthier.

I grow strawberries in my garden, so when they are in season I will give each of my dogs a berry just as a treat. If you are eating strawberries as a snack, it is fine to give one to your dog.

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If you are buying something from the grocery store for your dog, however, you are better off buying blueberries as they have higher levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and micronutrients that can benefit your dog.

Sources:

  1. Ma, L., Sun, Z., Zeng, Y., Luo, M., & Yang, J. (2018). Molecular Mechanism and Health Role of Functional Ingredients in Blueberry for Chronic Disease in Human Beings. International journal of molecular sciences , 19 (9), 2785. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6164568/

This article is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from your veterinarian. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.

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