Sweet, delicious pineapple is an ideal healthy snack for most of us. But is it a good snack for your dog? Can dogs eat pineapple? Read on for the answer and explanation.

Should Dogs Eat Pineapple?

Pineapple in small amounts is an ideal healthy snack for you and your dog. It is full of vitamins and minerals that are all beneficial to your dog’s health. It contains vitamin C, as well as vitamin B6, folate, thiamin, riboflavin and niacin. In terms of minerals, pineapple provides iron, magnesium, potassium, copper and manganese as well as small amounts of calcium, zinc and phosphorus. With this impressive list of nutrients, a pineapple snack is a good choice for your dog.

Is pineapple safe for dogs?

As mentioned above, dogs can eat pineapple. Always start your dog off with a small amount. If your dog like its and gets on with it, then you can introduce it as a snack. Bear in mind, snacks should only make up 10% of your dog’s daily food intake. So the amount of pineapple you give your dog will be small. 

Don’t feed your dog the course hard centre, and also avoid giving your dog the spiky, tough skin. Stick to the sweet, soft flesh and small amounts. 

You can get canned pineapple but this will be saturated in sugar syrup. And this will be too much sugar for your dog. Additionally, you can also get dried pineapple. This is also not recommended for dogs.

How should I give my dog pineapple?

Ideally, you want to give your dog small chunks of fresh raw soft flesh. And ideally not too much. A great idea in the summer is to freeze some chunks and use these as a cooling snack. If you find your dog likes pineapple then why not try him with another fruit like strawberries!

The final chunk...!

So the simple answer to the question “can dogs eat pineapple” is yes! 

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