What fruit can dogs eat is a very good question before answering this topic, it is important to make an initial reflection about dogs. REFLEXION: All dogs are decedent from the wolf and by nature they are animals that are carnivores. In other words they originally ate only meat. However, since dogs been around with human being for such a long time we have gotten them used to eating other things so their metabolism has change with time.

Important- We need to take a series of precautions before serving fruit to a dog.

Always take off the seeds and skin off a fruit before giving it to a dog, because thy can Chock and there is an element that is bad for them as well. Fruits are rich in fiber which is great for the human being however too much fibrosis not good for dogs. We need to be careful with the fiber when serving fruit to your dog. A dog can only have around 1.5% of daily fiber. 98% of their daily nutrition should be meat.

Never the less, fruits can be beneficial for a dog. The fruit is good for constipation, s⁵ertain sickness of dogs and it has vitamins. Still, the main meal should always be meat and you can serve fruit a little with the dog’s meal.

What fruit can dogs eat



Important: when serving a fruit to a dog, you need to take off the seeds and skin off first. Like for example an apple has seeds a trunk and skin. And if you don’t take it off it could Chock a dog specially when they eat fast..and can also give them diarrhea or something of the source. Some fruits can be use as a home remedy but only as a complement. You should always take your pet to the Veterinarian for treatment and consult them first.

I will give you a list of fruits that a dog can eat with it is properties

1. Blueberries

Just a little with the dog’s food no more than once a day. It’s recommended for it is great amount of antioxidant. And it is good to prevent cardiovascular problems. It also has vitamins “C” which is good for a cold. A little fiber also good for them.

Serve the blueberries without seeds mixed with the dog food. 90% of the plate needs to be meat or dog food.

2. Apples

The apple has vitamin “c” which is good for the cold. The apple also has an element that cuts the diarrhea. To serve the apple, first choose a small apple than take off the seeds, trunk and skin. Fondly you need to boil the apple and serve it like an apple sauce with nothing just boiled water.

3. Pear

  • WThe pear has pretty much water so it is great to hydrated. And when the dog is hot it is wonderful. Pears also has a good level of ant- oxidant vitamins “A” & vitamins B. Pears are also good for diabetes, it is not going to cure it but it well will help them (This must never replace a diabetes med. It ‘s just a complement.)

Important: Too much pear can cause diarrhea so the first time you serve pear just give them 2 slices and wait 12 to 24 hours if they get a little diarrhea just don’t give them anymore. If the dog is fine awesome.you can serve unto 2 slices to a small dog and 4 slices to a big dog.

4. Strawberry

The strawberry has many benefits and is highly recommended it. Strawberries has high level of vitamin “C”, high level of

antioxidant. Strawberries are also good for the immune system, anticulocious etc. This fruit can also help animals with renal insufficiency of course it is not going to cure it, never the less, it will be a great help and can be use as a complement.

Important: only serve unto 2 or 3 strawberries a day without seeds. Mixed with t dog food or the dog’s meal.

5. Watermelon

The watermelon is marvelous for dogs. And is highly recommended. Also, dogs love it. This fruit is mostly water which is great to hydrate a dog or for heat stroke. Heat stroke is a very common problem in dog, specially in very hot area like Florida. Also, the watermelon has a high level of vitamins “C”. Also, the sugar has a good level and doesn’t harm.a dog at all. It’s ideal for all dogs.

Important: Never feed the skin or outside of the watermelon.

6. Melon

The melon has vitamins A and loots of vitamin B And is also hydrated. However, you need to be extra.careful because it has high level of sugar which is bad for dogs. Also, dogs with diabetes can’t eat melon Important: always remember to take off the seeds and skin.

7. Pineapple

The pineapple is recommended it for dogs with constipation. It has a good level of fiber and also prevents diarrhea. You can’t give pineapple every day to a dog because it has high level of sugar. The pineapple also has a high level of potassium and it is great for a dog that is pregnant. It will strengthen the muscles of the female dog and during label the contractions and pain will hurt less. In other words it is a great helper for pregnant dogs.

Important: A dog can eat pineapple just once a week and only 100grams to 200 grams

8. Kiwi

The kiwi has a good level of Potassium

9. Orange

This fruit has it is pros and cons.

Pros: It has multi vitamins that can be beneficial for a dog

Cons: It can cause diarrhea. Anyway, this is very easy to control. The first time you feed a dog orangebjust give mom thendogn1,to 3 pieces. The waitn12 to 24 hours. If the pups a little soft or not normal just don’t give it anymore.


There are some fruits that are beneficial and offer some important vitamins for dogs. Some fruit can be eaten daily for prevention or vitamins. And others, once in a while when they need to fix something like diarrhea, _ constipation, diabetes etc. However, it is important to respect the doses that a dog can eat because too much of a fruit can cause diarrhea etc.

Important: if you use fruit properly it can be very beneficial. Also, only give one type of fruit a day


  • LineCowley |March 24, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Hi there, this is a very helpful and informative post on the fruits that dogs can eat. I always though that dogs are not supposed to eat fruit, but after reading this post, I can see that there are several fruits that a dog can eat. It can add vitamins to their diet, and even help with problems like constipation. 

    If you want to introduce fruit into your dog’s diet, is it best to start when they are still a puppy? Or should I wait until they are older? Thank you. 

    • Claudia |March 25, 2022 at 6:42 pm

      Hello Line. You can introduce fruit as an adults too. It does have to be a puppy. The important thing when introducing a fruit is to give just one pice the first time. Then wait12 to 24 hours to make sure the dog doesn’t get any reaction like  doing putty a little smooshy. If the dog is fine great!  In the website:https://maxdoglovers.com   There is a list and the amount of fruit a dog can have.

      P.S. just serve one type of fruit a day.

  • Rosie Bell |March 25, 2022 at 6:01 am

    Hi Claudia, Thank you for sharing your fascinating article. I had no idea that dogs can actually eat fruit? And they do in moderation obviously. On the other hand, it doesn’t surprise me as my cat liked cucumber and my mother’s cat likes to nibble on the occasional strawberry, so if cats can do it so does dogs 🙂 All my friends have dogs, so I’ll be sure to give them your website to get tips on great dog food and other tips on their furry pets. Thank you. All the Best!

    • Claudia |March 25, 2022 at 6:19 pm

      Hello Rossie. I’m oblige. Thank you very much your insight.

      P.S. Dogs & cats metabolism are diffderent.  👍

  • Reggie |March 25, 2022 at 6:42 am

    I didn’t know about most of these fruits, I used to give my dog apples and blueberries the most. I would only give them a slice of an apple if I was eating one I did give them too much. I used to give my dog blueberries mixed with some yogurt with their breakfast every so often.

    Thank you!

    • Claudia |March 25, 2022 at 6:08 pm

      Hello Reggie. That’s just perfect a slice to a small dog and upto 2 to 4 slices for  big dogs. Thank you so much for your comment. 👍

  • Dave |March 25, 2022 at 9:43 am

    I came with apples and pears the other day and placed them on my dining table. A few hours later I noticed one apple was missing and my dog was acting suspiciously. I never knew dogs could eat fruits which is what led me to look it up just to be sure he is one of the suspects of the theft that happened in my house. Lol. I’m pleased to hear that the fruits help with the dog’s nutrition. I’m going to be keeping him mind mind when I go for shopping so that he can get his share of sweetness and nutrition too.

    • Claudia |March 25, 2022 at 6:01 pm

      LOL.👍 Important: Always clean well & take of the seeds trunk of fruits to avoid chocking

  • Michel Maling |March 25, 2022 at 10:16 am

    My one dog loves to eat apples, but the other one won’t touch any fruit. I never knew that you had to take the skin and pips out, as our dog just gobbles up the whole thing whole. He gets about one a week. Do we have to boil as you recommend, as he has been eating apples in this way for years?

    • Claudia |March 25, 2022 at 5:43 pm

      Hello Michel: If your dog likes the apple naturally, that’s fine younl don’t need to boilnl it. Boil is done more to cure a dog from diareha.. And if it has a little bitbof skin is not a big deal. However is supper important that you take off the seeds and trunk. If the doggie eats fast he can get chock. Also the seed has an element that’s not good for them.