Can dogs eat pineapples?

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Pineapples can be a healthy treat for dogs in moderation and provide a lot of vitamins and minerals including vitamin C. Canned pineapple should be avoided as it usually includes a lot of added sugar and could cause digestion issues. When feeding your dog pineapple, you should slice the pineapple up, remove the outer skin and remove the core of the pineapple as both can be harmful to your dog’s insides.

Pineapples contain vitamin C, vitamin B6, thiamine, niacin, folate, riboflavin, magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc and fibre. Be careful feeding pineapple to diabetic dogs as it contains a lot of sugar and can cause insulin spikes.

Frozen pieces of pineapple can be a great summer snack or treat for your dog, but pineapple should not exceed 10% of your dog’s daily calorie intake. If your dog eats too much pineapple it could cause digestive upset and if your dog has diarrhoea after eating pineapple avoid feeding pineapple in the future.

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