Can Dogs Eat Blueberries- Are Blueberries Safe for Dogs or not?

can dogs eat blueberries

Blueberries are an amazing fruit with its wonderful nutrients and health benefits. Many people wonder that can dogs eat blueberries. The simple answer is yes. Blueberries could be very beneficial for the family dog. If you want to give your dog a quality food then blueberries are the great option for that. Basically, all dogs love to eat all types of berries especially blueberries. Blueberries are safe for dogs to get them in moderation. They are full of vitamins as well as antioxidants. Too much feeding of blueberries are caused stomach issues in dogs and also cause other health problems such as diarrhea, stomach ache etc. For this reason, we publish this article; it is very helpful for you to understand the facts and figures about the blueberries for dogs.

can dogs eat blueberries

Heath benefits of Blueberries for Dogs

Giving fresh, juicy blueberries to your dog can help to prevent many diseases such as cancer, heart issues and also other health problems which are caused by free radicals. Free Radicals are commonly developed when dogs get exposed from the harmful environment and harmful chemicals like air pollution, smoke, and another radiation occurs in the atmosphere.

The free radicals will be damage the dog’s body cells and make them sick. Well, the blueberries are rich in antioxidants which help your dog to fight these radiations and will grow the ability in the dogs to prevent the health problems. Blueberries are work as a charm in old age dogs to maintain their cognitive functions. Blueberries are very effective for those dogs who are suffering from cognitive dysfunction syndrome.

Can dogs eat Blueberries? If Yes then What are the Possible Side Effects

Dogs can eat blueberries but at some times it may be a caused by some unwanted negative effects. The possible and most common side effects of blueberries on dog health are following:

Blueberries can cause stomach problems in dogs like diarrhea when to consume in a large amount or quality.
Too much feeding of blueberries can also cause stomach ache as well as vomiting. So don’t exceed the limit of feeding of blueberries on dogs.

If your dog has diabetes, be aware because blueberries may lower your dog’s blood sugar level which is caused hypoglycemia, so in that case, it is best to communicate with dog’s health care center.

How to Serve Blueberries to dogs

There are many different ways to give blueberries to your dog. You can offer to wash raw blueberries to your dog. The second way is to serve frozen blueberries to your dog; this is the best way because the nutrients of the blueberries stay intact in it. If you have a blueberry plant in your backyard then it is also an amazing way, it is possible that your dog may eat blueberries directly from the plant. It is also the best way to train your dog to directly eat fruits from plants or trees. You can also give them blueberries as a topping on cupcakes, pancakes, muffins and other things. You can also prepare a homemade blueberry recipe to serve to your dog.

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My name is Dr. Winnie. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Duke University, a Masters of Science in Biology from St Georges University, and graduated from the University of Pretoria Veterinary School in South Africa. I have been an animal lover and owners all my life having owned a Rottweiler named Duke, a Pekingese named Athena and now a Bull Mastiff named George, also known as big G! I'm also an amateur equestrian and love working with horses. I'm a full-time Veterinarian in South Africa specializing in internal medicine for large breed dogs. I enjoy spending time with my husband, 2 kids and Big G in my free time. Author and Contribturor at SeniorTailWaggers, A Love of Rottweilers, DogsCatsPets and TheDogsBone