Jack’s 5 Golden Rules when giving your dogs pineapple
We love satisfying our warm weather cravings by carving into a sweet, ripe pineapple on a hot summer day. The tangy flavors of deliciousness are too good not to share…especially when you have a professional beggar drooling all over your sand covered toes. But IS pineapple SAFE for our beloved paw pals? Jack insisted we do a little research…
He was very excited to discover that pineapple, in monitored moderation, is not only safe for dogs, but also beneficial to their immune systems and digestive health! Just a few bite-sized chunks are packed with a whole-lotta essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate, copper, potassium, iron and more. This nutrient filled fruit is totally golden in our book!
Here are Jack’s 5 Golden Rules when giving your dogs pineapple:
1. Go RAW for the PAW! Avoid canned pineapple. The syrup in canned fruits is made up of too much sugar and can upset your dog’s digestive track. Fresh is best!
2. Fear the Spikes! The spiny skin and tough core are not good for your dog. Be sure to only feed them the flesh of the pineapple.
3. Be a good watchdog. Make sure to monitor your pet when trying out new treats.
4. Moderation is key. Depending on the size of your dog, 2-3 bite-sized chunks are plenty for a healthy snack. Always remember that a little goes a long way!
5. Freeze with ease. A nice cold treat on a hot summer day keeps the worries away! Frozen pineapple chunks can be a very refreshing treat after a long game of fetch.
Jack’s tail is always wagging when treated with a dose of golden good stuff, but we know not every furry friend is a fan. Check out these yummy Pup Pops for another nutrient packed way of treating your dog!
It is always best to consult with your vet prior to giving your dog a new treat.