We are many people who, in addition to giving our dog his daily ration of food, we add a whim like some fresh, healthy and healthy fruit.
Pineapple is among the foods that a dog can eat, although always be careful not to abuse it as it could cause some diarrhea. Let’s see in detail how we can give this delicious fruit to our dog and what are its benefits.
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Index of contents
- 1 Can I feed my dog pineapple?
- 2 Pineapple benefits for dogs
- 3 Did you know that… it is used as a home remedy?
Can I feed my dog pineapple?
Pineapple (also known as Ananas comosus) is one of the fruits that dogs can eat, so nothing bad happens if our dog eats some pineapple. It is preferable that we cut it ourselves, remove the heart and the outer shell and give it the sliced pineapple. Preferably fresh.
Pineapple should never be our dog’s food source, but a natural complement of fiber and vitamins. It is not recommended that pineapple account for more than 10% of our dog’s diet.
We can give our dog a small portion of pineapple daily, if we wish. Being recommended to start with a small piece and observing that it does not feel bad.
Pineapple benefits for dogs
Pineapple is a fruit with many benefits for dogs, possibly being one of the most recommended fruits thanks to its properties.
The main beneficial properties of pineapple are:
- Pineapple is anticancer, since it interferes with the development of malignant cells, preventing metastasis in various types of Cancer.
- Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamins C, A, B1, and folic acid. Strengthening our dog’s immune system. It is also rich in minerals like potassium.
- Pineapple is an excellent digestive since it contains bromelain, an enzyme that breaks proteins down into amino acids. It stimulates the secretion of gastric juices, allowing less heavy digestion.
- Pineapple is antidiarrheal, preventing the proliferation of harmful bacteria in the intestine (provided it is taken in adequate doses).
- Pineapple will help keep our dog hydrated, as it contains 85% water.
Did you know that… it is used as a home remedy?
There are many dogs that for various reasons end up eating their own feces, something known as coprophagy. It is obviously a bad habit, as well as very unhealthy.
There are no scientific studies to prove it, but it has always been commented that pineapple is an excellent home remedy to prevent dogs from eating their feces. That is, it helps to avoid this bad habit.
We only have to add a piece of pineapple every day to our dog’s diet and in a few weeks it is assumed that he will no longer be interested in feces. As we say, it is not something that is scientifically proven, but it seems to work in some dogs.