Let’s face it, dogs will eat just about anything they see us eat. Whether it’s meat, fruits, or sweets, dogs love to get a piece of what we’re having.
However, not everything we eat is good for our dogs? health. But how about pears? Can dogs eat pears?
We answer that question below so you know whether it’s safe to share that juicy pear with your dog.
Can Dogs Eat Pears?
The short and sweet answer is yes. Dogs can eat pears as a treat every now and then.
But again, the key here is moderation. Just because dogs can eat pears doesn’t mean you should give them a lot of pears on a regular basis. It also doesn’t mean that you should include pears in their regular diet unless your vet gives you the go signal.
Given moderately, dogs can provide a lot of health benefits for your pups. The fruit is filled with vitamin C, vitamin A, and fiber which can help build your dog’s immune system and prevent them from getting sick quickly.
However, eating too many pears can lead to an upset stomach. Additionally, pears can present a choking hazard if not sliced correctly according to your dog’s size. It is always best to cut pears into bite-sized snack pieces.
Another important thing to note is to remove the pear seeds. These seeds contain traces of cyanide. Cyanide is highly toxic to dogs and also presents a choking hazard.
Additionally, only fresh pears are safe for dogs and not canned pears. Canned pears, just like most canned fruit, are filled with sugar and preservatives which can cause gastrointestinal upset and obesity to dogs.
If your dog has any food allergies or previous health conditions such as diabetes or pancreatitis, it is always best it consult with your veterinarian before introducing them to new food.
Otherwise, you can feed your dog delightful pears as a treat every now and then. Check out our FAQ page to see more fruits and human food that are good for dogs!
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This article is part of our special series of articles about “What Human Foods Can Dogs Eat?”
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