En as human beings we love pears and it is natural to want to share the things we love with our dogs. Sometimes this trend gets our dogs in trouble. Most pet owners know that not all fruits and vegetables are safe for dogs, butcan dogs eat pears? Fortunately for our canine companions, the answer is yes.
How many pears can dogs eat?
Just because pears are safe for dogs doesn't mean your dog should eat lots of pears on a regular basis. In moderation, pears are a healthy snack high in vitamin C, vitamin A, and fiber. However, as with any food you feed your dog, too many pears can lead to an upset stomach . So how much is too much? Vets recommend that you limit your dog's snack intake to 10% of his daily food intake. For small dogs , this means that a slice of pear every now and then is enough, and a whole pear is probably too much. If in doubt, ask your vet.
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Risks of feeding dogs pears
There are some risks associated with feeding pears with dogs. Pears are safe for dogs, but even healthy foods can be a risksuffocation. Cut the pears into small pieces and watch your dog carefully while he eats to avoid choking.
Pear seeds contain traces of toxic cyanide. As tempting as it may be to throw your leftover pear kernels at your dog, avoid giving your dog the pear parts that contain seeds, as not only are they poisonous in large quantities, the seeds can also cause choking. .
Can Dogs Eat Canned Pears?
Canned pears are not good for dogs, as are most canned fruit. Canned pears contain too much sugar, which can irritate your dog's digestive tract and lead to obesity. Fresh, ripe pears are the best pears to feed for dogs.
It is always a good idea to ask your vet before starting your dog with a dog.new treat. Your vet has years of experience and knowledge that can help protect your dog from foods that are harmful to people, and she can also help you find other healthy snacks that dogs are safe to eat.
For more information on what foods dogs can and cannot eat, check out this list from the AKC.