Can dogs eat strawberries? Yes, dogs can eat strawberries. Strawberries are great treats for dogs because they are highly nutritious.
Strawberries are full of fiber, antioxidants and vitamin C. They contain sugar which means it is best to feed them in moderation. This also means it’s not a great idea to feed them a strawberry jam or from a can. If you have fresh strawberries you should definitely let your dog enjoy a few.
An interesting fact about strawberries, they have an enzyme that can help whiten your dog’s teeth they eat them.
A few tips on serving strawberries to your dog:
- Make sure to wash strawberries well
- Cut the strawberry into pieces so that your dog does not choke
- You can also mash up strawberries as an even easier way to eat and digest
- Freeze them in the summer and let your dog enjoy a cool treat (just make sure it’s not on your rug!)
Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber. These are all essential nutrients that support the body’s daily functioning.
One cup of sliced, fresh strawberries, or 166 g, contains a range of important nutrients in the following amounts:
- Calories: 53 kcal
- Protein: 1.11 g
- Carbohydrates: 12.75 g
- Dietary fiber: 3.30 g
- Calcium: 27 mg
- Iron: 0.68 mg
- Magnesium: 22 mg
- Phosphorus: 40 mg
- Potassium: 254 mg
- Vitamin C: 97.60 mg
- Folate: 40 micrograms (mcg)
- Vitamin A: 28 international units (IU)
Strawberries also contain a range of powerful antioxidants, including anthocyanins, ellagic acid, quercetin, and kaempferol.