Posted on | April 13, 2012 | No Comments
Can dogs eat pineapple? I can’t believe I forgot to cover this question before! This is a very interesting question and I’ll let you know why. Before we get into all that technical stuff I’ll let you know that Yes, dogs can eat pineapple.
So from what I heard, pineapple is very interesting. Pineapple is often given to dogs if they have the terrible habit of eating their own poo. What pineapple does is give a very bad taste to dogs that eat it after it has gone through the digestive process within the dog. That means if your dog eats his poo with pineapple, it will actually taste like terrible poo to the dog.
Besides being useful in training your dog not to eat his or her own droppings, pineapple also contains an enzyme that helps your dog digest protein. Dogs loving meat, and meat being rich in protein, you can clearly tell why pineapple is going to be a beneficial part in your dog’s diet. If your dog loves it, why keep it from him or her? Use it as a treat for exceptional behavior, or if you’re just being lazy and don’t want to prepare a meal! The uses of pineapple for your dog are endless.
Pineapple is also a great source of vitamins. Pineapple is rich in manganese and vitamin C. Pineapples can be a great addition to your dog’s diet if you have been told that your dog is short on Vitamin C. Although dogs do produce their own Vitamin C, there are always those cases in which you dog is unable to produce enough for the well being of him or herself.
Well now that you know that pineapple is safe for your best buddy, why not take a trip to the supermarket and pick some up? I’m just kidding, you don’t have to rush and go there. If you were worried that your dog might get sick from eating it, don’t fret! Your dog should be fine, relax and wait it out. However if you do see negative symptoms (which you shouldn’t), it wouldn’t be a bad idea to arrange a trip to your local vet.Google+