Can dogs eat cranberries?

Can dogs eat cranberries

Yes, dogs can eat cranberries.

Cranberries aren’t common fruits like apples, watermelon and pear, they even are not as popular as strawberries and blueberries in berries. They often appear in the form of cranberry juice, cranberry pills and dried cranberries.

Cranberries are health and nutritious for your dogs just like blueberries and strawberries. Cranberries are also good source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. And, above all, cranberries contain the antioxidant content which can help protect against free radicals that damage normal cells and tissues, are good for cardiovascular system and immune system.

Urinary tract and bladder infections(UTIs) are common diseases in dogs, especially in spayed or neutered dogs. These diseases are caused by bacterial infection. If your dogs crouch in a kind of painful position, showing symptoms such as turbid urine, hematuria , or oliguria urinary, they may suffer from UTIs. Cranberries are widely used against UTIs for people, Many vets also recommend cranberries play a supplementary role in UTIs for dogs, because cranberries can inhibit the proliferation and invasion of the bacteria and reduce the risk of bacterial infection.

You should feed your dog with fresh cranberries in moderation, large amounts may cause gastrointestinal distress such as vomiting or diarrhea. You’d better feed with cranberry juice without sugar, because dogs like drinking juice and dog can’t digest many fresh cranberries. By the way, don’t feed your dogs with dried cranberries as they may added some chemicals are bad for dogs.

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