Can dogs eat pears?

dogs can eat pears

Yes, dogs can eat pears. I don’t see them on the lists of “dogs should never eat”.

Pears taste juicy and sweet, people and dogs both like them. Pears are a good source of vitamins, dietary fiber and minerals.

Pears contain antioxidants which can make free radicals react with other chemicals to produce safe substance. The antioxidants also can reduce the risk of cancer and help combat aging and inflammation.

Soft pears are easier to digest for dogs than the hard. You should cut the core of the pear before feeding it, because dogs can eat pears but can’t eat the pear core. The pear flesh itself does not contain the chemical, but the pear core contains cyanide which may be harmful for dogs. Besides that, pear core can cause choking and blockages of dog’s digestive tract. Eating all of the core won’t kill your dog, but it’s definitely not recommended.

You’d better keep the pear skin as it’s rich in antioxidants, dietary fiber and bioactive substances. The pear skin is good for dogs. Of course, if your dogs don’t like the skin, you can peel it.

Don’t give dogs large amounts of pears because they are rich in fiber and sugar, dogs can’t digest so much fiber and sugar, and may cause diarrhea and upset stomach.

In conclusion, pears can benefit dog’s health, dogs can eat pears in moderation. Pears should be as a treat, one day half an pear is enough for dogs.

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