There is hardly any other type of fruit that is as widespread as the apple. While humans can’t get enough of this fruit, many dog owners wonder whether the vitamin boosters are also healthy for their pets.
Apples for dogs - healthy fruit rich in vitamins
Not only are apples particularly tasty, they are also known to contain lots of important vitamins and minerals. These valuable nutrients can also benefit your dog, because apples may be eaten by them. They are actually very healthy for your furry friend and are used as home remedies for various ailments. However, don’t give your dog any apple seeds! They contain hydrogen cyanide, which is toxic and dangerous for your dog.
Apples are one of the healthiest fruits and have a positive effect on well-being, both in humans and in dogs. The pectins contained in apples, which are fiber, bind water in the intestine, swell and help with diarrhoea in dogs. In addition, the apple ingredients bind different bacteria and toxins and transport them out of the gastrointestinal tract. The valuable fiber in apples also has a calming effect on the stomach and intestinal mucosa.
While the apple in its raw state, grated or mashed, helps with constipation and diarrhoea, cooked apples are said to have a laxative effect.
The fruit acid in apples can also help with cleaning your dog’s teeth and protecting them from bacteria. If your four-legged friend is prone to bad teeth, periodontal disease or even tooth decay, you should take action early. Natural herbs and essential oils are an easy way to clean your pet’s teeth. With our Denta Clean & Care Powder you can easily keep your dog’s teeth clean by just adding it to the daily food. The high-quality herbs help with mouth odor and work against plaque and tartar.
Apple Cider Vinegar for Dogs - Healthy or Dangerous?
It may sound a bit odd that apple cider vinegar is also good for dogs, but this proven home remedy can be used to groom your dog’s fur and skin. It is said to soothe itching, provide relief from insect bites and flea infestations and even have a disinfecting effect. However, when using apple cider vinegar externally, you should dilute it with water in a ratio of 1: 3 and then spray your dog. First test for any intolerance of the vinegar on a paw or the tail. Make sure, however, that you never spray the apple cider vinegar directly onto open wounds, as it stings a lot.
We recommend other effective means for shiny coat and healthy skin in dogs: brewer’s yeast for dogs, coconut oil and the high-quality bee product propolis powder. Silver water spray is particularly suitable for disinfecting wounds, as the colloidal silver can be used to cleanse and care for the skin.
Are all dogs allowed to eat apples?
There is actually no breed of dog that is not allowed to eat apples. However, dogs are often prone to intolerance or allergies to this fruit. An intolerance can be recognized if your furry friend scratches himself a lot, gets reddened skin and sometimes even has difficulty breathing. If you observe these symptoms after your dog ate an apple, don’t feed it again.
- Dogs may eat apples, except for the toxic apple seeds
- The fruit contains many healthy nutrients
- Apples even help dogs with diarrhoea, constipation and can have a laxative effect
- Some dogs are allergic to apples and shouldn’t eat them