ARE APPLES GOOD FOR MY DOG?
Apples can benefit dogs as long as the core and seeds are removed. Besides being tasty, apple sauce (unsweetened) or apple slices are a good low protein, high fiber, antioxidant snacks for our canine friends.
“Some senior dogs, or dogs prone to certain illnesses, must limit their meaty treats due to protein restrictions, or stick to a low fat diet,” says Dr. Oscar E. Chavez, DVM and chief medical officer of JustFoodForDogs. “Apples, being low in protein and fat, make a great treat substitute for these dogs.”
The benefits aren’t just for aging pups or pups with health issues! For your younger, active dog, feeding apples for the benefits of their antioxidants and vitamin C, which some vets believe help with degenerative conditions like joint disease, and for the fiber, which can contribute to overall gastrointestinal health.