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During the summer, fruits are more available and often less expensive.  Fruit can be a great treat for your pet! As your local Lansdale pet sitter, I’m often asked about dog treats. Fruit is healthier and often has significantly less calories than most store-bought treats. Fruit also doesn’t contain grains or preservatives which a lot of store-bought treats contain!  Always wash the fruit and remove pits/seeds.  Dogs find fruit to be sweet and delicious “people food” so they will rarely turn it down!

Good fruits for your pup include: Oranges, apples, bananas, cantaloupe, pineapple, mangos , pears, and berries, such as blueberries, strawberries and raspberries.

A fun way to incorporate these into your dogs routine on a hot day is to freeze them! Or you can freeze a berry inside an ice cube. One of my dog Alley’s favorite summer treats is fruit frozen into her “Kool Dogz Ice Treat Maker”. Basically it is a large block of ice that you freeze treats or fruit into and let the dog lick it all day!

Never give your pet: Grapes or raisins, both of these can cause damage to the kidneys.

Citrus fruits can cause upset stomach so be careful! Apple seeds contain arsenic, so never give your dog a whole apple to eat, always slice it up to serve. As with any new treat, introduce fruit into your pet’s diet slowly. Introducing too much of anything too quickly into a pet’s diet can cause stomach distress!

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