Yes, dogs can have frozen blueberries in small quantities.
They are a nutritious treat that can be stored in the freezer for both you and your dog.
They are packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, including flavonoids which are thought to have many benefits for canine health.
Are frozen blueberries good for dogs?
Yes, frozen blueberries are a great alternative to feeding your dog the fresh version.
Your dog may or may not like the different texture, but they are perfectly safe to eat and contain all the same benefits as the fresh type.
Are blueberries good for dogs?
Yes, blueberries are good for dogs, as long as you exercise portion control.
Blueberries are classed as a superfood in the human world due to their high level of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Studies suggest these benefits extend to dogs as well.
These antioxidants help to fight free radicals, which helps to prevent cell damage and can protect against ageing as your dog matures.
- vitamins – C, B6, E and K1
- minerals – manganese and copper
- antioxidants and compounds – quercetin, myricetin and anthocyanins.
Do dogs like blueberries?
Generally, dogs will happily eat them, especially if they are a greedy type, such as a labrador, who as we know will pretty much guts down anything!
Your dog may or may not take to them, but try them with one or two to see how they go.
As with children, if you are concerned about choking, it’s best to cut them up into halves and even quarters to reduce the risk.
Use your judgement and supervise your dog when eating.
How many blueberries can I give my dog?
As a rule of thumb, you should follow the 10% rule. This means that treats and snacks outside of your pet’s main dog food should not account for more than 10% of their total calorie intake for that day, this includes fruits and vegetables.
Most of us don’t calorie count for our dogs, so in the real world, it’s best to use your judgement and give them just a few.
As a rough guide, 3-5 would be enough for smaller breeds, with larger dogs able to have more. Keep the 10% rule in mind though and account for any other snacks that day.
If you are unsure, it’s always best to consult your vet for further guidance.
Can dogs have dried blueberries?
It’s best not to feed your dog any kind of dried fruit.
Dried fruit generally has higher levels of sugar in it and can upset your dog’s stomach. It can also contain other ingredients such as corn syrup and sulphur dioxide, which are not recommended in their own right.
If your dog has had any dried blueberries, they will likely be fine, but watch out for any digestive issues.
Keep it to fresh or frozen blueberries and you won’t go too far wrong.
Can blueberries give dogs diarrhea?
Yes, as with most fruits, blueberries contain fruit sugars and fibre, which if eaten in excess, can cause diarrhea. The likelihood of this increases if you have fed them dried blueberries.
Guard against this by keeping the portion size small and only feeding them fresh or frozen blueberries.
Can puppies have blueberries?
Yes, puppies are generally ok to have blueberries, but they should be closely supervised when eating them, just like any other food.
You will need to chop them up into small pieces to reduce the choking risk. Also, keep it to small portions to avoid stomach upset.
Check with your vet if you are unsure.
Your dog will likely enjoy eating some fresh or frozen blueberries.
In sensible amounts, they can form part of a healthy and varied diet.
Keep the portions small and supervise when eating, especially with smaller dogs and you won’t go too far wrong.
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Can dogs eat blueberry muffins?
No, you should not feed your dog blueberry muffins.
As a rule, do not give your dog any kind of cakes or treats like this. They are for human consumption only.
If they do end up having some, the main risk is a stomach upset due to the high sugar content, but they could also have many other ingredients, including some that are bad for dogs, such as excess salt, so it’s best to avoid.
Don’t get me wrong, your dog will probably love them, but you are not doing them any favours and may well be clearing up some mess in a few hours!!!
Can dogs have fresh blueberries?
Yes, fresh blueberries are the best option for your dog. See above for amounts.
What fruit is bad for dogs?
There are many fruits and vegetables that your dog can safely eat, but also many they shouldn’t.
We have a whole section on this here.