Written by Anna Hollisey
Yes, dogs can eat strawberries… if you can spare any! Strawberries provide a rich source of fiber, antioxidants, and Vitamin C: in moderation, they’re great for dogs. Remember they also contain natural sugars, so you should be careful not to feed your dog too many – our guidelines are below.
Strawberries do not contain any toxins and have not proven to be dangerous for dogs. If your dog has finished off a whole box, the worst they’ll experience is abdominal pain.
However, there are two things to consider before feeding strawberries to your dog.
Dogs usually love the sweet taste of strawberries. In fact, did you know that dogs are predisposed towards sweet things? That’s because their ancestors would have foraged for wild fruit in addition to hunting prey. And, because dogs don’t need a lot of salt in their diet, they’re genetically programmed to prefer sweet things to savory snacks.
So give your dog one fresh strawberry, and don’t give them any other new-to-them food that day. Once you have determined whether your dog tolerates strawberries, you can feed them occasionally – but bearing in mind the sugar content – as a treat.
As guidance, here are safe amounts for different sizes of dogs:
You could even mush them up and pop them in their kong if you want to make them last a little longer.
We made The One to provide our dogs with all those extra benefits that you read about in the press. So there’s antioxidant Green Tea, joint-oiling Glucosamine, heart-strengthening Taurine, and brain-sharpening Krill. It’s carefully prepared to preserve the precious nutrients, then dried and ground into our super-delicious dog supplement. Sprinkle it over your dog’s dinner and watch them wolf it down!