raspberries

Can dogs eat raspberries?

A firm favourite on a summers day, raspberries are maybe not the first thing that pops into your head to feed your dog; however, they do have some benefits. As with all delicious things, moderation is key (as we all know!). It is suggested that smaller breeds have 3 - 6 berries a day whilst our larger pals can have up to 10 added to their dog food menu.

Raspberries contain antioxidants, are low in sugar and calories and are high in fibre and vitamin C. These powerful properties are suggested to help reduce the possibility of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and arthritis. Due to this, they are perfect for our senior pooches and their aching joints.

Raspberries do contain a high level of something called Xylitol (an all-natural sweetener), which, in large quantities, can be toxic, so again, keep an eye on how many you give your buddy. Like every tidbit, raspberries are best kept for an occasional treat.