The Native Pet

Health

Raw pineapple is a tasty treat for both humans and dogs alike! This tropical fruit can be fed to your dog fresh and incorporated into your dog’s balanced diet or fed as a healthy snack. There are parts of the pineapple that you want to avoid feeding so Fido doesn’t have an upset stomach.

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If you’re wondering whether or not to share some mango with your dog for a tasty treat, or if you can add a slice to your dog’s food -- the answer is yes! This popular human food is actually very healthy for dogs as it contains many vitamins and minerals that a dog’s immune system can benefit from.

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Red ripe tomatoes can be a great human food to share with your dog as long as you take the proper precautions when feeding this fruit. Even though tomatoes are a fruit, they belong to the nightshade family of vegetables along with eggplant, tomatillo, white potato, and red bell peppers.

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Papaya fruit is an excellent, safe addition to your dog’s diet and provides unique benefits to the digestive system. Given that this is often considered an exotic fruit, most dog owners don’t think to add this to their dog’s food.

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While some citrus fruits are off limits for dogs, dogs can eat oranges if they are prepared correctly. While dogs do like sweet-tasting things, not every dog will care for the citric acid found in fruits.

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We humans often grab a banana for a healthy snack or on-the-go treat knowing this yellow fruit is packed with beneficial nutrients but are bananas good for dogs? Yes!

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Pet parents are often torn on whether it’s safe to feed avocado fruit to their dog. Rightly so, this human food comes with a lot of misinformation about the health benefits and dangers for dogs eating avocado.

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Watermelon is a favorite summer treat for us humans and that might have you asking if you can share some watermelon as a dog treat with your pooch. The short answer is yes, you and your dog can enjoy watermelon together as a healthy snack.

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