Top 10 Fruits That Are Healthy For Your Pibble

Pibbles are wonderful pups that have a love for food. So, introducing them to new and tasty foods that are nutritious for them is a wonderful idea. One of the tastiest and most healthy foods for them are fruits! Take a look at the list below for some of the healthiest and tastiest fruits to offer your pibble. Keep in mind, all pibbles are different and some are very picky so keep experimenting to see what fruits your pibble enjoys.

Also, a few general rules are:

  • Always feed in moderation - this is true for any foods or treats you give your pibble
  • For most fruits, it's a good idea to always remove the rind and seeds before giving it to your pibble 

1. APPLES

Top 10 Fruits That Are Healthy For Your Pibble

Apples are a great treat for pibbles - they're crunchy, sweet and juicy. They're not only nutritious but can also clean your pibble's teeth and freshen their breath. Just be sure to take the seeds out because they contain cyanide. And remove the core too because it can be a choking hazard.

Vitamins & Minerals:
Apples have a ton of vitamins and minerals in trace amounts but they pack a punch with vitamin C and potassium.

2. BANANA

Top 10 Fruits That Are Healthy For Your Pibble

Bananas are a filling and nutritious snack for pibbles. A lot of pibbles love that mushy texture - it feels almost like the texture of peanut butter to them. Bananas are also easy to work with when making ice cream or other frozen treats for your pibble. Just freeze some bananas without the peel and then blend them in the blender along with other fruit on this list or dog safe ingredients, like peanut butter, and you have yourself a banana "Ice Cream" that your pibble will love (you can eat it too)!

Vitamins & Minerals:
Bananas have a ton of vitamins and minerals but they pack a punch with vitamin B6, vitamin C and potassium.

3. BLACKBERRIES

Top 10 Fruits That Are Healthy For Your Pibble

Blackberries are often tart and some pibbles like them, some don't. Try it with your pibble - if he loves it, then great! All pibbles can benefit from having berries in their diet since they have a ton of antioxidants.

Vitamins & Minerals:
Blackberries are packed with antioxidants, omega-3, and fiber. Antioxidants are important in any diet because they offer many benefits such as: slowing the process of aging and protecting against cancer. 

4. BLUEBERRIES

Top 10 Fruits That Are Healthy For Your Pibble

Blueberries are sweeter than blackberries and some pibbles like them a lot - especially if they're frozen! Al pibbles can benefit from having berries in their diet since they have a ton of antioxidants.

Vitamins & Minerals:
Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin K1, manganese omega-3, and fiber. Antioxidants are important in any diet because they offer many benefits such as: slowing the process of aging, protecting against cancer, helping with skin allergies, asthma, and arthritis

5. CANTALOUPE

Top 10 Fruits That Are Healthy For Your Pibble

Cantaloupe is great for pibbles! The high fiber content in the cantaloupe helps with your pibble's digestive system and can prevent constipation. It also has a vitamin called beta-carotene, which promotes healthy eyesight and eyes. Just make sure to remove the rind and seeds before serving to your dog as this can cause an upset stomach and may become a choking hazard.

Vitamins & Minerals:
Cantaloupe contains high levels of vitamin C, vitamin A, beta-carotene, and fiber.

6. MANGOES

Top 10 Fruits That Are Healthy For Your Pibble

Ahhh the mango - one of nature's true superfoods. It contains so many vitamins and minerals that we would need the whole page to list them. They're packed with relatively high amounts of over 20 different vitamins and minerals.

Make sure to get a sweet mango to give your pibble a taste of it. This fruit is a great way to boost your dogs immune system and overall health. Just make sure to remove the skin and the pit since it can be a choking hazard and contains small amounts of cyanide.

7. PEARS

Top 10 Fruits That Are Healthy For Your Pibble

Pears are just like apples in terms of texture and actually have a similar taste profile. So, just like apples, they make a great treat for pibbles.

Vitamins & Minerals:
Pears contain vitamin C, vitamin A, fiber, copper, vitamin K, and vitamin B6. vitamin K is important for bone health so it's definitely a good treat for older dogs. As with any of the fruits we've listed here, just make sure to remove the rind and seeds which contain small amounts of cyanide which is toxic for pibbles and dogs in general.

8. RASPBERRIES

Top 10 Fruits That Are Healthy For Your Pibble

Another member of the berry family, the raspberry, is a very nutritious treat for your pibble. Berries, as you've read by now are packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium and tons of other vitamins and minerals. Their antioxidant content is what makes them such a great treat to include in your pibble's diet. One thing to remember is to not feed your dog too many raspberries since these fruit are high in the naturally occurring sweetener Xylitol. Xylitol is harmful to dogs if consumed in high amounts. 

9. STRAWBERRIES

Top 10 Fruits That Are Healthy For Your Pibble

Possibley the most famous type of "berry", the strawberry, is delicious and contains a lot of nutrition. Strawberries are packed with vitamin C, vitamin B6, fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin K. Just like all the other berries, strawberries can help boost the immune system and have all the antioxidant benefits such as reducing inflammation and helping the body fight off infections.

10. WATERMELON

Top 10 Fruits That Are Healthy For Your Pibble

You've seen all the youtube videos of puppers nibbling on watermelon slices. Watermelon is a great treat on hot summer days because they're not only low in calories but 92% water, so they help hydrate your pibble! Watermelon contains vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium. Just be sure to remove the seeds and the rind since the rind can cause internal blockage and even choking in some dogs. The seeds may be tolerated by bigger dogs such as pibbles but can also cause intestinal blockage in small dogs so it's best to just remove them. 

3 comments

  • I give my babies strawberries and blueberries everyday – they love them so much!

    Pushpa
  • I wish I had got my boy to eat fruits earlier – now he’s super picky and doesn’t really like fruits. Although if I squeeze fresh juice and give him some, he’ll drink it up lol

    Sean
  • Excellent list – my boy, Zeus, loves watermelon and apples!

    Maureen

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