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Old 06-20-2012, 05:03 AM
 
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The hot summer is coming, we master not only provide good quality accessories supplies for dogs, but also want they enjoy the summer in mental. But I have a question: can dogs eat the fruit in summer?
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Not mine, makes them sicker than a dog...pardon the pun!
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:46 AM
 
Location: zone 5
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A little bit of fruit should be fine. Grapes, raisins, and avocados shouldn't be given, as they can make dogs sick in large enough quantities.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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My Westie was known to select an occassional red ripe strawberry and eat it off the plant as she walked thru the garden.....we didnt have a lot of berries.....so it wasnt a problem for her....and she was adorable when she found one that suited her.

My beagle loves to have the little end piece of a banana that we are eating.....and she knows there's a piece on both ends....and waits for the one at the end.

Grapes are toxic for dogs! Stone fruits such as peaches and plums.....the center of the pit contains a dose of cyanide.....so I wouldnt let a dog chew on the stone! I just assume that cyanide is a poison for all living things.
Rhubarb leaves and roots are poisonous....only the stalk is edible and that is so bitter.....no dog would be interested in it.

I havent worried about melons...but also havent seen the pets show any interest. Some dogs really love carrots and those little salad bar carrots are a real treat for them.

I think the advice of moderation and not radically altering the regular diet is a good one.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:01 AM
 
Location: On the west side of the Tetons
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I make my dogs pupsicles for hot days. I fill a container with water, drop in some blueberries, banana, apple, broccoli, carrots and green beens. Freeze it overnight. The next day, they seem to really enjoy having an ice cold treat to lick and will work to get the fruit and veggies.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:09 AM
 
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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Every week when I make a big bowl of fruit salad and scoop a cup for myself, my 4 big dogs go crazy! They all eat water melon, cantelope, apple, pineapple, oranges and topped off with vanilla yogurt, they LOVE it! They will not eat strawberries and bananas for some reason. They also get plenty of baby carrots for treats!
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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My two don't have much interest in fruit. They'll eat it only because they think that they should eat anything they can catch.

But they love carrots, particularly cooked carrots. I often give them some and they eat them as readily as they eat meat. When I have meat loaf or braised lamb or anything juicy I always cook extra carrots with it for them. I like them too.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I had one GSD who developed a taste for oranges. She'd to to work with me in the woods and I'd share some of my lunch with her.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:07 PM
 
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I had a wire fox terrier that was like a hoover when we spilled blueberries on the floor. We now have bull terrier, who when we first got him, he ate EVERYTHING. He liked to share all our food, fruits and veggies - apples, bananas, oranges. He was a rescue and as his hunger subsided (I guess he figured out that he never had to worry about not being fed), he has gotten increasingly pickier - He won't eat apples anymore - just spits them out.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Had a bluetick that picked her own thimbleberries. fascinating to watch.
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