Are you wondering if your dachshund can eat apples? Maybe you’re looking for healthier or cheaper alternatives to shop bought treats? Here’s everything you need to know about dachshunds and apples.
Can Dachshunds Eat Apples? Yes, dachshunds can eat apples as long as you remove the core, stem and seeds first. The seeds contain cyanide which is toxic to dogs, and the stem is a potential choking hazard. Apples are rich in fibre, Vitamins A and C, and a healthier alternative to shop bought treats.
But, before you start cutting that apple into slices and feeding it to your dachshund, there’s more you need to know. Read on to find out the good, the bad, and the juicy!
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Before feeding your Dachshund any human or new food, it’s best to check with your Vet. This article is based on research and personal experience as a Dachshund owner of 10+ years. I am not a Vet, qualified dog trainer or dog behaviourist.
How Much Apple Can Dachshunds Eat?
Apple, like all treats, should only be fed in moderation and rotated with other fruit and veg like carrot or banana. Treats shouldn’t make up more than 10% of your dachshund’s daily food allowance, so don’t feed the whole apple in one go! Too much apple could give your dachshund stomach upset and diarrhea. Given the size variation in dachshunds, it’s best to check the quantity with your vet before feeding.
Are Apples Good For Dachshunds?
Yes, apples are a healthy treat option for dachshunds as they’re low in fat, high in fibre, and full of vitamins. But, like most fruits, they also contain natural sugars, so must be fed in moderation. If your dachshund has diabetes, digestive issues or any other health condition, apples may not be suitable so you must check with your vet first.
Which Apples Are Best For Dachshunds
Ideally, it’s better to buy organic apples so they’e not coated in nasty chemicals, and then wash them before feeding (or eating!). Make sure you remove the core, stem and seeds. The seeds contain trace amounts of cyanide which is toxic to dogs and the stem is a potential choking hazard. You could also peel the apples if you want to feed a bit less fibre.
Do Dachshunds Like Apples?
Yes, most dachshunds love the juicy, crunchy, taste of apples – which is great because they’re cheaper than shop bought treats, and they help clean their teeth too! Apple is the perfect treat for teaching new tricks or commands, and a good way to distract your dachshund from other dogs in the park!
Can Dachshunds Eat Food Products Containing Apple?
Dachshunds can’t eat all food products containing apple – unless it’s something specifically made for dogs. You need to check the label of any food products you feed, as they could contain xylitol or other ingredients that are highly toxic to dogs. Salt, sugar, sweeteners, palm oil and nasty additives, are just a few of the things to avoid. Before feeding your dachshund any food products containing apple, it’s best to check with your vet first.
Can Dachshunds Be Allergic To Apples
It’s possible for dachshunds to be allergic to apples, or unable to tolerate them. So it’s best to speak to your vet before introducing any new foods, and only feed very small slices or chunks to start with. Keep an eye on your dachshund for any signs of allergy, stomach upset or sickness and, if you’re at all concerned, contact your vet for advice.
So, there you have it! Healthy dachshunds can eat apple as an occasional treat, but you must remove the core, stem and seeds first. The seeds contain cyanide which is toxic to dachshunds, and the stem could be a potential choking hazard. With any new food you feed, it’s best to run it past your vet first to be sure it’s suitable for your dachshund.
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