Can my dog eat blueberries?
Many of our customers ask whether blueberries are safe for their dogs. Whether dogs can eat blueberries, and whether they can include our blueberry powder in their dog’s diet. The answer to these questions is YES and YES! In fact, blueberries for dogs are as healthy as blueberries for humans.
In this post, we summarize all the information you need as a dog owner. We explain in detail why including wild blueberries in your dog’s diet is an insurance for your beloved friend’s health.
Dogs are people’s best friends forever and are an important part of our life and family nowadays. Recent evidence shows that diet is a critical factor for a dogs’ lifespan and quality of life. Therefore, taking good care of your dog is as important as taking care of yourself and your family.
While high-quality dry dog food is currently widely available, these products mainly focus on satisfying your pet’s minimum nutritional requirements. However, these products do not usually contain the necessary antioxidants that need to be part of your dog’s diet. Unfortunately, there are no (or very few) products that include blueberries for dogs. It is recommended that dog owners feed their pets with various natural foods that are high in antioxidants. Blueberries are, in fact, one of the best options because they are delicious and healthy. Also, dogs can eat blueberries, and most importantly, dogs who eat blueberries can get the same health benefits as humans.
What makes blueberries a superfood?
Blueberries contain high amounts of anthocyanins (what makes blueberries a superfood) known to protect our bodies from bad oxygen molecules. These oxygen molecules, also known as reactive oxygen species (ROS), create oxidative stress conditions. When chronic, it can cause a series of health issues such as cancer, autoimmune diseases, pancreatitis, arthritis, cardiovascular damage, etc. Recent research shows that dogs respond the same way to ROS as humans do. Therefore, a diet rich in antioxidants (e.g., one that includes wild blueberries) can protect them from these effects.
Blueberries contain a good amount of natural fiber, which is important for your dog’s digestive health. Last, blueberries contain vitamin C, which helps eliminate the bad oxygen molecules and protect your dog from stress-causing conditions.
We have recently seen a dramatic increase in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and all kinds of eye problems in dogs. We always emphasize that a dog’s diet is one of the most important things that an owner should consider. Therefore, a balanced diet rich in antioxidants will guarantee a healthy life for your dog and less stress for you.
In conclusion, if you would like to add blueberries to your dog’s diet, we would highly recommend them. As explained above, dogs can eat blueberries. In fact, blueberries are as healthy for dogs as they are for people! You can give your dog fresh/frozen blueberries or blueberries in the form of blueberry powder. We recommend looking for wild blueberries that are 100% natural and do not contain any added sugars or preservatives. If you cannot find wild blueberries in your local store, you can order our premium quality wild blueberry powder online.
We at Arctic Flavors are proud of the quality of our blueberry powder. It comes from 100% wild berries from Finland’s purest forests and does not contain anything else. Give your dog the best treat by adding a spoon of our wild blueberry powder to your dog’s meals. We promise that your dog will be the happiest and healthiest! One spoon for you and one for your lovely pet per day keep the doctor away!
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