We’ve all heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but what about our furry friends? If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably wondered, “Can Akitas eat apples?”
This article will explore the common questions people have when it comes to feeding their Akitas apples. We’ll look at whether apples are good for Akitas and which pieces of an apple are safe for them to eat. At the end of the article, we’ll offer some of our favorite ways to incorporate apples into your Akita’s diet.
Are apples safe for your Akita?
It is indeed safe for Akitas to eat apples, but you need to introduce the fruit to your dog slowly. It is best not to feed your Akita too many apples at once. Giving a small amount initially is ideal when introducing the apple to your Akita.
It’s highly unlikely, but some Akitas can show a food intolerance or allergic reaction to apples. If your Akita has never had them, start slow and watch for any abnormal signs. If you observe any abnormal symptoms, stop feeding apples to your dog and talk to your vet immediately.
Benefits of apple in Akita
Low-calorie: Great for dogs who need to lose weight.
Low-protein: Good for Akitas with kidney function issues.
Low in fat and high in fiber: Good for an Akita on a restrictive diet -especially helpful for a senior Akita.
Multivitamins: Helps make sure your Akita has everything it needs, in case you aren’t able to provide a varied diet.
Minerals: Helps with bone formation and support, as well as cellular health and metabolism.
Antioxidants: Protects against free radicals, which can cause cancer and other diseases.
Contain malic acid: Keep your Akita’s teeth clean and breathe fresh.
Do all Akitas like apples?
Unfortunately, no, your Akita may not like apples.
Akitas have food preferences and apples may not be on your Akita’s “like” list.
However, if you are considering offering your pup an apple, make sure it is washed and cut into small pieces. Apples are a good source of fiber for your dog and the flesh is low in fat and sugar.
But please – always speak with your veterinarian before introducing a new food, especially if your Akita is prone to pancreatitis.
Can Akita puppies eat apples?
We don’t recommend feeding apples to your puppies unless your vet approves it for certain reasons.
Puppies have a delicate digestive system and should be on a specialized puppy diet during their first 2 months. Then you can introduce a couple of small bites to your pup.
How many apples can Akitas eat?
It’s always best to check with your vet for best serving size, but generally you can give a small Akita about one slice and a larger Akita about two/three slices.
Apples are a great treat for Akitas. The main issue when treating your Akita with fruits like apples is that they’re high in sugar, so it’s important to keep treats in moderation. A good rule of thumb is that all treats combined should not be more than 10% of the total diet.
How to serve apples to your akita?
If you’ve got a furry friend, you’re probably always looking for new ways to treat him. We’ve got the scoop on one of our personal favorites: apples!
We recommend checking in with your vet before starting anything new, but once the green-light has been given, you’re good to go!
Here are a few clever ways to serve up this tasty treat:
• Feed organic only. Make sure there are no pesticides or added chemicals that might harm your pet.
• Clean it properly. A quick rinse in water is all it takes.
• Start small for picky Akitas. If your Akita is not used to eating fruit, it could be a shock to his system. Try adding a little shredded apple and see how he responds. If he seems okay with it, go ahead and actually give him a piece!
• Freeze and serve them to your Akita as a refreshing summer snack. They’ll stay cool while they enjoy their cool treat!
• Mixed in with your Akita’s food for a sweet treat
• Make apple pops with Greek yogurt and applesauce
• Smashed into a homemade applesauce, or
• Blended with other healthy fruits to make a tasty smoothie
Can my Akita have apples every day?
You may have heard that apples are a great treat for Akitas. But can you feed your Akita apples every day?
There’s no rule on how often a dog can eat an apple, but there are some important things to keep in mind before you slip your pup piece after piece of fruit.
First, while apples are totally safe, they’re not the only treat option. Sure, your Akita might love to eat apples every day—but it’s also possible that it will get bored with them quickly (especially if you’re giving the same type of apple repeatedly). It’s a good idea to vary the treats you give your pet so that it doesn’t get bored, and so that it gets some variety in its diet.
Second, different treats contain different nutrients, so by sticking with just one all the time you could be limiting what your Akita is getting from its diet. That said, apples are packed with vitamins A and C—and since Akitas don’t need vitamin C from their diets because they produce it themselves (unlike humans) this vitamin will probably just be peed out, anyway. But vitamin A is important for vision and immune function! So apples do offer something special when it comes to nutrition.
When is an apple bad for an Akita?
So, you’re thinking about feeding apples to your Akita.
Well, we have good news for you: apples are a great food for Akitas!
They’re full of fiber and vitamin C, which can help your Akita maintain a healthy digestive system, and they contain antioxidants that help them stay young and vibrant.
But there’s a catch (aren’t there always?): Akitas with certain underlying health issues like allergies, diabetes, or heart disease should stay away from apples. Akitas with these conditions will have trouble processing the sugars in apples, and that can aggravate their symptoms.
Also—and this is one of the most important things to remember—you should always stick to the recommended serving size from your vet. Too many apples will cause stomach upset, diarrhea, or constipation in your Akita.
What happens when your Akita eats too much of an apple?
Eating too many apples can cause several symptoms in Akitas.
The first is vomiting, because the core and seeds of an apple are toxic to Akitas.
Second is diarrhea, both from the fruit and the seeds of an apple.
Third, your Akita might have gas or bloating.
Fourth, your Akita may have abdominal pain or discomfort.
Fifth, your Akita could have constipation.
If you see any of these symptoms in your Akita after eating an apple, contact your vet immediately.
What to do if your Akita eats too much apple?
Your Akita ate an apple? Well, we’ve got you covered.
First things first: get any remaining pieces of the apple away from your Akita. If you notice any seeds left in your Akita’s mouth, use your fingers to gently pry them out, and then call your vet immediately. Apple seeds contain cyanide and are highly toxic to Akitas.
Second: don’t panic! It is true that apples are not toxic for dogs, but too much can cause some GI upset. So if you notice a change in your Akita’s behavior or signs of stomach discomfort (such as vomiting or a decreased appetite), contact your vet right away.
Otherwise, keep an eye out for signs of distress, and make sure your Akita has plenty of water until you’re sure that the apple has passed through their system.
Can Akitas eat apple skin?
Your Akita can eat an apple with skin. It contains high fiber and antioxidants, which provide additional benefits for your pooch. However, it is important to peel it if your Akita has a sensitive stomach to cut down the amount of fiber as it may cause some indigestion. Always wash them thoroughly to remove pesticides and toxins before feeding them to your Akita.
Can Akitas eat applesauce?
Yes, Akitas can eat applesauce—plain, unsweetened applesauce is OK for them to eat.
However, avoid giving your Akita applesauce that has added sugar in it. Apples and applesauce are good for Akitas because they contain vitamins C and A as well as fiber, which aid in digestion and help keep Akita’s coat healthy.
Other human foods Akitas can eat
What other human foods can Akitas eat? Here is a list of some other human foods your Akitas can eat.
So, can Akitas eat apples?
Yes, Akitas can eat apples in moderation. Apples are rich in vitamins and antioxidants and are low in calories and fat, making them an excellent treat for your Akita. However, apple seeds contain cyanide, which is toxic to both humans and animals. Before sharing an apple with your canine companion, slice the fruit and remove all seeds.