Pineapples are a popular food among humans, and they’re known for their nutrient-rich properties. They’re low cost and easy to find. That’s why many Border Collie owners wonder: can Border Collies eat pineapple?
The short answer is yes, but there are lots of things you need to consider first. We’ll answer every question you have about feeding your Border Collie pineapple in this blog post. Let’s start with the most important question:
Are pineapples safe for Border Collies?
The only part of the pineapple that is safe for your Border Collie to eat is the soft inner fruit. It’s important to remove the spiky skin and hard inner core, as these could cause choking or intestinal obstruction if ingested.
Pineapple is a great source of vitamin C, and many Border Collies enjoy the sweet taste. However, it’s best not to feed too much pineapple at once as this could cause diarrhea, which can be dangerous for your Border Collie if he has sensitive stomachs.
It’s also important to introduce fruits slowly into their diet so they don’t develop food allergies or intolerances. If you observe any abnormal symptoms after feeding your Border Collie pineapple, such as vomiting or lethargy, discontinue feeding immediately and consult your vet.
Benefits of pineapples in Border Collies
Moisture: Pineapples are a very high source of water, and they’re great at maintaining hydration in your pup.
Vitamins: A single pineapple has over 400% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C!
Minerals: Pineapples also contain a variety of minerals, like manganese, copper, potassium, and magnesium.
Bromelain: It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce swelling and pain from injuries or arthritis.
Fiber: Pineapples are high in fiber, which helps with regularity and digestion.
Do all Border Collies like pineapples?
Unfortunately, no. Your Border Collies may not like pineapple. Border Collies have food preferences and some Border Collies can be allergic to pineapple.
Don’t force it if your Border Collie doesn’t want to eat the fruit. Instead, try other Border Collie friendly fruits like bananas, apples, oranges, kiwi and more. Consult with your vet before introducing a new food to your Border Collie’s diet.
Can my Border Collies have pineapples every day?
If you’re asking if your Border Collies can have pineapples every day, there’s no rule on how often they can eat pineapple.
Yes, you can feed them the recommended amount of pineapple every day if they like it. However, we recommend you vary their treats because Border Collies can get bored with the same thing all the time! Different treats contain different nutrients and can help your Border Collie stay healthy in a variety of ways.
Can Border Collie puppies eat pineapples?
Puppies can eat pineapple. However, it’s important to wait until the puppy is two months old and has been on a specialized puppy diet for at least three weeks.
Introduce small amounts of pineapple once or twice per week to your puppy’s diet. Start with just a small bite and gradually increase the amount until you’re feeding your puppy about half a cup of fresh or canned pineapple daily. You don’t want to give your puppy too much too quickly, as this could upset his delicate digestive system.
Be sure to consult with your vet before introducing any new food into your puppy’s diet.
How much pineapple can Border Collies eat?
It depends on the age, size and activity level of your Border Collie. It also depends on whether you’re feeding it with other fruits as well. It’s always best to consult with your vet first for best serving size.
Raw, sliced and peeled 2/3 small bites are enough. Portion control is important because too much can be harmful to a Border Collie’s health. Start small and if there are no negative side effects after the first offering, you can offer more.
Follow the 90/10 rule—Border Collies need a completely balanced diet. 90% from the core food groups like meat, fish, eggs etc., and 10% from fruits or vegetables that are safe for them to eat in moderation (like pineapples).
How to serve pineapples to your Border Collies?
Pineapples are a great addition to your Border Collie’s diet. They have high levels of vitamin C, which is good for their immune system and can help prevent illness. If you’re looking for ways to serve your Border Collie pineapple, here are a few ideas:
Raw: Peel and slice into small pieces, then offer 2/3 small pieces.
Mixing it in yogurt: Serve with plain yogurt or mix it with some peanut butter to make an easy sauce for the Border Collie.
Pureed pineapple: Puree fresh pineapple into a smoothie or add water to freeze it into cubes for an easy treat that you can use as needed.
Smoothies: Mix pureed pineapple with plain yogurt, peanut butter, or even canned pumpkin (which is also good for Border Collies). This makes a delicious smoothie that’s perfect for warm weather! You can even use this as a base for ice cream!
Frozen pineapple: Puree fresh pineapples into frozen cubes and serve them like ice cream to keep in the freezer for easy access when you need it most.
When are pineapples bad for Border Collies?
Pineapples are delicious and nutritious, but they’re also a little tricky.
Pineapples can be bad for Border Collies if they have underlying health issues, like diabetes or allergies. Also, if you feed your Border Collie too much pineapple, it can cause an upset stomach or diarrhea.
Border Collies who eat processed pineapple—which is dried and preserved in sugar—may develop a yeast infection or kidney stones. And be careful if you give your Border Collie the hard inner core of the pineapple—it can get stuck in their throat and cause choking.
Other human foods Border Collies can eat
What other human foods can border collies eat? Here is a list of some other human foods your Border Collies can eat.