Can Border Collies Eat Strawberries?

If you are a Border Collie owner, you have probably had the question, ‘’Can Border Collies eat strawberries?’’ at least once. This is because it is a popular food among humans, available easily and nutrient rich. However, this does not mean that you can feed strawberries for your Border Collies with no considerations.

In fact, many Border Collie owners feed their Border Collies with strawberries every day. But can you feed strawberries for your Border Collies? The short answer is ‘’Yes’’, you can feed strawberries to your Border Collies. But there are lots of things you need to know before feeding your Border Collie with these delicious fruits.

I will answer every question regarding feeding strawberries for Border Collies in this blog post so that you can decide whether to feed these tasty fruits to your furry friend.

Are strawberries safe for Border Collies?

Yes, strawberries are safe for Border Collies.

Remove the stems and cut them into small pieces, and introduce them slowly to your Border Collie’s diet—it’s best not to feed your Border Collie too much strawberry at once as they may experience diarrhea or upset stomachs if they do. If you’re feeding your Border Collie strawberry for the first time, watch for any abnormal signs—rare but some Border Collies can show a food intolerance or allergic reaction. If you observe any abnormal symptoms, discontinue the use of strawberries immediately.

Benefits of strawberries in Border Collies

Benefits of strawberries in Border Collies

Antioxidants: strawberries are known to help reduce inflammation, which is why they’re often used as an anti-inflammatory supplement.

Vitamins: strawberries are rich in Vitamin C, which helps support the immune system and promotes the production and maintenance of collagen, which keeps your Border Collie’s skin and bones healthy.

Minerals: strawberries provide magnesium, potassium and manganese, all of which help to keep your Border Collie’s heart healthy.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce inflammation in arthritic joints. They also aid in brain health, eye health and heart health.

Do all Border Collies like strawberries?

Unfortunately, no, all Border Collies may not like strawberries.

You can introduce the fruit to your Border Collie by making sure that you cut it into small pieces and mix it with something else that your Border Collie likes, such as peanut butter. 

If your Border Collie has food preferences, don’t force them to eat strawberries if they don’t like it. Instead, try other Border Collie-friendly fruits such as bananas, apples or blueberries. 

Consult with your vet before introducing a new food to your Border Collie. They will tell you if there are any allergies or other factors that may make this new food unsafe for your pet.

Can my Border Collies have strawberries every day?

There’s no rule on how often Border Collies can eat strawberries.

Your Border Collie can eat strawberries every day if he or she likes the taste of it and it doesn’t cause any digestive issues. We recommend you vary the treats your Border Collie eats because they can get bored with the same thing. Also, different treats contain different nutrients, so it’s good for your Border Collie to get a variety of foods on their diet.

Can Border Collie puppies eat strawberries?

Yes, puppies can eat strawberries. But it’s important to wait until your puppy is at least two months old before introducing any new food to their diet.

In the first two months of your puppy’s life, they need to be on a specialized puppy diet. This will help them develop strong bones and teeth, and make sure that there are no nutritional deficiencies in their diet. Once you’ve established that your puppy’s health is good and they’re eating well, then you can start introducing new foods into their diet.

Start with just one small bite of strawberry once or twice a week and see how it sits with them. If everything seems to be going well, then gradually increase the amount over time until your Border Collie is eating strawberries often. However, if at any point you notice diarrhea or vomiting from your pup after eating the strawberry, stop feeding them altogether and consult with your vet immediately.

How much strawberry can Border Collies eat?

If you’re wondering how much strawberry your Border Collie can eat, it’s important to consider both the breed and age of your pup. 

The general rule of thumb is that smaller pup breeds (<20 lbs) should get one strawberry and larger pup breeds (>20 lbs) should get several strawberries. You should cut the size of the strawberry into small pieces so that it’s easier for them to digest.

It’s also important to keep in mind that portion control is important for your Border Collie’s diet and treats. Start small and if there are no negative effects, you can offer more. It’s always best to consult with a veterinarian before feeding any new food or treat to your Border Collie.

How to serve strawberries to your Border Collies?

To serve strawberries to your Border Collies, first make sure you have approval from your vet. Next, feed organic only and clean the strawberries thoroughly before feeding. Remove the stems and cut them into small pieces. You can also mash them or puree them, then mix with other healthy treats for a delicious treat.

When are strawberries bad for Border Collies?

Strawberries are bad for Border Collies in the following circumstances:

If your Border Collie has underlying health issues or allergies to strawberries, then they may have a negative reaction.

If your Border Collie is trying to eat too many strawberries at once, then they can get an upset stomach. The stems of the strawberries often cause this, which can cause digestive issues.

Strawberry leaves contain tannin, which is also known to cause digestive issues in Border Collies.

Processed strawberries are also not good for Border Collies because they contain added ingredients that may not be good for them.

What happens if your Border Collie eats too many strawberries?

1. Vomiting: If your Border Collie eats too many strawberries, he’s likely to vomit. That’s because strawberries are high in sugar, which can cause a lot of stomach discomfort and gassiness.

2. Diarrhea: If your Border Collie eats too many strawberries, he’s likely to have diarrhea as well. This is because the large amounts of sugar in the berries will cause his intestinal tracts to move more quickly than normal, which can be uncomfortable for him and messy for you!

3. Abdominal pain: If your Border Collie eats too many strawberries, he may experience abdominal pain from the gas that results from eating so much fruit at once. This can be painful for him and distressing for you!

4. Choking hazard: If your Border Collie eats too many strawberries at once (especially if they’re whole), they could get lodged in his throat or esophagus and block his airway—and this could lead to choking or even death!

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.

So, can Border Collies eat strawberries?

Yes! Strawberries are a great treat for Border Collies because they are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They’re also a good source of water—making them an excellent source of hydration for your pup. It’s best to remove the stems before feeding them to your Border Collie and make sure not to overfeed them with these treats. Following the 90/10 rule (90% regular food, 10% treats) will help keep your Border Collie healthy and happy.

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Dr Harunur Rashid (Harun) is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine who has five years of experience in large pet animal medicine. He worked as a livestock officer for two years in an NGO, and since then he has been practicing pet animals medicine privately. He holds an MS in Pharmacology from Bangladesh Agricultural University and a DVM from the same institution.