Strawberries are a popular and versatile fruit that are often used in recipes and desserts. They can be eaten raw or cooked, and they’re also used in jams and preserves.
Strawberries contain lots of nutrients, including vitamins A, C, E; calcium; iron; potassium; and folic acid.
They also contain antioxidants, which help to fight off damage from free radicals that can lead to disease if left unchecked.
Because of the high antioxidant content of strawberries, you may have heard that they’re good for your health—but did you know that they’re also good for your cockapoo’s health? Read on to find out whether your pup can eat strawberries!
Are strawberries safe for cockapoos?
Yes, strawberries are safe for cockapoos.
Before feeding your cockapoo strawberries, remove the stems and cut them into small pieces. Introduce it slowly to your cockapoo, as it is best not to feed your cockapoo too much strawberry at once as some cockapoos can show a food intolerance or allergic reaction. If you observe any abnormal symptoms—such as diarrhea or vomiting—stop feeding them strawberries and contact your vet.
Benefits of strawberries in cockapoos
Antioxidants: strawberries contain polyphenols, which prevent the oxidation of other molecules in your cockapoo’s body. This is especially important for maintaining the health of their kidneys and liver.
Vitamins: strawberries have high levels of vitamin C, which helps boost your cockapoo’s immune system by increasing white blood cell production, reducing inflammation, and even protecting them from cancer! They also contain vitamin A and E, both of which are antioxidants that help prevent free radical damage to your cockapoo’s cells.
Minerals: strawberries are a great source of copper, iron, magnesium, manganese and potassium—all essential minerals for keeping your cockapoo healthy!
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: these healthy fats help protect against cancer and heart disease by lowering triglycerides (fatty substances) in their bloodstream. They also improve brain function and reduce inflammation throughout their body.
Do all cockapoos like strawberries?
Unfortunately, no. Although there are lots of cockapoos who love strawberries, many can be allergic to them and won’t enjoy them at all. If you’re thinking about introducing your cockapoo to strawberries for the first time, it’s important to talk with your vet before doing so.
Some cockapoos have food preferences and may not enjoy a new taste in their food. Cockapoos can also be allergic to strawberries, so if your cockapoo seems uninterested or doesn’t like it after trying it once or twice, don’t force him or her to eat it. Instead, try other fruits that are safe for cockapoos like bananas, apples or pears and see if they prefer those instead!
Can my cockapoos have strawberries every day?
Yes, you can feed cockapoos the recommended amount of strawberry every day if they like it. However, we recommend you to vary the treats because your cockapoos can get bored. Also, different treats contain different nutrients and it’s good for your cockapoo’s health if you don’t feed them the same food every day.
Can cockapoo puppies eat strawberries?
Yes, puppies can eat strawberries. But you should wait until they’re at least two months old to introduce them to a puppy diet. And even then, start with just a small bite of strawberry once or twice a week to make sure that their digestive systems can handle it. Be careful—puppies have a delicate digestive system! Consult with your vet before introducing any new food to your puppy’s diet.
How much strawberry can cockapoos eat?
It depends on the age, size and activity level of your cockapoo. As a general rule of thumb: Smaller pup breed (<20 lbs) one strawberry, large pup breed (>20 lbs) A few more strawberries. Always cut the strawberries into small pieces.
You should consult with your vet first for the best serving size. Portion control is important for your cockapoo’s diet and treats. Start small and if there are no side effects or reactions, you can offer more. Always follow the rule, your cockapoos need a completely balanced diet. All treats should not be over 10% of the total diet.
How to serve strawberries to your cockapoos?
Strawberries are a great treat for cockapoos. But before you give them to your cockapoo, make sure you get approval from your vet.
Feed organic strawberries only and clean the berries carefully to remove any pesticides and other chemicals that might be on the surface. You can either wash the strawberries in lukewarm water or wipe them gently with a cloth soaked in vinegar, which will kill any bacteria left on the surface of the fruit.
Pay close attention to how much fruit you feed your cockapoo: it’s important not to overfeed because too much fruit can cause diarrhea and vomiting in cockapoos. Also, don’t feed your cockapoo large amounts of strawberries at once—try to limit your cockapoo’s intake to only a few small pieces per day (one or two berries).
When feeding strawberry halves or quarters to your cockapoo, remember to remove the stems first! You may also want to mash up some pieces into smaller pieces so they’re easier for your cockapoo to chew and digest.
Frozen or fresh strawberries are both fine options—just make sure they’re cleaned properly before serving them.
When are strawberries bad for cockapoos?
Strawberries are safe for cockapoos under normal circumstances. But there are a few things to keep in mind when feeding your cockapoo strawberries:
-Strawberries are not good for cockapoos with diabetes or allergies.
-Strawberry stems can cause digestive issues if eaten in large quantities.
-Strawberry leaves contain tannin, which can cause digestive issues as well.
-Processed strawberries may contain sugar or preservatives that aren’t good for cockapoos.
What happens if your cockapoo eats too many strawberries?
Vomiting: If your cockapoo has eaten a large amount of strawberries, they may vomit. This often happens within an hour or two after eating the berries. If you notice your cockapoo vomiting, call your vet immediately.
Diarrhea: If your cockapoo has eaten a large amount of strawberries, they may experience diarrhea as well. This happens within two hours of eating the berries, and it can last for a few days. If you notice this symptom in your cockapoo, call your vet immediately.
Abdominal pain: If your cockapoo has eaten a large amount of strawberries, they may experience abdominal pain (or “abdominal distention”). This can occur within 24 hours of eating the berries and last for several days after that time period has passed. If you notice this symptom in your cockapoo, call your vet immediately.
Choking hazard: Strawberries can get lodged in your cockapoo’s throat and cause choking if they aren’t cut into small pieces.
Other human foods cockapoos can eat
What other human foods can cockapoos eat? Here is a list of some other human foods your cockapoos can eat.
So, can cockapoos eat strawberries?
Yes, cockapoos can eat strawberries. Strawberries are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber..making it an excellent treat for cockapoos.
The best way to feed your cockapoo strawberries is by removing the stem and feeding it to your cockapoo in moderation.
Don’t overfeed your pet, though; follow the 90/10 rule (90% nutrition and 10% treats).