Strawberries are a popular food among humans and are available easily at the local grocery store or farmers’ market. They are nutrient rich and low cost, which is why many Goldendoodle owners think about giving them to their pets as treats occasionally.
However, before you give your Goldendoodle strawberries, you need to know some things about them first. The short answer is ‘’Yes’’, you can feed strawberries for your Goldendoodles, but there are lots of things that you need to consider before feeding them to your pet.
Are strawberries safe for Goldendoodles?
Yes, strawberries are safe for Goldendoodles. However, remove the stem and cut them into small pieces to avoid the risk of choking.
It is best not to feed your Goldendoodle too much strawberry at once as they can cause stomach upset in Goldendoodles if they are not used to them.
If you are feeding your pet strawberries for the first time, watch for any abnormal signs, as it is possible that your Goldendoodle could show a food intolerance or allergic reaction to them. If you observe any abnormal symptoms after feeding strawberries to your Goldendoodle, stop feeding them immediately and consult your veterinarian.
Benefits of strawberries in Goldendoodles
Antioxidants: Antioxidants are substances that can help prevent cell damage by fighting off free radicals.Strawberries have a high concentration of antioxidants.
Vitamins: Strawberries are rich in vitamins, particularly vitamin C and folate. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant and has been shown to help prevent cancer and heart disease. Folate helps cells grow and reproduce quickly.
Minerals: Strawberries contain high levels of manganese, which helps the body metabolize food into energy, along with calcium, iron, folate and potassium. Manganese also helps in the formation of bone tissue.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3s help reduce inflammation in the body, which can lead to less pain associated with arthritis or other joint ailments. They also promote healthy skin, coat, heart function and brain development in Goldendoodles’ bodies.
Fibers: Fibers help improve digestion by keeping your Goldendoodle’s stool soft and regular, so there’s less risk for constipation or diarrhea.
Do all Goldendoodles like strawberries?
Unfortunately, no, your Goldendoodles may not like strawberries.
Goldendoodles have food preferences just like humans do; they might prefer chicken or beef over fruits and vegetables. If you’re introducing a new food to your Goldendoodle, be sure to consult with your vet first. Some Goldendoodles can be allergic to fruit and vegetable proteins or even have digestive issues that make them unable to tolerate certain foods.
If you want to try feeding your Goldendoodle strawberries, don’t force it if she seems unhappy with the new treat—instead, try other Goldendoodle friendly fruits like bananas, apples, and blueberries.
Can my Goldendoodles have strawberries every day?
Yes, you can feed Goldendoodles the recommended amount of strawberry every day if they like it.
But we recommend you to vary the treat because your Goldendoodles can get bored.
Also, different treats contain different amounts of vitamins and minerals, which are important for your Goldendoodle’s overall health.
Can Goldendoodle puppies eat strawberries?
Yes, Goldendoodle puppies can eat strawberries. However, wait until they are two months old before introducing them to a puppy diet and then start with just a small bite of strawberry once or twice a week.
Puppies have a delicate digestive system, so it is important to consult with your veterinarian before adding any new food to your puppy’s diet.
How much strawberry can Goldendoodles eat?
The amount of strawberries that your Goldendoodle can eat depends on the age, size and activity level of your Goldendoodle. Consult with your vet first for best serving size. A general rule of thumb: Smaller pup breed (<20 lbs) one strawberry. Large pups breed (>20 lbs) a few more strawberries. However, always cut the strawberries into small pieces.
Portion control is important for your Goldendoodle’s diet and treats. Start small and if there are no adverse effects, then you can offer more. Always follow the rule, your Goldendoodles need a completely balanced diet. All treats should not be over 10% of the total diet.
How to serve strawberries to your Goldendoodles?
Before you feed strawberries to your Goldendoodle, check with your vet first. Some Goldendoodles have allergies to strawberries, so it’s important to make sure that the food doesn’t cause an allergic reaction to your Goldendoodle.
It’s also important to feed organic strawberries only—this will ensure that they’re getting high-quality nutrition without harmful chemicals.
Once you’ve made sure that your Goldendoodle is healthy enough for this treat, start by cleaning the strawberries thoroughly. Remove any stems and wash them with cold water before cutting them into small pieces and freezing them or serving them fresh. You can serve frozen or fresh strawberries in several ways: mashed or pureed into a sauce; blended into smoothies; or blended with other healthy treats, like yogurt or cottage cheese.
When are strawberries bad for Goldendoodles?
Strawberries are a delicious fruit that are safe for Goldendoodles to eat in moderation. However, if your Goldendoodle has an underlying health issue or is overindulgent with any food, you should know some risks associated with strawberry consumption.
Foremost, strawberries can cause digestive distress if eaten in excess. If your pooch has a history of stomach issues or trouble digesting certain foods, it’s best to avoid strawberries altogether.
Strawberry stems and leaves contain tannin, which can cause digestive distress as well. If your Goldendoodle eats a large amount of strawberry leaves or stems the same day they’ve chowed down on the fruit itself, they may experience diarrhea or vomiting.
Processed strawberries can also pose a problem: they contain additives like citric acid and ascorbic acid that may irritate your puppy’s stomach if eaten in excess.
What happens if your Goldendoodle eats too many strawberries?
Vomiting: Strawberries contain toxins that can cause vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
Diarrhea: Strawberries contain linamarin, which is toxic to Goldendoodles. The fruit’s seeds also contain the toxin. When a Goldendoodle eats too many strawberries at once, it will probably experience vomiting and diarrhea.
Abdominal pain: This symptom is caused by the release of pancreatic enzymes into the digestive tract after eating too many strawberries. It may also be accompanied by vomiting and diarrhea.
Choking hazard: If a large quantity of the fruit is eaten, it could become lodged in the throat or esophagus, causing choking.
Other human foods Goldendoodles can eat
What other human foods can Goldendoodles eat? Here is a list of some other human foods your Goldendoodle can eat.
So, can Goldendoodles eat strawberries?
Yes, Goldendoodles can eat strawberries. But only in moderation.
Strawberries are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber, making them an excellent treat for Goldendoodles. As with all fruits and vegetables, wash strawberries to remove any dirt or pesticides that may be present. Also remove them from their stems to avoid choking hazards.
It’s important to note that Goldendoodles do not need any added sugar or salt when eating fresh fruits and vegetables—these ingredients are toxic for them! So avoid adding any toppings such as whipped cream or chocolate syrup to your Goldendoodle’s strawberry dish (unless your vet says it’s okay). Instead, serve it plain or with a small amount of yogurt if desired.
Finally, always follow the 90/10 rule: Only feed your pup 90% of its daily calories from healthy foods and 10% from treats like strawberries.