Wondering if Siberian huskies can eat apples?
Have you ever seen a Siberian husky get excited about apples?
Well, don’t let that innocent face fool you!
Siberian huskies can eat apples, but it is important to know how to prepare them in a way that keeps your Siberian husky healthy.
Make sure you read this article to make sure you pick the right apple for your Siberian husky, and know how to prepare it.
Are apples safe for your Siberian husky?
Yes, apples are generally safe for Siberian huskies to eat. But like most human foods, it’s best to introduce apples to your Siberian husky slowly and in small amounts.
In fact, giving a small amount initially is ideal when introducing the apple to your Siberian husky. It’s highly unlikely but some Siberian husky can show a food intolerance or allergic reaction to apples. If you observe any abnormal symptoms, stop feeding apples to your Siberian husky and talk to your vet immediately.
Benefits of apple in Siberian husky
Apples offer a variety of benefits to your Siberian husky. They are low in calories, protein, and fat—a great snack for a Siberian husky on a restrictive diet or an older Siberian husky with decreased mobility. They are high in fiber, which is good for digestion and optimal bowel movements.
Apples are also packed full of multivitamins and minerals to keep your Siberian husky healthy: vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and E and calcium and phosphorus.
Besides all that, apples contain antioxidants that promote heart health by aiding the body in fighting free radicals. Finally, apples contain malic acid—an enzyme that keeps your Siberian husky’s teeth clean and breath fresh!
Do all Siberian huskies like apples?
Unfortunately, not every Siberian husky likes apples.
Siberian huskies have food preferences like humans do. If you’d like to try feeding your Siberian husky apples, start with a small piece to see if your Siberian husky enjoys it. If your Siberian husky seems to enjoy the apple, you can feed them more.
If they dislike the apple, do not force them to eat it. You can try another fruit instead. You should always consult with your veterinarian before introducing new foods into your Siberian huskies diet.
Can Siberian husky puppies eat apples?
We don’t recommend feeding apple tour puppies unless your vet approves it for certain reasons.
Puppies have a delicate digestive system, so introducing a new food to your puppy’s diet should be done with caution. If you do want to try giving your puppy an apple, make sure it is raw and unsweetened, and give them only small pieces at a time.
Your puppy should be on a specialized puppy diet during the first two months of their life, and once they grow older, you can introduce new foods gradually as long as this is done under the supervision of your vet.
How many apples can Siberian huskies eat?
We know you want to treat your Siberian husky to all the yummy foods in life, but you should check with your vet first for the best serving size.
Generally speaking, 1 slice for small Siberian huskies and 2/3 slices for large Siberian huskies, but there are a few things to keep in mind:
First, always follow the <10% rule. All treats combinedly should not be over 10% of the total diet.
Second, keep an eye out for signs that your Siberian husky isn’t tolerating apples well. If they’re feeling sluggish or have diarrhea, then it’s time to cut back on the apples.
How to serve apples to your Siberian husky?
Ever wonder how to serve apples to your Siberian husky?
First things first: check with your vet.
If your pup is cleared to eat apples, you’ll want to make sure they’re organic only—non organic apples are sprayed with pesticides, which can be harmful to your pet.
Next, make sure you’re cleaning the apples properly before letting your Siberian husky eat them. You’ll also want to cut them up into bite-sized pieces so your pup doesn’t swallow a whole apple and choke—even if they’re organic, an apple can still cause intestinal blockage.
You might also think about starting small for a picky Siberian husky, or even breaking the apple into pieces and trying just one piece at a time with your Siberian husky to see what sort of reaction you get.
Once you’ve done all that, there are tons of ways you can serve your Siberian husky their delicious new snack!
You can freeze and serve them to your Siberian husky as a refreshing summer snack. Or mix them in with their food for a sweet treat. Or smash them into homemade applesauce!
Or you could try making apple pops with Greek yogurt and applesauce. Or mix the apples with other healthy fruits like pears or bananas for a healthy smoothie.
Can my Siberian husky have apples every day?
There’s no specific frequency of feeding Siberian huskies apples. If your Siberian husky likes to eat apples, you can feed it the recommended amount every day.
But we recommend varying the treats to prevent your Siberian husky from getting bored. Treats can also provide different health benefits, and so it’s best to balance them out so your Siberian husky gets all the nutrients it needs.
When is an apple bad for a Siberian husky?
You always want to be careful with how much fruit you give your Siberian husky, but apples are one of the safer fruits to feed in moderation because they’re so nutrient-rich.
If your Siberian husky has underlying health issues like allergies, diabetes or GI problems, however, you should be cautious.
Allergies, for example, could affect a Siberian husky’s ability to process certain ingredients—like apples—which is why it’s important to always stick to the recommended serving size from your vet.
If you give too much apple to your Siberian husky, it can cause intestinal upset and gas. This is a sign that they may just need to adjust their diet a bit before they can enjoy apples again. Your veterinarian will explain how much and how often you should feed your Siberian husky based on their individual needs.
What happens when your Siberian husky eats too much of an apple?
Here are just five of the symptoms you should keep an eye out for if you think Fido’s been getting a little too much fruit in his diet:
1) Severe Vomiting
If your Siberian husky is eating a lot of apples and then is suddenly vomiting severely, this could be a sign that they’ve eaten too many apples. In fact, they may even vomit up parts of whole apples that they haven’t fully digested yet!
Eating too many apples can make Siberian huskies nauseous and can even cause them to stop eating altogether! This is a bad sign, since not eating enough can lead to malnutrition and other health problems down the line.
3) Difficulty Breathing
You know how humans get shortness of breath after eating too many apples? Well, Siberian huskies do, too! This is especially common if a Siberian husky has eaten too many whole apples or large chunks of apples.
4) Stomach Pain or Bloating
If your Siberian husky is whining and growling in pain or acting bloated, it could mean he ate too many apples! Stomach pain or bloating are two very obvious symptoms of eating an excessive amount of fruit.
5) Lethargy and Depression
Sure, we feel lethargic after eating too much junk food—but Siberian huskies feel fatigued and depressed after consuming too many apples! Lethargy and depression are two common signs that your Siberian husky ate a bad batch of fruit.
What to do if your Siberian husky eats too much apple?
First things first, don’t panic. Think of it as a good thing—it could have been worse. But, monitor your Siberian husky for any signs that they’re not feeling so great after eating some apple—like lethargy, abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting. If you notice any of these symptoms, check in with a vet.
If you suspect your Siberian husky has eaten part of the core or seeds of the apple, contact a vet immediately. Keep in mind that the seeds are poisonous to Siberian huskies, and if enough of them are consumed it can lead to cyanide poisoning (which is no fun for anyone).
Apples are safe for Siberian huskies to eat as long as they don’t eat the seeds (or core). In fact, apples contain lots of beneficial vitamins and minerals that can be good for your Siberian husky’s health—like vitamin C and fiber. The most important thing is to make sure your pup eats nothing else when they’re eating an apple so that nothing gets stuck in their teeth or throat.
Can Siberian huskies eat apple skin?
Yes, your Siberian husky can eat an apple with skin. The skin contains high fiber and antioxidants which provides additional benefits for your Siberian husky. However, if your Siberian husky has a sensitive stomach, it is advisable to peel the skin to cut down the amount of fiber as it may cause indigestion.
Apples are a good source of dietary fiber and Vitamin A, however apples also contain sugar, so you need to watch that you don’t give too much fruit for Siberian huskies with diabetes.
Apples are safe for Siberian huskies only if seeds and stems are removed as they contain a toxin called Amygdalin which is poisonous to Siberian huskies.
Always wash them thoroughly to remove pesticides and toxins.
Can Siberian huskies eat applesauce?
Yes, plain applesauce is okay for your Siberian husky. Just make sure not to feed your Siberian husky applesauce that contains added sugar or other ingredients that may be toxic to Siberian huskies.
As with any “human foods,” you should only give your Siberian husky small amounts of applesauce. As a general rule of thumb, treats should only make up about 10 percent of your Siberian husky’s daily caloric intake. The rest should come from the food in their bowl.
So if you’re just giving your Siberian husky plain applesauce and don’t plan on adding it to their food bowl, maybe limit them to just a few licks—or even just let them smell it instead! Applesauce can be a great way to keep your pet happy if they’re stressed or upset, but if they’re constantly begging at the table, you might teach them some manners instead.
Other human foods Siberian huskies can eat
What other human foods can Siberian huskies eat? Here is a list of some other human foods your Husky can eat.
So, can Siberian huskies eat apples?
Yes, Siberian huskies can eat apples in moderation. Apples are rich in fiber and vitamin C and are low in fat, making it an excellent treat for your Siberian husky. However, Siberian huskies should not be given apple seeds, stems or leaves as those parts of the apple contain cyanide.
An apple a day may keep the vet away—but only if it’s given in moderation. If your Siberian husky likes apples, peel and slice one up as a healthy reward.