Can Maltese Eat Apples?

If you’re a new Maltese owner, or even if you’ve had Maltese for years, it’s important to know what is and isn’t safe for your Maltese to eat.

For instance, are apples a fruit that’s safe for your four-legged friend? Well, the answer to that question is a little complicated.

If you’d like to learn more about whether it’s safe for your Maltese to eat apples, just keep reading!

Are apples safe for your Maltese?

Apples are not only a healthy, tasty treat for humans but for Maltese as well.  Maltese can eat apples safely, and the fruit is full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

The sweet crunchy fruit is beneficial to your Maltese’s health, but there are some things you should know before you share your apples with your furry friend.

When introducing a new food to your Maltese’s diet, it is best to introduce it slowly. This enables you to monitor your Maltese for any signs of food intolerance or allergies. While it is highly unlikely that your Maltese will have a reaction to apples, it is still best to introduce them slowly at first to ensure they do not have any adverse effects.

Benefits of apple in Maltese

Apples are packed full of beneficial nutrients. The combination of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in apples makes them an excellent addition to your Maltese’s diet. Here are a few of the benefits of apples in Maltese food:

– They’re low calorie.

– They’re low in protein.

– They’re low in fat.

– They’re high in fiber—good for a Maltese on a restrictive diet, especially helpful for senior Maltese.

– Apples contain multivitamins such as vitamin A and C, as well as minerals such as copper and potassium.

– Apples also contain antioxidants, which help rid the body of free radicals that can lead to cancer, aging, and other ailments.

– Apples contain malic acid, which helps keep your Maltese’s teeth clean and breath fresh.

Do all Maltese like apples?

If you don’t think your Maltese likes apples, you’re probably right.

Maltese can be picky eaters too, especially when it comes to new foods. So just because your Maltese may enjoy the occasional apple slice, that doesn’t mean they will eagerly devour the whole thing. For example, some Maltese find apples to be a bit tart and would rather eat something sweeter.

But maybe you have a Maltese on your hands who loves apples. If that is the case, then your canine companion is certainly in luck. Not only are apples a delicious low-calorie treat filled with vitamins and antioxidants, they also pack quite a nutritional punch!

So when it comes to apples and Maltese, there really is no right or wrong answer. It depends entirely on your individual pet and their individual tastes!

Can Maltese puppies eat apples?

We don’t recommend feeding apples to Maltese puppies unless your vet approves it for certain reasons.

Puppies have a delicate digestive system that is still developing, and they should be on a specialized puppy diet, which your vet can help you decide. Puppies need a lot of protein and fat in their diets to support growth and development.

Your puppy should remain on this specialized puppy diet for the first two months of life. Apples are not part of that specialized diet, and could cause puppies to have digestion problems or diarrhea.

How many apples can Maltese eat?

The best thing you can do is consult with your vet to get a serving size recommendation. For a small pup like Maltese‌, I’d say one slice of apple should be fine. If you have a lab-sized pup, then I would recommend giving them two slices of apple. In both cases, I would follow the 10% rule: the treats you give your Maltese should never exceed 10% of their daily food intake.

How to serve apples to your Maltese?

Maltese love apples, but you have to take care to make sure they are served in a safe and delicious way. We recommend checking with your vet about how many apples your Maltese can safely eat.

Once you’ve gotten the go-ahead, serve your Maltese organic apples that have been washed to remove any pesticides or waxes. Start small, perhaps with a bite-sized piece of apple after you’ve removed the core and seeds. If you have a picky Maltese, try adding a little shredded apple and see what their reaction is. This is also a great way to give them an extra boost of fiber if they are suffering from constipation.

Apples can also be frozen and served as a refreshing summer snack or mixed in with your Maltese’s food for a sweet treat. For something even more fun, try making apple pops with Greek yogurt and applesauce or smashed into homemade applesauce, or blended with other healthy fruits to make a tasty smoothie!

Can my Maltese have apples every day?

Yes, you can feed a Maltese the recommended amount of apples every day if it likes it. But we recommend you to vary the treats because your Maltese can get bored with apples, and this will affect its love of eating.

Also, different treats contain different ingredients that benefit your Maltese in different ways! For example, some foods are good for their teeth, while others can help them lose weight or improve their overall health.

When is an apple bad for a Maltese?

When is an apple an unhealthy treat for a Maltese?

It’s usually safe to give your pup a bite or two of an apple, but there are some exceptions.

If your Maltese has underlying health issues like allergies or diabetes, consult with your vet before giving them any fruit as a treat. And even if your Maltese doesn’t have any known health problems, it’s always best to stick to the recommended serving size from your vet. It’s generally okay for Maltese to eat the fleshy part of the apple, but avoid giving them seeds or the core.

It’s also important to note that not all Maltese like apples. Some Maltese find apples unappetizing and prefer other types of treats instead. If your Maltese doesn’t like apples, don’t force them to eat one! It might be hard on their stomach and leave you with a mess to clean up later. Just make sure they get enough exercise throughout the day so they don’t gain weight from eating too many treats overall.

What happens when your Maltese eats too much of an apple?

Is your Maltese a bit of a troublemaker?

Does he get into the recycling bin? Into the trash? Try to sneak food off plates when you’re not looking? If he’s like my Maltese, he’ll eat just about anything.

But what happens when we accidentally feed them too much of the wrong thing?

Well, in this list, we’ll talk about 5 symptoms that your Maltese may display if he has eaten too many apples. We’ll cover how dangerous eating too many apples can be, and then give you some ideas for how to help your pup.

What happens when a Maltese eats too many apples:

  • Gas (like terrible gas)
  • Diarrhea and Vomiting
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Lethargy

What to do if your Maltese eats too much apple?

If your Maltese has eaten a lot of apples, you may be worried that they are sick and in danger. But the good news is that apples aren’t toxic to Maltese, so your Maltese is probably just fine! Eating too many apples can cause diarrhea in Maltese, but it’s rare for a Maltese to eat enough apples to overdose on them.

If your Maltese ate an apple, here’s how to make sure everything’s alright:

Get any remaining pieces of apple away from your Maltese. Monitor them for signs of vomiting or diarrhea. If you see either or both, contact your vet for advice.

Don’t panic! Even though you rush them to the vet right away, remember that apples are not toxic to Maltese. Your Maltese will most likely be fine without medical intervention.

Monitor your Maltese and make sure they’re not showing any abnormal signs. Call your vet if you notice anything out of the ordinary.

Can Maltese eat apple skin?

Yes, your Maltese can eat an apple with skin.

In fact, it’s recommended that you don’t peel the apple skin as it provides additional benefits.

The skin contains high fiber and antioxidants, which are essential for your pup’s health. However, if your Maltese has a sensitive stomach, peel the skin to cut down the amount of fiber as it may cause indigestion.

Just remember to wash them thoroughly to remove pesticides and toxins.

Can Maltese eat applesauce?

Yes, Maltese can eat applesauce. But not just any applesauce—it needs to be plain, with no added sugar.

Applesauce is a sweet treat for Maltese because of the high sugar content in apples, so you need to be sure that there’s no sugar added to the applesauce you’re feeding your Maltese. That goes for any fruits or vegetables that you’re planning on sharing with your best friend. It’s always better to opt for fresh produce over canned or prepared foods, because they’re more likely to have toxins and preservatives that are toxic to Maltese.

If you decide to give your Maltese some applesauce, it’s important to only give them a little at a time. Apples are high in fiber, so too much can make your Maltese gassy or cause diarrhea. If either of those things happen after you’ve fed your Maltese applesauce, take them to the vet immediately.

Other human foods Maltese can eat

What other human foods can Maltese eat? Here is a list of some other human foods your Maltese can eat.

So, can Maltese eat apples? 

Yes, Maltese can eat apples in moderation. Apples are rich in vitamins A and C, as well as fiber, making it an excellent treat for your Maltese. However, apples are high in sugar and should be avoided if your Maltese has diabetes or is overweight.

Maltese should not eat apple seeds or leaves.

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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.