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Fruits and Veggies as Treats?

Our vet said we could give Henry baby carrots and different types of fruits and veggies. I asked how often and he said there were no health issues with giving him these treats frequently. He's had baby carrots, pears, apples, and string beans and loved them all.

But now I'm reading some articles saying giving fruits and veggies might be bad for a dog's digestion? My questions:

What are your opinions on giving fruits and veggies once a day?

If you give your pup fruits and veggies, do you cut them up into little bits or are whole baby carrots, string beans, and slices of pears and apples fine?

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Right now I give Kosmo banana, blueberry and green beans. Zoe will eat blueberry and green beans. Their kibble has a balanced supply of fruits and veg. I give maybe 5 blueberries to Koz and three banana slices on days we have them. 3 pieces of green bean. Half the amount for Zoe. I am afraid to give more, they have tiny tummies. I would be afraid a whole steamed baby carrot would be swollowed and choked on. I would fear big raw pieces would cause intestinal blockage. Others on the forum may have smarter or chewing havanese.
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Just don't give any that are dangerous for dogs. Grapes and several others are very dangerous.
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I gave bits of apple to Shama when she was a puppy. Just haven't got around to it since. We give her a single carrot chip in the evening in an effort to give her teeth an extra scrub. That seems to whet her appetite, and she usually eats her supper immediately afterwards. All that to say, we don't give her much in the way of fresh fruits and vegetables. Truth be told, DH and I probably don't eat enough either! (When I was a kid, we tossed grape after grape to our doberman who could catch them like nobody's business. Didn't find out they were toxic to dogs until sometime in the past 10 years, I'd say . . .) (OhHenry, I saw your question in my orthopedic evaluation post, but I don't have a good answer. Hopefully others will reply to you.)
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Loki loves fruit and vegetables. I don't usually fix them for him special but just cut up whatever we are having and give him some in his bowl. His favorites include sweet peppers, zucchini and yellow squash, broccoli, carrots (raw and steamed), cucumbers, grape tomatoes, blueberries (use to train), strawberries, peas, apples... Actually, I haven't found any that he won't eat. I do keep a bag of frozen carrots and peas. Occasionally I will put them in a Mazee or other puzzle ball for him. My vet said they were all ok and didn't mention any limits. I usually just give him a few tablespoons.
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When I have sardines, my dogs each get one. We like King Oscar triple layer, the tiny ones.
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Thank you everyone. I guess if Henry loves the fruits and vegetables I shouldn't stress too much about it, other than making sure I'm giving him the right ones. Even though he is definitely a chewer, I'll start cutting the baby carrots and sliced fruits into smaller pieces. I haven't been doing that because I was afraid he'd choke on the small pieces. As with my first child, my first dog brings out the overly anxious parent in me.
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Don't know about amounts, but I feed Tux Primal Raw food. Here is the list of ingredients in one serving. He eats this four times a day:
Chicken, Chicken Necks, Chicken Gizzards, Organic Kale, (everything is organic) carrots, squash, chicken livers, broccoli, apples, cranberries, blueberries, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, montmorillonite clay, parsley, apple cider vinegar, salmon oil, coconut oil, quinoa sprout powder, kelp alfalfa, vitamin E supplement.

All ingredients are pulverized and pressed in to a cube about 1" square x 2" long.
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Don't know about amounts, but I feed Tux Primal Raw food. Here is the list of ingredients in one serving. He eats this four times a day:
Chicken, Chicken Necks, Chicken Gizzards, Organic Kale, (everything is organic) carrots, squash, chicken livers, broccoli, apples, cranberries, blueberries, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, montmorillonite clay, parsley, apple cider vinegar, salmon oil, coconut oil, quinoa sprout powder, kelp alfalfa, vitamin E supplement.

All ingredients are pulverized and pressed in to a cube about 1" square x 2" long.
I forgot to mention that he gets a variety of Primal. They offer Chicken, Duck, Lamb, Beef, Pork (he spit it out....hated pork), and several more I can't remember at the time. The veggies and fruit seem to be the same regardless of the protein choice.

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