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Can Pugs Eat Blueberries?

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Finding the right fruits and vegetables for your Pug to eat can be frustrating. It is done by trial and error as well as some solid research. It is just not easy to find great food for your pet that is natural and healthy for them.

Thankfully, most Pugs can eat blueberries. The reason the word most is there is because all pugs are different. Some individual Pugs may have an allergic reaction to blueberries.

This is where the trial and error process comes into play as you will not know if your dog is allergic until you feed them some of these delicious and nutritious berries.

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Are Blueberries Toxic for Pugs?

The short and final answer to this question is ‘no, they are not toxic.’ Blueberries are called a super fruit because they contain antioxidants, vitamins A, C, E, and K, and fiber.

All of these nutrients are good for both man and dog. The health benefits your Pug should get are:

  • Increased antioxidants
  • Reduces the effects of brain aging in animals.
  • Low in calories
  • Cholesterol-lowering effects seen in animals
  • May reduce atherosclerosis “hardening of the arteries” in both humans and animals

While blueberries are not toxic, that does not mean that they may not have any side effects. If your Pug eats too many, then it may suffer from gastric issues as well as diarrhea.

That means you will have to monitor how much your Pug eats at any given time. But if your pup continues to have digestive and stomach issues, then it would be a good idea to stop feeding them this fruit.

Check with your vet to see how much of this fruit you can give your little pug. If they can’t eat this one, there are 3 other berries you can try to feed him or her.

How Many Blueberries Can I Give My Pug?

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Every dog will be different and if your Pug really enjoys eating this fruit, they may want seconds, thirds, and even fourth helpings. It is up to you to restrict their intake because they can overeat and cause some health issues.

The recommended amount of blueberries you should feed your dog is 10. Some Pugs may eat more and others less, depending on the dog, not the breed.

There is no rule on how often you feed your Pug this delicious fruit. But you should ask your vet about this to make sure you are giving your treasured pet a healthy food item and not overfeeding them.

The number of times each day you feed your dog this fruit should be restricted to once. That number of times will be influenced by the answer you get back from your vet.

It is also best to vary the treats you feed your dog. You do not want them to get bored with any of the ones you have on hand. So mix it up a little and feed blueberries one day, a commercial snack another, and so on.

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What Happens If a Dog Eats a Blueberry?

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Hopefully, they get healthier and have a great day. There is nothing wrong or risky with feeding your Pug a blueberry or 10 blueberries. You just do not want to overfeed them. Here is what happens when you do the latter:

  • May cause his blood sugar to rise since blueberries contain sugar
  • They might cause stomach issues
  • May result in weight gain
  • He or she may suffer diarrhea.
  • He or she may have nausea and stomach issues.

If your Pug is diabetic, then exclude blueberries from their diet. There are benefits to feeding your dog this super fruit:

  • Can help prevent inflammation
  • Can support healthy skin in
  • Are a good source of minerals
  • Get more antioxidants from blueberries
  • Support digestion due to its fiber content
  • Can provide extra nutrients for pugs
  • Can help with constipation
  • Can support healthy immunity

What not to feed your pug

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The key to getting the full benefit of blueberries for your Pug is by feeding them naturally. The following food items should not be fed to your dog even though blueberries are added to them.

Just replace the other berry names with blueberries as these foods are all included in the what not to feed list:

  • Blueberry muffins
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Blueberry Yogurt
  • Syrup
  • Pancakes
  • Blueberry Bread
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Ice Cream
  • Cheesecake

And more but you get the idea. The fruit is good the extras are not.

Some Final Words

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Feeding your Pug pure blueberries is a great way to keep them nice and healthy. The key is not to overfeed the dog nor put those blueberries in other food items.

Your Pug is getting all the sugar they need from the fruit. They do not need more sugar found in those food items. Watch your dog’s diet and they should be around for quite some time.

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