22 Fruits Golden Retrievers Can Eat (And How To Feed Them)


Fruits are healthy for us and necessary in everybody’s diet. So you might think if your golden retriever can enjoy the same fruits in their diet as you do, so you can share them with your furry bud.

We only want the best for their health after all, and we love to share with them.

Unfortunately, dogs can’t eat everything that we eat but that doesn’t mean that they can’t enjoy some juicy fruits to lighten up their day. Some fruits can be the perfect treats for your golden retriever, because of their low calories and sugar. 

Here are 22 fruits you can serve to your pup. I also explain how to make sure these fruits are safe for your dog and how to feed them.

22 Fruits Golden Retrievers Can Eat 

  1. Blueberries
  2. Mango
  3. Apples
  4. Bananas
  5. Raspberries
  6. Watermelon
  7. Strawberries
  8. Blackberries
  9. Cantaloupe
  10. Oranges
  11. Peaches
  12. Pears
  13. Pineapple
  14. Kiwi
  15. Guava
  16. Pumpkin
  17. Honeydew melon
  18. Coconut
  19. Mulberries
  20. Huckleberries
  21. Cranberries
  22. Dates

Of course there are a few intricacies and stuff that need to be discussed about each and every fruit and some very serious notes about how you can feed them these fruits so they can eat them safely.

Blueberries

Blueberries as one of the fruits golden retrievers can eat and enjoy safely

Blueberries are great for your pup, they are low in calories and sugar, and they will provide them with antioxidants, flavonoids, fiber, vitamin C, and potassium.

So if you think about it, it’s the perfect treat for them.

Plus blueberries are anti-inflammatory and it lowers the risk of cancer and heart diseases, it also reduces the effect of brain aging in older dogs.

How to feed them

Wash them and you don’t need to cut them because blueberries are small, you can freeze it and serve it as a cool treat when it’s hot, you can also mash them with plain yogurt and serve it as frozen yogurt instead of ice cream. You can always sprinkle it on the top of their food. 

For a complete list of all the berries your golden retriever can eat, check out our full list of berries for golden retriever and how to feed them to your dog. I have included 9 berries dogs can enjoy and 7 they must avoid, so make sure to check it out.

Mango

Besides being refreshing and sweet, mango has a lot of benefits to offer for your dog. 

Mango is high in fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium, B6, zinc, and vitamin E. Giving your pup mango should be in moderation.

How to feed them

Before giving them the mango, peel it, and remove the pit, cut it into small chunks to make it easier for them to eat and to avoid choking. Just like blueberries, you can serve it as cool treats and you can mash it with plain yogurt

Apples

Apples are the perfect snack for senior dogs, it provides them with vitamin A, vitamin C, B1, B2, B6, and fiber. It’s low in fat and protein, so adding apples to their diet might be a good idea but first, make sure it fits in with the diet. You may need to talk to your vet if your dog is on a special diet.

How to feed them

Wash the apple and cut it into bite-size chunks and make sure to remove the seeds.

You can put it in the freezer and give it to them as a treat on warm days.

Bananas

Bananas are great low calorie treats; they’re full of vitamins that can benefit your dog, with potassium, copper, fiber, biotin, B1, B2, B6, vitamin A, and vitamin C. They are also low in cholesterol and sodium, You can only give them bananas as treats and not as a meal or part of the diet.

How to feed them

Peel it and cut it and serve it to them as a treat and you can mash it with plain yogurt. Or mash the bananas and add some peanut butter to it. 

Raspberries

Raspberries are fine in moderation as they contain antioxidants that are great for dogs.

They are low in sugar and calories, and they are high in fiber, vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, manganese, and vitamin C. Just like apples, raspberries are great for senior dogs because they help with aging joints. 

How to feed them

Wash them, freeze them, and toss them as a treat.

You can also make homemade frozen yogurt with raspberries and treat them with it when they are well-behaving. Do not give them more than a cup at a time.

Watermelon

Watermelons are safe for dogs to eat, they are full of great benefits for your dog like vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. It will help to keep your pup hydrated in warm weather. 

How to feed them

Cut into small chunks and make sure to remove the seeds before you give it to them. Maybe cool it first to help them get through the summer without melting.

Strawberries

Strawberries are safe for your pup, they are sweet and full of antioxidants, vitamin C, and high fiber.

They are low in calories, it will help them to stay healthy because fresh strawberries help with the aging process over time. 

They help with weight management and they also strengthen the immune system, they whiten your dog’s teeth while they are eating it, too.

How to feed them

Wash the strawberries carefully, cut them into small pieces and sprinkle them over their food, but in moderation.

You can just cut it and freeze it and serve it as cool treats and you can mash them with some blueberries and plain yogurt or replace the blueberries with raspberries.

So they wouldn’t get bored.

Blackberries

Blackberries are just like blueberries in everything they are delicious, low in calories, and low in sugar. 

They will also provide your dog with vitamin A, B1, B2, vitamin C, and fiber. They are easy to chew. 

How to feed them

Blackberries are small so you do not need to cut them into small pieces.

If you are giving them to a small pup avoid any danger you can mash them and serve them.

You can always make them frozen yogurt, it’s cool, delicious, and it’s not risky like ice cream so why not?

Cantaloupe

Dogs can eat cantaloupe but in moderation considering it’s high in sugar. 

However, it’s low in calories, and it’s a great source for fiber and vitamins. If your dog is suffering from diabetes or overweight you should consult your vet before giving them cantaloupe.

How to feed them

Peel it, remove the seeds, and cut it into small chunks.

In warm weather cool them before serving.

Goldens can suffer in the hot weather, so make sure you can do whatever you can to help them cool down. You can learn 13 practical ways to help your golden retriever cool down in hot weather here.

Oranges

According to the AKC, dogs can eat oranges. They are a great source for vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, potassium, and fiber. However, do not get the peel too close to their face because it will make them turn up the sensitive nose.

How to feed them

Peel it and if there are some seeds please remove them before you give it to them.

You can also make some orange cookies for them as a treat.

Peaches

Peaches are a perfect summer treat that you can share with your dog. They are full of vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber. They also help with infections. However, the peach’s pit has some cyanide like cherries so make sure to remove it before you give the fruit to your dog.

How to feed them

Wash them ,of course, remove the seed, and then cut them into two pieces or more if you have a small dog. You can mash one peach with some other fruits and if you want you can add plain yogurt.

Make sure to give them the fruits in moderation. Avoid canned peaches. They are high in sugar and it’s not good for dogs.

Pears

Pears are high in copper, fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K.

Eating pears can reduce the risk of having a stroke by 50%.

Remove the seed and the pits before giving your dog some pears because the pit part has cyanide.

How to feed them

Wash the pear, remove the seeds, the pit, and cut it into small chunks.

Do not give them canned pears because they are high in sugar and they contain sugar syrups.

Pineapple

Pineapples are great for dogs, they will provide them with bromelain, it’s an enzyme that makes it easier for dogs to absorb protein. Plus it’s full of minerals, vitamins, and fiber. 

How to feed them

Peel it and cut it into bite-size chunks, you can offer it to them as treats.

Kiwi

Kiwis are safe for dogs, but they don’t offer them any of the benefits they offer to humans.

So giving your pup kiwi will be just as a tasty treat and nothing more. Before giving them kiwi it’s better if you ask their vet.

How to feed them 

Peel it and remove the seeds, although the peel isn’t harmful to dogs it’s better if you remove it because it will leave your dog with a strange feeling in their tongue.

Guava

Guava has a lot of benefits for dogs just as humans but it may be dangerous if you don’t remove the seeds, because they can choke on them easily and it may cause them diarrhea or even vomiting.

Other than that, guava is actually pretty good for your dog. Guava is a great resource for vitamin A, potassium, vitamin C, magnesium, sodium, vitamin K, and fiber.

How to feed them

After washing it, remove the seeds and cut it into small chunks and toss them this delicious fruit.

Pumpkin

When it’s that spooky time of the year and everywhere you go you see pumpkins, you might ask yourself can they eat pumpkins, and the answer is yes, they absolutely can.

It’s good for them because pumpkins are low in calories and high in fiber. They are also a homemade remedy for diarrhea.

How to feed them

you can give them a small piece of pumpkin pie, or peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats which is really good for them and way healthier than their regular treats. Pumpkin dog biscuits are also healthy and soft which will make them enjoy it even more.

Honeydew Melon

Honeydew melon is like any other melon. It’s 90% water, so it’s safe for your pooch, it will provide them with dietary fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. so it’s a great healthy refreshing snack.

How to feed them

Peel the honeydew melon, remove the seeds, and cut into bite-size chunks.

Let it cool before serving so they can enjoy a cool hydrating snack for warm days. You can also make them a fruit salad with honeydew melon with some strawberries or any fruit you like but in moderation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Coconut

Dogs can eat coconuts but it does contain some triglycerides which can cause the bloating and gastrointestinal upset. But giving them one slice or two won’t hurt them and will provide them with fiber, manganese, protein, iron, and can reduce heart diseases. also, it’s necessary for the health of the bones.

How to feed them

You can feed them coconut in the amount around one tablespoon per 30 pounds of body weight. Watch out for any signs of an upset stomach.

Mulberries

Mulberries are great in small amounts, just like any other berry (except toxic berries of course) , it will provide your pooch with vitamin C, potassium, antioxidants, and fiber.

But if they ate too many mulberries it may cause digestion problems.

How to feed them

Wash the mulberries before giving them to your pooch and you do not need to cut them because they’re small.

However, if you own a small puppy make sure that they can eat the berries because they can choke.

Like blueberries, you can sprinkle them on their meal, add it in a fruit salad, or mash them with yogurt and feel free to mix them with other berries but in moderation.

Huckleberries

Huckleberries are high in vitamin C, and they increase the chance of heart diseases which makes them great for senior dogs, they associate with lowering cholesterol, and huckleberries are great for eye diseases.

How to feed them

Huckleberries are great snacks and you can just wash them and toss them one at a time, even though huckleberries have a lot of benefits you shouldn’t add them to your dog’s diet.

You can give it to them in moderation and you can ask your vet for the exact amount that you can give to your dog depending on his age, breed, and allergies. 

Cranberries

Unlike grapes, Cranberries and dried cranberries are good for your dog They have a lot of nutritional benefits, they are full of vitamins and fiber. But most important is the quantity.

If they eat a lot of cranberries it could lead to a serious stomach upsetting.

How to feed them

Whether it’s cool, mashed, mixed in a bowl with other fruits. Your pup will love this light and healthy summer treat.

Dates

Dates are not toxic for dogs, and dates can promote brain health, and they are full of antioxidants that increase the possibilities of any diseases.

However, dates are high in sugar and it’s not the best thing for dogs. So feeding them dates should not be more than three dates at a time.

How to feed them

Wash the dates and remove the seeds, and cut into two pieces and toss them to your dog, you can make for them dates dog treats, it’s dietary treats and they are delicious healthy snacks for your pup. However you should give them dates in moderation, and if you’re making the dates dog treats ask their vet of how many dates you can use.

Before adding any fruit to their dietary system consult their vet, to recommend the fruit that your dog needs most and to give you a few notes for the sake of your pooch’s health.

Related Questions

Can Golden Retrievers Eat Oranges? 

Yes, they can, oranges are full of benefits for your dog such as vitamin A, vitamin B1, B2, B6, fiber, and potassium. You just need to peel it and remove any seeds and make sure that your dog won’t eat too much.

Sources

Fruits and Vegetables Dogs can or can’t eat

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