Are Goji Berries suitable for dogs? - Nature's Superfoods Store

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    Are Goji Berries suitable for dogs?

    Goji berries are packed with antioxidants like vitamins A, C, E, and carotenoids that can boost the immune system and protect against cancer in dogs, and they are also a good source of essential nutrients such as protein, iron, calcium, zinc, and selenium for healthy bones, muscles, nerves, and metabolism.

    They may help regulate blood sugar levels, making them beneficial for diabetic dogs, and can support healthy eyes and skin/coat condition while providing fiber for promoting healthy digestion in canines.

    Dogs can safely eat both fresh and dried goji berries in moderation, following the 90/10 rule where treats like goji berries should make up no more than 10% of a dog’s daily calorie intake – up to 5 berries per day for small dogs and up to 10 berries per day for large dogs.

    Introduce them slowly to check for allergic reactions and consult a veterinarian before feeding goji berries if the dog is on medications, pregnant, or has existing conditions, as they may interact with diabetes medications, blood thinners, and blood pressure drugs.

    While goji berries can be a healthy, antioxidant-rich treat for dogs in moderation, excessive amounts should be avoided as the sugar content can cause digestive upset like diarrhea.

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