Can Dogs Eat Cranberries?

Can Dogs Eat Cranberries?

Are you a fan of cranberries? If so, have you ever wondered if you can share some
with your pup? The answer is yes! Cranberries may be small, but they contain a chock full of essential nutrients such as vitamin C, flavonoids, citric acid, and omega-3. It's also high in antioxidants which can support your pet's immune system. In this blog, we'll take a look at the benefits of cranberries and fun ways to give cranberries to your pet!

Benefits of Cranberries

Cranberries have many benefits, such as helping your dog's immune system, improving cognitive function, and urinary tract support. Unfortunately, many pets suffer from pain and constant discomfort from urinary tract issues. Not only do our pets suffer from the discomfort, but as pet parents, we are met with an overwhelming amount of expenses when trying to help our beloved pets! So how do you prevent urinary tract infections in dogs? An all-natural way to help prevent infection is with cranberries. Not only are cranberries a healthy source of antioxidants, but they also prevent the adhesion of bacteria to the walls of the urinary tract. This naturally acidic fruit can be used to help prevent alkaline urinary stones that may occur when the urinary pH is too high. Cranberries also help support your pet's teeth and gum health by helping control the growth of tartar and plaque. The result is excellent oral health and fresh dog breath; you can't beat that!

How to Feed Cranberries to Your Dog

When giving your pet something new to eat, it’s always best to consult your vet. Be sure to give your pet a small amount to prevent an upset stomach. Feeding cranberries to your dog is simple! You can feed your dog a cranberry as a treat or sprinkle a few in your pet’s dog bowl as a topper. If you want to try an easy recipe, check out the recipes below.

Frozen Dog Treats

Cranberry Goats Milk Treat

This easy recipe is filled with probiotics and antioxidants! All you need is a blender and silicone molds.

What we used:
- Goat's Milk
- Cranberries or WholeCran Intense™
- Spinach

Step 1: Blend goat’s milk, Cranberries, or WholeCran Intense
Step 2: Then, chop spinach and set aside.
Step 3: Pour the mixture into the molds.
Step 4: Sprinkle the chopped spinach into each mold.
Step 5: Freeze for 3-4 hours.

Two-Ingredient Frozen Dog Treat

Try this two-ingredient recipe your furbaby will love! A nutrient-packed treat that will strengthen your pet’s immune system is what we're all about. All you need is a blender and silicone molds.

What we used:
- Bone Broth
- Cranberries or WholeCran Intense™

Step 1: Blend all of the ingredients.
Step 2: Pour the mixture into the molds.
Step 3: Freeze for 3-4 hours.

If you’re running out of time to make a treat, but want to give your pup the benefits check out our WholeCran Intense™. This powder is pure, certified organic, whole, freeze-dried cranberries, grown and cultivated right here in the USA! It’s naturally good that we wouldn't add anything else to it. There are no fillers, additives, or colorings, just pure, nutritional fruit. It’s loaded with antioxidants, flavonoids, and proanthocyanidins that will help support healthy teeth and gums.

Can Dogs Eat Cranberry Sauce?

It depends if the cranberry sauce is plain or not. It’s best to check the ingredients to see what’s in the cranberry sauce. Some cranberry sauce recipes may have harmful ingredients, such as grapes. The other thing to consider is cranberry sauce has high amounts of sugar, and too much sugar can cause your dog to have an upset stomach. We suggest staying away from cranberry sauce to be safe. Otherwise, always look at the ingredients and feed in small amounts.

Quick Summary

Can my dog have cranberries? Yes! Cranberries are more than just a little red berry. Cranberries can help your dog fight off infection, and help support their immune system. Give your dog a treat they’ll not only enjoy but also benefit from, it’s a win-win! When it comes to our pet’s health, we’ll do anything. That's why we love sharing this information with you! If you have a recipe your pet loves, tell us below. Don’t forget to check out our supplement line to find the best fit for your pet!

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