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Can Dogs Eat Pineapple?


Pineapples are one of the tastiest and healthiest fruits in the world, they are filled to the brim with essential nutrients that are immensely advantageous for the consumers of this delicious fruit. But, does this fruit has the same effect on every consumer? What if the consumer is your four-legged furry friend? Will pineapples affect the canines in the same manner as they affect the humans? And, most importantly, should you, as a dog parent, be feeding this popular fruit to your pooch or not? let’s find out!

To know whether pineapples will be good for our doggies or not, we should first dig deeper into the nutritional breakdown of this fruit as that way we would have an idea as to what elements can be beneficial for our pups and what ingredients can be harmful to their body.

Nutritional Elements in a Pineapple







Dietary Fibers


Vitamin C


Vitamin B1


Vitamin B5


Vitamin B6




Magnesium, Potassium, Copper, Calcium, Iron


Pineapples are an exceptional source of Vitamin C, Manganese et cetera, and all these nutrients will surely benefit a canine just like they would benefit a human. But, pineapples also contain a fair amount sugar inside them, so what will be the effect of that on a dog as humans and canines both digest sugars a bit differently? The section below will provide all the pros and cons of pineapples for our pooches.

Benefits of feeding Pineapples to your dogs

  1. Pineapples contain a valuable enzyme called Bromelain which is highly useful for a dog. It can help a canine to fight against various inflammatory-related illnesses.
  2. Numerous vitamins and minerals which are present inside pineapples will help in boosting a canine’s immune system.
  3. Pineapples are low oxalate foods which help in preventing kidney or bladder stones from forming in the canines.
  4. Fresh Pineapples are awesome for a dog’s digestive system as they help in faster absorption of proteins by making the decomposition process quicker and smoother.
  5. Pineapples can also help the canines to fight against various cancer-causing cells.
  6. This fruit is beneficial for the dogs who are suffering from Pancreatitis. The enzymes inside a pineapple can reduce the amount of fat that a canine consumes and thus it will offset pancreatitis.
  7. And, last but certainly not the least, Pineapples can cure a condition called Coprophagia, which is surprisingly very common in the canines. In this, a dog starts to consume its own feces or excrement and it should be (for obvious reasons) stopped/treated as early as possible. Pineapples prove to be an awesome medicine for this unhealthy condition and they can easily discourage a canine’s poop-eating habit.

Risks of feeding Pineapples to your dogs

  1. Unripe Pineapples should never be fed to a canine as they pose serious health risks to a dog. They can lead to the following health-related issues:
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Skin Rashes
  1. Apart from containing numerous vitamins and minerals, Pineapples also contain a solid amount of sugar inside them which helps in speeding the decay process of a canine’s teeth. High sugar levels in food items can also lead to various gastric problems in the canines.
  2. And, if this fruit is fed in large amounts to a dog, then it can cause constipation and blockage problems in some pooches.


First of all, it is highly important never to feed unripe Pineapples to a canine as they can lead to several health problems and can be highly discomforting for a dog’s digestive system. So, it is better to feed the pooches some fresh Pineapples only. And, secondly, which is true for all the other fruits or any other food item, (as a matter of fact) Pineapples should be fed in a limited manner to the canines as large quantities of this fruit would also be harmful to a pooch. An owner must know when to stop, while feeding delicious pineapple slices to a dog as, if given accordingly, this fruit has a lot of health benefits in store for a canine like superior immune system, better digestive system, prevention from kidney stones et cetera.