It has long been seen as a trend online that people are seeking “superfoods” in order to stay healthy and live a long and fulfilling life. Some superfoods include chia seeds, quinoa, whole grains and berries. One of those berries people believe is goji berries.
But can dogs safely get goji berries or not?
The short answer to this questions is yes! But its not just as simple as that. Lets get into the specifics a bit more of why dogs can eat goji berries.
Goji berries are known to be a good source of Vitamin C, calcium and iron. Also this fruit is not toxic to a dog unlike other fruits such as lemons.
Some of the nutritional benefits of goji berries include:
- immune system support
- antioxidant properties
- relieves sore joints and muscles
- helps with arthritis
- reduce blood sugar
A good source of the following:
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
- Vitamin C
Can dogs safely eat goji berries or not? And as mentioned earlier the answer is yes! There are however two things you should consider when giving goji berries to your dog.
The two things are the fiber content and sugar content.
The key to feeding this fruit to your dog is to feed it to them in moderation. Too many can cause health concerns because of the sugar and fiber levels.
Too much sugar can cause issues such as diabetes and weight gain. As for fiber too much fiber can cause loose stools when consumed in larger quantities.
Therefore yes goji berries are great for dogs but moderation is key. Also make sure your dog doesn’t have any allergic reactions to them the first time you give this fruit to them.