The power of the blueberry…
Blueberries can make for a very tasty occasional treat for your dog. They may be small, but they are certainly mighty! Naturally rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, blueberries are also low in fat and high in dietary fibre.
Are blueberries good for dogs?
Research suggests that feeding blueberries to dogs can provide the same benefits to your four-legged friend’s body as your own. But – as with all treats human and dog friendly – it’s important not to overindulge!
Here are just some of our favourite benefits to this delicious fruit:
Rich in antioxidants – helping to fight free radicals, blueberries can help to promote immunity and all-round health and vitality in your canine companion.
Infections – blueberries can help with urinary tract health. The berries contain the same compounds found in cranberries that help prevent urinary tract infections.
Blueberries are low in calories – in moderation, blueberry dog treats can be a healthy alternative. However, it’s important to remember that there is a high amount of sugar in blueberries, so be careful not to replace all of your dog’s daily treats with this morish fruit!
Brain power? Studies show that adding antioxidants to your four-legged friend’s diet can help to reduce the effects of brain ageing!
Canine experts believe that blueberries are safe for dogs. But if you have any concerns, or your dog is following a special diet, always talk to your vet before making any additions to your furry friend’s diet. As with any treat, it’s important to only give in moderation and to ensure that your dog is supervised at all times. Blueberries do contain a lot of fibre, so too much and you can cause tummy ache. Remember that blueberries are very small and soft and could present a choking hazard for dogs – always make sure you supervise your dog when eating blueberries. If they are frozen, they become very hard and may cause choking in smaller dogs, so it is always best to defrost them first. Alternatively, you might prefer to mix fresh/defrosted berries into your own homemade dog treat recipes.
Did you know that our oven-baked Grain Free Morning Treats are made with blueberries, apples and bananas? We think these blueberry dog treats are the perfect way to start any day!
Win blueberry dog treats!
To celebrate National Blueberry Day (8th July), our bakers are giving one lucky winner a selection of delicious and naturally baked treats, including our Grain Free Morning Treats, which are made with mouthwatering blueberries. To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is;
✔Share to our social feeds a photo of your four-legged friend enjoying nature
✔Use #blueberries and #laughingdogfood
Our bakers will then pick their favourite!
Competition ends 11/07/18. There will be one winner selected by our bakery team. Their decision is final. To be entered you must send or post an image of your dog to social media or firstname.lastname@example.org. You must use #blueberries and #laughingdogfood to be entered. By posting your photos to our social feeds you agree to the privacy policies held by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. By submitting your photos to our pages, you give permission for Laughing Dog to use your photo on our social media feeds; we may also use them in our online newsletter and within other print and digital advertising platforms. Competition is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter or Social Media.
To read our competition T&Cs in full please click here.