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Yes, dogs can eat apricots safely. The only problem with apricots is the pit which can be toxic and is important to remove before you serve them to your dog. Apricots in small quantities are good for your dog and make an excellent sweet snack.

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Safe: This food is generally considered safe by the veterinary community. Dogs can eat this food sometimes or in small amounts but contains little to no nutritional value.

Food Safety Safe in small amounts
Nutritional Value Good source of dietary fiber, vitamins A and C, soluble fiber, and potassium
Potential Risks Choking hazard, digestive issues
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

How Many Apricots Can Dogs Safely Eat?

Half an apricot is enough for a small dog, while a large dog can eat one safely.

Remember, 85 to 90 percent of nutrition should be sourced from your dog’s main food. Only 10 percent of the  diet should comprise snacks and treats.

This is why serving is different for every dog breed and size.

TIP: Prepare a special apricot treat for your doggy and give them a healthy snack.

Signs Your Dog Ate Too Many Apricots

When the delicious aroma of apricots hits, it can be hard for your doggy to resist them, thanks to their powerful nose. If your naughty little fur monster has eaten too many apricots, you should look out for signs they are in distress because of abdominal pain. They may also experience diarrhea after eating too many apricots.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes, dogs can eat dried apricots. However, some dried apricots can have added sugar, which can harm dogs.

  • To feed your dog apricots, remove the stems or leaves first. Wash the fruit thoroughly and cut it into small pieces, making it easy to eat. Remember to remove the pit or the stone because your little doggy can choke on it.

  • No, jelly has high sugar content and is best to be avoided. A lick or two might not harm your dog, but it has no nutritional benefits, and the added sugar can cause multiple health problems.

About the Writer
Dan Greco , Dog Dad

Having been a dog dad for 5 years, I know how hard it is to make sure your dog gets the right nutrients and stays away from hazardous foods. With the help of a veterinarian who specializes in nutrition, I created this blog to help dog owners quickly access food information they need.

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About the Contributor
Dr. Hillary Wolfe , Veterinarian & Certified Food Therapist

Dr. Wolfe holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University and holds nutrition certifications from the NAVC and CIVT. Her business, Tula Veterinary Nutrition, hosts online courses that teach owners how to cook for their pet for optimal health and longevity. Follow her on Instagram at @doctorwolfe.dvm for dog nutrition tips, recipes and insights.