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Yes, dried apples are safe for dogs. Apples are a nutritious food for dogs, and so are dried apples. You can safely share some plain dried apples with your furry friend without being concerned about harm. The crunchy snacks are a great occasional yummy treat for your dog.

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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 Same in small amounts on occasions
Nutritional Value Dietary fiber, anti-oxidants,
Potential Risks Upset stomach, diarrhea
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

What Happens if a Dog Eats Too Many Dried Apples?

If your dog eats too many dried apples, it will get an     upset tummy. Your dog’s stomach cannot manage excessive food very well. Hence, expect loose stools for a couple of days     .

How to Feed Dried Apples to Dogs?

Dried apples are great on their own. They require no special prep, and you can offer them as a snack for      good behavior or when you just want to express some love.

TIP: When serving a meal your dog isn’t very fond of, mix or top the food with dried apples, and your dog will lick the entire bowl clean.

You can make DIY dried apple chips at home and munch away with your buddy without      worry.

How Many Dried Apples Are Safe for Dogs?

An ounce of dried apple per day is enough for a small dog. Remember, dried fruit is often higher in sugar than regular fresh food. So, always offer it in moderation and only occasionally.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • All dried fruit that is toxic when fresh is harmful to dogs even after it is dried. Grapes, raisins, and sultanas are the most toxic dried fruit for dogs.

  • Yes, dogs can have dried apples with cinnamon. You can also make them at home to ensure you provide your dog with a safe meal.

  • Dogs can eat a few slices of apples a day. Small dogs can have a slice safely without facing any adverse reactions unless they are allergic to it.

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.