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Yes, freeze-dried strawberries are safe for dogs to eat. They are full of antioxidants that help strengthen your dog’s immune system. They are also great for improving your dog’s digestive system. However, freeze-dried strawberries can have a higher sugar content, which is why it is best to feed them to your dog in small amounts occasionally.

Freeze-Dried Strawberries
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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 moderation
Nutritional Value Low calorie, vitamins, fiber, minerals, and full of antioxidants
Potential Risks Upset tummy, allergic reaction
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 Freeze-Dried Strawberries Are Safe for Dogs?

Half a cup of freeze-dried strawberries contains 40 calories. You can use this information to incorporate 10%      of your dog’s daily calorie requirement for fruits and vegetables to plan a healthy meal for them.

TIP: Make sure the freeze-dried strawberries are in small pieces, and use them as a topper to add some fruity flavor to your dog’s meal.

Your dog’s meal should be planned according to their size, age, and daily calorie requirement.

What Happens if a Dog Eats Too Many Freeze-Dried Strawberries?

If your dog eats too many freeze-dried strawberries, they will likely go through stomach distress. Look for signs of discomfort, vomiting, and diarrhea.

If your dog is allergic to strawberries, they may show signs of an adverse reaction even if they only eat a few.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes, dogs can eat dried strawberries. When feeding your dog a sweet treat, ensure that you maintain their daily calorie intake.

  • Yes, dogs can eat freeze-dried treats. Ensure the freeze-dried item is not toxic for dogs before serving it.

  • When you first begin feeding your dog freeze-dried strawberries, mix them into their food. Once they get the hang of the new taste, you can offer the freeze-dried strawberries as treats on their own.

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.