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Yes, dogs can eat granny smith apples. This juicy fruit is beneficial for your dog and can be an excellent addition to your dog’s diet. Granny smith apples are a healthy sweet treat for your dog and have a high nutritional value.

Granny Smith Apples
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Beneficial: This food is generally considered beneficial by the veterinary community. Dogs can get nutritional value from this food if added to a dogs regular diet.

Food Safety Beneficial
Nutritional Value Low calorie, dietary fiber, vitamins A and C
Benefits Good for dental health, improves digestive functions, boosts the immune system
Daily Serving A slice for a small dog is enough in a day
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

How to Feed Granny Smith Apples to Your Dog?

Apple cores and seeds are unsafe for dogs. So, whenever you feed your dog G     ranny S     mith apples, make sure only to offer the flesh of the fruit.

You can cut them into little pieces, make a puree or use the fruit to make a delicious fruity treat for your dog.

TIP: When following a recipe to make homemade snacks, always ensure that each ingredient is safe and non-toxic to dogs.

How Many Granny Smith Apples Can Dogs Eat?

A small dog can safely eat a slice or two of the juicy tart fruit. Your dog might want more, but it is better to offer a small amount since it is high in fiber, and excess consumption may cause a disturbance in bowel movements.

A large dog can have a bit more than half an apple. Always remember to prepare the meal safely for your dog.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • All apples are safe for dogs. However, Granny Smith apples should be avoided if your dog has an acid reflux problem.

  • Dogs cannot eat apple pie. Sweet desserts are best avoided since they have a lot of sugar, which can harm dogs in the long run.

  • Yes, dogs can eat apple skin. Before serving your dog an apple with skin, thoroughly wash the fruit to ensure there are no remains of pesticides.

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.