We know that fruit can bring many health benefits to us, but what about your Husky? It’s natural for us to think that something healthy for us, will also be healthy for our fluffy friends… but that’s not quite the case here.
This article will be a complete Husky fruit guide, showing you all the fruits your Husky can eat, and can’t eat, as well as extra foods that are toxic.
So, can Huskies eat fruit? Huskies can eat certain fruits like banana, apple, blackberries and, cranberries, and many more, but there are also fruits your Husky must avoid like grapes, raisins, currants, and figs, which are all considered toxic for dogs.
Let’s take a closer at each of the fruits your Husky can eat and which ones they must avoid.
Here’s a quick list of all the food items covered in this article, If you are searching for any particular food, you can click to go straight to it.
What Fruit Huskies Can Eat:
- Apples – No seed or core
- Oranges – No peel
- Mangos – No pit
- Peaches – No pit
- Melon – No seeds
What Fruit Huskies Should Not Eat:
Other Additional Toxic Foods Huskies Should Not Eat:
What Fruits Are Safe For Your Husky
Below I will cover 12 fruits that your Husky can safely eat and any associated health benefits that fruit may have.
However, please remember, even if the fruit is “safe” for your Husky to eat, it still may not go well with your particular Husky, always monitor your Husky after you give them fruit or something new. Every Husky is different.
Let’s get fruity!
Can Huskies Eat Apples?
Yes, huskies can eat Apples, but the seeds & core are not safe. The seeds contain cyanide and arsenic which is toxic. Make sure you remove the seeds & core and your Husky is perfectly fine to enjoy a scrumptious apple. Apples can be a great source of the following vitamins and minerals:
- Vitamin C
Can Huskies Eat Bananas?
Yes, huskies can eat Bananas. Bananas are a great treat alone they can be used in many different homemade dog treats. I have an article on how to do this. Bananas can be a great source of the following vitamins and minerals:
- Good source of carbohydrates
- Protein (little)
Can Huskies Eat Oranges?
Yes, huskies can eat Oranges. Oranges DO fall into the citrus family and generally, we do not recommend your Husky eating citrus fruits (explained below) However, oranges are ok, in small quantities AND you must not give the peel. It can only be the flesh that your Husky eats.
- Vitamins C, A, and B
Can Huskies Eat Blackberries?
Yes, huskies can eat Blackberries. Blackberries are not just a superfood for us, but also for Huskies too. They contain a great number of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals such as:
- Vitamins C, K, A and E
- Omega 3
Can Huskies Eat Cranberries?
Yes, huskies can eat Cranberries. Cranberries can serve well for fighting urinary tract infections in dogs. Be sure to remove the skin before giving to your Husky. The skin is bitter and won’t be appreciated!
- Vitamin C
Can Huskies Eat Blueberries?
Yes, huskies can eat Blueberries. Similar to Blackberries, Blueberries are also considered to be a superfood containing a great number of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
- Vitamins C, E, A, and B complex
Can Huskies Eat Mango?
Yes, huskies can eat Mango. But you must remove the pit and seed first though as this could be toxic. Mangos contain many vitamins and minerals are can be a great addition to homemade dog treats:
- Vitamin C, E, A, and B6
- Beta and Alpha Carotene
Can Huskies Eat Pears?
Yes, huskies can eat Pears. This is an excellent source of varied vitamins and minerals. One or two slices of pear will be sufficient for your Husky
- Vitamin C, E, A, B1 and B2
- Folic Acid
Can Huskies Eat Peaches?
Yes, huskies can eat Peaches. You must avoid the pits. This goes for nectarines as well. Not only are the pits a choking hazard but they contain cyanide which is toxic for dogs. Do not give canned peaches as they contain a huge amount of sugar syrup.
- Vitamin C, A, and E
- High in Fiber
Can Huskies Eat Strawberries?
Yes, huskies can eat Strawberries. Skip the cream and your Husky will have a healthy treat that you can occasionally give to them. Strawberries are actually a surprising source of omega-3 fatty acids, all be it small!
- Vitamins C, K, B1 and B6
- Omega-3 Fatty Acid
- Folic Acid
Can Huskies Eat Melon?
Yes, huskies can eat melon or watermelon. You must avoid giving the seeds to your dog, the seeds could be toxic for dogs. Melon contains a great number of vitamins and minerals which contain:
- Vitamins A and C
- Contains a lot of water
Can Huskies Eat Pineapple?
Yes, huskies can eat Pineapple. Huskies have sensitive stomachs so anything to aid digestion will be a great help, and pineapple does just that. Pineapple also contains many vitamins and minerals:
- Bromelain helps break down protein and aid digestion
- Vitamins A, B complex, and, C
Can Huskies Eat Raspberries?
Yes, huskies can eat Raspberries. Similar to other berries this is a powerful fruit with a lot of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. A few berries will be enough in one go.
- Vitamin C, K, and, B Complex
Can Huskies Eat Kiwis?
Yes, huskies can eat Kiwis. Kiwis can help with digestion which is particularly useful for Huskies, who typically have stomach and digestive issues. Kiwis also contain many antioxidants, vitamins and, minerals
- Vitamins C, K, E
6 Fruits That Your Husky Should Not Eat
Now we know which fruits your Husky can eat, let’s take a look at the fruits your Husky shouldn’t eat and which fruits are actually toxic for dogs in general.
Avacado is not completely toxic, however, the seed, bark, and leaves contain an oil-soluble toxin named persin. Typically dogs and cats are not affected by this, but larger animals will be. Still, avocado does has some level of toxicity due to this oil-soluble toxin being present.
On top of this, the seed from avocados can be a serious choking hazard for Huskies. It can be mistaken for a toy, or even just swallowed, but it’s likely to get stuck, causing a serious emergency. It’s best to avoid avocado.
The actual flesh of cherries is not toxic for dogs and most can consume it. However, the other parts of the cherries like the skin contain cyanide, which we know IS toxic for dogs. Due to this, you can’t risk it, so avoid giving your Husky Cherries.
3) Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits can be very acidic and this doesn’t sit well for any dog, let alone Siberian Huskies, who typically have sensitive stomachs anyway. The fruit itself is not toxic but the seeds, leaves, and the rinds are toxic due to the presence of psoralens and essential oils.
The smell of citrus fruit is something that most dogs naturally dislike, while you can give your Husky the fruit in very small amounts, it’s likely they won’t entertain it!
Using the peels and rings of citrus fruit can actually work as a good repellant to use in your yard to stop your husky from digging in the same patch. That’s how much dog’s dislike the citrus smell.
4) Raisins, Grapes, and Currants
The causative agent thought to be in the flesh of the fruit is still unknown. Even eating a small number of raisins, grapes, or currants can cause irreversible damage and be linked to kidney failure. Source PetMd
These are highly toxic and should never be given to your Husky or any dog.
Figs typically cause strong allergic reactions for all dogs. Even coming into contact with the leaves can lead to skin inflammation. Symptoms can be even worse if swallowed. Vomiting and diarrhea will happen quickly if any figs are eaten by your Husky.
Figs are highly toxic and should never be given to your Husky or any dog.
Grapefruit contains psoralens as well as essential oils, both of which are toxic for dogs. If you Husky eats any grapefruit this will cause a bad stomach, vomiting, and diarrhea, sometimes worse symptoms can happen. Avoid giving your Husky grapefruit completely. Source
Additional Foods and Ingredients That Are Toxic For Huskies
Here are some other additional foods that you should never give or let your Husky consume. The items on this list are all toxic for dogs and could cause health issues for your fluffy friend.
Most people know by now not to give chocolate to dogs, but it still needs to go on this list! Most people don’t actually know WHY chocolate is bad for dogs, so lets clear that up.
Chocolate is made from the cacao seed. The cacao seed not only is used to make food with caffeine (which is also bad for dogs) but it also contains a substance called Methylxanthine. This substance is extremely bad for dogs and once ingested can cause a wide range of serious health issues.
These health issues range from Abnormal heartbeat, seizures, excessive thirst, tremoring, vomiting, urination, diarrhea, and in worst cases, death.
Now you know not to give your Husky chocolate!
Caffeine is a big no-no for all dogs. It contains a similarly toxic substance found in Chocolate.
Caffeine can cause damage to the nervous system and this can be irreparable. It can also cause damage to the lungs and the heart.
While there will be salt in many things that your dog eats, like their dog food and treats. However, high sodium intake is bad for your Husky so you should try to avoid giving them any table scraps and be sure to keep all food out of their reach. Fortunately for us, we have Huskies, and they usually do not rummage around looking for food.
Peanut butter is often given as a treat for dogs, this is ok in small amount AND it must be the salt-free version.
High sodium intake could cause vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, thirst and electrolyte imbalances.
A fairly obvious one here. Alcohol contains Ethanol which can cause a wide range of serious health issues upon drinking. Please do not leave alcohol around in glasses as your Husky may be inclined to investigate while you’re not looking.
Alcohol could cause health issues such as tremoring, central nervous system damage, coma, breathing difficulties, lack of coordination and worst of all, death.
Mushrooms are not commonly spoken about but they do also need to be avoided. There are many mushrooms that are deadly even for us, let alone our fluffy friends.
It’s hard to know what mushrooms are good and what ones are bad. There are literally millions of species of mushrooms and it’s not worth the risk assuming that the shop-bought mushrooms (safe for us) will be safe for our Husky.
Mushrooms can be highly toxic and deadly, so it’s better just to avoid it altogether.
6) Onions, Garlic and Chives
Onions, Garlic and Chives are in the Allium family and are poisonous for dogs (and cats). These foods are extremely harsh for the stomach and digestive system and can cause serious gastroenteritis.
On top of this, the typical health issues associated with these foods can be vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, and mouth irritation. Perhaps the worst of all is oxidative damage to the red blood cells. This can cause their red blood cells to rupture. You must avoid your Husky eating these ingredients completely.
7) Cooked Bones
Raw bones are great for Huskies and can help build strong teeth, improve calcium intake and can also help keep their mouth clean.
However cooked bones present a serious health hazard. When bones are cooked, they become soft and this allows them to splinter.
If your Husky swallows any of the soft bones and it splinters, it can puncture your Husky’s stomach or colon. You would need emergency treatment and even then it may not work. Avoid cooked bones COMPLETELY.
Most people are not sure of this one. Xylitol is an ingredient that substitutes sugar, it’s a sweetener and is commonly used in many sugar-free products. You can also find it in items such as toothpaste, chewing gum, and candy.
What can happen if your Husky ingests this, is it will cause a release of insulin which if consistently high could lead to complete liver failure.
Other negative symptoms can include vomiting, seizures, and loss of coordination.
Just remember that any product containing artificial sweeteners is toxic for your Husky.
So, can huskies eat fruit? I think after reading this article, you know everything you need to know about Huskies and fruit. Always keep your Husky safe and avoid any dangerous fruit. It may be handy to save this article somewhere you can quickly access it, for future reference.
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Although I have taken great care to write this article and have gone to extensive lengths to find the information I have shared, I am not a professional veterinarian and this is not professional advice.