Fruits are a very tasty treat for your Maltipoo. If given in moderation and not so often, safe types of fruit are highly beneficial for your dog’s health.
So, yes, your Maltipoo can enjoy plenty of different fruits such as apple, banana, peach, mango, berries, kiwi, orange, pear, and others. Fruits are a great source of vitamins and minerals. Fruits also provide health-boosting antioxidants to your dog. High in fibers and very delicious treats that your Maltipoo will love.
Curious about what are safe types of fruit your Maltipoo can enjoy? Which fruit your dog shouldn’t eat? Keep reading to find out.
Can Maltipoo Eat An Apple?
Apple is a great source of vitamins and fibers plus skin super useful filled with phytonutrients and powerful antioxidants that can reduce the risk of getting some diseases.
Just be careful and cut away core and seeds. Seeds contain some tiny amount of cyanide that is toxic both to humans and dogs but usually, that micro portion cannot harm anyone. Still, you should be careful as Maltipoos are small dogs and their bodies cannot cope with the same amount of toxins as larger breeds or humans.
Can Maltipoo Eat Pineapple?
Pineapple – another great and tasty fruit. Excellent source of potassium and calcium. One more thing- eating pineapple will help the dog to stop eating his own poop ( if he does such a thing ).
There are numerous reasons why dogs eat their own stool but one of them is that something is missing in their diet. Either they eat food full of fillers ( product-by cereals, rice bran, or oat hulls) or food poor in minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients.
Pineapple also contains bromelain, an enzyme that helps the digestion of meat so very useful, especially to Maltipoos with a weak digestive tract.
Extra tip – if your Maltipoo won’t drink water check first if he is healthy as sometimes urinary and bladder infections can decrease thirst. If your Maltipoo doesn’t have any issue with his urinary tract try putting a few slices of pineapple in the water. Hopefully, he will start drinking water and maybe he takes a few bites of this yummy and beneficial fruit
Can Maltipoo Eat Berries?
Berries – what a delicious snack for your Maltipoo! You can serve him either blueberries which are high in minerals, vitamins, fibers, and antioxidants, helping your dog’s immune system stay strong.
Don’t forget blackberries equally beneficial, contain precious amounts of vitamins A and C, but be careful as too many of them can cause diarrhea.
Raspberries are a super source of vitamin C, magnesium, and fiber. If you have Maltipoo that has issues with joints and arthritis, the occasional portion of raspberries might help in reducing inflammation.
Just note that raspberries contain natural xylitol in traces( which is toxic to dogs in general ) so even though this tasty fruit is safe for your Maltipoo, avoid feeding your dog with big portions.
Strawberries offer a wide range of nutritive elements, minerals ( iron, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium), and vitamins (C, E, and K) . The downside of eating strawberries is a possible allergic reaction. This fruit contains a protein that gives it a nice, red color, but can cause mouth irritation and lip’s swelling in dogs.
Berries can also be an excellent frozen treat but you can serve them fresh as well.
Cranberries are a great source of antioxidants and vitamin C. Since they are naturally acidic they are considered a perfect disinfect for the urinary tract so therefore especially recommended to Maltipoos with urinary system problems. The downside is the taste, most probably your Maltipoo won’t be interested in eating cranberries.
Can Maltipoo Eat Banana?
Banana is a perfect takeaway treat due to its convenient packaging. Rich in vitamins C and B6, potassium, high in magnesium which supports bone growth, contain fibers, essential for a healthy digestive tract but rich in sugar so pay attention to the size of a portion.
Even though banana peel is not toxic to dogs, don’t give it to your Maltipoo as it is a huge challenge for the digestive system and may cause a blockage.
One small piece of advice – if you have just fed your little friend with a banana and you don’t want to throw the peel away, use it for another purpose – making fertilizer for your garden plants and flowers.
Take a jar and put banana peel, fill it with water, and let it sit for a week or two. You can add more peels of course. After around two weeks you will have a perfect liquid fertilizer rich in nutrients ( potassium from the peel help plants to grow)
You can make different mixed treats with banana as the main ingredient. You can mix it with little peanut butter or you can add mashed banana to your Maltipoo’s food. Freeze the whole banana and then slice it – a perfect frozen treat for long summer days.
Can Maltipoo Eat Kiwi?
Kiwi is rich with vitamin C and potassium contains a healthy dose of fibers. This fruit is a great antioxidant, which means that protect your friend from cancer and makes his immune system stronger.
Since Kiwi is very tasty, even a picky eaters are willing to try it.
Can Maltipoo Eat Orange?
This fruit is natural detox since it contains a great deal of vitamin C. It also helps to improve your Maltipoo’s skin and coat condition. A very tasty treat, feed your Maltipoo in moderation.
Can Maltipoo Eat Watermelon and Melon?
Watermelon is a great source of water during long sunny days ( 92% of water according to National Watermelon Promotion Board) but also rich in vitamins A, B6, and C along with potassium.
Watermelon is great for making frozen treats. You can put cut-up watermelon in the blander, add a scoop of plain Greek-style yogurt, and blend until is liquid. Put it in an ice cube tray and freeze it.
Melon contains vitamins C and B as well as potassium. Rich in sugar, especially the Honeydew version, should be served in moderation to your Maltipoo. If your dog has diabetes, skip this treat.
When giving this fruit to your little buddy, cut the flesh into smaller cubes but remove all seeds. Too much of melon could cause diarrhea.
Can Maltipoo Eat Pear?
Yes, this is another safe fruit for your Maltipoo. Rich in copper and fibers, as well as in vitamins C and K. Vitamin K is important for blood clotting and vitamin C for a stronger immune system.
While eating pears reduces the possibility of stroke by 50% in humans, no study confirms the same in dogs but pears are defiantely safe and beneficial for Maltipoos. Just remove seeds ( same as with apples ) before you give a slice to your pet.
Can Maltipoo Eat Peach?
Peach is rich in vitamin C and fibers and although very healthy it’s not a necessary part of your dog’s diet. Dog’s digestive tract works in different ways as ours and fruits are not something that your Maltipoo absolutely needs.
One the other hand, peach is a very tasty treat for your Maltipoo and contains nutritive elements that could help improve his general condition.
Small cut-up pieces are safe for your dog but too much of it can cause upset stomach and diarrhea. Of course, remove the stone before you feed your Maltipoo with peach.
Avoid canned and preserved versions of this fruit, as they are full of sugar. Even though the label says sugar-free, most probably contains Xylitol which is toxic to dogs.
Can Maltipoo Eat Mango?
Sure, Mango is a vitamin-packed tasty treat for your Maltipoo. Just be careful to remove a hard middle pit as it contains cyanide and could be a choking hazard that can provoke intestinal blockage if swollen.
Although Mango’s skin is edible, you should remove it before feeding your Maltipoo as it is difficult to digest.
Mango is rich in sugar so therefore this fruit should be just an occasional treat. Contain a lot of fibers as well, so if your Maltipoo eats a larger amount can cause an upset stomach and diarrhea.
Which Fruit is Not Safe For Maltipoo?
Grapes – this fruit is quite toxic to dogs. It can cause kidney failure in your Maltipoo.
Raisins – same as grapes, highly toxic little things that should be avoided when it comes to dogs. They can cause kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Avocado – contains persin, a substance that can upset your Maltipoo’s stomach very much, causing vomiting and diarrhea.
Cherries – the flesh itself is ok but both stem and pit contain cyanide. Although the quantity of this toxin is very small, there is no reason to take a risk. Cherries are also choking hazards and if swollen can provoke intestinal blockage.
Tomato – another toxic fruit that should be avoided when feeding your Maltipoo. Contains solanine, a substance ( in its green parts) toxic to dogs.
There is variety of fruits that are quite safe for your Maltipoo.
Just always keep in your mind that fruits contain natural sugar which is still sugar and giving a large portion of fruits won’t be good for your Maltipoo. Moderation is the key. Consider fruits as a tasty treat, so feed your Maltipoo with a safe type of fruits in small quantities, occasionally.