What are goji berries?
Goji berries have become increasingly popular in recent years, thanks to their purported health benefits. These bright red berries grow on a shrub-like tree and are native to China. They’re often dried and used in teas, juices, and smoothies.
Are goji berries safe for dogs?
While goji berries are not toxic to dogs, it’s important to give them only in moderation as too many can cause digestive issues like diarrhea or vomiting. Additionally, goji berries contain antioxidants that may not be suitable for all dogs – especially those with underlying medical conditions.
The benefits of feeding your dog goji berries
If you decide to feed your dog small amounts of goji berries as a treat, there may be some potential health benefits associated with doing so. Gojis are believed to help boost the immune system due to their high levels of vitamin C and other beneficial compounds like zeaxanthin.
Alternatives for treating your dog
If you’re looking for alternative healthy treats for your furry friend that won’t upset their stomachs or interact poorly with any medications they might take, consider options like fresh fruit (such as apples or bananas), plain cooked chicken breast or scrambled eggs without salt (for added protein), or even store-bought treats specifically formulated for canine digestive systems.
Ultimately, while it is generally safe to offer your pooch tiny portions of this superfood from time-to-time; always talk with a vet before giving any new food type—especially if you’re uncertain about whether it is acceptable within their diet plan!