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Pineapple is a sweet, tropical fruit that reminds us of being on the beach and soaking up the summertime rays. It can be used as a garnish in cocktails, cooked with certain meat, or eaten on its own as a juicy, delicious snack. It is high in essential vitamins and minerals and can boost immune activity. But is it safe for dogs? In general, dogs can eat pineapple and enjoy the sweet, fiber-rich treat as well so long as a few simple tips are followed. So, usher in the summer with a sweet treat for both you and your dog.

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1. Nutrient-Rich

Feed your dog pineapple chunks as part of a balanced, healthy diet. Pineapples are rich in a variety of minerals and vitamins, including Vitamins C and B6, thiamine, niacin, and riboflavin. It also has manganese, copper, and potassium, which helps to reduce inflammation and prevent muscle cramps. While most higher-end dog food will contain similar vitamins, amino acids, and minerals, these components can be more effective in naturally occurring foods.

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