Dog Facts

Do dogs eat pears?


The answer is yes.

Pear are very good source of dietary fibers which are god for your dog.

Pears might logically be expected to help protect from development of type 2 diabetes as well heart disease.

Adequate intake of dietary fiber is a long-established factor in reducing our risk of both diseases, and in the case of pears, this benefit may be even more pronounced due to the helpful combination of both soluble and insoluble fiber in this fruit.

In the case of heart disease, pear fibers are able to bind together with bile acids in the intestine, lowering the pool of bile acids and decreasing the synthesis of cholesterol.

The health benefits of pear fiber also extend into the area of cancer risk.

Fiber from pear can bind together not only with bile acids as a whole, but also with a special group of bile acids called secondary bile acids. By binding together with secondary bile acids, pear fibers can help decrease their concentration in the intestine and lower our risk of cancer development.

Like with apples, one important precaution, remove all seeds!

The pear pit contains small doses of cyanide.

Although pear are one of the more easily digested fruits and described as a “hypoallergenic” (low allergy) food, still you should give your dog pears in a small slices and small amounts.