Are Apples Good For My Cat Or Dog?

Are Apples Good For My Cat Or Dog?

Apples are a great source of vitamins, fiber and nutrients for your cat or dog. Learn more about all of the benefits apples can have for your pets.

Apples Are A Great Addition To Your Pet’s Diet

Did you know that apples are safe to feed your pets? Maybe you routinely add fresh foods to your dog's bowl already and apples are included? We are coming into the fall months where many of our fresh fruits and vegetables are ready for picking and eating! September has been named National Apple Month so it’s the apple’s time to shine!

Why Are Apples Great For Cats And Dogs?

Apples come in all sorts of varieties and any variety can be used for your pet’s snack. Of course if you are picking up fresh apples from the grocery stores make sure to purchase organic apples. Apples can be highly sprayed with pesticides which is unhealthy for gut function. No different than when we would choose to eat on the apple, but the skin and flesh of the fruit should be the parts given to your dog. The core and seeds should be avoided.

There are plenty of reasons to incorporate apples into your dog’s diet. 

  • Apples are high in vitamins A & C as well as dietary fiber to help with digestion. 
  • Other key nutrients that are found in apples are iron, potassium, sodiu, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, copper, manganese, vitamin E, malic acid, and quercetin. 
  • Apples are low fat and low protein which is great for dogs who are overweight, seniors, or have had a pancreatitis diagnosis.
  • If your dog has yeast issues or ear infections, apples might be something to avoid or give in smaller quantities as the higher sugar content could increase the yeast. 
  • Cats typically don’t care for fruits and vegetables but you can find a small amount of apples in the Farmina cat cans to support digestion.

Pet Products With Apple Ingredients

We have many treats and food options that have apples mixed into their ingredients for the added health benefits. An all time favorite here at The Pet Beastro are the apple based Fruitables. These treats are free from corn, wheat, soy, artificial flavors, artificial colors, with options that are also free of animal protein.They are also low fat and low calorie. Additional choices are soft & chewy or baked crunchy treats. If your dog needs a meatier option Nulo Freeze Dried can be used as food, toppers, mix-ins, or treats. Their beef flavor has a complimentary blend of apples, broccoli, and spinach that provides vitamins and minerals for all breeds. For our feline friends, Farmina has canned food options that incorporate apples. The boar & apple canned flavor is 70% animal protein and 30% veggies, fruits, vitamins, and minerals. It is a grain-free, gluten-free option made without GMOs, artificial colors or preservatives, gums, or carrageenan, and packed in a BPA-free can. If your cat or dog is suffering from digestive issues or you are looking to promote a healthy gut you could consider SuperSnouts GI Balance or Dr. Harvey’s Runs Be Done. These supplements based from whole food sources have both pumpkin and apple pectin to promote bowel health and stool consistency.


If your adventurous cat or dog loves fruits and veggies, stop in to see all of our options! We have loads of high quality, safe, and healthy snacks, treats, frozen smoothies, and canned options to mix in your pets bowl!


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