According to the U. S. Department of Agriculture, July is Blueberry month.
Did you know? Blueberries are grown in 35 out of 50 states. Blueberries are in season from April through October, but July is prime blueberry season.
Are Blueberries Safe For Dogs?
Blueberries are known to be a “super fruit”, good for you and for your dog.
It contains phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are chemicals produced by plants that affects health. Blueberries are a rich source of phytochemicals such as anthocyanidins, flavonoids, resveratrol, anthocyanins, ellagic acid (from phytochemicals.info)
Don’t be surprised to see blueberries as an ingredient in your dog’s food and dog’s treat. Blueberries are low in calories and rich in fiber. Blueberries are know as an excellent source for Vitamin A & C, potassium and most importantly antioxidants. Blueberries have more antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetable. Antioxidants are known to strengthen the immune system.
How To Choose a Good Blueberry?
Look for firm blueberries with even coloring, deep purple-blue color. Most blueberries in the store are in a container. A tip from the produce guy: Shake the blueberry container gently to make sure they move easily and are free of mold.
Keep in mind, blueberries are given as a dog treat. Provide your dog with blueberries in moderation. Too many blueberries may result in gastric upset and diarrhea. If your dog has a digestive history, make sure to consult your vet before giving your dog blueberries.
3 Ways to Serve Blueberries
1) Plain Fresh Blueberries – Eat is as is, cold or room temp
2) Frozen Blueberries – One reason we have blueberries all year round. Frozen blueberries tends to be crunchy too.
3) Make Blueberry Treats
We made many treats with blueberries. Here are some of them …
Watermelon Blueberry Popsicle
KONG Shaped Berry Ice Treats
Blueberries and Banana Frosty Paws w/ Flaxy Dog
Blueberries Banana Frosty Paws
Coco Banan Frosty Tiki Berry
Red n Blue Pawsicle
Red White n Blue Pawsicle
Blueberries Nut n Honey
Berry Banana Honey Oats
Apple Blueberry Oats
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