The Benefits of Pomegranate for Dogs January 21 2020, 0 Comments

In the same category as berries, pomegranates offer a variety of health benefits for dogs. This colorful fruit is full of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins. Known to promote heart health and prevent heart disease, pomegranates are best when given in small amounts. 

Health Benefits of Pomegranate for Dogs

Pomegranates are considered a superfruit and carry some great benefits when given with caution. 

Antioxidants 

The antioxidants found in this super fruit are quite powerful. Antioxidants help to neutralize any free radicals that are in your dog's body. Free radicals are known for progressing disease inside the body. With the help of antioxidants, free radicals will neutralize inside which will prevent heart disease and other diseases from affecting your dog. 

Anti-Inflammatory 

If your dog is struggling with minor joint pain or arthritis, pomegranates could be of good use. Although not a cure, pomegranates do have anti-inflammatory properties that can be beneficial to dogs. An antioxidant known as punicalagin is responsible for the pomegranates anti-inflammatory powers. 

Vitamin C (an antioxidant)

This essential vitamin found inside pomegranates has many different health benefits for your dog. Vitamin C can help dogs with allergies by reducing any inflammation or irritation due to a flare-up. Just like with humans, vitamin C can give a boost to your dog's immune system by fighting off any viral infections. With vitamin C in the body, collagen is produced to maintain healthy joint and bone health. 

How to Feed Your Dog Pomegranate

Even with all these wonderful benefits, it is not recommended to give your dog whole pomegranate seeds. The best way to let your dog enjoy the benefits of this fruit is through pomegranate extract or powder. This ensures that the antioxidants and vitamins aren’t too overwhelming for your dog's sensitive stomach.

The most common and recommended method to use is pomegranate treats. Treats are an easy and delicious way to give pomegranate to your dog without the stomach aches that whole pomegranate seeds can cause. Check out our Pomegranate and Coconut Treats to start giving your dog some pomegranate power in their diet!

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