What Fruits Can Huskies Eat and Can't
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What Fruits Can Huskies Eat and Can’t? [19 Safe Fruits]

Last Updated/Info Checked on October 19, 2023 by Linda Michaels

Fruits contain vital minerals that may act as supplements to your Husky’s diet. However, remember that they may not need fruits in the first place. 

It’s better to cheer their mood because some of them like citrus fruits, but making them the primary source of nutrition isn’t recommended.

Doing that may lead to nutritional imbalances and even deficiencies that may become hard to tackle later. Make sure you read my guide on “how much and how often should you feed a puppy“.

Having said that, Huskies can eat apples, bananas, blueberries, blackberries, coconut, cucumbers, kiwis, peaches, oranges, pears, pineapples, etc. However, keep them away from avocados, cherries, figs, dates, grapes and raisins, grapefruit, currants, etc.

Let’s explore this in detail.

What Fruits Can Huskies Eat?

Read the description of the fruits mentioned here to steer clear of any confusion. Some fruits have to be treated first before you give them to your Husky. 

1.  Apples

Apples are rich in fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants. It acts as one of the most delicious snacks for a dog, Huskies are no exception. 

However, you should remove the core and the seeds because they contain cyanide. Overdose of this could potentially kill your dog

How To Feed Apples To Your Husky?

  1. Remove the seeds and core. 
  2. Peel them to not cause any stomach upsets.
  3. Cut the apples into small pieces for easy ingestion. 
  4. You can mesh them too and add bananas plus peanut butter. 
  5. Making an apple pie perks up the Huskies.

2. Bananas

Bananas have no pits or seeds, so they are an easy snack. They are rich in potassium, vitamins, copper, fiber, and biotin. 

Biotin is known to keep your Husky’s fur lush and healthy, while the rest of the minerals add greatly to the overall health. 

Besides these, what makes bananas apt for a quick snack is their low cholesterol and sodium content, according to AKC. 

Both of these don’t go well with dogs as I have noted over my career as a dog trainer. They make them thirsty and prone to heart disease and hypertension.

How To Feed Bananas?

  1. Mesh them and add peanut butter. 
  2. Use two to three of them in the Husky’s Kong and freeze it. 
  3. Freeze whole bananas but don’t forget to slice them prior to feeding.

3. Blueberries

These little juice houses are my all-time favorite. Even my Huskies loved them back when I fed them as a part-time snack. 

They are sweet but the taste is only scratching the surface. They are a powerhouse of fiber, Purina says. However, overfeeding blueberries could lead to indigestion and diarrhea. 

Also, the sugar content increases with more feeding leading to dental problems and potential diabetes. 

How To Feed Blueberries To Your Husky?

  1. Always source good fruit. Organic berries are always recommended. 
  2. Wash them thoroughly before feeding them. 
  3. Do not chop them because they are already small. That could lead to choking. 
  4. Feed them as it is and not frozen to avoid choking. 

4. Blackberries

Blackberries should be fed in moderation, says PetMD. That’s because they contain xylitol, which in larger amounts could kill your Husky. 

A few blackberries won’t do that because that sugar is only in traces in the fruit. Naturally occurring xylitol in this amount does not cause that level of harm. 

When fed in moderation, Huskies can benefit from antioxidants, fiber, omega 3, and vitamins A, B, C, E, and K. 

These vitamins are known for keeping your dog’s skin, bones, immunity, circulation, and muscle health optimal. 

How To Feed Your Husky Blueberries?

  1. Mesh them and sprinkle them on top of the kibble. 
  2. Do not cut them into small pieces that may lead to choking. 
  3. You can even make Blueberry smoothies by using plain yogurt.

5. Cranberries

Cranberries too have vitamins A, C, K, and E. Potassium, calcium, manganese, copper, and B-complex vitamins are also present in traces. 

These minerals and vitamins are known to protect the dog’s liver, BP, eyesight, and heart health. 

They also have low sugar, so there’s little risk of sugar ingestion-related problems. Still, vets recommend that you feed your Husky in moderation. 

Too much of it can lead to stomach upsets, especially in small breeds, says AKC. They also don’t recommend that you feed your dog dry Cranberries because they may come with raisins.

How To Feed Cranberries To Your Husky?

  1. Mesh raw cranberries and feed them to your dog in moderation. 
  2. You can also cook and dry them for easy digestion. 
  3. Do not use cranberry juice or canned sauces because they are very high in sugar content. 

6. Coconut

Coconuts have manganese that’s good for your Husky’s bone health, Phenolic antioxidants that repair worn-out cells, and lauric acid that’s known to reduce inflammation in the body. 

So, feed your pooch coconut milk, flour, meat, and sugar but avoid the coconut water, shell, and processed sweet coconut. 

Even the coconut-borne things that are allowed should be fed in small quantities because of their high-energy and high-calorie content. 

Coconut meat, for example, adds more calories and fat to a dog’s diet than it takes away. 

How To Feed Your Husky Coconut?

  1. Give your Husky a pinch of coconut as a treat. 
  2. Avoid large slices or overwhelming portions. 
  3. Mix it with bananas and blueberries plus plain yogurt to make a delicious smoothie. 

7. Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe has vitamins A, C, and B6 with potassium, niacin, and loads of fibers. 

This melon is also a source of low sugars, which makes it apt for puppies and adult Huskies alike. 

Vets recommend cantaloupes for dogs following a strict diet, according to AKC. You can even feed the seeds. 

However, AKC doesn’t recommend that you feed the seeds to the dog willingly because that may lead to choking. 

How To Feed Cantaloupe?

  1. Cut into moderate pieces, not more or less than the dog’s capacity. 
  2. It’s a hydration snack. Feed them when the dog’s stomach isn’t well and it has lost water.  

8. Cucumbers

Cucumbers have a large amount of water in their cells. This makes them suitable for Huskies recovering from dehydration. 

Besides that, their calorie count is low enough to make them an excellent snack for Huskies following a diet. 

Among vitamins, vitamin K strengthens all the bones in their bodies and keeps them active throughout. 

But that’s not the end of it. Some phytochemicals and nutrients kill bacteria in their mouths, thus, making their breaths fresh and teeth healthy. 

How To Feed Cucumbers To Huskies?

  1. You can feed them either cooked or raw. 
  2. Make sure that you thoroughly wash them when feeding them raw. 
  3. Do not season them with anything such as extra salt. 

9. Honeymelon Dew

Honeymelon Dew just like other melons works great for dehydration and stomach issues. 

Besides that, the vitamins A, E, B6, and C boost the dog’s immunity, giving its body more time to adjust to the foreign particles and beat them at their game. 

The fruit is also quite low in calories and high in fiber, which means that it could be a good substitute for all the high-calorie things your dog’s been eating. 

How To Feed Your Husky Honey Melon Dew?

  1. Cut the fruit into wedges. 
  2. Remove all the rind and seeds to avoid choking. 
  3. Cut the wedges into small pieces for easy digestion. 
  4. Do not overfeed your Husky honey melon dew. 
  5. You can mix small amounts with other fruits but make sure you know the portions.

10. Kiwi

Kiwis are safe for Huskies. However, they have sugars that may lead to diabetes, stomach, and dental problems should you feed them in large quantities. 

That’s one of the reasons why kiwis are recommended in moderation by vets. 

In terms of benefits, vitamin C, copper, lutein, beta carotene, and fiber make up a great concoction for the dog’s eyes, gut, teeth, and more. 

However, kiwis also have sugars that may upset the Husky’s stomach. You should avoid that at all costs.

How To Feed Kiwis To Your Dog?

  1. Remove the peel and the seeds to save the pooch from choking. 
  2. Make sure that the slices are small enough to not cause indigestion. 
  3. If you don’t want to remove the peel, then you should scrub the surface well enough.
  4. Do not feed them every day. Make kiwis a special snack. 

11. Mango

Mangoes don’t pose a lot of dangers except for their pit. They are the best summer treats your Husky can have. 

In terms of vitamins and minerals, your dog gets vitamins A, C, E, and B6 with potassium, alpha- and beta-carotene. 

The vitamins aid in repairing cells, hair health, circulation, and more while the potassium makes sure that the connection between the heart, muscles, and nerve is optimal. 

Moreover, the alpha- and beta-carotenes are antioxidants, playing a vital role in the dog’s cardiovascular diseases. 

How To Serve Mangoes To Your Dog?

  1. Remove the pit at all costs. 
  2. Remove the skin. 
  3. Slice the mangoes either in wedges or small chunks.
  4. Do not overfeed. 

12. Orange

Oranges not only make up for a great snack because of their citrus taste but they also are rich in nutrients. 

The foremost is vitamin C. When consumed in the right amounts, it helps in collagen formation, iron absorption, wound healing, maintaining the immune system, and bone and teeth health. 

Then comes the good ol’ fiber, which helps in keeping the bowel movements in check. There’s also potassium that has a name for keeping muscle coordination in check, not to mention keeping the pooch’s blood pressure in normal ranges. 

With such goodness, you may be tempted to feed your dog more than it asks for when experts only recommend a peel or two per day. 

How To Feed Oranges To Your Husky?

  1. Peel the skin and also take out the seeds from the wedges. 
  2. One or two peels per day should suffice the needs of the dogs. 

13. Peaches

In Peaches, too, you find vitamins A and C. The former works to improve the dog’s vision, immunity, and aid in overall growth and development. 

It’s also believed that peaches are good for bitches in heat because it assists in reproduction. 

Besides, the low calorie and sugar content make it an excellent alternative to many foods that your dog isn’t supposed to eat when dieting. 

But before feeding, do take out the pit because it has cyanide, which could potentially kill the dog. 

Also, avoid feeding too much because some dogs may find them hard on their stomachs. If you see diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting after ingestion of a peach, discontinue usage at all costs. 

How To Feed Peaches To Your Husky?

  1. Start with small amounts. A few chunks should be enough. 
  2. Do not make it a part of the dog’s daily routine. 
  3. Do not use canned or preserved peaches because they contain high amounts of sugar, leading to diabetes in your Husky. 

14. Pears

Pears are another fruit that the dog can eat in moderation. There’s copper in it to promote red blood cell production. 

Vitamin K prevents bleeding and helps in wound healing. It also reduces strokes by a whopping 50%, according to the American Kennel Club.

The usual fiber is present, too, to make up for a healthy stool. 

Just like other fruits, however, pears in large quantities bear heavily on the dog’s sugar levels. So, make it an occasional treat. 

How To Feed Your Husky Pears?

  1. Peel the fruit and cut it into small pieces. 
  2. Freeze the pieces or add plain yogurt to them. 
  3. Make a smoothie out of that. 
  4. Or, grate them over your dog’s fruit to spice it up. 

15. Pineapples

Pineapples are nutrient-rich. Huskies can definitely eat them but just like other fruits, they don’t have to be a part of their daily lives. 

When fed in moderation, the manganese, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc, and phosphorus improves the dog’s digestive system, bone health, nervous coordination, teeth and thyroid health, and blood clotting. 

However, this fruit may give you a tough time when preparing it for the dog. 

Also, do not use the preserved pineapple slices available in the market. They are kept in a sugary syrup that’s harmful to all dogs, let alone huskies. 

How To Feed Pineapples To Huskies?

  1. Feed them in bite-sized pieces. 
  2. Look for visible signs of allergies in your dog. Your Husky may be allergic to it but you may not know it in the first place. 

16. Raspberries

Raspberries are another snack choice for your Husky. They are harmless if fed in moderation and even convey benefits from the minerals such as potassium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, and vitamin C and B-complex.

Vitamin B-Complex acts as a carb carrier to all parts of the dog’s body. Efficient carriage allows the body to regulate blood sugar levels. 

On the other hand, folic acid promotes cell growth and builds new proteins. It also has a hand in cell division and tissue growth after a breakdown.

Lastly, potassium helps in nerve coordination as you already read. 

How To Feed Raspberries To Your Husky?

  1. Use fresh and unsweetened fruit. 
  2. Avoid jams and syrups. 
  3. Make sure that you don’t cut the berries to further reduce their sizes. 
  4. A few occasionally should suffice. 

17. Strawberries

Strawberries are also safe for dogs, including Huskies. They are jagged on the outside and that’s what helps get rid of the plaque on their teeth. Besides that, Vitamin C and fiber abundance make the fruit one of the best choices as a treat. 

Your dog will have its immune system strengthened, weight managed, and bowel movement improved. 

However, this fruit, too, has a lot of sugar as compared to the dog food you give your pooch. 

Therefore, feed only in moderation. Tossing a strawberry here and there because you think it will keep the dog from asking for more food is only going to make its health worse. 

How To Feed Your Husky Strawberries? 

  1. Cut them into small pieces. 
  2. For small dogs, crush or mesh them into a puree. 
  3. Freeze them for an additional zest to the flavor. 

18. Tangerines

Tangerines are another kind of fruit that the Husky can enjoy but this one, too, in moderation. 

It has antioxidants to flush out the radicals from your blood, potassium for creating a better nervous system, hydrating electrolytes that make up the bulk of the hydration salts in the blood, flavonoids to prevent cancer, folate to produce more blood cells and aid in cell repairment, and Vit C. 

How To Feed Tangerines To Your Husky?

They have a higher amount of sugar, so feed them either after consultation with your wet. When approved, a few tangerines won’t do any damage. 

The warning sign is that feeding too many tangerines could end up flooding your pooch’s blood with sugars. Then, the dog’s stomach may get upset because of it. In some cases that may lead to diabetes and obesity. 

Also, make sure to remove the pits, peels, and everything besides the fruit’s pulp before tossing it over to the dog. 

In terms of different types of dishes, 

  • You could make popsicles, 
  • Freeze them and mesh them afterward for a nice spread over the dog food. 

19. Watermelon

Watermelon is the number one go-to treat whenever a dog develops gastrointestinal problems that lead to dehydration. 

Therefore, don’t hold back on the thought of feeding a little to the dog when it’s lost a lot of water from diarrhea or vomiting. It has more than 90% water, thus, rehydrating your pooch won’t be a problem for it. 

Other than that, there are vitamins A, B6, C, and potassium as major nutrients. 

Vitamin A is known for improving the dog’s vision, and reproductive and cell growth. B6-Complex helps in preventing and fighting infections. 

The vitamin C besides rejuvenating the dog’s fur reduces inflammation by removing free radicals in its blood. Potassium, on the other hand, facilitates electrical charges to move without hindrance from one neuron to another. 

According to AKC, watermelons have approximately 50 calories per cup. Now that’s what I call a treat worthy for a Husky on a diet. 

How To Feed Watermelon To Your Husky?

Remove the rind, cut small wedges, remove the seeds, and cut them even smaller, approximately bite-sized. That should help the dog eat away watermelon in one go. 

You could also opt for non-seed watermelons. They are not devoid of seeds completely but the seeds do not have that hard black sheath. 

To spice up your Husky’s routine, you can freeze a few chunks or make a puree mixed with other fruits. 

Fruits Huskies Shouldn’t Eat

These fruits do have health benefits for you but like many dogs, they are either toxic for your Husky or cause mild disturbances in its health. Either way, you can’t take your chances. 

1. Avocado

Persin is the main culprit in causing a health hazard for Huskies and other dogs. It is a fungicidal toxin, which when ingested in considerable quantities can even kill some animals such as cows and horses. 

While dogs are naturally immune to the wrongdoings of the fruit, things could get trickier when they too eat a lot. 

When the avocados they consume are unripe, the risk triples because an unripe fruit has more persin. 

Therefore, make sure that the fruit is out of reach of your dog. Still, if it eats one without your notice, you may not have to worry. 

A single avocado does minimal damage or no damage at all. It’s better to take him to a vet to ascertain that. It will develop diarrhea, nonetheless, because this fruit has high-fat content.

2. Cherries

Like most fruits, the pits of cherries contain cyanide – a dangerous and poisonous chemical. Consumed in large quantities, it could potentially kill the poor pooch. Besides cyanide, the pits could also cause obstruction in the intestines of the dogs when they consume it without your notice. 

Therefore, be extremely cautious with cherries. Keep them where the dog cannot reach them. But if you think it has eaten more than what it can bear, then take it to the emergency asap. Nonetheless, a single cherry won’t do much harm. 

3. Figs

Figs have a sap-like puppy substance that contains ficin. It’s a dangerous irritant for dogs, including Huskies. Even an inadvertent touch could send the dog into a frenzy because of all the itching. 

You may also see its eyes and nose watering like never before. When that happens, make sure that the figs you’ve brought weren’t eaten by it. 

Even higher quantities could lead to a phenomenon called fig poisoning where the dog suffers from relentless symptoms of allergies targeting the skin, eyes, nose, and ears. 

Your pooch may or may not develop these symptoms but they will have diarrhea because of the fruit’s higher fiber content. 

A little fiber is okay but too much could cause that. 

4. Dates

Dates aren’t that bad because they have vitamin B-Complex, A, C, and nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, and manganese. 

However, since they have a lot of sugar content, you may want the dog to avoid them on a daily basis or too much for a day. That’s only to save it from developing diabetes and obesity. 

If you don’t have any other good food mentioned in the list above lying around the house, you may use dates—just one or two. 

Remove the pit and feed bite-sized portions. Check the dog’s reaction to the first bite to see if it’s fairing well with it. Otherwise, discontinue. Throw them out of the window. 

5. Grapes and Raisins

Avoid giving grapes and raisins to your Husky at all costs. They contain tannins, monosaccharides, and flavonoids in abundance. 

These are the substances that dogs of all breeds cannot digest. There’s no mechanism for that whatsoever. 

The results are dreadful toxicity that could potentially lead to kidney damage. 

Even a small amount such as 0.3 ounces per pound of the body of your dog could lead to vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, ulcers in the mouth, seizures, and a host of other problems. 

6. Apricots

Here, the seeds are to be blamed for the majority of food toxicity that the dogs experience after ingesting apricots. 

While you could sprinkle some of it on their food, do not allow your pet to eat away the fruit without your supervision. 

They could consume the seeds and suffer from cyanide poisoning that’s shown by increased breathing, panting, thirst, shocks, convulsions, and other debilitating situations.  

7. Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits are not that harmful. In fact, you can use the pulp or flesh of the fruits of this category as a fresh treat. 

But it boils down to the dog’s preference. Some Huskies are not fond of eating citrus fruits because of their citrusy, tarty, or acidic taste. 

And if it ate the seeds or the peels, you could have a dog wanting to go potty every now and then or just spray his feces around the house. I’m talking about the usual gastrointestinal issues. 

8. Grapefruit

Your Husky can still eat the flesh part of grapefruit. However, since it’s a citrus fruit and the citric acid is more than the rest of the members, your dog will develop acute gastrointestinal infections or problems. 

Experts weigh in on avoiding the use of the fruit as a treat just because of that problem. 

However, should it eat the fruit accidentally, the harm wouldn’t be as great as that of ingesting grapes. Your dog will experience loose stool, vomiting, and gagging for a few days. 

Do it a favor and take it to a doctor if that materializes suddenly.  

9. Currants

Currants belong to the family of grapes. Thus, it has flavonoids and tannins that are seriously toxic to dogs. Just as grapes develop acute renal failure, so do currants. 

Seek immediate professional help in case your dog has eaten a few currants and has been vomiting since with diarrhea, shocks, weakness, and anorexia.  

You may also be interested in: What vegetables can huskies eat?

What To Do If Your Husky Has Eaten A Toxic Fruit?

What To Do If Your Husky Has Eaten A Toxic Fruit?

No matter how much you keep them away from the fruits you bring, dogs do find a way to sneak in and have a bite. You have to be careful that this does not happen, especially if the fruits are toxic to dogs. 

Follow the list I’ve shared above to be well-informed about the fruits to look for. Besides these, you may look out for other potential toxins that are generally good for dogs but not for your Husky. 

That brings us to the three main aspects of dog fruit toxicity. 

  1. It depends on the fruit. 
  2. It depends on the portion or size.
  3. It depends on the individual dog. 

You already got the list of the fruits. About the portion or size, you must understand that fruits are supposed to be treated. There’s no point in including them in their daily diets.

In fact, the kibble you feed the dog has more than enough nutrients for the dog to live a happy and healthy life. Only use fruits sparingly to spice up the diet of your Husky. Make sure you follow my complete dog feeding guide. That’s it. 

However, coming back to the original question, if the dog eats a toxic fruit, here’s what you could do. 

Look for the Symptoms

Toxic food ingestion could lead to some symptoms both severe and mild. These are not necessarily strict indicators of toxicity but you could start from here. 

These are some of the symptoms that are more common in food toxicity. 

  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Uncoordinated movements 
  • Sneezing 
  • Coughing 
  • Shivering 
  • Shaking 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Seizures 
  • Shallow breaths 
  • Panting 
  • Drinking more water 
  • Lethargy 
  • Excitement bouts in the middle

Should your dog show these, follow the next steps. 

Clean The Coat

You want to make sure that the dog’s fur doesn’t have toxic fruit pieces or chunks lying around. After seeing your Husky’s debilitating situation, clean its coat that instant. 

Your Siberian Husky has a double coat, which means you may want to use a slicker brush to reach out to the deeper parts. 

Besides cleaning it, make sure that it doesn’t groom itself too much.

Do Not Try To Induce Vomiting On Your Own

It’s best practice to leave whatever there’s going to be with the dog to the vets. 

You may want to induce vomiting because you think it’ll flush out all the fruits. However, if the dog’s already showing symptoms, then that means the nutrients have been a part of its body now. 

Therefore, make sure to keep your Husky in a separate place, probably near where it could relieve itself well, and call the vets

Call The Vets

You should have a vet’s number saved with you in case of an emergency like this one. Chances are that you may not have it. Search them out or take the Husky to a nearby animal hospital.

What Fruits Can Huskies Eat? Conclusion

Fruits are just as good as any treats you feed your Siberian Husky. They are supposed to be less in portion and only occasionally fed. 

I’ve given you the list of fruits you can feed your pooch and the ones to stay away from. 

Do not resort to experimentation because that’s only going to hurt your dog intentionally or unintentionally. 

Also, look at individual preferences more than anything. Cheers!

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