Cranberries do amazing things for people – but can they do the same for dogs?
For humans we know cranberries are a great way to help prevent or get relief from urinary tract infections, but can dogs get the same relief as their human friends?
Are Cranberries Safe For Dogs?
Yes – dogs can reap some great benefits from having cranberries in their diets – but only with MODERATION! Just like most human grade foods – the key to keeping your dog safe is to keep the amount of cranberries they eat moderately low.
Too many cranberries can result in a an upset belly because they are not used to digesting them
Beware Of Grape or Raisin Additives
As most know dogs cannot eat grapes as they can be toxic. Many prepared cranberry dishes – like cranberry sauce may contain raisins, grapes or the juice of these items which can be toxic to your dog. So be sure you are reading the ingredients carefully before providing any pre-made cranberry items to your dog.
Also note that most items like cranberry sauce have high levels of sugar which can be bad for dogs and cause them undue belly aches!
Do Cranberries Help Dog UTIs?
We could not find any research that has been done to confirm or deny whether cranberries benefit dogs the same way they do humans for helping with urinary tract infections.