Can Dogs Eat Figs?

Figs, fresh or dried, are a delicious and healthy addition to any diet. Good for the heart and high in potassium and fiber, one might wonder if our dogs should be eating figs too. Can dogs eat figs?

Dogs Can Eat Figs But Be Extremely Cautious

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Typically, dogs can eat figs. In fact, figs can have a lot of health benefits for dogs as well. Since they contain a lot of great nutrients such as natural sugars, potassium and fiber they can definitely be a good source of energy for your dog.

However, there is a small chance that figs could cause an allergic reaction in your dog.  Feed your dog just one fig and wait for a few days to see if you notice a skin or mouth rash, itching of the eyes, cough, or wheezing. If you notice any of these signs after your dog has consumed figs, seek medical care. If after a few days your dog seems to have no reaction to figs, aside from wanting more of them, then you may continue to feed your dogs figs.

Limit the amount of figs your give your dog to 1-2 figs once or twice a week. That way your dog won’t consume too much but should still benefit from the health effects of figs. Over-consumption of figs could cause diarrhea.

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