Can Dogs Eat Dates?

Yes, but it’s important to let your dog eat dates sparingly. Dates are a low-fat, cholesterol free snack, but they’re also high in sugar and dietary fiber. Too much sugar and fiber can cause diarrhea and general digestive problems.

If you’re wanting to serve your pup some dates—which contain vitamins A, C, and several B, as well as calcium, iron, protein, magnesium, and potassium—then we suggest feeding him only one or two every so often. It’s also important to remove the pits of dates, as these can pose a choking hazard for dogs.

Zoë Butler
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