Can Goldendoodles eat Blueberries?

By Jeffrey Cheek
October 3, 2022

a goldendoodle sitting in grass next to a pile of blueberries

Quick Answer

So, Can Goldendoodles Eat Blueberries?

Yes, Goldendoodles can eat blueberries. Blueberries are a healthy treat that is safe for dogs in moderation.

a pile of blueberries

I don't think there is anyone on this planet the doesn't like blueberries. Just like for us humans, blueberries are a very healthy snack for dogs too.


They are low calorie, filled with Vitamin C and K and contain a lot of fibre that will make your dogs' digestive system function better.


Not only that but blueberries are filled with antioxidants. One study looked at how a blueberry-filled diet can help with oxidative damage in Sled Dogs.


This study suggests that dogs that were fed blueberries while exercising are better protected against oxidative damage, because of the antioxidant features of Blueberries.


So, the next time you go to the dog park with your Goldendoodle to exercise, bring some blueberries and let him/her have it!

How to Feed Blueberries to Your Goldendoodle

How I usually give Blueberries to Bailey is I wash them first to make sure it doesn't have any pesticide or dirt on them. I mostly buy them at the nearest farmers market when it is in season.


Then I remove the stems and give them to him as a treat. Of course, I make him sit or do some trick before giving it to make sure he appreciates it! And let me tell you he loves it!


But there are a lot of other ways you can give blueberries to your pup:


Freeze it: Pop the blueberries in the freezer and let them freeze, for a crunchy treat. This is something (frozen blueberries) that Bailey loves on hot summer days!


Dry It: I have a dehydrator at home that I use to make homemade treats from other fruits like apples and I also use it to make dried blueberries. This also makes very good and easy-to-serve treats.


Mash It Up: If you want something to spice up your dogs food, you can mash blueberries up and add them to their regular food. Just make sure you don't overdo it.


Make a Puree: You can mix blueberries with other fruits like strawberries, apples, and bananas add yoghurt (only unsweetened, xylitol free) and create a fantastic tasty treat. I usually pour this into an ice cube tray and let it freeze!


Just make sure you monitor your dog closely after eating blueberries, especially if he's not used to them.


Some dogs may have an allergic reaction to blueberries, which can cause vomiting, diarrhea and hives.


If you notice any of these symptoms, call your vet immediately.

Will Blueberries Affect My Goldendoodle’s Stomach?

Blueberries are unlikely to cause stomach upset in most dogs. However, as with any new food, it's always best to introduce blueberries slowly to your dog's diet.


Start with a few berries and see how your pup reacts. If he experiences any vomiting or diarrhea, stop feeding him blueberries and call your vet.

How Many Blueberries Should I Give my Goldendoodle a day?

a pile of blueberries

Although blueberries are low-calorie treats, they do contain a lot of natural sugar so it is important not to give a huge amount to your dog a day.


The maximum amount of blueberries for goldendoodles is around 6-10 per day, depending on the size (for example a toy Goldendoodle should have less than a regular one).


I don't give it to Bailey every day, I like to keep it a high-value treat.


But, if you would like to make it a regular addition to your dogs' diet, you can start with only 1-2 per day and increase the amount gradually.

When is the best time to feed my Goldendoodle blueberries?

You can feed your dog blueberries at any time of day, however as you could see in the study at the beginning of this blog post, it is best to give it during exercise as an occasional treat.


I don't really like giving away treats just for nothing, so I would recommend getting your dog to do something for it, like sit, and stay.

Are blueberries toxic for Goldendoodles?

No, blueberries are not toxic for dogs. However, as with any new food, it's always best to introduce blueberries slowly to your dog's diet.

Are blueberries toxic for Goldendoodles?

No, blueberries are not toxic for dogs. However, as with any new food, it's always best to introduce blueberries slowly to your dog's diet.

Can Goldendoodles eat blueberry muffins?

No, it's not a good idea to feed your dog blueberry muffins. Muffins are high in sugar and fat, which can be harmful to dogs.

Can Goldendoodles eat blueberry yoghurt?

If you spill a bit of it on the floor and your pup licks it up, he'll be fine. But feeding blueberry yoghurt to your dog on a regular basis is not a good idea.


Many yoghurts contain high levels of sugar, which can lead to obesity and other health problems in dogs.


For humans, yoghurt is often touted as a healthy food because it contains probiotics. However, most dogs already have plenty of good bacteria in their gut, so they don't need probiotics from yoghurt.

blueberry bacon treats laid out

You can combine bacon and blueberry to create a delicious and healthy treat for your golden doodle.


Follow this easy recipe:


Ingredients:

-2 and a half cups of flour

-1/2 cup of blueberries

-1/2 a precooked bacon strip

-unsalted beef broth

-vegetable oil

-3 tablespoons of vegetable oil

-1 3/4 cups of unsalted beef broth


Instructions:


1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.


2. In a blender, combine the blueberries and precooked bacon. Blend together until the blueberries are finely chopped.


3. Pour the blueberry mixture into a bowl and add the flour, unsalted beef broth, and vegetable oil. Stir together until everything is combined.


4. On a floured surface, roll the dough out until it is 1/4 inch thick. Cut out biscuits with your favorite cookie cutter, making sure to press down firmly so that the blueberry and bacon mix doesn't come oozing out. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown in color.


5. Serve the cookies when they cooled down!

Conclusion

So now you know everything there is to know about feeding blueberries to your goldendoodle.


Blueberries are a healthy and delicious treat that your pup is sure to love. Just be sure to introduce them slowly and monitor your dog for any adverse reactions.


Do you have any questions or concerns about feeding blueberries to dogs? Let us know in the comments below!

Jeffrey Cheek


Jeffrey Cheek is the proud owner of a funny goldendoodle named Bailey. Jeffrey loves spending time with his family and friends, and he enjoys being active outdoors. He is a successful business owner, and he takes great pride in providing for his loved ones. Bailey is always by Jeffrey's side, and the two of them make everyone around them laugh with their silly antics.

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