Certain fruits have a lot of benefits for huskies, but what fruits can huskies eat safely?
Common fruits like apples, mangos, pineapple, and watermelon are all suitable for huskies in small amounts. There are many more, all of which can be found in the list below.
It’s important to know not just the types of fruits that huskies can eat but also how to prepare them so they are safe for consumption. This article will take a deep dive into all the fruits huskies can eat, how to prepare each, and tips for portion size and control.
Let’s get straight into the list.
- Complete List Of Fruits Huskies Can Eat (18 Different Fruits)
- Food Products Containing Fruit?
- Portion Sizes
- Example Snacks
- In Summary
Complete List Of Fruits Huskies Can Eat (18 Different Fruits)
Here’s a full list of all the fruits that huskies can eat.
These fruits can be a great addition to your husky’s diet, but remember that most of their calories should come from high-quality dog food.
Apples are a great treat for huskies as they are commonly available and packed full of Vitamins A and C and fiber.
To feed your husky apples, remove the core and seeds. The core can be a potential choking hazard, and the seeds contain small amounts of cyanide, which, although harmless in small amounts, is better to avoid.
Apricots can be fed to huskies in moderation as long as the pit, stem, and leaves are all removed.
Once these sections are removed, apricots are a highly nutritious sweet treat that your husky can enjoy.
Bananas are one of the most popular fruits; luckily, your husky can also eat them.
They’re also easier to prepare than most fruits, as you only need to remove the skin.
Bananas are high in various vitamins and minerals like Vitamin B6, magnesium, and potassium, which all offer many health benefits for your husky.
Blackberries are one of the best fruits you can feed to your husky because they contain less sugar than most other fruits and are also low in calories.
Blackberries contain many vitamins and minerals such as Omega-3, Vitamins A, B, and C, and many more.
The only thing to be careful of is wild blackberries and confusing these for other similar berries that are toxic to your husky.
Blueberries are another great option because they are super low in calories and, again, packed full of vitamins and minerals.
They also don’t need to be prepared like most other fruits, so you can feed them to your husky as they are.
Cantaloupes are very sweet, so not all huskies will enjoy the flavor, but they are pretty low in calories and require little preparation (even the seeds are okay for them to eat).
Cantaloupes are great for hydration as they are mainly water, so look out for these during those hot summer days when your husky needs to cool off and stay hydrated.
Huskies can eat cranberries, either fresh or dry – just be careful of mixes that contain other toxic fruits like grapes alongside cranberries, as these should clearly not be fed to your husky.
I have found that cranberries are an acquired taste for huskies, who can be notoriously picky with their food, so don’t be surprised if they aren’t interested – there are lots of other fruits they can try.
Cucumbers are mostly water with vitamins and minerals, which means they are low in calories and a great way to hydrate your husky.
They are also low in sodium, which is ideal for huskies, and require little to no preparation.
Huskies can eat lychee if the fruit is ripe and the pit and outer skin are removed.
Lychees are a great source of fiber, but they are particularly high in sugar, so they can cause stomach issues for your husky if fed in large amounts.
Mangos, similarly to lychees, can be fed to your husky if the skin and pit are removed.
Mangos contain reasonable amounts of potassium, vitamin B-6, and Vitamin A, which are all beneficial for huskies. They are very high in sugar, so it’s important to feed them in moderation to avoid stomach issues.
Oranges can be fed to huskies as long as the peel, seeds, and skin are removed first, as these can cause digestive issues.
Oranges are high in water content and contain many beneficial vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, calcium, and folate.
Fresh peaches can be fed to huskies in moderate amounts if the pit is removed.
Peaches are super sweet and contain lots of beneficial nutrients for your pup. All you need to do is chop them up into little chunks, and they make ideal treats during training.
Pears can be fed to huskies if the pit and seeds are removed.
They’re a good option because they contain lots of copper, vitamins C and K, and fiber.
Pineapple is one of my favorite husky treats, especially if you chop it up into little chunks and freeze it overnight.
Obviously, the skin and core must be removed as these are difficult to digest, but the flesh is fine in small amounts for your husky.
Pumpkin can be fed to huskies and is commonly found in many dog foods to start with!
The best pumpkin option is canned, plain pumpkin, as it avoids the prickly leaves and stems found on raw pumpkins.
Pumpkin is great for aiding digestion due to its fiber content and how bulky it is.
Raspberries are safe for huskies and contain lots of antioxidants; they’re also lower in sugar than a lot of other fruits, which is beneficial.
Raspberries contain small amounts of xylitol, so it’s essential to feed them in small quantities to your husky.
Strawberries contain a natural enzyme that helps whiten your husky’s teeth and other beneficial nutrients for their health, like fiber and Vitamin C.
Another personal favorite of mine is watermelon.
Watermelon flesh (rind and seeds removed first) can be fed in small chunks to your husky, and it’s low in calories and high in water (over 90%), making it a great snack for hydration.
It’s also packed with vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to your husky’s health, but it needs to be fed in moderation.
Food Products Containing Fruit?
All of the fruits above should be fed to your husky fresh rather than in food products that contain these fruits. The only exception would be pumpkin, where canned plain pumpkin is actually better than raw pumpkin.
Canned fruits also tend to be much higher in sugar and preservatives, so they should be avoided as well.
When it comes to feeding your husky fruits, it’s important to think of fruits as a treat rather than a regular part of their diet.
A good rule of thumb to follow is only to feed 10% of their total calories from fruits on days when you decide to feed them fruits.
For huskies, this usually works out as a small handful of any fruit or slightly less. If you overfeed your husky fruit, the high sugar and fiber intake will likely cause them to have stomach issues over the next few days, but symptoms should not be any worse than that.
Most of these fruits can be fed fresh to your husky, but there are a few other ways you can prepare them if you want to change things up a bit.
Freezing fruits is an easy way to make the fruit last much longer and to help your husky cool off if the weather is hot.
A few chunks of watermelon, for example, might not last a long time if you feed them directly to your husky, but if they are frozen, it can take a few minutes for your husky to eat them.
All you need to do is chop up the fruit into bite-sized chunks and place them into the freezer overnight. They will last for up to a month, so you can prepare them in batches for the summer and have a big supply of treats at hand that are both healthy and mentally stimulating for your husky.
Mix With Yogurt
Another way to spice things up is to blend fruits with natural yogurt and then freeze the mixture in silicon molds to create small, healthy treats for your husky.
Natural yogurt is completely healthy for huskies in moderate amounts and contains lots of probiotics and calcium. It contains small amounts of lactose, which is not ideal for huskies, but not a significant amount to the point where it will cause digestive issues in small amounts.
These treats can be stored in the freezer for a few weeks at a time and are ideal for training your husky or as small snacks or rewards throughout the day.
Adding fruits in moderation to your husky’s diet can be a great way to give them something different and boost their health
Just make sure the fruit features in the list above and is prepared properly, and there should be no problem.
Normal dog treats are a better option in most cases for your husky because they don’t contain sugar and are higher in protein and fatty acids, which should form the bulk of your husky’s diet. You can find our recommendations for these here.