Pears come in many colors and the shapes also range from round to teardrop-shaped. Pears are a very stout fruit because of their juiciness and sweetness.
Can dogs also eat pears?
Ingredients of the pear
Like many other fruit trees, pears belong to the rose family. They are closely related to the apple, but contain less fruit acid.
Therefore, pears are usually tasty very sweet and more digestible for the stomach.
The pear consists of over 80% water, followed by 10-15% carbohydrates (sugar and fiber) and a few vitamins (A, B, C, E) and minerals. These include above all potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus.
In contrast to other plants, pears have received little attention when it comes to researching their other ingredients. Because there are comparatively few historical reports that the pear could have a special effect on the body.
Pears were in their long history as a cultivated plant mainly used as a fruit and wood tree.
In Europe and Asia, different of the 3000 known types of pear are used.
The culture pear popular with us (Pyrus communis) contains traces of phytochemicals in its shell, but little is known about the composition of the pear.
Pear kernels, like apples, contain certain substances that are converted into cyanide in the body after consumption and then broken down.
For the pear this is a protection against predators and can theoretically be dangerous for mammals like dogs if they eat large amounts.
However, if you eat a few pear stones in a pear stone casing, you don’t have to worry!
All in all, pears are a rather boring fruit with few nutrients, high sugar content and otherwise unknown ingredients.
How much pear can dogs eat?
As always, it depends on your height. The Portionsmenge but should not exceed a whole pear even with large dogs. And not every day either.
Through the low fruit acid content Pears are considered to be very digestible for the stomach.
Pears are often harvested when they are not ripe because they still ripen after being picked. But that doesn’t always work and you often miss the point between “rock hard” and “muddy”.
The dog should too only the juicy overripe pears to get. For him, unripe or rotten fruit is just as inedible as it is for us.
The high sugar content, however, makes pears fattening and a not so ideal snack for every day.
On the other hand, the sugar content makes the pear one good energy suppliers.
Pears are also considered to be dehydrating and, in combination with walnuts, good for memory. Where this claim comes from and whether there is actually something to it, however, is not exactly known.
In any case, fruit and vegetables should only be fed to the dog in moderation. Because too much sugar and fiber have a laxative effect and can lead to flatulence in the dog.
However, the stimulation of bowel movement can be wanted, because senior dogs, for example, often suffer from constipation and a sluggish bowel.
As mentioned above, the pear stones in the core are rather harmful. And theoretically, of course, you can choke yourself when looping a core casing.
So if you know that your dog swallows everything in one piece, you only feed pears in pre-cut fruit wedges and not a whole pear.
As with pretty much all types of fruit, the following also applies to pears:
Stay away from canned food and dried fruit! In small amounts this is not a problem for most dogs, but there is far too much sugar in it to be healthy in the long term.
Compared to other types of fruit, pears are not that long-lasting.
So if you want to give your dog a piece of pear every now and then, you can just give one Buy baby jars with pureed pears and freeze them in an ice cube mold.
So you always have a storable small portion ready, which you can add to the feed if necessary.
Dog biscuits with pear
Soft (dog) biscuits can be baked from pureed pears or a baby jar with pears.
Ingredients for dog biscuits with pear
- 60 grams of coconut flour or ground coconut flakes
- 1 large baby jar with pear
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 teaspoons of virgin coconut oil
- Flour and water as needed
These biscuits do not have a long shelf life, but can be frozen!
Preparation of dog biscuits with pear
- Preheat the oven to 180 ° C.
- Mix all ingredients and add as little flour (or a sip of water) until the dough is malleable.
- Shape the dough into small balls and spread them on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
- Bake time 10-12 minutes, the biscuits can still be quite soft after baking and should not get too dark.
The original recipe (without flour) comes from the American dog site K9 Instincts.