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  • Are wild blueberries safe for dogs?

  • Wild blueberries are safe for dogs as long as they haven’t been sprayed with any type of chemical. It is best to carefully wash and rinse wild berries before letting a dog eat them.

  • Can blueberries cause cavities in dogs?

  • Cavities in dogs are rare but may form if they eat too much sugar. Blueberries may be healthy, but they also contain sugar, so feed in moderation. Before giving your dog blueberries, talk with your veterinarian.

  • Can dogs eat blueberry ice cream?

  • There is some research suggesting that antioxidants like those found in blueberries may slow brain aging in dogs, according to the AKC. Can dogs eat blueberry ice cream? Most adult dogs have some trouble digesting lactose, a sugar found in milk, per the AKC. And ice creams and heavy creams, in particular, contain a lot of lactose.

  • Can dogs eat blueberries with xylitol?

  • Never let dogs eat blueberry-flavored products with low-sugar labels or artificial sweeteners, experts say. They carry the risk of containing xylitol, a compound toxic to dogs. Xylitol can cause low blood sugar levels and liver failure in dogs. The experts say to only feed dogs fresh or frozen blueberries.