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Blueberries - 5 reasons why they support your dog's health

Blueberries are considered a true superfood and are also one of the most popular berries for dogs. They are used to prevent cancer and heart disease and protect against urinary tract infections. Continue reading to find out how they can also help with diarrhoea and inflamed mucous membranes!

Most dogs love the sweet taste of berries. Besides strawberries, blueberries are among the most popular varieties.

Low in calories and rich in minerals such as potassium and calcium to strengthen cells and muscles, they are also often used as a healthy snack by dogs due to their suitable size. Feeding blueberries still has these benefits:

1. Natural protection of the mucous membranes
Blueberries protect the mucous membranes in the mouth and throat area due to the tannins they contain. Due to their antibacterial effect, they are also used to treat inflammation of the mucous membranes in the intestines.

2. Prevents urinary tract infections
The flavonoids contained in blueberries protect your dog from urinary tract infections. This means that bacteria can no longer adhere to the bladder wall and are already eliminated before an infection develops.

3. Strong immune system thanks to blueberries
Blueberries contain potassium and calcium as well as many other minerals such as magnesium and iron and are considered a true superfood. They strengthen your dog's immune system and protect against cancer and heart disease.

4. Blueberries keep you fit - even during training
Blueberries contain a variety of antioxidants that keep older dogs fit. For sporting dogs, they have a calming effect on stress during training.

5. Secret tip: blueberries for diarrhoea
If your dog has diarrhoea, blueberries can provide relief with their virus-inhibiting effect! The high fibre content helps regulate digestion. Dried blueberries are usually best for this.

Important: Especially self-picked blueberries must always be washed very well before feeding. This will reduce the risk of your dog eating fox tapeworms. Fox tapeworms lay their eggs on blueberries and can cause liver damage and weaken other organs.

For dogs up to about 10 kg, you can feed 3-5 blueberries a day during the season. For dogs up to 25 kg, 6-8 blueberries are suitable. Large dogs can have about 10. You can add blueberries to your dog's food or give them as a treat between meals.

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