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Are pears bad for dogs?

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Pears are okay for dogs to eat, as long as the seeds are removed first. Pears offer a variety of nutrients, and they can also help to treat a dog's constipation.

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Apples, peaches, prunes and other fruit with seeds or pits are also okay for dogs to eat as long as the seeds are removed. The seeds of these fruits contain cyanide. Overall, it is better to give your dog pre-made all-natural kibble that is specially formulated for their needs and to keep their teeth clean. Reserve fruits and vegetables for healthy snacks and rewards for not begging during mealtime.

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