Can Dogs Eat Berries?

Yes, dogs can eat berries! And most dogs even enjoy them.


Dogs can eat berries, and many berries are a delicious and nutritious addition to our dogs’ regular food and as a treat. Your dog can eat fresh or frozen berries, and they can be used as treats or given with meals. Avoid berries that have added sugars or other sweeteners and always rinse them before feeding them to your dog.

Safe berries for dogs are easily found at farm stands and in your grocery store:

  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Cranberries

While these berries are safe for your dog, eating too many could still lead to some stomach upset. Start by just giving your dog a couple berries at a time.

Blueberries for Dogs

Blueberries are a source of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins. They are also an excellent low-calorie treat if your dog is watching her waistline.

Raspberries for Dogs

Raspberries are a source of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and manganese. Both red and black raspberries are a healthy snack for dogs. If you have raspberry bushes in your yard, you may have even caught your dog picking some for herself!

Blackberries for Dogs

Blackberries are also a source of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins. Blackberries are shinier than black raspberries, but both are safe for your dog.

Strawberries for Dogs

Strawberries are a source of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C, plus may help to whiten your dog’s teeth. You can feed strawberries fresh, frozen, or even dehydrated (mess-free in your pockets!). If there are wild strawberries on your property, you may notice your dog foraging for them herself.

Cranberries for Dogs

Cranberries are a source of antioxidants and vitamins, and may also help to support your dog’s urinary tract health. As with any berry, be sure to avoid ones that have sugar or artificial sweeteners added, as these ingredients are not beneficial to your dog.

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Kate Basedow, LVT is a long-time dog enthusiast. She grew up training and showing dogs, and is active in a variety of dog sports. She earned her Bachelors Degree in English from Cornell University in 2013, and became a licensed veterinary technician in New York in 2017. She has been writing professionally about dogs for most of her life, and has earned multiple awards from the Dog Writers' Association of America. Kate currently has three dogs at home, as well as a cat, two zebra finches, and six ducks.