Is Pineapple Good for Dogs?


You can feed your dog pineapple. To feed pineapple to your dog, cut it just like you do to eat yourself. Cut off the tough outer skin and remove the hard core. Then cut the soft, flavorful flesh of the pineapple into bite sized chunks. But not all dogs like pineapple because of its acidity, so don’t be offended if your dog declines your offer.

Is Pineapple Good for Dogs?

Not all foods for people are good for dogs, so your question is a wise one.

Pineapple has a variety of vitamins and minerals as well as fiber, all of which can be beneficial for dogs. That said, your dog doesn’t need pineapple to get any of these things, and he gets all the nutrients that he requires from his complete and balanced diet (view our Whole Dog Journal Approved Dog Foods list).

Avoid sharing canned pineapple with your dog, as canned fruits are often loaded with added sugar. Not good for your dog (or for you!).

The core and skin of pineapples are not good for dogs. These parts of the fruit are too hard, and eating them can lead to intestinal obstructions, which are a veterinary emergency.

Pineapple for Dogs Who Eat Poop: Not Worth the Hype

Pineapple juice is sometimes touted as a home remedy for dogs who eat poop. The theory is that by feeding pineapple to all the dogs in the house, it will make their stool too acidic for the culprit to enjoy.

Unfortunately, this is not a reliable solution. By far the best way to stop your dog from eating poop is to pick up all dog poop immediately and not allow your dog to have access to it.

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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.