Can dogs eat pineapple

Written by Napo HQ
Reviewed by Dr Sarah Elliott
19th Apr 2024
Pineapple's packed with essential nutrients and can be a tasty, tropical treat for your dog. Be careful with younger pupswho might struggle to digest it. Not all forms of pineapple are healthy either, like juice, which is high in sugar. Always remove the skin and core before giving it to your dog.
Pineapple is a fantastic ingredient in everything from pina colada to a controversial pizza. As with many fruits and veggies, you might wonder if dogs can eat pineapple. In this article, we’ll explain when your dog can enjoy these tangy fruits, and when to avoid it.
While some human foods can be safely shared with your dog, others like chocolate can be toxic. Always check with a vet before feeding your dog anything new.

Can dogs eat pineapple?

Yep, dogs can eat pineapple. It’s packed with essential nutrients and vitamins like vitamin C and vitamin B6, as well as fibre. Like other fruits, it can be a tasty, healthy treat in your dog’s diet.
If you want to try feeding your dog pineapple, you should remove the skin and core before first. They’re both tough and difficult to chew and digest. It’s also best to cut the fruit into bitesize chunks to avoid any risk of choking.

Can puppies eat pineapple?

While adult dogs can enjoy pineapple in moderation, it's important to be more careful with puppies. Young digestive systems can be more sensitive to new foods. You can start by giving your pup a small piece and watch for any signs of an upset stomach or diarrhoea. Always chat to your vet before adding a new food, like pineapple, into your pup's diet.

Is pineapple good for dogs?

Like other fruits, pineapple has some health benefits for dogs. It contains vitamin C and B6. It also has an enzyme called Bromelain, which is anti-inflammatory. 
While all these things are great, they’re already in a complete dog food in the right balance for your pup. So if your pooch doesn’t like pineapple, that’s okay, they’re not missing out on any nutrition by not having it. Like any treat, pineapple shouldn’t make up a large part of your dog’s daily meals.
It’s also important to remember that pineapple is also high in natural sugars. So it’s always good to moderate in your dog’s diet.

Can dogs have fresh pineapple?

Yep, dogs can eat fresh pineapple. Fresh, plain pineapple is a great option for dogs as a juicy, nutritious treat. Just remember to cut it into chunks and remove the skin and the core, as they’re both too tough to chew and digest.

Can dogs eat frozen pineapple?

Frozen pineapple chunks can be a refreshing treat for dogs, especially on a hot day. Freezing pineapple doesn't change its nutritional value. You can either thaw it before giving it to your dog, or give it to them frozen which they might find satisfying to chew. Especially on a hot day! Just remember to keep the chunks small to avoid them being a choking hazard.

Can dogs have pineapple juice?

No, your dog shouldn’t have pineapple juice. It isn’t toxic, but it concentrates the natural sugars from the pineapple. Too much sugar can cause stomach upsets for your dog, and lead to obesity or diabetes over time. Stick to fresh or frozen pineapple chunks for your dog.

Can dogs eat pineapple skin?

No, dogs can’t eat pineapple skin because it’s too tough and fibrous. It can be a choking hazard or cause digestive issues if they eat it. Always peel and remove the tough outer skin before giving your dog any pineapple and stick to serving the yellow flesh. Just like you would if you were eating it!

Can dogs have canned pineapple?

Dogs might be able to have canned pineapple, but it depends on the kind you have. Canned pineapple might come with added sugars or syrups to help preserve it, which aren’t good for dogs. But if you’re looking for canned pineapple, choose one that’s packed in water or with no added sugars. Drain the juice and only feed your dog the fruit. Or just stick to fresh or frozen pineapple.


Dogs can have pineapple and it can be a nutritious treat for your furry friend. Your dog can have pineapple fresh or frozen, but always remove the skin and core before giving them any. 
While pineapple has healthy fibre and vitamins, your dog’s nutritional needs will be met by a complete dog food. So pineapple, like other fruits, can be a tasty treat they enjoy in moderation.

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