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    Default Mixed Fruit-Any Suggestions Pls

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    As always looking for a healthy low calorie alternative to add to the girls biscuits apart from the broccoli ,green beans and carrots which I feed daily as a filler and I also note MC has suggested rice cakes which I have fed as a treat in between meals .I called into Holland and Barrett before to have a look for mixed dried fruit but I couldn't see any plus I was unsure about raisins being OK and with a lot of dried fruit the sugar content increases so I left with just two packs of rice cakes .
    So any guidance pls on what is OK and where to buy from .
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    Apple is ok to give - Sparky loves it!

    I know there is a lot of natural sugar in a lot of fruits & also a lot of vit c in some which can upset the tummys!
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    My "kids" love strawberries, blueberries, melon, tangerine....I could go on, but truth be told, they love everything. As long as it is something to eat, they will eat it. I've seen blueberries listed as an ingredient on several high-end (read expensive) dog food.
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    My two love Bannana whether it be dried or fresh and apples. They have dried apricot occasionally when they are at my mums but I dont like it so dont buy it!!

    Charlie likes Strawberries but Ruby doesnt and they both LOVE natural yogurt which they get a bit of every couple of days!
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    I wouldn't be adding fruit to the diet when you have issues with weight Brian. Dried friuits are particularly high in calories.
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    Just a heads up raisins and currents are highly toxic to dogs

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    Hi Pauline

    Thanks I feared that might be an answer ,I was just looking for more variations of filler apart from veg and rice cakes which are even around 28 cal each .Does the higher calorific value apply only to dried fruits ,so is it OK then to use fresh and with apples should I peel them or not ,sorry am totally dumb on these matters.
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    I even stopped buying dried fruit for myself in H&B as the sugar content is too high.

    Mine like Apple, but it doesn't agree with Pippin, they also love banana but only get a little piece when i have one.

    I never though of ricecakes as a healthy low cal treat (compared to Bonio etc)...thanks for the idea!
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    Carrots are great - if you feed them raw, just washed - don't peel them. They spend ages chewing them, but don't actually digest them very well - you will find small orange pieces in the poo


    Be careful with citrus fruits - too acidic. Also no grapes...

    Most fruit is too high in sugars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Hi Pauline

    Thanks I feared that might be an answer ,I was just looking for more variations of filler apart from veg and rice cakes which are even around 28 cal each .Does the higher calorific value apply only to dried fruits ,so is it OK then to use fresh and with apples should I peel them or not ,sorry am totally dumb on these matters.
    Raw apple is low in calories as a treat but for day to day stick to the veg.
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