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Help!!! Are blackberries ok for dogs??

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Buggles, Aug 2, 2009.


  1. Buggles

    Buggles PetForums Senior

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    Have just noticed we have got blackberries growing on the hedge at the bottom of the garden and Alfie has just come running in with one in his mouth, which he has eaten before I could get it out of his mouth (he now has a very red tongue!)

    Are these ok for dogs to eat?? He's only 16 weeks old and I've no idea how many more he will have eaten.
     
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    Spellweaver PetForums VIP

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    Didn't know the answer to this one but a quick google has come up with the fact that they are not harmful to dogs but that they may cause constipation if he eats too many - oh, and he may have purple poo for a while! :wink5:
     
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    Buggles PetForums Senior

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    Purple poo, eh! Fun!

    Thanks for that, I didn't think to google it!
     
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    gesic PetForums VIP

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    Ohhh blackberries....my boy loves them.
    Picks his own and was very disapointed when the season ended last year!
     
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    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    mine love them!:D



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    When we go blackberry picking in the autumn Drym always comes with us - he picks his own off the bush and eats them, the look on his face is bliss, he also does this to my raspberries and strawberries lol and he loves them - :)

    he has been doing this for 11 years and never come to any harm so don't worry hun I am sure your baby will be fine - x x
     
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    Emraa PetForums Senior

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    Bella loves her blackberries and raspberries - she always manages to sneek a few even though she knows she isn't allowed!
     
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    LucyJ PetForums Member

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    2 of my Bernese love to 'pick' blackberries and I have always let all the dogs have them. Always been fine.
     
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    Mine doesn't like raspberries, strawberries or blackberries (unless in a crumble with cream) but has raided the pea crop!
     
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    One of my past dogs loved them! never harmed her at all.
     
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    Freyja PetForums VIP

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    Mine have never eaten blackberries but they love strawberries. We used to heve them growing in a tub on the wall to high for them to reach but unfortunately not too high for William to reach. He would stand on his back legs pick them and drop them on the floor for the whippets. He never ate them himself though he didn't like them.
     
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    My little lad managed to get in the veg part of the garden and helped himself to some strawberries, he loved them :eek:hmy:
    and they didnt seem to do him any harm.:smilewinkgrin:
     
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    I had a samoyed who loved melon but not apple or celery. Remember tho no grapes or raisins!
     
  14. stevecov

    stevecov PetForums Junior

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    When I read the title I thought you meant the phone blackberry :D
     
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