My Dog Likes to Eat Blueberries!

poodle Eat Blueberries

I have a tawny colored miniature poodle that is about 5 years old. I’m not sure of his exact age as I adopted him from the local animal shelter several years ago. Barney is a pretty finicky eater. I suppose I contributed to that as I always feed him a portion of whatever I’m eating. Sometimes chicken, other times steak. As far as canned food, Barney can either take it or leave it. It’s never very surprising to see an untouched bowl of food, even though I spend a fortune on top of the line fare for him. No particular food held any real interest for him. I tried canned food with gravy, fruit, or vegetables. I tried chunky food and mashed food.

One day last summer, I was having a backyard get together. Barney gets pretty excited over these events. He knows barbeques mean hotdogs and hamburgers for him. People food, yummy! That day, I had decided to mix up a drink using frozen blueberries. I took the blueberries out of the freezer, and set them on the counter so I could begin my preparation. Barney started acting really weird, and began to bark, yip, and jump up and down. I held up one of the frozen blueberries in my hand, and Barney really went crazy. I did a quick internet search to find out if blueberries were safe for dogs to eat. The answer I found here Sure enough, they’re fine, even healthy for them.

So, I gave Barney one of the frozen blueberries, and that was the start of a new love affair for him. Barney begged for more, and was not satisfied until he ate about 10 of them! I barely had enough left over to make one frozen drink, but I’m never one to deny my precious Barney. And, that’s how my dog started to eat blueberries. He hasn’t stopped eating them since that day and insists on the frozen kind no matter what the season.