Fresh, dried or frozen, fruits can be a healthy way to indulge your dog's sweet tooth. Do keep in mind that dried fruits can be deceptively high in calories and fibre, though, as they are basically a concentrated source. Look for fruits dried without any added sugars or sulphur, or try dehydrating them at home. With fresh fruit, make sure you remove all pits, seeds, or stones. And feed sparingly until you know that your dog is able to eat a variety of fruits without any tummy upset.
Try cutting up a couple of different fruits and blending them, then freezing the resulting mix in an ice cube tray (you can also mix in a bit of yogurt).
Once frozen, these "fruit pops" make a great healthy summer treat. The old stand-bys such as strawberries, apples, bananas, and peaches are always a good choice, but try expanding your dog's palate with the following choices.
Cantaloupe provides vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants. Cantaloupe is also a good source of fibre.
Apricots (fresh or dried) are a good source of beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, iron, and fiber. Fresh apricots can be a bit sour, so some dogs may prefer the dried ones over the fresh ones.