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Aronia is a plant that originally comes from North America and was already valued there as a remedy by the indigenous people. The dark blue to black berries are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which can provide your dog with many health benefits. In this article, you will find out what chokeberries can do for your dog and what you should look out for when feeding them to your dog.

The effectiveness of chokeberries

Aronia mainly contains secondary plant substances that play an important role in the metabolism and in the defense against pathogens. Particularly noteworthy are the so-called anthocyanins, which are responsible for the intense color of the berries. Anthocyanins have a strong antioxidant effect, which means that they protect the cells from harmful free radicals that can be caused by stress, environmental toxins or inflammation, among other things.

Anthocyanins can also promote blood circulation, lower blood pressure, support liver function, strengthen the immune system and even have an anti-tumor effect. Aronia can therefore help your dog to stay healthy and fit and prevent or alleviate various diseases.

How do you feed chokeberry?

Aronia can be fed in various forms, for example as fresh or dried berries, as juice, powder or capsules. The berries have a tart, sour taste that not every dog likes. You can therefore mix them with other ingredients, such as quark, yogurt, honey or meat. The dosage depends on the size and health of your dog, but as a guideline you can give about 1 tablespoon of chokeberry powder or 10 to 20 berries per 10 kg of body weight per day. However, you should always start slowly and gradually increase the amount to avoid possible side effects such as diarrhea or flatulence.

Are there any risks or side effects?

Aronia is generally well tolerated by dogs and harmless as long as it is fed in moderation. However, too much chokeberry can lead to hyperacidity of the stomach, which can lead to digestive problems or stomach ulcers. Aronia can also inhibit blood clotting, which can be problematic in dogs with a bleeding tendency or before surgery. If your dog is taking medication, you should talk to your vet beforehand to find out whether chokeberry can affect its effects. For example, chokeberry can strengthen or weaken the effect of antihypertensives or blood sugar reducers.

Aronia is a super berry that can bring many health benefits to your dog if you feed it correctly. Aronia can protect the cells, promote blood circulation, strengthen the immune system and even prevent or fight cancer. However, you should always pay attention to the correct dosage and consider possible risks or side effects.

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If you notice any signs of hypersensitivity or poisoning in your dog, you should see your vet immediately. We are not a substitute for a vet, but we try to be as accurate as possible. Every dog reacts differently and we recommend you get a second opinion or consult your vet if in doubt.

Stay healthy and take good care of your four-legged friend!😊

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