A lot can be lost during the cooking process, so you’ll want to stick with raw blueberries, preferably organic ones.
In human studies, regular consumption of blueberries was shown to improve memory and cognitive function. Though it remains to be seen if the same can be said for canines, we do know that this fruit can help prevent heart issues and prevent some cancers. Studies on animals have shown a reduction in breast, colon, esophageal, and small intestine cancers.
1/4 cup contains 22 calories. There is no fat, cholesterol or sodium. This fruit contains fiber, vitamin c, B6 and also has iron and magnesium. Its glycemic index (rate at which sugar is absorbed) is low with a score of 40.
Working blueberries into a Pomeranian’s diet:
This is a very versatile fruit, which makes it easy to give to a Pom. Do keep in mind that most dogs find fresh blueberries to be so delicious that you may find it best to plan ahead as to how you will incorporate these, so that a begging situation does not develop.
For adults, if you will be feeding
other fruits as well, try to stay with 1/4 cup per day. Puppies should have half this amount. You can give this as snacks either fresh or frozen (many Poms love frozen fruits on hot summer days and please note that studies have proven that freezing these does NOT change its healthy qualities; they can be frozen for up to 6 months).
These can also be mixed into food however, do be careful because the finicky Pom will take his time to selectively pick these out of his dish; you’ll want to mix them in thoroughly.