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Apple: This Crunchy Fruit Is an Antioxidant Superstar

Found in most grocery stores all year round, this beloved fruit is known for its crunchy texture, making it a wonderful treat to share with pets. It offers numerous phytochemicals that may help ward off illnesses and even contains a compound that may help freshen your pet's breath.

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  • Apples can be given to your pets as a crunchy snack or treat, or they can be added to your pet's nutritionally adequate, species-appropriate diet
  • Apples offer a variety of phytochemicals, such as catechin, quercetin, phloridzin and chlorogenic acid. Studies have found that the strong antioxidant activities of apples may help minimize the risk of cancer and reduce lipid oxidation
  • The quercetin in apples has natural antihistamine properties, meaning it can help minimize allergy symptoms like itching, inflammation and irritation in your pets. It's even called "nature's Benadryl"
  • Conventionally grown apples are typically treated with pesticides to protect them from insects and fungi, so make sure you buy only organic apples for yourself and your pet

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