Can dogs eat Cantaloupe?

can dogs eat cantaloupeYes

Overview

dog-food-safety-information

Yes, dogs can eat cantaloupe provided that it is given to them in moderation. This low-calorie fruit is a healthier alternative to commercial dog treats. Cantaloupe seeds are edible, too; however, do not intentionally feed them to dogs as they can be a choking hazard.

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Cantaloupe, also known as Rockmelon or Sweet melon, is an excellent source of vitamin B6, niacin, folate, vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium, which help nourish the dog's body and boost the immune system.
  • Cantaloupe's high fiber content aids in proper digestion.
  • The low-calorie fruit has high water content, which helps in rehydration.
  • Cantaloupe is rich in antioxidants, promoting healthy cell function and reducing the risk of certain diseases in dogs.

Risks

health-risks
  • Ingesting cantaloupe rinds can cause gastrointestinal upset and may obstruct the dog's digestive tract.
  • The cantaloupe's tough fibrous skin is a choking hazard.
  • The fruit is high in sugar content and not suitable for diabetic dogs and overweight dogs.
health-risks-dog

Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Ripe cantaloupe can be eaten fresh or frozen.
  • Remove the skin and seeds. Cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • Feed cantaloupe to your dog in moderation.

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