Can dogs eat Dragon fruit?

can dogs have dragon fruitYes

Overview

dog-food-safety-information

Yes, dragon fruit is a healthy fruity treat for dogs. Dragon fruit is good for a dog's immune system as it packs a good dose of antioxidants. But set limits on how much dragon fruit your dog eats, as overfeeding often leads to diarrhea and an upset stomach.

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Dragon fruit, also known as Pitaya or Pitahaya, is packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, helping prevent various diseases, such as heart disease and cancers in dogs.
  • The dragon fruit's high fiber content helps keep the dog's digestive tract healthy.
  • The fruit has high calcium content, which helps in maintaining strong bones.

Risks

health-risks
  • Dragon fruit skin is tough to eat and hard to digest.
  • Excessive consumption can cause digestive issues in dogs, such as upset stomach and loose stool.
health-risks-dog

Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Dragon fruit is eaten fresh or frozen.
  • Remove the leathery skin, cut it into small pieces.
  • Unlike many other fruits, dragon fruit seeds can be safely consumed by dogs as they are non-toxic.
  • Feed dragon fruit to your dog in moderation.

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