Can Dogs Eat Watermelon?

can-dogs-eat-watermelonI must confess, I love watermelons, and that not only because of their sweet taste, but because they are healthy as well. Watermelons are a good source of water, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and lycopene, which is important for our cardiovascular health as well as our bones. There’s no doubt that watermelons are good for us humans, but what about dogs? Can dogs eat watermelon?

Dogs can Eat Watermelon

Yes, dogs can eat watermelon. In fact, on a hot summer day, it would be a good idea to give your dog a slice or two, as eating watermelon is an en excellent way to fight dehydration – watermelons are approximately 91% water. However, do not let your dog eat the rind or the seeds of a watermelon, as they are slightly toxic.

As the seeds of a watermelon can be found anywhere in the fruit, it might be a good idea to buy one of those seedless watermelons if you plan to share it with your dog.

In conclusion, while dogs can eat watermelons, they cannot eat the seeds or the rind of a watermelon. That’s why it’s important remove the seeds before giving a slice of watermelon to your dog.


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