Can Dogs Eat Watermelon?

The short answer: Yes.

The long answer: More than just being a refreshing summer treat, watermelon contains antioxidants and nutrients that help destroy free radicals found in your dog’s body. Compared to any other fruit or vegetable, it has the highest amount of lycopene which helps against cell damage.

How to feed watermelon to your dog: Cut the watermelon into smaller sections. Take out the seeds and its rind. The watermelon seeds can cause intestinal blockage while the watermelon rind may upset your dog’s stomach. Serve your dog limited amounts of watermelon since overfeeding him may cause diarrhea.

Here are three ideas for watermelon treats your dog will love:

  1. Blend watermelon cubes with coconut water then freeze the juice in an ice tray.
  2. Pureed watermelon and yogurt go well together! Refrigerate for a few hours, and serve it in a bowl for a treat that will cool him down.
  3. Make use of the season’s harvest! Combine diced watermelon with diced strawberries for a fruity twist.
  4. Or simply chill some watermelon sections to offer your puppy a refreshing hot day treat!

In summary: Filled with lycopene, vitamin A, and potassium, watermelon can give your dog the sufficient amount of nutrients he needs while also keeping him hydrated.

References:
Food dogs should not eat and some they should
Can dogs eat watermelon?
10 Best Fruits and Vegetables for Dogs

*Feature photo by Juja Han on Unsplash

About the Author:

A freelance editor based in the Philippines, Mimi Tiu is a proud paw aunt to a family of Terriers and a Ragdoll-Persian cat. When she isn’t creating meaningful content for Waldo’s Friends, she finds pleasure in chronicling her ice cream discoveries and coming up with meticulously detailed plans for her next getaway. Follow her adventures on Instagram @nicetomitiu.

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