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Can My Dog Have Cantaloupe?Yes, they can!!!
Does anyone else want to share their summer snacks with their “fur” kids?
Well, now you can safely.
Is Cantaloupe Good for Dogs?
Cantaloupe is one fruit that, if given in small portions, is very beneficial for our “fur” kiddos.
Seriously, we do have something we can give them.
According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), in article by Anna Burke, she stated that even the seeds are good for our “fur” kiddos.
This is especially true if your dog is overweight, not that any of mine would ever be, cough…cough.
Anyways, cantaloupe is rich in Vitamin A and C which works as an antioxidant for dogs! Who would have guessed??
Dr. Danielle Bernall, a veterinarian with Wellness Natural Pet Food, was quoted in an article for Country Living by Courtney Campbell, saying that cantaloupe is full of water which helps keep the dogs hydrated during the summer.
However, like everything else its should be served as a snack not a staple since dogs do better with meats and proteins. I know what my three kiddos and I will snacking on this summer when we are by the “doggie pool” getting sun!!
Are There any Risks?
As always, there are potential risks with everything good.
Make sure when you are giving it to your pooches that you take all of the skin off. This could be a choking hazard.
Also, most dogs are able to swallow the seeds but you should still be careful.
You never know when our dogs are going to swallow seed and bark at the same time. Just joking, but honestly be careful with those seeds especially with the little “fur” kiddos.
And finally, keep in mind that the next time your doggie wants to share your snacks, cantaloupe is one that they can, within reason!!