Yes – you can feed your dog melon in moderation. Melon is a great snack for your dog on a hot summer day, and is vitamin rich and a good source to water to keep them hydrated. Melon is also high in antioxidants which protects your dog’s cells from pollutants. Antioxidants are great at reducing the risk of cancer, arthritis and other diseases, making melon a great snack choice for your dog.
How Can I Feed My Dog Melon?
Most dogs love the taste of melon, so once you’ve given them a taste they might be back for more. However, be careful not to overfeed your dog melon. Whilst melon is really healthy and completely safe for them to eat, too much might cause diarrhoea due to the high fibre and water content. Before we humans domesticated dogs, they were only carnivores, so fruit isn’t necessarily part of their natural diet. If you’re looking to feed your dog melon, here are some tips.
Best ways to feed your dog melon
- Remove the rind
- Start by feeding a few chunks or bites
- Add into their food bowl with a regular meal
- Feed your pet melon as a dessert or snack
- In warmer months, you can freeze melon cubes as dogs love ice treats – make sure the cubes are small so they don’t choke though!
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