- 1 Why should you give watermelon to your dog?
- 2 Nutrient contents in watermelon
- 3 How to give watermelon to your dog?
- 4 Can watermelon harm dogs?
To begin with, yes, dogs can eat watermelon but with a few precautions. Although the sweet content of watermelon is natural but not good if your dog eats it in excess quantity. Thus, your pooch can eat this fruit in a moderate quantity. Skin and seeds of this fruit are hard to digest and they can harm your dog in various ways.
Why should you give watermelon to your dog?
Watermelon is a package deal of nutrients for your dog. It contains a large amount of potassium which is important for your dog’s heart. If your dog has a deficiency of potassium, he can suffer a heart attack.
Watermelon is chock full of Vitamin B6, which helps in improving red blood cell function, it helps in regulating hormones, and it also improves the immune system of dogs. Vitamin A is a content of this fruit that keeps the fur, skin, and eyesight of a dog in good health.
Nutrient contents in watermelon
- Vitamin –A, B6
- Pantothenic acid
- Dietary Fibre
How to give watermelon to your dog?
Method 1: Raw watermelon
Wash your melon, remove the seeds and skin. Now give the pure and red flesh of this fruit to your pooch and, he will love it.
Method two: Frozen watermelon treat
Take 2-3 cups of a melon without seeds and skin, blend it in the mixer with water or. You can also mix it with coconut milk. Now, pour the mixture into ice-cube trays and let it freeze. Your dog will enjoy this healthy treat.
Method three: Frozen watermelon and yogurt treat
Take low-fat yogurt. Fill your ice cube trays halfway with your yogurt. Set it for 30 minutes in the freezer. Now take your watermelon puree. You can prepare this puree with water. Fill your rest half of the ice cube trays with this puree, and let it set and serve.
Method four: dehydrated chewy watermelon treats
You can dehydrate your melon pieces with the help of electric dehydrator and let your pooch enjoy this tasty chewy treat. They are easy to store and; they create less mess.
Can watermelon harm dogs?
Watermelon is harmless but here are a few necessary precautions to be taken while feeding it to your dog:
Don’t let your dog swallow too many seeds, as they can cause serious indigestion.
Remove the skin and white part of melon as they can create a choking hazard and are hard to digest.
Watermelon contains sweet. If your dog is diabetic, never give him this fruit.
Beware! Your dog will eat, drink and wash his face with watermelon, while you will end up cleaning his mess. Please like share and subscribe if you love watermelons and dogs.