Can Dogs Eat Cantaloupe?

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Yes, dogs can eat cantaloupe and nothing bad will happen. For the most part you need to be aware of the parts that are not edible and the other parts that are eatable.

Cantaloupes are melons that are grown or eaten all over the world. They have been around for thousands of years and humans have enjoyed eating them for a long time.

We will start with the part that the dog isn’t able to eat, and we will talk about what part they can eat. Portions can be important if you want to give them a lot or a smaller quantity.

Rind

Rind is a choking hazard and should be treated as such. In addition, you must remember that dogs find this part difficult to digest and humans avoid this part of the fruit for the same reason.

Outer protective layer will keep other animals from eating the fruit and save the juice within the fruit. Much like a banana you don’t eat the outside and only focus on eating the inside of the cantaloupe.

Seeds

Seeds are hard for dogs to digest and should overall not be eaten by the dog. Most of the time dogs will literally poop out a seed because their bodies cannot process that type of material.

Humans stay away from the seeds and don’t eat them either for this same reason. To be safe you will want to steer clear of the rind and the seeds because these are the parts of the cantaloupe that dogs can’t eat.

Flesh

Flesh is the only part that is safe to give to the dog. There are no digestive or choking issues and the dog can eat it without health hazards. This will require a little work and preparation but, in the end,, you will notice that you won’t have to worry about the dog’s health.

High Sugar Content

Portioning, or limiting, the sugar content is going to help the dog eat cantaloupe without spiking their sugar levels. Dogs don’t eat sugar in the same frequency as us and we can argue that they don’t eat any sugar in nature.

Keeping the serving sizes low and the amount of times dogs eat cantaloupe spread out. Upset stomach and many other issues can arise when you decide not to give them little portions.

Nutrition

Cantaloupes are mostly water and the next biggest ingredient is carbohydrates. Protein, fat and fiber are also areas where this fruit is truly a nutritional powerhouse.

Foods that are bad for the body are in small amounts while the healthy part of the fruit is in abundance. A slice with their dog food could be an excellent source of vitamins and minerals in addition to their food.

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