As a dog owner, it can be pretty tough to come up with new treats for our furry little friends. One moment they are excited about their dog food, and the next they are completely tired of its taste.
Of course, there are countless dog food varieties you can find in the stores, but have you ever considered fruits?
There are plenty of fruits that are safe for dogs. From apples to mangoes, you can always find new sweet and healthy treats for your fur baby.
We have made it our mission to list down many fruits and vegetables that are safe for your dogs to eat. You can find those articles here in the FAQ section of our website.
Can Dogs Eat Cantaloupe?
Yes, they can! Cantaloupes are 100% safe for our dogs to consume. And they are a healthier alternative to packaged and processed treats – especially for dogs with obesity and/or other health problems.
The Health Benefits of Cantaloupes For Dogs
There are plenty of health benefits our dogs can get from consuming cantaloupes as treats. The tasty melon fruit is a great source of Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, dietary fiber, potassium, niacin, and folate.
These vitamins help provide a lot of health benefits for our dogs. They have great antioxidant content which plays a crucial role in capturing free radicals to help promote healthy cell function and slow cell aging. It is also a great food that helps reduce the risk of getting certain diseases.
Additionally, cantaloupes are great for dogs who are on a diet because they are low in calories and high in water content. This means your dog can rehydrate a lot without gaining more pounds. Because of the high water and fiber content, cantaloupes also help promote healthy digestion for dogs and prevent dehydration.
A Few Cautions About Dogs and Cantaloupe
To feed your dog’s cantaloupe, make sure that the seeds are removed to avoid any choking hazard. You also need to remove the cantaloupe rinds as this can cause gastrointestinal upset and can get stuck in your dog’s digestive tract. And, as always, it is best to give cantaloupe to our dogs in moderation.
But once you’ve removed the seeds and the rind, just slice the cantaloupes into nice treat-sized pieces for your dogs, and you’re good to go.
So there you have it, the answer to the question “can dog eat cantaloupe?” See below for more answers to common dog food questions.
Learn More About What Human Foods Are Healthy or Harmful for Dogs
This article is part of our special series of articles about “What Human Foods Can Dogs Eat?”
Please check out other articles in the series including: Can dogs eat carrots?