Cantaloupe aka rockmelon, is a popular sweet melon that many people enjoy all year long. Watermelon and Honeydew of course are just as popular.
But is cantaloupe good for your dogs? The answer is yes!
Your dogs can definitely enjoy a bit of cantaloupe with you – but, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to offering your dog this tasty melon.
Too much cantaloupe can upset your dog’s stomach
Cantaloupe is so sweet and juicy, it’s tempting to eat a lot of it at once, but your dog may not tolerate the melon as easily as you do. Too much cantaloupe can upset your dog’s stomach and digestive system.
Beware of seeds and rind
You should never feed your dog the seeds of a cantaloupe (or any melon) as they can have poisonous qualities, and cause gastrointestinal problems. The rind could also cause some digestive problems, and can be tough for your dogs to get down. But, the flesh of the melon is perfectly safe in smaller amounts.
How to introduce a new food
A good way to ‘test’ your dog is to offer them a very small piece of cantaloup flesh, and see if they enjoy it, and how they react to it. If they don’t seem to have any issues, you can give them a bit more, but a few small pieces here and there is always a good rule of thumb.
Benefits of cantaloupe for dogs
Cantaloupe actually has incredible health properties that you’ll love for your dog, too, including lots of essential vitamins. It also works as an anti-inflammatory, which can be great for older dogs who may have aching muscles, etc.
With so many sweet and delicious fruits to offer your dog, cantaloupe seems like it could be one of the best (and tastiest!) for you and your four-legged friend to enjoy.
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