Yup, dogs can eat watermelon in moderation.
Watermelon tastes natural sweet and fresh juicy. It’s dog’s indispensable treat in summer, can make dogs feel cool and happy. Watermelon is low in calories, it includes almost all the needed nutrients and vitamins except fat content, it’s good for dogs.
71% of the Watermelon is water, so eating watermelon just like drinking water, can help your dogs rehydrate and cool on a hot summer day.Watermelon also contains much powerful antioxidant and glutathione which can help protect dog’s immune system and reduce the risk of cancer.
You can cut the watermelon into slices and remove the seeds. Like other fruits, seeds are poisonous and bad for dogs. But don’t worry if your dogs occasionally eat a few watermelon seeds, large amounts of seeds will lead to poisoning. Toxic dose depends on dog’s weight, you should be cautious if you have a Chihuahua or little puppy. Beyond that, seeds are not conducive to digestion, may cause stomach pain.
Watermelon is a healthy treat for your dog, but you should feed in small amounts for the first time and watch the reaction. If there are no bad reactions, you can gradually increase amounts. How much dogs can eat depends on the size of the dog, a small slice is enough for a Chihuahua, adult golden retriever can eat a quarter of watermelon.