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Can dogs eat cantaloupe?

Yes, dogs can eat cantaloupe moderately.

Cantaloupe is the healthy and tasty fruit for dogs. It’s a good source of vitamins and potassium. Vitamins are antioxidants can prevent cell damage and premature aging. There are indications that antioxidants can reduce the risk of cancer and inflammation. Potassium is an important mineral substance for dogs. It is good for a healthy heart and proper muscle function.

Cantaloupe is safe for dogs. Except mild irritation for the stomach, there is no report that cantaloupe has any other side effect. So you should feed with cantaloupe in small quantities at first time, then observe dog’s react. If there is no problem, you can gradually increase the amount. If you observe any symptoms about gastrointestinal discomfort such as vomiting, diarrhea or jaded appetite, please stop feeding and consult your vet. New dog food should be introduced slowly and carefully. Beyond that, you need to remove seeds from cantaloupe as seeds contain harmful chemical named glycosides.

Cantaloupe is rich in sugar. Although dogs can digest plant cells easily, large consumption can even cause diarrhea or an upset stomach. Especially if your dog suffers from diabetes, you should be more careful.

In conclusion, dogs can eat cantaloupe in moderation. You can make it as dog’s treat but not daily food.