Can dogs eat melon?

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Fed in moderation, melons are safe for your dog to eat. They are a great source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Melons do have high sugar content and shouldn’t be fed in high volumes, if you have a diabetic dog you should avoid feeding melons.

When feeding melon, you should remove all seeds and the outer skin before feeding, then chop the melon up into manageable pieces. These can cause intestinal blockages or post a choking hazard so it’s best to avoid these completely.

These can be great to freeze in summer as they’re full of water and are an easy way to get fluids into your dog’s diet.

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Melon should be fed in moderation, so rather than guessing how much fruit your dog needs, why not feed a meal that's already got a balanced amount in anyway? Pure offers complete nutrition for dogs that is totally tasty, containing fruits like apples in the perfect quantities.