Honeydew—you either love it or you hate it. It’s the kind of melon that lives in the shadow of its more talented siblings.But how do dogs feel? Many kinds of fruit make excellent treats for your pup. But is honeydew one of them?
Is honeydew safe for dogs?
Yes, honeydew melons make a safe and refreshing treat for dogs, just make sure you serve it without the seeds and rind. Honeydew is especially great for a thirsty dogs, as honeydew is made up of 90 percent water. Honeydew also is loaded with vitamin C. A few slices of honeydew should contain a whole day’s worth of Vitamin C. It also has potassium and vitamin B. And because honeydew is lower calorie when compared to other fruits like bananas, it’s make a fantastic light treat for your pup. Just remember to treat your dog in moderation, honeydew has a good amount of sugar and too much of any treat can lead to an upset stomach.
How should honeydew be served?
When serving honeydew for your dog, you’ll want to take a few steps. First, you’ll need to remove the rind and any seeds from the honeydew. Next, you’ll want to get the honeydew up into a bite size that’s manageable for your dog. Honeydew is best for those hot summer days when your pup wants and a delicious, thirst-quenching treat.
Make sure to feed your dog honeydew sparingly. While it’s great in small doses, too much of any particular food can be unhealthy for dogs. You’ll want to abide by the 90/10 rule, which suggests that 90 percent of your dog’s calories should come from his or her dog food, and the remaining 10 percent of calories may come from treats.