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Can Huskies Eat Watermelon: (Yes, But Know This First)

Watermelon is a delicious treat for us, but what about our huskies? I get asked this one quite a bit! So here’s the detailed answer.

The quick answer is yes, your husky can safely eat watermelon. However, the seeds and the rind should be removed first.

Is Watermelon Safe For Huskies?

It’s confirmed that watermelon is safe for huskies and all dogs. Well, ONLY the fleshy pink part of the fruit is!

Two things to do before giving your husky watermelon:

  1. Remove the seeds
  2. Remove the all hard rind (white and green outer part)

As long as your husky only eats the red fleshy part of the watermelon, they’ll be safe and enjoy tons of health benefits.

Why Remove The Seeds & Rind?

Why can’t huskies eat the seeds and rind? And what happens if they do? (accidentally).

  • The seeds may cause intestinal blockage. Not only is this painful, but in the worst cases it could result in surgery to remove them.
  • The rind, on the other hand, will cause gastrointestinal upset due to it being practically indigestible.

This is according to veterinarians and the AKC

What Happens If Your Husky Eats The Seeds or Rinds?

If your husky only swallowed the odd seed, or a tiny chunk of rind, then there’s likely no serious harm done and your husky’s body will handle it.

If on the other hand you’ve read this article a little too late, and your husky has consumed lots of seeds and rind, it’s very important to monitor them and consider contacting your local veterinarian to inform them of whats happened.

Again, a small amount of seeds or very small chunk of rind should not cause any major issues.

Still, every situation is different, so watch your husky closely and be ready to reach out for help.

How Much Watermelon Can a Husky Eat?

How much watermelon is too much watermelon?

Due to watermelon containing a low amount of sugar, there isn’t really too much concern if your husky enjoys a fairly large portion of it.

However, we must remember that things like fruit should only be given as a small treat and a “token gesture”. There’s no need to feed your husky a huge bowl of watermelon.

Additionally, if they consume too much it could lead to food refusal down the line.

Ultimately, 2-3 medium-sized chunks of watermelon is more than enough for a husky to enjoy and get a buzz from.

Is Watermelon Good For Huskies?

Your husky will receive a range of vitamins and minerals from eating watermelon.

The best benefits of watermelon:

  • Watermelon has a low sugar content compared to other fruit
  • Watermelon is around 90% water, so it’s great to keep your husky hydrated
  • Watermelon is high in potassium, vitamin C, A, and B1, B5, B6
  • Watermelon doesn’t contain cholesterol
  • Watermelon is extremely low in sodium and fat (almost none)
  • It’s an exciting treat your husky will LOVE

So yes, once the seeds and rind have been removed, your husky will receive a wide range of benefits from consuming a little watermelon.

Can Huskies Have Watermelon Every Day?

Assuming the portion size is small then yes, it’s fine to give your husky a little portion of watermelon every day. Due to the fact it’s low in sugar and mostly made up of water, it’s one of the healthiest fruits to offer a dog.

As long as your husky doesn’t react badly to watermelon, or it starts causing them to refuse their own food, then it’s a green light!

Disclaimer

The advice given in this article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice in any context. Before making any decisions that may affect the health and/or safety of your dog, you should always consult a trained veterinarian in your local area. For the FULL disclaimer Visit Here


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