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Can dogs have watermelon?

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Watermelon is safe for dogs. The high water and vitamin content of watermelon is good for them. However, dogs should not eat the seeds or the rind.

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Watermelon seeds are potentially toxic to dogs if consumed in high quantities. A few seeds accidentally consumed by a large dog are not dangerous, but puppies and small dogs should avoid them entirely.

The rind may cause diarrhea and is a potential choking hazard. The pigments in the rind may cause a dog to pass green stool. This is not a sign of sickness, but it may be alarming,

It is always best to give a dog small amounts of watermelon at first to be certain that there are no adverse reactions.

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