The quick answer: Humans love watermelon in the summertime, and good news - you can share it with your dog!
Benefits of watermelon
Watermelon is a safe and hydrating treat for our four-legged friends. It’s full of H2O (92% of it is water!), vitamins A, B6 and C, which can boost your dog’s immune system, provide a little energy and is also good for their eyes and teeth. It’s a great snack for pups because it replenishes vitamins and refreshes during hot summer months, helping to prevent heat stroke. There’s also only about 50 calories to a cup, so it’s a healthier, low-calorie choice compared to rich meats and cheeses.
Here are some important things to remember:
Offer freshly cut watermelon with the seeds and rind removed as a hydrating snack. You can also puree watermelon and freeze it inside a Kong toy or silicone mold for a refreshing treat on hot summer days.
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