Can Dogs Eat Persimmons?
Dogs can eat persimmons in moderation, but never with the seeds. This fruit can be healthy for your dog; however, there are some risks that you need to be aware of.
In the correct doses, persimmons have health benefits like promoting good eyesight and strengthening the immune system. With nutrients like vitamin A, lycopene, manganese and folic acid, they can be a fantastic addition to your dog's diet.
However, feeding persimmons to your dog in large quantities is toxic and dangerous because of the high sugar content. Over time, this will increase your dog's blood sugar level, leading to excess weight gain and diabetes.
In small quantities, persimmons can be beneficial to your dog. However, overeating any fruit will be detrimental to your dog's health, so be aware of how much you're feeding them. Consult your vet if you're concerned about a blockage.
- Intestinal Inflammation
- Intestinal blockage
- Persimmons are natural laxatives so, particularly for small dog breeds, feed in moderation.
- Small dogs are more at risk for intestinal blockages, so be careful when giving them any fruit with seeds/pits.
Intestinal blockage is fatal - it obstructs the digestive system, and surgery is required. Therefore, if you're going to feed your dog a small portion of persimmon, always make sure you've removed all the seeds. I recommend mushing up the fruit and feeding in small bites.
Stomach shock and inflammation are symptoms that might indicate your dog is suffering from some serious medical problems. If you're worried, take them to your local vet.
This fruit is only a concern if your dog has eaten the pit or you're feeding them large quantities. Too much and your dog will have diarrhoea.
Other than that, persimmons are good for dogs. It's one human food that isn't toxic to dogs, making it a sweet treat for your four-legged friend.