Yes. Cantaloupe contains vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, folic acid, antioxidants, and dietary fiber. All of these good things, taken together, benefit your dog’s eyes and fur, decrease inflammation in the body, and improve digestive health. Cantaloupe can also be good for older dogs, as an added source of vitamin C.
Cantaloupe does have higher sugar content than some other treats, so you want to share it in moderation. Definitely don’t share cantaloupe if your dog is diabetic. You also don’t want to give your dog too much dietary fiber—this can be hard on your dog’s digestive system. Be sure to remove the rind and seeds and offer a few bites of cantaloupe periodically. If you notice any changes in your dog’s bowel movements, you might be sharing too much cantaloupe and should back off.
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