Yes. Papaya is rich in fiber and healthy enzymes that improve digestive health. Papaya also contains vitamins A, C, E, and K, as well as folate, potassium, and calcium, which aids heart and immune system health.
Share small amounts (a few bites) of papaya occasionally. Fruit isn’t a natural part of a dog’s diet, and too much of the fruit’s sugar or fiber content will cause digestive upset. Also make sure your pet isn’t eating papaya seeds, which contain small amounts of toxic cyanide. Finally, don’t share papaya, or other fruits, if your dog is diabetic.
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