Maybe. (But we recommend against it.) Pomegranates are rich in anti-oxidants, and high in fiber, potassium, folic acid, and vitamin C. A small amount of pomegranate may be fine to share with your dog, but some dogs become sick after eating the fruit, so it’s safest to avoid pomegranate in favor of dog-friendly fruits like apples or berries.
It’s thought that the tannins in pomegranate are what upset a dog’s stomach. However, dog treats containing pomegranate are not so rich in tannins and provide the health benefits of pomegranate without the risk.
Symptoms to Look For
If your dog has an adverse reaction to pomegranate, this could cause vomiting, but not much else, and any stomach upset shouldn’t last long. The dog’s digestive system will simply try to expel the fruit and then quickly recover, so unless the vomiting is severe and prolonged, it’s likely not necessary to take your dog to the vet.
For More Information
We have tons of articles about which foods are safe or dangerous for your dog, including various cereals, fruits, and snacks. You might also be interested in reading “Can My Dog Eat Pineapple?”
The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.