- Not a substitute for professional veterinary help.
Maybe. While watermelon rind doesn’t contain anything hazardous to dogs, the texture and toughness of the rind is problematic. If your dog has eaten watermelon rind, he’s not necessarily in danger. But it’s difficult to ensure your dog will chew the rind thoroughly before swallowing, and larger pieces can cause gastrointestinal blockage or upset.
It’s best to offer your dog only a few bites of the fruit of the watermelon (but remove the seeds), and toss the rind rather than share it.
What Else Can Your Dog Eat?
We offer a collection of articles on foods that are safe, dangerous or even toxic for dogs to eat, including vegetables, dairy, bread, and junk food. There is a wide variety of “human food” that is healthy for your dog to eat, while others are considered toxic and dangerous. Check out which fruits and veg are good for your dog here and which spices and seasonings are ok to give to your furry little buddy here. We’ve created these articles to ensure you’re informed on feeding your dog a wonderfully varied diet while learning the limitations of a dog’s sensitive digestive system.
You might also be interested in reading “Can My Dog Eat Watermelon?” or “Can My Dog Eat Watermelon seeds?“