When pomegranates are cooked into high-quality dog food by professionals, they’re totally fine for canines. But if your dog snatches a raw pomegranate from the counter and starts eating it, seeds included, then you can expect any number of unpleasant side effects.
There are many articles on the internet claiming pomegranate’s health benefits, but they tend to ignore that canines and people differ. We each have a unique system that breaks down nutrients, so what’s good for one person may not be as helpful to another. You won’t definitely die if you eat your dog’s Purina, but it makes you feel queasy. The same case with dogs, Can dogs eat pomegranate?? The answer is: Avoid feeding your dog pomegranate.
The seeds of a pomegranate are not poisonous to dogs the way some other foods can be. The dog’s odds of experiencing organ failure or death are very slim after consuming this fruit. While raisins and grapes can cause kidney problems if eaten in large quantities, pomegranates will usually only result in digestive issues. The dog might accidentally eat the pomegranate seeds and throw up. Pomegranate seeds are similar to acorns in that they contain tannins. Tannins in dogs can lead to digestive issues like throwing up and diarrhea. The pomegranate peel is also a choking hazard so be sure to toss those peels straight into the garbage.
The dog food brand, Farmina contains pomegranate in their recipes. They have a Grain-Free Chicken and Pomegranate Dry Food which contains dried pomegranate. The company’s website has tons of research to back up its ingredient choices. Your pup deserves the best, so if professional dog food companies have formulated a recipe with pomegranates in it and they say that you can give them some to enjoy or benefit from then go ahead! If not though we recommend avoiding this fruit.
If you suspect that your pup has eaten some of the pomegranates from your fancy charcuterie board, Keep an eye on him for a few hours. You should make sure he has water and encourage him to drink it. Chances are, the fruit will come up on its own. Pay attention to your dog’s individual response. A lot of dogs will have an adverse reaction and develop upset tummies after consuming this fruit, while others won’t be bothered at all by it.
To avoid an unpleasant surprise, it’s best to call your vet or Animal Poison Control if you catch sight of them eating raw pomegranate. They can give you the best advice on what to do next based on your dog’s size, age, and breed.
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