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Cantaloupes are a great source of vitamin C, potassium, and other nutrients. They're also high in antioxidants that fight free radicals and reduce inflammation. Cantaloupes are rich in fiber and are about 90% water, so adding some to your dog’s diet can help promote hydration and healthy digestion too.
Before sharing with your dog, remove the rind, membranes, and seeds—cantaloupe rinds and seeds can induce stomach upset. The rinds can also pose a choking risk.
When you introduce cantaloupe as a new treat, start out slowly to make sure your dog can digest it well. If your dog loves cantaloupe, he might have some gas and diarrhea after eating a lot of it. But don't worry, this happens to people too sometimes.
The 10% rule is a guideline that many veterinarians suggest for dog parents when it comes to giving their dogs treats. This includes fruit, and the calorie content from treats should not exceed 10% of your dog's daily diet.