Can Dogs Eat Persimmons?
Persimmons have a wide array of health benefits for your dog, which include promoting strong eyesight in growing puppies and aging adults and strengthening the immune system. However, they should always be fed in moderate as persimmons have a high sugar content that increases blood sugar in your dog leading to excess weight gain and diabetes over time.
Many fruits and fruit pits are usually toxic and dangerous to dogs. Like other members of the berry family, persimmons have a seed or pit in the middle, which can be extremely dangerous for your dog. Despite being non-toxic, persimmon seeds are large and pose a choking hazard. Furthermore, permission seeds can cause vomiting, intestinal inflammation, and intestinal blockage. Intestinal blockage is a fatal condition that leads to the obstruction of the digestive system with surgery required to save the dog’s life. Before feeding dogs with persimmons, it is important to remove the seeds to avoid choking. Always double check to ensure there is no pit left then mush up the fruit and feed your dog in small bites.
Persimmon fruits are natural laxative. Small dog breeds especially should be fed this fruit only in moderation.
Moderation is Key
If you are keen on adding a fruit to your dog’s diet, persimmons are an option. However, the fruit should be given in moderation. Always observe caution and consult your veterinarian before modifying your dog’s diet.