Can Dogs Eat Kiwi Skin? Yes! Dogs can eat kiwi skin! But there are a few things to keep in mind. Kiwi fruits have a brown fuzzy, tough outer skin that protects the light green inner flesh. Dogs can have a very hard time just chewing on the texture of the skin if they ever decide to try one.
Furthermore, the inner part of the skin is moist and slippery. And since the texture of the skin is so unusual, there is a high chance that dogs could choke while eating it. Furthermore, if the skin doesn’t get lodged in the pooch’s throat, it might lead to intestinal blockage. So, it’s best not to feed kiwi skin to dogs at all.
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Feeding Kiwi Skin to Dogs
Dogs can eat small amounts of kiwi skin. Kiwi skin is rich in dietary fibers, so it could be helpful in aiding the dogs’ digestion system. But eating small amounts of the skin is a lot more difficult than it sounds. Since the texture of kiwi skin is very tough, you’ll have to cut it into small little pieces. After cutting the skin into tiny pieces, you’ll have to serve it with something flavorful so that your pooch will actually know there’s something tasty on his plate.
But if your dog enjoys the taste, the skin can be fed as a standalone treat. But despite the fact that dogs can eat kiwi skin being true, some dogs may have a hard time digesting the skin, which could lead to gastrointestinal issues such as stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and even bloody stools. Thus, we recommend you don’t feed any kiwi skin to your pup.
What You Need to Know
As for dogs that eat large amounts of kiwi skin, there is a high chance that it’ll do more harm than good to their bodies. Large portions of the skin could also be a potential choking hazard for your pet. Other than choking, the skin may also lead to intestinal blockages and gastrointestinal issues, so it’s best to avoid feeding any kiwi skin to your pup. But if you ever decide on feeding some kiwi skin to dogs, make sure you cut it into small pieces and feed only a small amount at a time.
The maximum amount of skin you can feed your dog depends on your dogs’ weight, age, and activity levels, so there is no way to tell the exact amount of kiwi skin your pup could eat. But it should be fine if you follow the 10-percent-rule of dog treats.
If you believe your dog is suffering from eating large amounts of kiwi skin and/or after eating a whole kiwi, contact your vet right away. If your dog is experiencing any gastrointestinal issues, it wouldn’t hurt to talk to your vet about the possibility of giving them probiotic supplements, but this may or may not be necessary. You can always discuss this with your vet since they will know what’s best for you and your dog.
It’s best not to feed kiwi skin to dogs because of their unique texture and high risk of intestinal blockage. If you still want to feed it to your dog, make sure to cut the skin into small pieces and serve it with a flavorful side dish. The serving size of kiwi skin should be minimal – just a small piece – but you can give your pet more if they seem interested in eating more. Just remember to keep an eye on your dog and stop feeding it kiwi skin if they start displaying any negative side effects, such as stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and/or bloody stools.
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