Is Watermelon Good for Your Teacup Dog?
Are you a teacup dog lover? Then this article will be exactly useful for you. Because today we are going to talk about how watermelon suit for your teacup dog and the health benefits of having watermelon. And also, the feeding rules of watermelon. It is exactly beneficial for the health of your loving puppy, if you read this till the end.
First of all, we will talk about whether it is healthy for teacup dogs to have watermelon. Yes, exactly it is good for their health. Watermelon is a very popular fruit. Almost all of people like to have watermelon as a fruit. As well as for the people, it is suitable to feed your teacup dog at home with watermelon. Most probably in hot days at summer season, watermelon is perfect to keep your teacup dog hydrated. It reduces the body temperature.
What Is Watermelon?
Watermelon in a nectarine on the earth that almost everyone loves to eat. And also, it contains a lot of juice in it. There are different types of variations of watermelon in different countries. The origin of watermelon was around the 6th or 7th century and it was spread to China and Japan in between 9th to 11th centuries. When it comes to the 21st century, now there are different types of watermelon with different shapes due to genetical testing.
For an example, watermelon was grown with a square shape in Japan. Because that shape is very helpful in managing the when transporting. And also, many other countries are carrying out genetical testing to invent new variations of watermelon.
In around 1600, watermelon was introduced to Europe and in 17th and 18th centuries, it was started to grow watermelon as a garden crop. So, we can come to a conclusion that the watermelon has a long history.
What Vitamins Are Included in Watermelon?
Watermelon, which is a perfect food for your teacup dog includes many vitamins.
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
And also, watermelon includes Calcium and Potassium which is beneficial not only for humans’ health but also beneficial for the health of teacup dogs.
Nutrition facts of watermelon that are presented by the Labeling fact of USA is as follows.
Nutrition Facts of Watermelon
- Total Carbohydrate 21g
- Calories from Fat 0
- Cholesterol 0mg (0%)
- Potassium 270mg
- Protein 1g
- Sugars: 20g
- Iron (4%)
7 Health Benefits of Feeding Your Teacup Dog with Watermelon
Now we are going to talk about the health benefits for your teacup dogs by feeding with watermelon.
- Heart health
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Skin and hair benefits
- Muscle soreness & athletic performance
- Cancer prevention
3 Watermelon Feeding Rules for your teacup dog
Feeding Rule number one
- When you are feeding your teacup dog with watermelon, you should be responsible to wash the watermelon properly and cut it into little pieces and feed your pet. Because, if the pieces are too large it will be difficult to swallow.
Feeding Rule Number Two
- After cutting in to little pieces, you should remove the seeds. If not, seeds may choke in stomach and it will cause for the pain in the stomach of your teacup dog.
Feeding Rule Number Three
- If you are feeding your pet with watermelon you should be responsible to feed your pet no more than twice a week with watermelon. Because watermelon contains about 20g of sugar. So, feeding with watermelon more often may cause for health issues of your teacup dog.
Is It Good to Swallow Seeds of Watermelon?
Swallowing watermelon seeds may cause for the issues in stomach. There will be pain or stomach aching if seeds get choked in the stomach. So, you should be responsible to feed watermelon without seeds.
Which Parts of Watermelon is Good to feed?
Whole watermelon fruit is suitable for your teacup dog to be fed, but without seeds. But the tastiest part is the flesh of the watermelon and it is very juicy.
Some dogs are like to have the bark of the watermelon fruit also. But there is a problem when it comes to the teacup dogs. As teacup dogs are very small if any piece of bark blocks their throat it may cause for the death even due to breathing difficulties. So, if you are feeding them with watermelon bark, you must be very careful. Bark of the watermelon fruit also very nutritious. But sometimes it may difficult for teacup dogs to digest it. If not, there is no any bad effect with the bark of the watermelon fruit.
How to Serve Watermelon to Your Little Dog?
The most perfect way is to serve watermelon fruit to your teacup dog is, cut it into small cubes and remove the seeds and bark, and then feed your pet with it. Then it is easy for your pet to swallow. If you are not cutting the fruit into little pieces but into a few large pieces, then you have to hold the pieces in your hand until your pet finish eating the flesh of the watermelon piece. If not, it will difficult for your pet to eat it.
Is It Better to Have Watermelon as A Daily Meal?
As we mentioned above it is not good to feed your teacup dog with watermelon daily. It will affect very badly for their health. Sugar contain in watermelon will affect to grow worms in your pets’ stomach and also it will affect for many other health issues. So, we thoroughly remind you not to feed your teacup dog daily with watermelon, but it is better to feed them once or twice a week with watermelon.
Can All Teacup Dogs to Eat Watermelon?
The answer is yes. All teacup dogs can eat watermelon without seeds and rind. Veterinary says, watermelon is a good juicy fruit that is mostly beneficial when keeping the pets’ body cool. According to vets, watermelon is suitable as a food for all the dogs including all the breeds of teacup dogs.
And also, they mention, not to feed teacup dogs unnecessarily with watermelon and feed watermelon as an extra food while the dogs are fed with their daily nutritious meal.
What are the other juicy fruits that can be used as alternatives for watermelon?
Not only the fruits but also there are some vegetables that are suitable for teacup dogs. We will discuss about them in next articles. If you are not able to feed your teacup dog with watermelon there are some alternative fruits that can be used.
- Grapes and Raisins
These fruits are also suitable for teacup dogs. So, you can use them as alternatives for watermelon.
At last but not least what we want to tell you is, watermelon is a perfect fruit for your teacup dog. You should not have any doubt when feeding your pet with watermelon. But please be careful to follow the rules we mentioned above.
Actually, if you have read this article carefully from the beginning you will not have any doubt about feeding your teacup dog with watermelon. And also, you should not be afraid of any health issue by feeding with watermelon.
So, we think that you have a clear idea about how much watermelon suits your teacup dog. Finally, we are reminding you again, follow the steps we mentioned above when feeding with watermelon because the health of your teacup dog is more important.