Fur parents enjoy and love sharing foods that they enjoy with their lovely pets especially with their dogs. We know as you want to give everything to your dogs you also want to make sure that they will stay healthy and fit throughout their life. Can Dogs Eat Durian? If you love eating this fruit you must want to share it with your dog.
Keep reading to find out if Duraian fruits are bad or good for your dog’s health:
What is Durian?
Durian is a smelly thorn-covered rind large fruit, Its shape ranges from oblong to round and its color is like a husk green to brown, its flesh looks pale yellow to red, depending on the species.
The feature characteristic of Durian is the strong smell of it, its smell was described as rotten onions, turpentine, and raw sewage so most people have an intense disgustment with this fruit.
12 Types of Durians :
- D24 Sultan
- Golden Phoenix
- Mao Shan Wang
- Black Pearl
- Black Thorn
- Red Prawn
- Hor Lor
Can Dogs Eat Durian?
The very short answer is YES. Dogs can eat durian (without the seed) in small amounts and in moderation. The flesh of durian has nutritional benefits to dogs such as the following:
- High in Fat and Calories – which is great for gaining weight (if needed).
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin A
- Folic acid
Note: Always ask your vet before feeding your dog any human foods.
Can Dog Eat Durian Seed?
NO, dogs should avoid and never eat durian seed. Like any other fruits seeds, durian seeds are dangerous when chewed or swallowed by dogs. It is a choking hazard and can cause blockage to their GI system.
Durian seeds also contain cyanide a potentially deadly chemical compound that harms brains and heart causing death.
Dogs can eat durian flesh only and make sure it is in small amounts and in moderation (as an infrequent treat), too much or frequent feeding your dog a durian can cause stomach aches and diarrhea in dogs.
If this is your first time feeding your durian it is better to ask your vet for advice.