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Can Dogs Eat Persimmons?

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Tangy and sweet, smooth and silky, persimmons are packed with essential vitamins to support dog health. But while the fruit of a persimmon is safe for your dog to eat, the seeds and pit of a persimmon can cause intestinal blockages, so you should make sure they’ve been carefully removed before feeding a persimmon to your dog.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to feeding your dog persimmons:

The Health Benefits of Persimmons

With those warnings out of the way, it’s worth noting that the actual persimmon fruit is antioxidant-heavy and works well as a treat — in moderation, of course.

We still wouldn’t recommend feeding your dog much more than a persimmon a week, as you won’t want them in the habit of expecting something sweet at every meal. Not to mention, too many persimmons could lead to diarrhea or upset stomachs.

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