The short answer: Yes, but in moderation.
The long answer: A small fruit that packs a lot of flavour, kiwi is known to be filled with antioxidants, fiber, folate, potassium, and vitamins C, K, and E. It can be fed to your dog occasionally and in limited quantities, but should not be included in his daily intake.
Consumed properly, kiwi can aid in your dog’s digestion, boost his immunity, reduce inflammation, and help manage his blood pressure. However, too much kiwi may upset your dog’s stomach. Its high fiber content may result in soft stool or diarrhea.
How to feed kiwi to your dog: Wash the tough brown skin properly, then peel it off. Chop the kiwi flesh into smaller pieces. Do not serve the skin or the whole fruit to your dog because it may get lodged in his throat and/or create blockage in his intestine. Also, do not allow your dog to eat the seeds.
Here are three ideas for kiwi treats your dog will love:
- Offer your pooch frozen delights made of kiwi, peach, and coconut water.
- Slice the fresh fruit into small bite-sized pieces, and serve them to your pet.
- Surprise your dog with chicken jerky mixed with kiwi, strawberry, and mint!
In summary: Kiwi is a sweet and tangy fruit that your dog can enjoy from time to time. As long as his stomach doesn’t get queasy after consuming the fruit, you can keep feeding it to him so he can enjoy its delicious taste and gain its nutritional benefits. Consult with your veterinarian to find out if and how much kiwi you can give to your dog. Initially serve him one or two small pieces, and monitor how his body reacts to it.