For those of us who weren’t aware, dogs are actually facultative carnivores. What this means is that if they need to survive (and the key word here really being ‘survive’), they can just subsist off plant matter alone. However, to truly thrive and be healthy, meat in their diet is an absolute must.
This means that as long as you are feeding your pup properly with a meat-based diet, giving them some fruit snacks every once in a while is perfectly okay! With temperatures being needlessly warm this year, a common fruit to give our pups is the humble watermelon.
This is because watermelon flesh and juice has cooling properties, which can help our pups keep cool! It works even better if it has been chilled beforehand as well. Not to mention it is a delicious-tasting fruit – no wonder this Labrador Retriever puppy is enjoying a slice of watermelon so much!
Feature Image Source: Alican Akhan