Can Dogs Eat Durian Fruit? When it is or isn’t an Emergency

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Yes, dogs can eat the flesh of the durian fruit as long as it’s only given as an occasional treat. That’s if your dog has no problem with the smell of the durian!

For obvious reasons, you should never give your dog any piece of durian that still has the spiky skin. That’s asking for trouble as some dogs may end up trying to chew and swallow the skin.

One other part of the durian you must also discard is the seeds. Like many other fruits, durians contain seeds that have cyanide content, which is toxic to pets. The durian seeds are also fairly big. Dogs that swallow the seeds may end up suffering from obstruction in the gastrointestinal tract.

Like any other “human” food, durian may also contain bits and pieces that may cause allergic reactions. If this will be the dog’s first time eating a piece of durian flesh then please only let the dog try a tiny bit at first. Check the dog’s reaction before allowing them to eat a bit more.


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