Can Dogs Eat Jackfruit? When it is or isn’t an Emergency
A small part of the jackfruit flesh could be okay for dogs to eat. However, like any other fruit, there are certain preparation steps you should take. Don’t just give the whole fruit to your dog as certain parts of the jackfruit may not be safe for them.
First, make sure you are only giving your dog ripened jackfruit. There’s no record of unripe jackfruit being dangerous to dogs but it’s better to be safe than sorry in this instance.
Second, discard the rind and seeds of the jackfruit. The thick, inedible rind could be had for dogs to digest and those that eat the rind may end up with gastrointestinal problems. It’s important for dogs to also avoid the jackfruit seed as it contains antinutrients like tannins and trypsin inhibitors. The seeds are also big enough to cause choking or blockage problems, especially for small-breed dogs.
This leaves us with the jackfruit flesh. A tiny amount should be okay but some dogs may not react well to it. This applies to any human food but always start with a tiny amount before you let your dog eat more. Some dogs may also have allergies or sensitives to jackfruit.