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Can Dogs Eat Kiwi?


Originally referred to as Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwi is considered a Superfood because of its high concentration of nutritional elements like Vitamins and minerals. This fruit is one of the best sources of Vitamin C, K, E et cetera and it provides several health benefits like improved digestion, boosted immunity, controlled blood pressure and many more to its consumer. There are various healthy constituents that are present inside a Kiwi and the table below depicts all the important ones that are highly advantageous for the consumer of this fruit.

Nutritional Elements in a Kiwi 







Dietary Fibers


Vitamin C


Vitamin K


Vitamin E


Vitamin B6


Magnesium, Potassium, Copper, Calcium, Manganese


Now that we are aware of the nutritional value and advantages of Kiwis for a human body, we should direct our attention towards the question of the hour; should we feed Kiwis to our dogs or not? Are they favorable for them just like they are beneficial for us? Or is there any side effect of feeding this medium-sized superfood to our canines? The section below will provide all the answers to these common questions.

Benefits of feeding Kiwis to our dogs

  1. The high concentration of Vitamin C present inside the Kiwis help the dogs by preventing numerous respiratory issues.
  2. It is well known that just like us, our dog’s eyesight also degrades as they age. Quite a few research programmes have shown that feeding Kiwis to a dog can potentially prevent various eye problems that are caused due to the aging process.
  3. Kiwis can also prevent specific types of cancer in canines as they contain carotenoids and flavonoids.
  4. The high amount of folate which is found in Kiwis can be beneficial for the Pregnant canines. But, to avoid any uncertainties, it is better to consult a vet first.
  5. It is also found out through studies and testings that Kiwi can also help the dogs to combat against cellular oxidative damage.
  6. Feeding Kiwis to the canines can also reduce the chances of Asthma in them.
  7. Some other benefits of feeding Kiwis to the dogs are:
  • Helps in preventing cardiovascular diseases.
  • Promotes good digestion in them.
  • Regulates their blood pressure levels.
  • Has proven to be good for their skin.

Risks of feeding Kiwis to your dogs

  1. Like any other fruits or vegetables, Kiwis should also be fed in moderate quantities to the dogs. If fed a little too much, the dogs can get affected by mild stomach pains and diarrhea.
  2. It is very important to remove the outer peel of the Kiwis before feeding them to the dogs as it can cause numerous gastrointestinal problems like constipation and blockage.
  3. The best way to serve a medium-sized fruit like Kiwi to the dogs is by slicing it in several pieces. It is not recommended to feed an entire Kiwi all at once to them as it poses a choking risk to the dogs.


So, as we saw, Kiwis are really advantageous for the canines as this fruit can be useful for a dog’s degrading eyesight, its skin and also the blood pressure. Kiwis are also good for their immune system as it helps them in fighting against various respiratory and degenerative diseases. But, it is also very important to keep in mind that excess of anything is certainly bad and the highly beneficial Kiwis can turn bad for the pooches if they are fed in large quantities. So, it is best to provide this Superfood in the form of treats to a dog (and only after properly removing the outer covering) as only a limited amount of this fruit can also be highly favorable for a growing canine.