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Is cucumber good for my pooch?

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Summers and cucumbers make up a great combination but have you ever thought about the ways cucumber can affect your dog’s health. Is it good for your dog? How can it benefit your tail wagging companion?

Here is something you should know about dogs eating cucumber.

  • According to vets, cucumbers do not have any toxic elements that can hamper your pooch’s health. So yes, you can feed this diet and healthy snack to your pet to bring down that summer heat.
  • As good as a cucumber is for humans, the same applies to dogs as well. It is a great low-calorie and low-fat treat that is especially advised to your dog when he/she has been gaining significant weight.
  • Make sure you do not share a pickled cucumber with your dog given the fact that it contains sugar and salt along with vinegar that can have some negative effect on your pet’s health.
  • If you find your dog denying that bowl of water, make sure you add a good amount of cucumber to his/her diet to ensure that he stays hydrated during the summers.
  • Dogs often suffer from constipation when less fiber is included in their diet. Cucumber facilitates proper bowel movement with a good amount of fiber loaded inside this fruit/vegetable.
  • Easily replace the treats your dog desires with cucumbers to provide a healthy and tasty substitute.
  • Make sure you cut it down into small pieces to ensure that your dog doesn’t try to swallow the whole thing in a single go and choke on it.
  • Ensure that you do not feed them too much of cucumber as it can lead to gastrointestinal issues.


  • Cucumbers are an excellent source of energy for your dog. Adding some slices of this fruit to your dog’s diet on a daily basis can provide the much-required energy during walks.
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