Can Dogs Eat Kiwi Seeds?

Could your dog be getting sick from eating kiwi seeds?

Sharing your kiwis with your dog can sound like a great idea.

However, you must take precautions when feeding your dog any fruits with seeds.

So, can dogs eat kiwi seeds?

No, dogs should not eat kiwi seeds because they contain actinidine, a chemical compound that can be poisonous when consumed in large quantities.

Although most times, the tiny black seeds will often only cause mild side effects on your dog, it is not a risk worth taking.

This article will look at the risks of feeding your dog kiwi seeds.

It will also look at the health benefits of kiwi fruits, what to do when your dog eats something poisonous, and safe recipes.

Can dogs eat kiwi seeds

The risks of feeding your dog kiwi seeds

Kiwis are a healthy and tasty snack for dogs.

However, the fruit has some tiny black seeds in the middle that are potentially harmful to dogs.

The tiny black seeds contain a chemical compound called actinidine.

When consumed in large quantities, actinidine can cause a toxic reaction in dogs.

The chemical compound can poison your dog.

If your dog eats a lot of kiwi seeds, it may show the following symptoms:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Respiratory problems
  • Tremors
  • Discoloration of gums

If you notice these symptoms soon after your dog has eaten kiwi fruits, they have most likely suffered actinidine poisoning.

Take your dog to the vet to get medical advice.

Although some milder symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea may subside in a few hours, it is better to be safe than sorry.

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How will I know if my dog has ingested something poisonous?

You always need to monitor, as much as humanly possible, what your dog eats.

Some poisoning can present as mild symptoms that quickly escalate to adverse problems.

You can monitor what your dog eats by:

  • Installing cameras in your home. If you notice a change in your dog, check previous footage from your camera. Knowing what poisonous substances your dog ate can help you keep them safe.
  • Ensuring you don’t leave your furry friend hungry. When dogs become hungry, they may eat what is readily available.
  • Finding a safe way to prepare different foods, unless you are feeding your dog snacks from a can. Some fruits like kiwi may have good parts and other toxic parts that you will need to take out.
  • Observing how your dog reacts after eating a new snack or meal will help you discover any allergies. Some dogs may be allergic to snacks and meals that are perfectly safe for others.

Always take precautions early to avoid making a poisoning case worse.

The first precaution is to take every symptom seriously.

Some of the signs that may indicate kiwi seed  poisoning in dogs include:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Difficult breathing
  • Restlessness

 What to do if your dog eats kiwi seeds

If your dog eats kiwi seeds in large quantities, observe them and see whether they will exhibit any symptoms.

Some dogs may not have any adverse reactions when they ingest kiwi seeds.

Take your dog to the veterinarian If you notice diarrhea, vomiting, or other adverse effects.

What happens at the vet when my dog has eaten something poisonous?

Before diagnosis, your veterinarian will be interested to know what toxic substance your dog has eaten.

Try to figure out what might be causing the adverse reactions to your dog as you are taking him or her to the doctor.

Your dog may have consumed other toxic foods, like chocolate, that also cause similar symptoms in dogs.

Your veterinarian may need to run some tests to ascertain the cause of the symptoms.

It is also advisable to carry a sample of the vomit or diarrhea to the veterinarian.

Dogs that exhibit adverse reactions like convulsions or difficulty breathing will get urgent medical care before the test results.

Your vet will administer the appropriate medication or form of treatment based on the test results and your account of what happened.

Safe way to feed your dog kiwi

Here are easy and fun ways to avoid the headache of trying to keep your dog away from poisonous kiwi seeds.

 Kiwi and Peach summer treat

 Ingredients

  • 1 chopped kiwi with seeds removed
  • 1 cup of chopped peaches with skin removed
  • 1 ½ cup of coconut water

 Directions

  • Blend the kiwi, peaches, and coconut water to make a puree.
  • Pour the mixture into ice cube trays.
  • Allow it to freeze for 8 hours.
  • Give your dog to enjoy the refreshing sweet summer treat!

 Kiwi tomato mint treat

 Ingredients

  • 1 kiwi chopped, with seeds removed
  • 1 cooked chicken breast
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ tablespoon dry mint leaves

Directions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 350 F.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Knead the dough properly and fold it out on a surface.
  • Cut into your desired shapes using a cookie cutter.
  • Bake for 10 minutes and allow them to cool.
  • Serve the yummy treat to your dog as a snack.
  • You can refrigerate extra pieces for later consumption.

 FAQs

Is it ok for my dog to eat kiwi seed oil?

No, the kiwi seed oil is not suitable for dogs.

The oil is found in kiwi seeds which are poisonous to dogs.

Can a dog die from eating kiwi seeds?

Yes, a dog can die from eating kiwi seeds.

However, this happens in rare cases. Kiwi seeds are toxic to dogs.

You should seek medical advice if ingested in high quantities.

Are kiwi seeds easy to take out?

Yes, kiwi seeds are easy to take out.

Although they are small, they are visible.

You can cut out the middle part of the fruit where the seeds are before feeding your dog. 

Last words

Always ensure that your furry friend doesn’t feed on the dangerous tiny kiwi seeds, and he will be fine.

Find fun and safe ways to prepare your kiwi so that you don’t put your dog not put at risk. 

If you do not have the time to make an elaborate snack, simply cut out the kiwi seeds before feeding your dog.

Pay attention to such small details to keep your dog healthy and strong.

Megan Turner
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