Can Dogs Eat Kiwi?

It’s a sweet, fuzzy fruit that appeals to humans, and the bright green color of the fruit’s flesh makes it appealing to our pup’s sensitive eyes. So naturally, when my dog tried to take a bite out of one I was cutting up for myself recently—and before you ask, yes, she ate the skin too—I started thinking about whether dogs could eat kiwi. The short answer is no. In fact, there are reasons you should avoid feeding your fur baby any kind of fruit (including kiwi) altogether. Keep reading for more answers about this exotic piece of produce in case your pup ever goes digging in your fruit bowl on her own time.

Dogs shouldn’t eat the seeds or the skin.

As long as the kiwi is ripe and you don’t feed your dog too many, dogs can eat kiwi. However, there are some precautions to take when feeding kiwi to dogs.

  • Dogs can eat the flesh of a ripe kiwi fruit (the part that looks like a strawberry). They should not eat the seeds or skin of this fruit.
  • Dogs may be tempted to try other parts of this plant besides just its fleshy fruit.

As with any new food item introduced into your dog’s diet, start small and if there are no adverse reactions after several days then increase how often you feed it over time until he’s getting regular servings once per day or more depending on how much he could reasonably tolerate without experiencing digestive upset symptoms such as diarrhea or vomiting due to overeating too quickly.”

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The fuzzy kiwi fruit skin tends to be harder to digest.

While kiwi fruit has its benefits for dogs, it’s important to note that the fuzzy skin is not digestible. The pulp of the fruit is good for them, but the skin isn’t nutritious and should be avoided. The skin also isn’t tasty or good for dogs, so you might want to avoid giving your dog a whole kiwi fruit.

Overall, it’s best to avoid feeding your dog this fruit at all.

Kiwi is not a natural food for dogs. Kiwi fruit is not a good source of nutrition for dogs, and it’s also not safe for them to eat. The best way to ensure your dog’s health is by making sure he gets the right nutrition from his diet, which means eliminating kiwi from his regular meals.

If you have any questions about whether or not your dog can eat kiwi fruit, it’s always a good idea to consult your veterinarian before feeding him any kind of new food item.


In general, kiwi is safe for dogs to eat. It’s a good source of fiber and vitamin C and can be fed as a snack or added to the food bowl in small amounts. When feeding kiwis to your dog, make sure they are ripe and remove all seeds beforehand. You should also watch out for allergic reactions, avoid feeding too much fruit overall, and monitor your dog for signs that they’re eating too many fruits or not enough other foods.