Happy National Watermelon Day!

watermelon  Today is National Watermelon Day and since watermelon is good for diabetic dogs to eat/or drink, why not give them some watermelon chunks to enjoy on the back porch. You can even partially freeze them for a hot day’s treat.

Some people are confused about giving watermelon to a diabetic dog (or even for people at that matter) but it is confusing.

Watermelon has a high glycemic index which usually means it can cause a dramatic rise in blood sugar after eating it. However, watermelon actually has a “low glycemic load” and that is good for a diabetic dog. For example, 3/4 of a cup of watermelon has less than 9 grams of carbohydrates.

So go ahead and let them enjoy some watermelon but remember that moderation is the key with a diabetic.

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