Can Dogs Eat Coconuts?
Is it safe for your dog to eat Coconuts? Read more to find out.
Dogs can eat coconuts. Some dog owners have been known to give coconuts to their dogs as toys to play with and then later they open the coconut up for their dog to eat.
Dogs can eat the coconut pulp and the coconut milk. Their poo will usually turn runny, greasy, and pale. The hard shell or husk isn’t really good for dogs to eat, because it’s hard and has “hairs”, although it shouldn’t be toxic. You don’t need to worry about pesticides because coconuts don’t need any thanks to their protective outer shells.
Coconut contains albumin, which is also found in egg whites and is good for red blood formation. Coconut is also rich in fiber with its digestible oils and can aid in removing worm eggs.
Does your dog eat coconut? Let us know in the comments.
What do other dog owners have to say about whether their dogs can eat Coconuts or not? See comments below.
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64 Comments on Can Dogs Eat Coconuts
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June 11th, 2015 at 5:00 am
I figured if in an area where coconuts grew naturally that of course dogs would eat them.
However, your article and information made the decision concrete and being ok.
I half first thought to let her gnaw on the shell but thought would’ve cut her gums or something same as cut my hands the first time I opened one.. Lesson learned..
Good info all around. Thank you.
July 29th, 2015 at 8:33 am
I live in the bahamas and my dogs love coconuts,when im enjoying a fresh coconut off the tree they dont rest until one is open for them
September 18th, 2015 at 8:42 pm
My puppy loves coconut. I had some out for a recipe and he went crazy. He is only 10 weeks old, but to me its a natural food, cant go wrong compared to what goes into some dog foods
August 29th, 2016 at 9:34 am
My mini Dauchund Loves coconut meat
January 4th, 2017 at 3:34 pm
I love giving my dog food that people eat as treats, and I’m pretty sure he loves it too, although he maintains his well nourished diet. I wasent sure about coconuts, as I was enjoying one myself, but all this info makes sense. Thanks, oh! Domino says thanks too!
April 5th, 2017 at 6:05 am
My 15 month bullmastiff loves coconut shells! she cries for them whenever we crack one… just leave a bit in the bottom of half for her and keeps her entertained for 20 minutes
April 22nd, 2017 at 1:03 pm
My pitbul love to play with the coconut.Hey will play for a long time.Had to get it from.him but that’s all he wants to play with any more.
May 6th, 2017 at 11:54 am
Henri my 7- yr Maltese loves gluten free coconut cookies so with ur suggestions we will try the whole NUT!!! Great nutritional properties of course and fiber- just wasn’t sure if too rich and overwhelming for 12 pound dog. Hes in Great Health all around and jumps 4 ‘ in air to eat birds- i swear hes part JR. JACK RUSSELL
July 11th, 2017 at 9:47 am
Yes my dog was eating coconut
July 28th, 2017 at 2:05 pm
My Ringo absolutely loves Coconut slices dried. I buy them from Trader joes. He likes them better than chicken if you can believe it.
December 11th, 2017 at 9:43 pm
I let my puppies have their way with a way with a cleaned whole coconut for chew toys? they can’t open it buy it’s funny watching them trying to figure it out. I give them pure Coconut oil as well they love it. Empress & the Dutches?
January 7th, 2018 at 1:53 pm
yes dogs can eat coconuts but not to much
January 27th, 2018 at 5:44 am
Than you for the helpful information. I occasionally give my 2 rescues organic coconut flakes & they love it.
October 4th, 2018 at 1:54 am
Yep just have her a coconut today she loved it she wouldn’t let us take it off her ??? she is a 6 3/4 year old pure need staffy and we love her to bits?