Is Khaki a fruit that can be given to his dog safe?
Khaki, a fruit to consume in moderation
Fruit of the plateliminior, the Khaki is an original fruit of Asia that we find on our stalls in winter. His flesh, sometimes melting, sometimes crisp, has a sweet and sweet flavour that can please dogs.
The Khaki contains in addition to many nutrients of interest, including:
fibres, which contribute to digestive comfort,
vitamins A, C and B9 in quantity,
But, the Khaki is also a fruit:
Rather rich in sugars. It brings on average 14g for 100g of fruit, mainly in the form of glucose and fructose,
Astringent when not completely ripe for the firm-firm variety or when one chooses an astringent flesh khaki. This astringency is linked to the tannins contained in the fruit. It recognizes the sensation of drying that it causes in the mouth when one crunches in the fruit. In rare cases, the tannins of the khaki astringent can be polymerized in contact with the acids of the stomach and form very hard cls that is called phytobezoards. The formation of these clusters only occurs in case of very important consumption of Kakis or when there are digestive disorders.
For these last reasons, the distribution of Khaki is, therefore, limit in the dog, especially if the latter already suffers from digestive disorders that tend to slow down the emptying of its stomach.
How to give Khaki to his dog?
Although Khaki is a fruit of limiting consumption in dogs, it is not part of the list of toxic fruits for it.
However, it is better to give the dog the ripe fruit, rid of its skin and its seeds, which can cause digestive occlusion if they were just swallowed by the animal.
Before giving your pet, make sure the Khaki is not astringent by tasting it.
How much Khaki give to his dog?
As Khaki is a fruit rather rich in simple sugars, it must be distributed sparingly to your pet, considering it as a treat that must not be abused. This is all the more true as the khaki fibre wealth could also cause some digestive disorders (diarrhoea, in particular) in dogs that would not be used to it.
Insert the Khaki progressively and in small quantities in your dog’s power if the latter has ever eaten in order to test the digestive tolerance of your dog to this fruit. In any case, limit yourself to 10g Khaki per kg of body weight and per day and avoid distributing it every day to your pet.