Dogs are highly food motivated, which means they are always looking for their next opportunity to eat something delicious. This dog mom does not deprive her pup of healthy and yummy snacks, much to his clear pleasure.
TikTok user @djangosmiles is an account one dog mom runs for her German Shepherd, Django. She recently shared a video that showed her pup’s reaction to a bite of watermelon, and it’s simply too relatable!
Oh my goodness, Django absolutely loved that watermelon! His mom alternated between bites of cucumber and watermelon, and by the time his mom gave him his second bite of the fruit, Django did not want to leave any bit of the refreshing snack behind. This is one smart pup!
Watermelon is safe for dogs to eat in moderation, and it can even be a refreshing and hydrating snack during the hot summer months because of the high water content. The low calorie and fat content, combined with the fruit’s important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium, make this a favorable snack for dogs and parents!
People in the comments were understandably loving Django’s precious reaction to his taste of watermelon. “He is such a sweetheart! So gentle, and he loves the watermelon more than the cucumber! Good choice!” said TikTok user @kimbaragdoll.
For those dog parents who are looking to take a page out of Django’s book, some other fruits and vegetables that dogs often enjoy are apples, blueberries, carrots and sweet potatoes. The fruits are an excellent source of vitamins and antioxidants, while the vegetables are high in vitamins and fiber. Plus, the crunchiness of carrots can help promote dental health! Remember to introduce new fruits and vegetables gradually and in moderation, always remove any seeds, pits, or skins that are unsafe for dogs to consume, and consult with your veterinarian before introducing any new foods.
We are so glad to see that Django loves this fruit that has so many positive health benefits. Hopefully his mom stocks up on pieces of watermelon in the freezer for the fall and winter!