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No, jackfruit is not safe for dogs to consume. In small amounts, with the seeds and the white fibers surrounding the aril are carefully removed, jackfruit is generally not harmful. Yet, pieces of jackfruit pose a choking hazard, and raw jackfruit seeds can be toxic for your dog. Jackfruit is likely to cause your dog abdominal pain.

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Caution: This food is generally considered risky by the veterinary community. Dogs should not eat this food and should be monitored for adverse effects.

Food Safety Not safe, but the flesh may be eaten in small amounts
Nutritional Issues The outer rind, raw seeds, and the white fibers
Potential Risk Choking hazard, gastrointestinal distress, and allergic reaction
Symptoms Diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and lack of bowel movement
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

How Much Jackfruit Is Bad for Dogs?

Any more than 1 ounce, or one slice, of seedless jackfruit may be cause for concern. A dog that weighs about 22 lbs. needs 400 calories per day. Only 10 percent of your doggy’s daily calories should be fruit. So, your dog should only consume about 40 calories daily from fruit. A cup of raw jackfruit flesh contains roughly 157 calories. Hence, it’s not advised to give your dog any sliced or chopped jackfruit.

Signs a Dog Ate Too Much Jackfruit

Abdominal pain and distress are big signs that your dog has eaten too much jackfruit. The fruit can be hard to digest in large quantities. Hence, they might have an upset stomach after consuming a lot of jackfruit.

Actions to Take if Your Dog Ate Jackfruit

It is important to keep an eye on your dog after they eat jackfruit. If your dog has consumed any other part of the jackfruit other than the flesh, like the rind, seeds, or white fibers, take them to the vet immediately so they can take measures to ensure your dog is safe.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Only the flesh of the jackfruit is safe for dogs to consume. Slice it and make sure the pieces of fruit are small before serving it to your dog. Only give a small amount, and keep an eye on your dog afterward.

  • Jackfruit rind is tough. They are hard to chew and can block your dog’s airway or digestive system. If your dog has swallowed jackfruit rind, immediately take them to your vet.

About the Writer
Dan Greco , Dog Dad

Having been a dog dad for 5 years, I know how hard it is to make sure your dog gets the right nutrients and stays away from hazardous foods. With the help of a veterinarian who specializes in nutrition, I created this blog to help dog owners quickly access food information they need.

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About the Contributor
Dr. Hillary Wolfe , Veterinarian & Certified Food Therapist

Dr. Wolfe holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University and holds nutrition certifications from the NAVC and CIVT. Her business, Tula Veterinary Nutrition, hosts online courses that teach owners how to cook for their pet for optimal health and longevity. Follow her on Instagram at @doctorwolfe.dvm for dog nutrition tips, recipes and insights.