Can Dogs Eat Dried Papaya?

Yes, dogs can eat dried papaya.

Raw papaya is perfectly safe to feed to your dog in small quantities. 

A small quantity would be dependent on your dog’s size but would usually amount to a mouthful or two. Use your judgement and start small.

Dogs are omnivores and as such can digest fresh fruit and vegetables, however fruit, such as papaya, does not form part of their normal diet, hence why you should only feed them a small amount to avoid any digestive issues.

Benefits to your dog are:

Vitamins: A, B1, B2, Niacin, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, B6, C, E & K.

Minerals: Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Iron, Selenium, Zinc, Manganese & Copper.

Papaya also contains fibre and enzymes.

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Don’t feed your dog too much papaya. Excessive fruit sugars and fibre can cause a stomach upset.

If your dog is diabetic, it may be wise to avoid papaya altogether (along with some other fruits), as it contains high amounts of fruit sugars. This is especially the case if dried.

Speak to your vet for further advice.

Can dogs eat papaya skin?

It’s best not to feed them papaya skin, as it’s much harder to digest than the fruit’s flesh.

Also, it’s best not to feed your dog any of the papaya leaves.

Can dogs eat dried papaya?

It is recommended that you do not feed your dog any kind of dried fruit. It is not good for their digestion.

Other than the above, go for it!

Further reading

For more diet related articles for your dog, see below:

Can Dogs Eat Asparagus?

Can Dogs Eat Cauliflower?