Pomegranate seeds are a popular snack, but not all dogs enjoy them. In fact, some dogs will vomit after eating pomegranates and others can have diarrhea. This is because the fruit contains an enzyme that can be harmful to pets if they eat it in large quantities or over time. If you do decide to feed your dog pomegranates, it’s best not to give them more than two or three a week. You can also peel the seeds instead of eating them whole if they make your pet sick.
The good news is that most dogs will have no reaction at all and the fruit has many health benefits for pets! One study found that feeding a diet with 40% tomato juice over six months significantly reduced systolic blood pressure in healthy but overweight cats by an average of 11%. Pomegranate juice has been shown to reduce hypertension even better at least 20 points lower on average after only one month, which would be great for senior dogs who are less likely to respond well to traditional treatments.