Can Dogs Eat Lychee?

Can Dogs Eat Lychee?

Maybe. We cannot give a full definite answer if dogs can or cannot eat lychee tropical fruit because based on the information available some websites say its okay for dogs and some say its not. So in the interest on error on the side of caution we would recommend you avoid feeding lychee to your dog.

The best option is to give fruits, vegetables and meats to your dog that you know are safe! That way you don’t have to worry if you are giving your dog something unhealthy.

The other option is to ask your local pet shop our your vet for their opinion and then make your own decision based on that whether you’d like to feed lychee to your dog.

Here are some reason for and against why you could or could not feed lychee to your dog.


Some of the benefits of lychee include:

  • Vitamin C
  • Potassium
  • B Vitamins
  • Fiber Content
  • Antioxidants

These are some of the beneficial properties that lychee fruit contains that would be good for your dogs health if they were to eat the fruit.


On the other hand there are a bunch of negative things about lychee that you’d want to avoid in your dogs diet which include:

  • Sugar content
  • Calories
  • Pits are toxic and contain cyanide which is poisonous to dogs

In addition to these bad properties its possible that your dog could have the following adverse reactions:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Allergic reaction
  • or even worse (death!)


Based on the research we have done we would recommend against giving lychee fruit to your dog as part of their diet.

However, it is up to the reader and owner of the pet to decide if they want to feed lychee to their dog.

If you are unsure avoid it. If you need more information talk to your vet or local pet shop.

However remember that the information we provide is for educational purposes only and can never replace the advice of a professional vet.