Are Oranges Bad For Dogs?

Oranges are a citrus fruit full of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C.  Their juiciness and flavor make them a popular choice for both the flesh and the juice.  It’s understandable that as dog owners, we would want to share this delicious fruit with our beloved pets.  So, can dogs eat oranges?

The good news is is that oranges are not toxic to dogs.  Oranges are fine to feed to dogs in small quantities, one or two peeled segments per day. 

Like all fruit, oranges contain a type of sugar called fructose.  While fructose is okay for dogs to eat, it is loaded with calories. So while dogs can eat oranges, it is best to feed them in moderation as a treat.   

Can Dogs Eat Oranges

Begin feeding orange to your dog slowly to ensure that your dog doesn’t have any adverse digestive reaction to the fruit. Once you’ve determined that orange is fine to feed your dog, limit it to one or two peeled segments per day.  It’s probably good to remove any seeds from the orange before feeding to your dog.

Can Dogs Eat Orange Peels?

Like the flesh, orange peel is not toxic, but it can obstruct your dog’s digestive tract.  Intestinal obstruction can become a serious condition.  If your dog shows signs of obstruction (loss of appetite, bloating, diarrhea, or vomiting) and is not improving, then surgical intervention may be required.  

To ensure a trip to the veterinarian isn’t required, keep oranges and their peel out of your dog’s reach. 

How Much Orange Can I Give My Dog?

Check with your veterinarian for advice on firstly, if oranges are a suitable treat food for your dog, and secondly, how much orange you can give to your dog.  Your veterinarian will be able to advise you on how to modify your dog’s diet to allow for those orange dog treats.

So … Can Dogs Eat Oranges?

Yes, dogs can eat oranges. Ensure that you peel the orange and remove any seeds from the segments before giving them to your dog. Start slowly to ensure your dog can digest the orange and feed it as a treat – one or two segments a day.

Do you give your dog orange as a treat? Not all dogs will enjoy the taste of oranges, but if your dog does, let us know by leaving a comment.

Article written by Author: The Dog Daily Expert

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