How to Feed Oranges to Dogs
Q:Are oranges poisonous to dogs?
A:No, oranges are not poisonous to dogs and when consumed in recommended amounts with peel and seeds removed are safe to eat.
Q:Can dogs have orange juice?
A:No, that little glass of sunshine is off the menu for dogs. While orange juice is non-toxic to dogs, it is high in sugar and very acidic and is not recommended as a treat.
Q:Can dogs eat orange peel?
A:While orange peels are not toxic to dogs, this outer skin of the fruit, which is difficult to digest, should always be removed before offering to your dog.
Q:How many orange slices can I give my dog?
A:Smaller dogs with no underlying medical or health conditions or do not have sensitive gastrointestinal (GI) systems can safely eat 1-2 sections of a moderate sized orange while larger dogs with no underlying medical or health conditions or do not have sensitive gastrointestinal (GI) systems can eat 2-4 sections.
Upsetting Their Stomach
Even if you prepare orange slices carefully, they can still give your dog an upset stomach — just like any new food. Oranges contain higher levels of sugar and fiber than your dog may be used to, so avoid feeding them large amounts.
In general, whenever you introduce a new human food to your dog, support their digestive system with pumpkin powder and a pet probiotic to reduce the chances of GI upset.
Vitamin C isnt considered an essential nutrient for dogs because they can actually synthesize this vitamin themselves. But, some life circumstances — like oxidative stress or smoke exposure — can make it hard for your dog to synthesize optimal amounts. Providing some vitamin C in your dogs diet can help round out their daily intake and synthesis of this powerful antioxidant.
Vitamin C is known for supporting the immune system, but it also plays an important role in protecting the joints and fending off free radicals. While oranges are known for their vitamin C content, red bell peppers offer even more and can make a healthy addition to your dogs diet.
Are Oranges Safe for Dogs?
If your dog has ingested an orange, tangerine, or clementine, you may be wondering, “Can dogs eat oranges?” Here’s the good news: Yes, dogs can eat the fleshy part of oranges.
Dogs can also eat tangerines and clementines. In fact, dogs can eat all kinds of oranges, including mandarins.
Here’s what you need to know about the nutrients in oranges and which dogs should not have oranges.
While some dogs may not enjoy the acidic taste of this citrus fruit, the fruit of oranges is safe and full of vitamin C, while also packing a punch of potassium and fiber.
Because commercial dog food diets are nutritionally balanced, your dog should not require supplementation of any of these nutrients, but if your furry friend begs for this sweet treat, it can be enjoyed in small quantities.