Read This Before Sharing Oranges With Your Dog!

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Are you wondering if your dog can handle eating an orange? Is sharing a bad idea?

Here’s the deal:

Oranges are not toxic for dogs, but the acidity means that moderation is a must.

Don’t go overboard and you can occasionally feed an orange.

Can I Give My Dog Oranges?The truth is most dogs can be allowed to enjoy this fruit — though not frequently or in large quantities.

Your Dog Can Be Fed Small Portions of Orange

Anything in the citrus family should be limited to a special reward only.

Most dogs can handle eating a small amount. Orange juice, on the other hand, should not be shared.

Anyway, let’s focus on the positives…

Why The Pith is Perfect

Many folks do not particularly enjoy the orange’s pith, but feeding your dog the pith part is actually super smart.

What a fantastic treat!

It’s much less acidic and, therefore, much easier on the stomach. But that’s not all!

The pith of an orange is how you can provide valuable fiber and antioxidants.

This whitish, web-like, stringy health food is recommended for Rover. Hands down, it’s the best aspect for dogs. Share some!

Feed Rinds And Peels?

Other than the pith, you do not want your dog cleaning up your orange leftovers.

No rinds or peels. Go ahead and discard them.

Basically these parts of the orange are poorly digested. Not recommended!

Respect Canine Evolution

Fruits in general should not be fed to dogs in large quantities.

Please go easy!

There is no way around this reality and it is particularly true for oranges.

Always control your pet’s portions. This will reduce a potential for digestive disruption.

Let’s take a closer look at the merits…

Healthy And Harmful

Sure, oranges are healthy. They are high in potassium, folate, thiamine and several others.

Not only is there no toxicity, but an orange is loaded with goodness.

It’s just that the acidic nature simply isn’t a natural fit for dogs.

Again, a bout of diarrhea is not out of the ordinary. Of course, some dogs can handle oranges better than others.

Check out this video!

A Vitamin-C Surprise

Let’s get more specific.

Oranges are loaded up with vitamin C. Of course, this is a powerful nutrient.

One benefit is a strengthened immune system. That’s good.

But here’s what is often overlooked:

Dogs produce ascorbic acid on their own.

This is just one reason why it’s not necessary to feed oranges.

A Diabetic Downside

Sometimes sharing oranges can be a really bad thing.

An example?

Diabetic dogs should not eat foods that could affect their blood sugar levels.

In that regard, orange juice could be even worse.

The Bottom Line

Though oranges are healthy, they can also cause your dog to get an upset stomach or diarrhea.

It is important to limit portions due to acidity. A few slices of orange is enough.

Besides, dogs do not typically need the extra vitamin C.

What Do You Think? Have Your Say Below…

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12 thoughts on “Read This Before Sharing Oranges With Your Dog!”

  1. My dog is definitely a fruit and veggie girl. She loves oranges but also bananas, apples, radishes, carrots and celery. I also make a homemade doggie treat with pumpkin puree, rolled oats, whole wheat flour, milk and bacon. She loves it. It’s a great training motivator.

  2. My Chihuahua loves oranges. We always have a bowl of oranges in our house. This article was definitely helpful, but sharing is hard to resist.

  3. I have to keep my Chocolate Lab away from my kids’ easy peelers (satsumas). He snatches them and eats them whole. They invariably drop one or two every now and then, and he strikes.

    He won’t give them up even when offered a smelly alternative (salmon skin) or fluffy. Is this okay? Obviously I don’t intend to give them to him, but he seems to love them.

  4. One of my Rottweilers loves the pith. He will drool when I have an orange. However, he doesn’t care for the pulp. So is it okay to feed him a little pith without the outer peel?

  5. My dog loves oranges, especially if they are small and sweet. Also bread, apples, watermelon, melon and grapes unfortunately.

    1. If I’m not mistaken, grapes and raisins are poisonous for dogs – even more so than chocolate.

      1. Yes, they definitely are!

  6. My daughter’s vet recommended giving her male Shih Tzu an orange for a water infection he had. He loved it and he was okay within a couple of days, although she doesn’t give him oranges on a regular basis.

    1. What did you mean your dog had a water infection? Please explain.

      1. I suspect she means a urinary tract infection. Best I could determine after doing a Google search.

    2. I was eating some Halos and my 3 dogs wanted some. So I gave them about 3 wedges. I don’t do it on a regular basis. Other fruits my dogs like are bananas and apples. They also like those small carrots.

      I occasionally will mix cranberry sauce and unsweetened apple sauce with their dry food for a treat. I don’t it on a regular basis.

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