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We have all heard that a diet filled with fresh fruits and veggies is a great way to stay healthy, but have you ever wondered if you can give your dog those same delicious treats that we love so much. Today we will answer if you can give your dog oranges and can your dogs eat orange peels?  If they do so much good for us, they must do good for them too, right?

Our pups’ digestive system is very different from ours and some foods we love don’t sit well in their tummies and sometimes can be toxic to them. We suggest always talking with your veterinarian before trying a new diet or introducing any new foods into your furry friend’s diet.

We love finding you the best information at What’s Best for YOUR Pet, and we strive to be your go-to site for up-to-date information.  So can dogs eat orange peels?  Before we dive into that question, let’s first answer Can Dogs Eat Oranges?

Can Dogs Eat Oranges?

The short answer is YES! However, you can’t feed them a lot. As with most treats you give your pup you want to give oranges as a treat and only in moderation. It’s recommended that treats only make up 10% of a dog’s diet, say veterinarians everywhere. This doesn’t mean giving your dog loads of fruits because that could cause a lot of potential health risks.

Furthermore, we suggest starting out by giving your dog a small amount of orange, and seeing if he experiences any adverse reaction. See below for more on possible reactions and side effects.

Can Dogs Eat Orange Peels?

NO. Dogs can’t eat orange peels.  Orange peels are non-toxic, however, they will upset your pup’s digestive system and could lead to intestinal obstruction. Once your furry friend eats the orange peel they will probably experience diarrhea and vomiting, don’t worry this is normal and should pass within a few hours.

So when giving your dog orange slices, make sure to remove not only the orange rind but the white film around the orange and those pesky seeds, don’t forget the seeds.

So to answer if dogs can eat orange peels, the answer is NO. No, your dog can’t eat orange peels.

What To Do If Your Dog Eats Orange Peels?

Stay calm, the orange peels are non-toxic and most dogs will pass them within the day. If your dog eats the orange rind, make sure they stay hydrated and are alert.

Watch out for these symptoms if your dog eats orange peels:

  • Weakness
  • Muscle spasms and tremors
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Drooling
  • Choking
  • Intestinal obstruction

If you find that after 24 hours your dog is still experiencing any diarrhea or vomiting we suggest calling your vet and getting some prescribed medication.

Are Oranges Good For My Dog?

Oranges are filled with nutrients and antioxidants most importantly being Vitamin C. They are also rich in potassium and beta-carotene. (That’s a great combination!) We also love how they are low in sodium, and contain fiber.  Oranges provide an added boost to your furry friend’s immune system. However, your pup is super cool and produces his own Vitamin C! Don’t worry, any excess not absorbed will be urinated out, that being said we only want to give a few orange pieces a day.

There have been stories of owners giving orange slices to dogs who have ingested something toxic, eating an orange may benefit your dog, however, we always suggest consulting your vet if you believe your pet has consumed something dangerous.

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Questions From Our Readers:

Are orange seeds bad for dogs?

Orange seeds contain trace amounts of cyanide and could potentially be extremely poisonous if large amounts are ingested. Always best to remove any and all seeds from any fruits when we give our pets a treat.

How much orange is too much for my dog?

Keep in mind oranges have a lot of sugar, this is why we believe only a small amount of orange is enough. We suggest 1-2 slices for a small dog, 2-3 slices for a medium dog, and 3-4 for those big boys, any more and you could run the risk of triggering an adverse reaction to their body’s own supply of insulin.

What dogs should not eat oranges?

Dogs who are overweight and dogs with diabetes should not eat oranges.  Eating oranges as a diabetic pup could be potentially deadly, and leave your pup in need of a trip to the vet. Ant the overweight dog doesn’t need to extra calories.

can dogs eat orange peels?

can dogs eat orange peels?

Here is a fun homemade recipe from The Honest Kitchen. Make your ORANGE PRO BLOOM DOG TREATS Today!


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