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Lucy Trying an Orange For The First Time

When it comes to your dog’s diet, it’s essential to consider their health and well-being. If you’re wondering whether your dog can eat oranges, it’s always best to consult a veterinarian for professional advice.

Oranges are generally safe for dogs in moderation due to their high vitamin C content. However, the citric acid and natural sugars in oranges may not agree with all dogs’ digestive systems. Some dogs may experience stomach upset or diarrhea after consuming oranges.

Oranges do have a high amount of sugar content and can potentially cause upset stomach if your dog eats too much. If you want to try giving your pup an orange, then it is probably a good idea to start slowly to see how their stomach reacts. Make sure you peel the orange and remember to remove all seeds.

Orange peels are not toxic, but they can become lodged in your dog’s digestive tract, causing an obstruction and requiring surgery to correct. It’s best to keep oranges out of your dog’s reach for those reasons.

To ensure your dog’s health and safety, always consult with a veterinarian before introducing any new foods into their diet, including oranges. Your vet can provide personalized guidance based on your dog’s specific health needs and dietary requirements.

Here is a great article from the AKC. If you have any other questions don’t hesitate to call us here at Oxford Veterinary Clinic at 662-234-3930.