Can dogs eat oranges? Yes, oranges’ fleshy part is safe for your dog to eat but in very small amounts. Oranges needs to be given with certain precautions. People often think can dogs eat oranges or any other fruit. Many fruits are not only safe but also healthy for your furry friends.
How should you give oranges to dogs?
You should avoid giving orange with its peel, with the white skin, or with the seeds to your dog. It has often been observed that the peel and the white skin has proven to be toxic for your dog. Always give orange cleaned off from peel, white skin and seeds to avoid any chances of toxicity.
How Are Oranges Good For Dogs?
There are some major vitamins and nutrients available in oranges, including:
- Vitamin C: It is anti-oxidant and reduces inflammation in body.
- Fiber: Fiber helps in better digestion in dogs.
- Extremely high in nutrients and they are low in sodium, which makes it a healthy snack.
How much can be given to Dogs?
Oranges contain a moderate amount of sugar hence should be given in small amount to dogs since sugary items leads to bloating, upset stomach or other gastric issues in dogs.
Fact: As a thumb rule by experts, 10% of calorie in dogs should come from treats or snacks and fruit/vegetables should not contribute more than 20% of dog calorie count.
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