There is no better way to start of your day than freshly squeezed orange juice. But can dogs eat oranges? Let’s find out now!
Quick answer: Yes, but only if you feed them in moderation!
Are Oranges Good For Our Canines?
Like we all know, oranges are quite good for the human immune system, will they do wonders for your Oranges contain a huge amount of vitamin C, and while it is a truth that dogs produce their own vitamin C as they get older it gets harder for them to produce it effectively. That’s when oranges come in handy, because they will keep your dog’s immune system strong. They are also great for dogs that are in training or under extreme stress because their liver stops them from producing enough vitamin C.
Oranges are also loaded with potassium, which helps doggies’ hart to function normally. It is known that if the potassium levels are low enough your dog is under a risk of developing an arrhythmia. Arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat; his heart may beat too slowly, too fast, too early. It is better to consult with the vet before starting to use oranges as a treatment for this condition. They are also great for dogs that have high cholesterol.
Can Dogs Eat Orange Peels?
No, although peel is full of vitamins and great for us humans, it is not the same for our furry-buddies. It could contain lots of pesticides. It could make your dog’s tummy upset and it not good for diabetic dogs due to its high dosage of sugar and vitamin C. With that been said, orange peels are not toxic and if your dog accidentally eats some, it won’t do much damage.
Can Dogs Eat Orange Seeds?
Almost any citrus fruit contains cyanide in their seeds. Oranges are no exception, so don’t feed your dog this part of the fruit. It is not dangerous if he accidentally eats orange seeds once or twice, because cyanide dose in oranges is not that high. But if that keeps on happening, your canine will have many health problems. So why risk it?
Are Oranges Bad For Dogs?
They are not bad, but they should be avoided in some cases like with melon.
- If your dog suffers from diabetes because oranges are loaded with sugar.
- If your dog is not getting enough water while eating too many oranges he may experience constipation.
- If your dog gets enough water while eating too many oranges, he may experience diarrhea.
To avoid all of that, just remember to feed our canines oranges in moderation!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Let’s go over some of the most FAQ. It’s important to take everything into consideration, not only to educate ourselves but other dog owners also.
|What is the Nutritional Value* of an Orange?||This is nutritional value of raw orange; dried oranges are not included since they are not healthy for dogs to eat.
· 100 Calories.
· 7.2 grams of Dietary Fiber.
· 25.4 mg. of Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
· 70.0 mg. of Omega-6 Fatty Acids.
· 2.1 grams of Protein.
· 89.2 grams of Carbohydrate.
· 397 IU of Vitamin A.
· 113 mg. of Vitamin C.
· 0.2 mg. of Thiamin.
· 0.1 mg. of Riboflavin.
· 47.7 mcg. of Folate.
· 0.8 mg. of Niacin.
· 0.5 mg of Pantothenic Acid.
· 111 mg. of Calcium.
· 1.3 mg. of Iron.
· 22.3 mg. of Magnesium.
· 35.0 mg. of Phosphorus.
· 312 mg. of Potassium.
· 3.2 mg of Sodium.
· 0.2 mg. of Zinc.
· 0.1 mg. of Copper.
· 131 grams of Water.
*per 159 grams( one orange, without seeds)
|What Dosage is Healthy?||It always depends on a size of the dog. For a smaller dog it is recommended no more then 1/3 to ¼ of a medium sized orange, half of an orange for a medium-sized dog, and if you have a large dog, you can safely give him whole orange.|
|What are the Symptoms** of an Allergic Reaction?||Dogs are not usually allergic to oranges, however, it could happen. If you notice any of these symptoms after feeding your dog oranges contact vet immediately:
· Itching skin.
· Skin inflammation.
· Skin infection.
· Ear infection.
**These are the most common examples, please contact your local vet if you have noticed anything unusual, even if we didn’t list it above.
Conclusion: Can I Give My Dog Oranges?
Yes, dogs can definitely eat oranges, if you have removed peel and seeds and washed them properly. They contain lots of minerals and vitamin C, and are a great treat for older dogs that are not as effective in producing vitamin C. Another important thing that has been mentioned once or twice already is that you have to limit the amount of oranges your doggie takes. If you don’t your dog could have problems with constipation or diarrhea.
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