Should Dogs Eat Any Type Of Citrus Fruits?

October 1, 2019

Dog lemon

Even though dogs are most commonly repelled by the sour taste of citrus fruits, your dog may show some interest in your delicious treats when he sees you eating it.

Without further going around the bush – No, your pooch shouldn’t eat these sour gems of nature, and if he somehow ends up eating any type of citrus, it’s smart to contact your vet.

Lemons & lime

Keep your precious ball of fur away from these green and yellow treats. The ASPCA states these fruits are toxic to dogs, as well as to horses and cats.

Lemon contains the psoralen compounds and the aromatic oils which are poisonous to dogs, and if they end up in your pooch’s belly, he’ll most likely experience some unpleasant side effects including diarrhea, throwing up and even unusual light sensitivity.

Oranges & Grapefruit

Although Buddy may like the not so sour taste of a tart orange or a delicious grape, it is important to keep him away from these.

They contain the citric acid, and it can be found all over the plant, from the actual fruit and the seeds to the peelings, leaves and stems.

If Buddy gets his paws on any of these things and eats them, especially in big amounts, his central nervous system may be seriously damaged and you should take him to the vet immediately.

Of course, if he finds only a small piece of orange fruit somewhere around your household, and swallows it, he’ll probably be fine, apart from diarrhea and a slight bellyache.

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