If you have dogs, you may end up confused about whether oranges and various organic citruses are suitable for them. The short answer is yes. Oranges, tangerines, clementines, and various types of natural citrus products are harmless to dogs. Of course, some dog owners may think that high levels of citric acid in these types of organic products could be harmful to them. Whatever the case, the structure of the dog’s stomach is well adapted to handle reasonable measures of citric acid.
Having said that, it is not suggested to feed an orange peel. The only inner orange flesh is safe. Orange peels are extremely hard on the stomach. Eating orange peel in dogs might cause digestive disorders. Besides, orange seeds are not recommended for dogs. Pet owners should make sure to pick up all the seeds before giving their dogs orange chops. Orange is suitable for dogs as it is low in citric acid and rich in fiber.
It may come as a surprise to dog owners that the biggest fear when feeding citrus fruits to dogs is that they are very high in sugar. High-sugar natural fruits can cause gastrointestinal distress in dogs when eaten in massive amounts. And the high-sugar substance in most natural fruits can lead to weight gain whenever given in huge amounts. The way to feed citrus dogs is balance and exercise moderation. Veterinarian David Delmore suggests that you feed your dog a limit of two oranges each day. Also, this suggestion should be dropped if you plan to feed your dog with different types of fruit. In the right amounts, orange bars can give an amount of vitamin C that can support a dog’s immune structure.
However, a dose of vitamin C is never important for dogs on a reasonable and complete diet. Moreover, an excess of C nutrients can be harmful to dogs. Besides, there are many fruit-flavored dog medications available in pet stores and this may be the smartest option while treating your pet. Likewise, pets with diabetes should never be looked after with oranges or different types of fruit because they are high in sugars.
Oranges should be thought of as a treat, not a staple of a dog’s eating diet. A healthy pet eating diet includes a 10% calorie limit from delicious foods each day. This means that if you are unexpectedly bringing delicious foods into your dogs’ daily regimen, you should reduce their natural food intake by 10% to compensate for the extra calories. This advice applies to most types of pets, not just dogs. Pet owners of cats and little critters should only give 5 to 10 percent of their food intake as a treat.
Because it is okay for dogs to eat oranges and various organic citrus products, this does not mean that all foods and fruits are suitable for dogs. There are a few notable special cases that are important for dog owners to remember. Grapes and raisins are generally toxic to many types of pets, including dogs. The fact that chocolate is harmful to dogs is known. Different foods that are especially dangerous to dogs include certain types of chewing gum and candy, espresso, corn, raw salmon or trout, macadamia nuts, onions, peaches or prunes, and yeast. Dogs should never eat apple seeds, bitter almonds, or natural fruit cores, as they contain a compound that releases cyanide when processed. There are many different types of foods that can cause bumps and other harmful manifestations in larger quantities. Pet owners should constantly research before taking care of other pet food. Also, as has been pointed out recently, even safe feeding should be taken care of with some restraint as the main part of a dog’s eating routine consists of fortified dog food.
Additionally, there are many foods that dogs can eat. These foods are preferable to them over oranges. Despite this, it should still be presented as a treatment only. Watermelon, cantaloupe, and aphids are good remedies for dogs. Berries, apples (without seeds), carrots, nuts, bananas, green beans, and highly cooked chicken are healthy examples of foods that you can feed your dog.