Can Dogs Eat Oranges?

Is it safe for your dog to eat Oranges? Read more to find out.

can-dogs-eat-orangesDogs can eat oranges safely. Dogs are omnivores, and most fruits (except grapes) are safe for them to consume in moderation. Oranges are a good source for vitamin C, vitamin B12, and other vitamins. The high citric acidity of oranges, however, may cause dogs diarrhea especially if fed in large amounts. Also be careful that your dog doesn’t eat the seeds.

What do other dog owners have to say about whether their dogs can eat Oranges or not? See comments below.

39 Comments on Can Dogs Eat Oranges

  1. B.J

    Can you feed the peel and whie part to a dog, or will that harm them?

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  2. dawg

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  3. Michelle M

    I have two dogs. One loves oranges and would eat every slice if I let him. The other puts a piece in her mouth and spits it right out and the other eats that for her!!

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  4. dren

    i have an 11 mnth old rotti and he LOVES fruit!!! he would eat a whole orange or a whole can of pineapples if i let him, the only thing is, they did give him a little bit of diarrea, but only once and not too bad,{could have been something he picked up outside} other then that i think they are ok to give to him seeing as though they have vitamin c and b12, which is good for the body. after looking up giving my dog oranges and it said it’s good for them i feel much better.

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  5. Jessica

    I have a yorkie and a toy poodle and I gave both of them orange slices with no after effects…..I only gave them 3 or 4 slices without the seed

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  6. GermanShepherd

    I just gave my dog an orange slice but all she did was lick it.

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  7. Harlequin

    My lab loves oranges and anything you’ll give her, she just ate a bag of skittles a little while ago and last nite she got my other candy, while I was sleeping, icebreakers sour, sugar free. Then at 2 am in the morning she had to go poop. I don’t know if eating the sugar free candy had anything to do with it, but I don’t know. But she doesn’t seem affected by the oranges. we avoid any food like potatoes. Onions, garlic, raisins, grapes, chocolate.

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  8. RGM

    Many sugar free sweeteners have a laxative effect when consumed in excess by humans, so presumably the same will happen in canines. One should note however that a very common sugar substitute XYLITOL, used in all manner of sweets, is VERY HARMFUL to canines – causes liver damage and sudden drops in blood pressure.

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  9. mlymel44

    We have a 4 and a half old Beagle puppy. Ive heard horror stories about dogs and citrus, which is sometimes used as repellants to stop dogs from gnawing on things. But my brother had a Rotti, Ziggy, and a lemon and orange tree out back. Ziggy used to help himself to the oranges or lemons that would fall off the tree. He never had flees even being an outside dog… all thanks so the citrus which repelled the flees. So now with our Beagle, we tried… and he loves it. So we’re hoping that the citrus has the same effects and we dont have to put those chemicals on him to keep the buggies away.

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  10. Chelsea

    Im feeding my chihuahua some orange as I type this & he loves it…or maybe its just because he’s greedy lol

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  11. Tom P.

    My 2 yr old Dobie eats them all the time off my tree and seems to be OK

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    Please DO NOT allow your dog(s) to ingest (eat or even chew on) any sugarless candy or gum – since most contain sugar substitutes – many of which have been proven poisonous to dogs (and cats). Surprisingly – some fruits aren’t safe – such as grapes and the dried raisin variety. Another very deadly item is chocolate – which has been shown to cause heart problems in dogs (cats too – I’ve heard). I have 3 cats and 2 dogs – and the general rule is they only get foods that are specifically made for dogs and cats -and no human foods. This is a good rule, not only for health reasons – but to help with behavioral issues. Animals tend not to beg if you refrain from giving them food you would have on your plate.

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  13. nancy hawkins

    I just discovered that my 1 yr old chug “peanut” loves oranges! he even chews them so he can get the juice!! Untill now, i didnt think dogs, or my dog , liked oranges..

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  14. Carrie

    I just gave my Rotti oranges, and he’s fine! I think it’s a Rotti thing, but he LOVES all kinds of fruit, it’s weird!!

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  15. lenny

    i have 2 boxers and they love them just don’t give them to much.

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  16. Bea's Mommy

    I have 2 mixed breed dogs (7 & 9 yrs old) and my female is very finicky, only likes meat, cheese or milk; but her son, my male dog – will eat anything and everything (except lettuce). Thank you for the posts, just started eating an orange and he was begging – wanted to make sure it was safe for him to eat, and he loved the slices I gave him! I avoid giving either dog anything sugary, but fresh human food is good for dogs. Much better than the processed crap they call dog food!

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  17. CL

    Human food is good for them your right! It’s natural not the gross animal parts they put in food made for dogs! Mine loves apples, sweet potatoes and spaghetti squash!

    Oh yeah and Pumpkin!

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  18. Erika

    Great! I had leftover fruit cubes, and I found out all (cantalope, grapefruit, and orange) was safe for dogs. Now I won’t worry about waisting them! I’ll feed them to Teddy!

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  19. Joshua

    My dog ate an orange and has been vomitting ever since? Any ideas why?

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  20. Carly

    RE: Joshua “My dog at an orange and has been vomiting ever since? Any ideas why?”

    Did your dog eat the seeds inside of the orange slices? The seeds aren’t good for them, that could be why…

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  21. Wayne

    My Husky girl Chinook used to eat fresh vegetables. She would actually beg for raw broccoli and califlower. She past away recently :( My other Husky Kenai won’t eat fresh vegetables but, he will eat them cooked. I see no problems with feeding a dog the right kind of human food. I am going to buy some seedless oranges on my way home from work. I think the vitiams in oranges would be good for him.

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  22. Linda

    It is ok for dogs to eat 1 or 2 segments of orange. They can also eat green beans,carrots & peas,but not too many. I give my dogs canned but I drain & rinse. They can also eat broccoli & cauliflower in small amounts. It can cause gas.

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  23. doglover

    My dog has the unpleasant habit of eating everything icky including her own poop. I found that letting her chew on my orange peel hunks (she grabbed it of course)aand it really helped her breath. She’s little and wants on my lap and it smells awful, so I giver her a piece of peel (with the white on) She doesn’t swallow much, if any, but it is the best breath cleaner I found. I just let her chew on it awhile.

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  24. Ben

    oranges are fine for dogs,but in moderation,of course.Many people may be amused that a dog eats oranges and give them too much.Its better to give them only a few segments occasionally.

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  25. Pat

    We feed our two dogs, a Bichon Frise and a Coton De Tulear, Blue Buffalo dog food. We buy fresh green beans and carrots at the grocery and wash and dry the green beans and freeze them. We give them frozen along with carrot pieces for snacks. I’m going to get some oranges and apples and try them to see how they like them.

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  27. Judy

    I found oranges peel in the yard was wondering why. Then some peels on my patio . Now my Zoe German Shepard , I find was the orange picker. I’m glad to know its ok. Zoe loves. veggie and fruit thank you

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  28. Ruthie

    I just feed my two dogs Harley and Ruby an orange slice a piece and they loved it!

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  29. fullerette

    My toy poodle Loves oranges! I’m glad to know they are ok.

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  30. k9lady

    My 5 mo old Golden Retriever gets an orange that fell from my tree, brings it in joyfully, plays with it like a ball for about 1/2 hour and then eats the whole thing very proudly! She has been fine. I limit her finds to once every other day (:

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  31. jenna

    my doxle (beagle+daucshound) will eat about anything i give him, and ask for more… he LOVES oranges. i give him cuties (small oranges without seeds) and give him tiny portians at a time. #spoiledmuch?

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  32. Michael Provost

    Our yellow Loves Oranges i just avoid the seeds What happens if they do eat seeds??

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  33. Cortney S.

    I have two Papillion’s; one cannot stand the smell of oranges and the other one devours them like he hasn’t eaten in weeks, it’s the funniest thing!

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  34. Lombard216

    Have two pitbull puppies and I got a dozen oranges for Christmas I juiced the oranges and gave the dogs the inner pulp with the fiber and they didn’t have a problem because they weren’t ingesting all that juice

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  35. Lombard216

    Just got done juicing eight dozen oranges and I give the dogs the insides of the orange that leftover pulp and the fibrous parts and they absolutely love it and they don’t get the diarrhea from it

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  36. GDane&Terriers

    I have a Great Dane and 2 Boston Terriers I will split 2 Halo oranges between me and my 3 pups. they sit patiently as we each get pieces. They have no seeds in them and they are easy to peel. They love the little pieces and they are naturally sweet. They sometimes will get cottage cheese with pineapples, yogurt with apple slices or just the halo slices. My pups love fruits. It is very good for them in moderation because it will cause gas so you don’t want to give them a huge amount all at once and make sure they don’t get any seeds.

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  37. Mercedes

    My Australian shepherd love fruits. Out of my every morning organic and natural fruit shake I give him a small portion like 1/4 of a cup and he is doing very well(only fruits that he can have). He is over 12 years old.

    Oranges don’t have B-12, but they provide a significant amount of nutrients while remaining low in calories, making them a nutritious food choice. Each medium orange contains about 62 calories and provides at least trace amounts of all of the essential vitamins except vitamins B-12 and K. A medium orange provides at least 5 percent of the daily value for folate, thiamine and vitamins A and C. You can minimize any nutrient losses by storing oranges in the refrigerator instead of on the counter.

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  38. Angel

    Would it give any of the dog issues?

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  39. Christine

    My 3 month old puppy Snowflake only chews on the peel and doesn’t eat the actual orange slice but she does lick the orange slices
    The peel is a good breath freshener though,because her breath always smells like dog food

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