Don’t Let Your Dog Eat Blood Oranges

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Blood oranges aren’t considered toxic to dogs but we wouldn’t recommend dogs to eat them. Most varieties of oranges, including the blood orange, are known to have a decent amount of natural sugar and that can be quite problematic for a dog’s stomach. There is always a risk of a dog suffering from a stomach upset if he eats too many pieces of blood orange.

Blood oranges do, however, contain a number of important nutrients so letting your dog eat a tiny piece wouldn’t hurt as long as he doesn’t mind the citric taste. In addition to being a rich source of vitamin C, oranges are also known for having antioxidants with anti-cancer properties.

Make sure your dog only eats the flesh of the blood orange. Don’t feed them the peels because the skin of the blood orange isn’t easy for a dog’s stomach to digest. Blood oranges aren’t the only fruits that dogs should avoid. Here is a list of other fruits that you also shouldn’t give to dogs.


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