Can Dogs Eat Grapefruit Safely?


No, dogs should not be fed grapefruits. Certain parts of the grapefruit, such as the grapefruit rind, can be toxic to pets so it’s best to keep these fruits out of the dog’s reach. The flesh of the grapefruit actually isn’t toxic for dogs but it is highly acidic. When consumed, the high acidity of the grapefruit flesh may cause problems with the dog’s digestive system.

Dogs that eat the flesh of a grapefruit may experience symptoms like diarrhea and vomiting. In any case, many dogs don’t enjoy the sour taste of grapefruit so it’s unlikely that they would want to eat it after getting a taste of it the first time. If you will be eating grapefruits then please discard the leftovers (peeled skins, seeds) in a secure bin or trash bag.

Disclaimer: The content on is for informational purpose only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian when in doubt.

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