Can Dogs Eat Kumquats? When it is or isn’t an Emergency

Kumquat isn’t considered toxic to dogs but it should only be fed in moderation as an occasional treat. These bite-sized citrus fruits are relatively low in calories but, like any new food that is introduced to a dog, can cause mild stomach problems if they are ingested in large amounts.

One kumquat fruit may contain up to 1.8 grams of sugar. This could add up and start to put stress in your dog’s gastrointestinal tract if you allow your dog to eat too many kumquats.

The citrus oil found in the rind of the kumquat may pose further issues but that’s only if the dog is ingesting a heavy concentration of it.

It’s unlikely that your dog will reach a harmful concentration of citrus oil by eating kumquats but if you want to stick to the safe side then you can peel off the skin before you let your dog enjoy some kumquat fruits. It also wouldn’t be a bad idea to discard the seeds first. Aside from kumquats, you can visit our database of human foods to find out what else is safe for dogs to eat in moderation.

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


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