Can Dogs Eat Grapefruit?

As a dog parent, you’ve probably wondered, “what foods are safe for my dog?”. Luckily, many human foods are safe in moderation for dogs, and they can even make for a special treat for your furry friend. Known for its sweet, pink flesh, grapefruits are a yummy addition to almost any meal. But are these vibrant citrus fruits safe for dogs to eat?

Is grapefruit safe for dogs?

Similarly to lemons, grapefruits are safe for dogs to eat in small quantities (minus the peel). Because of its high citric acid and sugar content, grapefruits can upset your dog’s stomach. Though it’s important to note that grapefruit plant parts and rinds are toxic to dogs, so if your dog eats either of those, be sure to call your vet right away. Overall, grapefruits are not the ideal fruit to feed Fido. Perhaps try some other options like strawberries, blueberries, and pineapple!

Abigail Kurten
Author: Abigail Kurten

Hi! My name's Abigail, and I work as a Content Writer for I have one dog, a chocolate lab named Riley who's the love of my life.

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