Can Dogs Eat Lime?

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. Limes are a sour citrus fruit that often make an appearance in cocktails or desserts. Known for it’s bright green skin, this fruit is used all over the world and adored (or hated) by millions. But are they safe for dogs to eat/

Is lime safe for dogs?

No, lime is not safe for dogs. Limes contain high amounts of citric acid and essential oils such as limonene and linalool – all of which are toxic to your furry friend. Too much lime can even give your dog lime poisoning, leading to stomach upset, tremors, low blood pressure, loss of coordination, and more. Plus, it’s unlikely your dog would enjoy lime even if they could eat it. Lime’s citric acid makes it taste incredibly bitter to dogs.

Overall, make sure to keep lime away from your furry friend. Citrus fruits are usually not the best option to feed Fido.

Abigail Kurten
Author: Abigail Kurten

Hi! My name's Abigail, and I intern as a Content Writer for I have one dog, a chocolate lab named Riley who's the best! My favorite breed of dog is a Bulldog or Saint Bernard, though.

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