Can Dogs Eat Tangerines?

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Just like humans, dogs need a well-balanced diet, which means feeding them kibble in most cases. But a little bit of human food every once in a while can boost your dog’s health, provided you feed them the right things. Many kinds of fruit make excellent treats for your pup. But are tangerines one of them?

Are tangerines safe for dogs?

Yes! Tangerines are not toxic and can provide a healthy boost to your dog’s nutrition. Tangerines are rich in antioxidants and hydrating electrolytes. Tangerines also have a lot of vitamin C, and are a great choice for dogs who suffer from vitamin C deficiencies. Just make sure to treat your pup in moderation. Like most fruits, tangerines have a lot of sugar which can become unhealthy and even dangerous to your dog in large quantities. 

How should I serve tangerines to my dog?

Tangerines should be served to dogs in bite-sized pieces. This means peeling the tangerine, removing the pith (the white lining between the peel and the rest of the orange), and removing any seeds. While these parts of the tangerine will not hurt your dog if accidentally ingested, they can lead to an upset stomach and digestive problems.

You should only give treats in moderation. With any treat, you’ll want to follow the 90/10 rule that states 90 percent of your dog’s calories should come from dog food and the other 10 percent can come from treats.

Tyler Kupcho
Author: Tyler Kupcho

Animal lover, proud husky parent. Writing Intern at DogFriendly.com

Tyler Kupcho
Author: Tyler Kupcho

Animal lover, proud husky parent. Writing Intern at DogFriendly.com

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