Maybe. But we don’t recommend it. While oranges are a great source of vitamin C and other nutrients, oranges are not an essential part of the canine diet. Orange juice is rich in natural sugar, and it’s highly acidic. Dogs should avoid sugar generally, and the acidic content of orange juice can eat away tooth enamel over time.
Keep in mind: the only thing your dog needs to stay hydrated is water.
If your dog has enjoyed a little orange juice, there’s nothing to worry about. If your dog has binged on a jug of orange juice, she may have a tummy ache for a few hours. Otherwise, it’s best to keep your orange juice to yourself.
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