Yes, but in limited amounts. Oranges certainly aren’t toxic to dogs, but the canine digestive system isn’t designed to process their higher acidity and sugar content. Oranges are of course rich in vitamin C, but dogs also produce vitamin C on their own. Oranges can be good for older dogs who are more sedentary and may not be producing the vitamin C levels they did in their younger days.
Share just a few slices of orange without the peel on occasion. Too much can cause digestive upset. You can also share the pith of the orange, which is less acidic and rich in antioxidants. Be sure to remove the peel, and don’t share oranges if your dog is diabetic.
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