Can Dogs Eat Clementines?

You have probably seen people feeding their dog human food before. However, sometimes knowing what food is safe for dogs is challenging as much conflicting information is available.

According to Healthline, you can feed your dogs clementines. However, a significant amount of the calories from clementines come from natural sugars. You shouldn’t be feeding your dog too much sugar.

Now that you know that clementines are safe for most dogs to eat, it is time to look at the specific health benefits of these fruits. Remember, these benefits are only applicable for dogs who do not already have the underlying health problems. In the case of those dogs, try a less sugary treat such as peppers or carrots.

You must be sure to serve clementines properly. In the case of all citrus fruits, you should always be sure to remove the peel, pith, and seeds before feeding them to your dog. These parts of the clementine can be dangerous for your dog as they can be choking hazards and create gastrointestinal problems.

The first thing to keep in mind when giving your dog any treats is the 10% rule. Treats should never make up more than 10% of your dog’s daily caloric intake. Following this rule helps avoid overfeeding your dog, which is vital in preventing obesity and other illnesses.

No, dogs should not eat clementine peels since their digestive system was not to meant to process the rough exterior of a fruit. Oftentimes, if your dog does digest a clementine peel they will get an upset stomach or vomit. 

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