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Yes, dogs can eat clementines and enjoy juicy fruit in moderation. However, it is important to remember that although clementines are laced with vitamin C, they are also high in sugar. Hence, make sure to only give a few segments to your dog occasionally. Regular consumption can be harmful to your dog’s health and lead to obesity and diabetes.

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Safe: This food is generally considered safe by the veterinary community. Dogs can eat this food sometimes or in small amounts but contains little to no nutritional value.

Food Safety Safe in small amounts occasionally
Nutritional Value Full of vitamins, Antioxidants, dietary fiber
Potential Risks Upset stomach, diabetes, choking hazard
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

How Many Clementines Are Safe for Dogs?

A segment or two is enough for a small dog. Large-sized dogs can eat 2 to 3 segments of clementines without facing any adverse reactions. Only 10 percent of your dog’s daily calories should come from fruits and vegetables.

Fruits are a treat for dogs, so only feed your dog clementines occasionally in small amounts.

TIP: If your dog has diabetes, even a small amount can spike their blood sugar. Hence, it is best to avoid giving fruits to your diabetic dog.

Signs Your Dog Ate Too Many Clementines

If your dog has too many clementines, they will likely go through gastrointestinal issues like diarrhea, vomiting, and excessive gas. If your dog eats the clementine peel, they will likely experience loose stools since peels are high in fiber.

Remember, you have to consider your dog’s entire day’s meal when feeding them. If your dog has already consumed a sweet treat, hold back on giving them snacks that can increase their daily calorie intake.

How to Feed Clementines to Dogs?

To feed your dog clementine, you have to peel them first. Although non-toxic, clementine peel contains a lot of fiber and can cause an upset tummy or discomfort for your dog.

Next, deseed the oranges. They pose a choking hazard and can harm your dog, especially if they are small-sized or don’t chew their food properly.

Some dogs do not like the sour taste of oranges. In that case, you can cut up segments into tiny pieces and mix them in your dog’s kibble. You can also top their food by squeezing a fresh orange segment over their meal. Be careful with the quantity when doing so.

Lastly, you can prepare yummy homemade orange treats for your dog so they can benefit from its incredible nutritious properties.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes, your dog can eat cuties oranges as long as they are fresh. When feeding your dog fruit, make sure it is not rotten or fallen fruit

  • You should avoid giving your dog clementine peels because of the high fiber content. Although non-toxic, they are a choking hazard, so stick to deseeded clementine segments when feeding your dog this succulent fruit.

  • Yes, all types of oranges are safe for dogs. You can serve your dog mandarins, clementines, or any other type of oranges. Remember to peel the orange and deseed the segments before offering it to your dog.

About the Writer
Dan Greco , Dog Dad

Having been a dog dad for 5 years, I know how hard it is to make sure your dog gets the right nutrients and stays away from hazardous foods. With the help of a veterinarian who specializes in nutrition, I created this blog to help dog owners quickly access food information they need.

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About the Contributor
Dr. Hillary Wolfe , Veterinarian & Certified Food Therapist

Dr. Wolfe holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University and holds nutrition certifications from the NAVC and CIVT. Her business, Tula Veterinary Nutrition, hosts online courses that teach owners how to cook for their pet for optimal health and longevity. Follow her on Instagram at @doctorwolfe.dvm for dog nutrition tips, recipes and insights.