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  • My dog likes oranges/tangerines and clementines. What should be the daily limit? Is citric acid a concern? Can seedless grapes be problematic? Thank you

    Oranges, tangerines, and clementines are not toxic to dogs. However, they are high in sugars and can potentially cause GI upset if your pet eats too many of them. The citric acid in these fruits is not a concern to dogs. It can be a problem in some cats.

    I recommend that you only give 1 or 2 segments per day. Any more than that can lead to obesity or other issues. These along with any other treats should not make up more than 10% of your pet’s daily calories. If you feed treats their daily food intake should be decreased by 10% to prevent obesity.

    Grapes and raisins can be toxic to pets and I recommend that you do not feed them to your pet at any time.  


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