Can Dogs Eat Mandarins

Can Dogs Eat Mandarins?

Mandarin is one of the fruits that we humans use to replenish water and vitamin C. Especially in autumn, we like to eat some mandarin to add moisture, because oranges are tasty and healthy. So when you are eating mandarin, can you share it with your dog?

The answer is yes, you can serve your dog part of the mandarin if your dog like them. However, before you feed your dog some mandarins, there are some things you need to know.

What are the benefits of mandarins for dogs?

The mandarins are high in plenty of vitamins, especially vitamin C and vitamin A, taking precautions against disease and keeping your pet healthier.  Vets prescribe it to dogs that suffer from many ailments, including cancer, kennel cough, bacterial infections, joint disease, and more. Vitamin A can help protect your dog’s mucus membranes and improve night vision.

Also many minerals which present in the mandarins, including calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, and zinc, can help your dog full of vitality and keep healthy

What are the risks of mandarins for dogs?

Mandarins contain a high amount of sugar that can lead to tooth decay, obesity, diabetes, and other health problems for your dog. Therefore, if your dog has the above health problems, there is no need to add high-sugar fruits like mandarins in his diet.

Also, the seeds and the peels of mandarins are poisonous to dogs. The seeds of mandarins contain a trace amount of cyanide. When your dog bites the seeds, there is a risk of poisoning. And The peel of a mandarin is very sour and is difficult for your pet’s digestive system to break down, which can lead to an upset stomach, vomiting, and diarrhea. So when feeding mandarins to your dog, make sure that there are no seeds in them. At the same time, you need to be careful not to let your dog eat orange peel by mistake.

Even if the seeds and peels of the mandarins are removed, you need to serve them to your dog in small amounts, because feeding your dog too many mandarin can cause gastrointestinal discomfort, and even diarrhea in severe cases.


In general, a small amount of mandarins is good for dogs. When you serve mandarins for your dog, make sure there are no seeds and peels. At the same time, observe whether your dog can adapt to mandarins and whether there will be adverse reactions after eating. If your dog has some healthy problem, then

It’s better that serve your dog other fruits instead.