Can dogs eat grapefruit?
No, dogs can’t eat grapefruit.
The whole fruit is toxic to dogs.
The peel, seed and pits are the most dangerous parts because they have the highest volume of psoralen.
However, the flesh of the fruit also contains this toxic substance.
Grapefruit Toxicity Symptoms
If your dog eats grapefruit, you should look out for the following toxicity symptoms:
If you suspect or are certain that your dog has ingested grapefruit you should contact your veterinarian promptly.
Supportive treatment will consist of IV fluids and medication for vomiting or diarrhea.
If your dog ate the fruit less than 90 minutes before you arrive at the vet, it’s possible to induce vomiting to clean his stomach and administer activated charcoal to absorb the remaining toxins.
Many citrus fruits are dangerous for dogs. If you live in an area which has citrus trees, try to keep your dog away from them.