Can Dogs Eat Grapefruit?

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Can Dogs Eat Grapefruit?

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:

Can dogs eat grapefruit? Grapefruit Toxicity

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.

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About the Author:

Hi! I'm Dora Mancha, DVM. I am graduated for the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Lisbon (2009). My degree is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). I completed my degree in Veterinary Medicine in July, 2009. Over the first years as a veterinarian my work was closely related to the animal health field. I have gained some average experience having worked in Barcelona University (UAB) Equine Hospital and by working with veterinarians in Portugal. In addition, in 2009 - 2010 I was in Madrid at the University Alfonso X el Sábio doing an internship in the equine service. I am also very interested in small animal medicine and surgery. In fact I worked in several small animals clinics in Portugal improving my knowledge about small animal behavior and health. Dogs always have been present in my life, since I was a child. At the present moment I have four dogs a Labrador, a Epagnheul Breton, a Whippet and a mixed breed dog.

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