Can my dog eat Lemon?

By Julie •  Updated: 11/04/19 •  1 min read
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Can my dog eat Lemon? Not safe for dogs to eat


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Most of us are familiar with lemons. These sunny yellow citrus fruits have a very sour taste, that some people just love! They’re full of Vitamin C, folate and more. Lemons and their juice, and even the peel (dried and called zest), are used to flavor foods of all kinds—from stir fries to baked goods, such as lemon pie and more.

Can my dog eat lemon? No, you should not feed lemons to your dog. Can my puppy eat lemons? No, puppies should never eat lemons. Lemons contain certain compounds, such as psoralen and limonene, that are toxic to dogs. Small amounts will not hurt your dog; however, if he accidentally eats lemons or drinks their juice, he could develop gastrointestinal problems or even develop lemon poisoning. What if my dog ate lemons? There’s a high probability he’d become very sick. If you suspect your pet has eaten lemons or have some lemon juice, it’s a good idea to call your vet as soon as possible.

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Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.

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