Can my Pomeranian eat oranges?
This is a good question and we can see why so many Pom owners wonder about this, since oranges are a great treat for humans. In some areas of the country, oranges are best when 'in season' such as in New England, when it seems the best, juiciest and most delicious can be found late autumn through early spring.
There are many fruits that Pomeranian can safely eat, so let's look closer at the Vitamin C packed orange.
Oranges are one of the most popular fruits and also one of the healthiest. The most common perception of oranges is that it is an excellent way to obtain Vitamin C… But why is this particular vitamin so important, and is it just as important for dogs to have it?
It is true that Vitamin C is important for the proper function of a healthy immune system, but it also has some other great qualities. It works to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals (a compound that is formed when a body coverts food into energy) and it aids in producing collagen (which is important for healthy skin).
Oranges contain no fat, no cholesterol and no sodium. An orange also contains a fairly moderate amount of dietary fiber (which is a good thing). It sounds like a perfect food!
So, the question is… Now that we know more about the oranges that we eat, can a Pomeranian eat oranges?
The answer is a big YES, however there are some elements to keep in mind in this regard.