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Dried Orange Peels? Seriously?

December 5th, 2008, 06:36 PM
On the topic of "dogs are SO weird", I've been giving Scruffy segments of chinese mandarin oranges. He loves them.
Tonight, though, I heard him crunching something. Fearing chips had fallen onto the floor, I quickly took a look. The little beastie was chowing down on a dried mandarin peel. I must admit it made his breath smell really nice! lol
What is the strangest thing your pup or kitty loves to eat?

December 5th, 2008, 08:58 PM
I've been giving Scruffy segments of chinese mandarin oranges. He loves them.

I wouldn't give him anymore , any oranges , citrus type fruits can be bad for some dogs. :shrug:

December 5th, 2008, 09:17 PM
i have a CAT who likes mandarin oranges. they also eat spring mix lettuce. dog too, he likes bananas.... uh.... gee he eats anything but green beans... turkey liver....

he has had a taste (tablespoon or so) of red wine, beer and likes both of them.... hmm...

i cant remember all the weird stuff Mister has eaten and liked... im sure ive listed them somewhere here. :)


December 6th, 2008, 04:25 PM
Citrus is bad for dogs? I didn't know that. I know it's acidic and he only gets a slice or two. I shall add that to the no-doggy list.

December 10th, 2008, 12:22 PM
In small amounts citrus is fine. In larger amounts it can cause diarrhea though.

Think of it this way. When you were a kid did you eve r eat like 4-5 mandarin oranges in one day? All that citrus upsets the digestive system. A little bit is fine.

December 16th, 2008, 01:43 AM
There is something about either the peel or the pith and animals that's bugging at my brain but I can't for the life of me think what it might be. Don't ya just hate that?

Off the top of my head ~ a little won't hurt. A lot will disturb urine PH and can overstimulate the bowels. What is a "little" and what is "alot"? Depends on your animule. My Bridie could likely eat a pound of arsenic and never have so much as a nosebleed, ;Ceili on the other hand, would fall down in dead faint in the presence of excess oxygen.

Try him with a little ~ just make sure he doesn't rub his eyes after eating (ouch!).

On the topic of strange things for a dog to eat, Bridie and I will demolish a large Watermelon. She loves grapes (don't tell her they're poisonous to dogs, it will only add to her fun). Ceili suspects everything (have YOU ever seen a dog sniff a hot dog four times before ~ and I think she may even roll her eyes here ~ finally deigning to eat?). With Declan, it seems everything is new ~ but, if you're eating a ham sandwich nearby, "Stand tall". :D