For many of us, fruit is an essential part of a healthy diet, rich in vitamins and nutrients, including tangerines.

However, dogs have unique nutritional needs, based primarily on animal protein and fats, with only minimal intake of plant foods. Some foods that are safe for humans may be harmful or even toxic to dogs. Therefore, it is crucial to know whether a particular food is suitable for your four-legged friend.

Dogs are allowed tangerines

Tangerines generally pose no risk to dogs and, if ripe and peeled, can serve as an occasional treat. They contain useful nutrients such as vitamin C, A, various B vitamins, calcium and magnesium, as well as valuable secondary plant substances.

Limit the number of tangerines

Nevertheless, it is important to limit the amount of tangerines given to dogs because of the fruit acid.

Too much can cause digestive problems, such as diarrhea and vomiting, and can promote gastritis with regular overconsumption.

Small dogs, limited amount

Small dogs should be given only a few segments, while a whole tangerine occasionally won’t hurt larger breeds. Clementines follow the same rule and are also safe in limited amounts.


In conclusion, tangerines are not harmful to dogs and may even provide valuable nutrients. However, as with all foods outside of their normal diet, moderation is essential.

Tangerines are not a substitute for a balanced dog diet. For high-quality dog food and healthy snacks, visit specialty stores, which may be more appealing to your dog than tangerines or other fruits.

About the Author: Giovanni

After a dedicated 20-year career as a veterinarian, I now share my passion and knowledge on my blog focused on pet wellness. My experience covers everything from preventive care to treating complex conditions. I strive to provide animal lovers with valuable insights on the health and happiness of their pets, from nutritional advice to behavioral guidance.