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What happens if a dog eats lemons? Risks associated with eating lemons
Too much lemon juice can irritate your dog’s stomach due to the high levels of citric acid. Your pup may experience vomiting or diarrhea as a result. If your pup has eaten a lot of lemons you might even notice they’re having an unusual sensitivity to light.
How much lemon is toxic to dogs? A whole lemon, or large amounts of lemon rind, is not only a choking hazard, but if your pup swallows it in one piece, it could get stuck in their gut. Dogs who have a gut blockage are often vomiting, lethargic, off their food, not pooping, and have tummy pain.
Can a dog lick a lemon? Citric acid is harmful to dogs, especially in large quantities. It can cause extreme stomach upset, and even vomiting and diarrhea. Lemons are high in citric acid. Though a single lick of lemon or lemon juice probably won’t turn your dog’s stomach, too much of it can make them feel very sick.
Why do dogs go crazy with lemons? Thanks to their nose’s ability to identify certain smells as edible or dangerous, this self-preservation trait allows your dog to reject scents and items that they know might be bad for them. Most dogs find lemons highly repulsive and that is one of the reasons they act so odd around them.