Can dogs eat apples?

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Can dogs eat apples?

Posted on | December 7, 2011 | 16 Comments

So you just got a new dog, right? Let me guess, now you’re asking yourself Can dogs eat Apples? Yes? Well you should be, because if you weren’t asking yourself that then you probably shouldn’t be reading this right now. If you feel stupid for asking such a “silly” question, I suggest you stop feeling so silly because it is NOT a silly question. I asked this question myself when I first got a dog. We all want the health of our dogs come first and therefore you are doing the right thing by researching the topic before you actually give your dog something that might be potentially deadly, so hats off to you.

The short answer is yes, dogs can eat apples as long as you don’t let the dogs eat the apple seeds. You can cut the apples into slices and remove the seeds manually or even buy presliced apples. Pre-sliced apples can be bought at your local supermarket or even at McDonalds! Yes, I bet you didn’t know that they sold apples there. Now if you don’t mind, I’ll get into a longer answer that has a bit more detail.

Now let me tell you why you shouldn’t give dogs apple seeds. Apple seeds have been known to contain cyanogenic glycosides which you may know as “cyanides”. When you feed your dog apples, make sure you take the seeds out or cut the apple into slices without seeds so your dog does not end up getting cyanide poisoning because cyanide is indeed a toxin (or “poison”). This would be like you eating a box full of rat poision, we all know you wouldn’t do that….or would you?
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Now I must congratulate you for getting through this painfully long article and finding your answer to Can dogs eat apples  If you decided not to read the rest of the article and you’re jumping straight to the conclusion looking for the answer, then I’ll repeat the answer once again: Yes dogs can eat apples as long as you take the seeds out. Honestly, that should be common sense, since most people don’t even eat the seeds. I’ve seen people buying beef patties for their dogs so I can’t see why apples would possibly be bad for dogs. Anyways remember to take the seeds out and then apples are safe for dogs to eat.

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16 Responses to “Can dogs eat apples?”

  1. Ramon Gonzales
    December 25th, 2011 @ 7:43 am

    I use them all the time to train my dog. The sugar is pretty high though so I wouldn’t give them to your dog too often.

  2. Nick Nguyen
    December 25th, 2011 @ 9:25 am

    I have a golden retriever and I feed her apples every now and then, she loves them so much. Just remember the seeds aren’t save which you already covered.

  3. Chelsea Farringher
    December 25th, 2011 @ 10:11 am

    I just bought a pet doggy, I love her and I wanted to thank you so much for this post. I’ve been wondering if dogs can eat apples and after a few hours of searching I found the answer thanks to you. I’m checking out the rest right now :)

  4. Angela
    December 30th, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

    Thanks to you I’ve learned that it’s safe for my yorkie to eat some apples.

  5. Roy G. Biv
    December 30th, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

    Don’t let your dog eat the core, that would be very bad.

  6. Luis
    December 30th, 2011 @ 4:58 pm

    Perfect information for my golden retriever. She LOVES apples and bananas. Can’t get enough of them!

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