Will crab apples hurt my dog?

Asked By: Icie Swaniawski
Date created: Thu, Apr 29, 2021 3:43 AM
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Although the regular flesh of apples isn't considered dangerous, the leaves/stems/pips or seeds of apples and apple trees are all toxic to dogs.

When ingested chemicals in them are converted to Cyanide, a very dangerous poison.

Symptoms of poisoning from apples/crabapples can include: Panting.

Answered By: Lindsey Kub
Date created: Fri, Apr 30, 2021 5:46 AM
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Yes, dogs can eat apples. Apples are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber for your dog. They are low in protein and fat, making them the perfect snack for senior dogs. Just be sure to remove the seeds and core first.
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Generally, an adult average sized dog at 12 months of age, weighs about twice their weight at 4 months of age, or 2.5x the weight at 14 weeks.

Adult giant breeds grow more slowly, take longer to mature, and don't reach adult growth until they're at least 16-18 months old.

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Apple slices make a delicious, healthy snack for your dog and can help keep your dog's teeth clean and their breath fresh. However, the core of the apple and the apple seeds especially can be harmful to dogs. Apple seeds contain a small amount of cyanide which is released when they're broken or chewed.
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A fairly accurate calculation you can do to predict an adult height for your puppy is to multiply her height at six months by 100 and divide that answer by 75.

For example, a puppy who is 8 inches at the shoulder when she is 6 months old should be between 10.5 and 11 inches at the shoulder when she is finished growing.

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Check his ears.

If your puppy's ears stand up when he gets excited, they probably will stand permanently by the time he is 6-months-old.

Another way to tell if your pup's ears are likely to stand is by observing where they are set on the head.

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In general, apples are harmless to dogs.

However, there are a couple of things to be cautious about: the seeds and too many apples.

Apple seeds contain amygdlin, a form of cyanide, which is very poisonous to every living thing.

So, if you're going to give your dog apples, core the apples.

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Apples are a fantastic addition to your dog's diet; they provide vitamin A, vitamin C and dietary fibre. They also provide a way to keep your dog's teeth clean and helps to freshen their breath! However, you should be sure to remove the core and the seeds of the apple before giving it to your dog.
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