my dogs absolutly love apples. i cut and peel the apples for them though, because i heard that the seeds were bad for them. and they don't like the skin, so i cut that off. other things they like are pears, cantolope, seedless watermelon, honey dew and potatoes. they don't eat any of it very often except apples!
Aisha likes peaches! I have not tried apples on her yet but my other shepherd like eating apples and pears. We have a pear tree out in the back and when they fell off the tree she would go get a snack.
What was the question???????? Oh, yeah, can dogs eat apples.
I have always given my dogs apples. I didn't know about the seeds being poisonist (sp?) So yes dogs can eat apples and if you are worried about the seeds, don't give them the whole apple. I find my Bichon only eats the inside, not the skin or seeds anyway.
I hope you can quit arguing about senseless things and stick to the topics...
So smile, and be happy you have this forum to come to.
wow, for a question on if dogs could eat apples or not, this post got way crazy. what did i miss, why is everyone attacking scout? imo she gives great advice, and so what if she doens't have the time to answer every post....especially when she's not here. and what's wrong with posting a link? people do it all the time, so why get on scouts back for it?
Woah..... I just joined this forum and I like to read everyones advice and opinions.It is great to have a place to share information. After all they are just the opinions of one person. Any intelligent person has to take in all of the information given and make a choice on their own no matter what the topic. But that is just my opinion.
As for the apple question you should not give the seeds to a dog. The rest of the apple is ok. Like Minniyar said everything in moderation.
Innova,Wellness Artemis Fresh Mix,Artemis Holistic, Chicken Soup For the Dog Lovers Soul, Eagle Pack Holistic Fish, Eagle Pack Holistic Chicken, Natural Blend Royal Canin,Natures Variety Prarie and all Fromm Four Starr Nutritionals dog foods all contain apples.
Everyone please stop fighting!
***Edited By: vettec2000 on 11/23/2004 2:22:04 PM*** Reason: forgot to add
My Dog eats apples! And she loves them. All tho if they are cut in sclices... she wont touch them. But if i toss it like a ball she will chase after it and scarf it down, Skin and all... Well some times i have to step on it so some juice comes out. She eats them when we go to the park and play ball every other day and well shes still living. And shes still as hyper and happy as shes ever been. (Shes a boxer sheperd mix.)
I think Minnyar stated it most clearly. If you take things on an internet message board as gospel you are a fool. Message boards are most helpful when they show you things you might not have thought of that could be really important and make you start to think and research those things. If anyone bothers to check out the website that was linked to you might want to know that the person who runs it seems to only have mostly very small breeds of dogs and several cats. Of course the listed foods would have a greater chance of causing harm to that person's pets. Many of the things on the list must be consumed in bulk, frequently, or the animal must be especially sensitive to it for it to be a real danger but if you look at that list and research a little more into the items you may be feeding your dogs already you can find out if there is a real danger or not. Never base your decisions on just one or two site owner's opinions. Quite a few of the items on the list are ingredients in common dog foods. Rice is listed as something to be limited to small amounts but how many dogs have to eat a diet heavy in rice content due to digestive upsets? A lot of them. The list is a good list of things to be wary of feeding your dog. Beyond that, you have to research the items for yourself. Scout's post made perfect sense. To me it seemed to say "Here's a list. It is a good list of foods to be careful of feeding your dog because they can be dangerous but not necessarily that everything on the list will hurt every dog". Now everybody quit acting like spoiled kids and post nice! By the way, my dogs eat apples and the seeds pass right through without being chewed. Wild foxes eat wild apples and other fruits all the time. They eat grapes and eggs too. They are canids and they have no problem with these foods.
shame on you both for bashing scout. She knows the stuff on dogs more than you
The mods are not paid to do this job. They are too too kind to answer any questions we have in this forum and also keep the forum clean Is it a good idea for all the members to pay for their service so They could get something for their valuable service I am for it.
You both need to ask apology from scout for your bloody ignorance
""Ignorance of Ignorance is the meloady of ignorant"
My late father used to tell the kids when we were young "Think twice before you open the mouth "
My advise to you people is think 3 times before you write
***Edited By: bharathi on 8/4/2006 11:24:08 PM*** Reason: add
I also will be the first to defend Scout. She has been an invaulable to this forum. As for her being a vet tech, She is a professional, That means if you want her services on demand you need to pay for them. Be grateful for everything that she does give away for free.
Apples are non-toxic to most animals. The seeds, however, contain cyanogenic glycosides which release cyanide when ingested. The small amount of cyanide released from eating a few seeds is unlikely to cause cyanide toxicity. If an animal were to ingest a large number of the seeds, then cyanide poisoning would occur. I hope I'm not incorrect in believing this was the topic of this forum?
Blessed Be Autumn
***Edited By: Autumn Windsong on 9/12/2006 11:01:08 PM*** Reason: Misspelled word
OMG! I was on my way from NC to NY so I ordered a steak in a restaurant for my teacup chihuahua once & they cooked it with onion I took the onions off but I wasn't aware dogs couldn't eat onions. She was passing gas like crazy throughout the trip . She started vomiting violently. Well that steak I gave her cost me $330.00 at an ER in Delware that night, so no more onions