Are apples a safe food for cats and dogs to eat?

Asked by Member 1158420 on Mar 7th 2013 Tagged appleseatingfoodcatsdogs in Food & Nutrition
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Izadore (Izzie)

My research shows that apple are not truly "toxic" to either cats or dogs. The only part of the apple that may be are the seeds and stems, and a cat or dog would have to eat and chew up a cup of apple seeds. This is because the covering of seeds and stems contains a compound found in cyanide, as do peach pits. Because cats and dogs are carnivores or meat-eaters, I would not encourage them to eat large amounts of fruits and vegetables. Onions, garlic and grapes ARE toxic, as is chocolate. A list of toxic plants and foods can be found on the ASPCA website. Other than that, eating too much fruit and vegetables probably will just cause toxic gas and may make them (and you) uncomfortable.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 3/8/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer