With the advent of summer and fruit being more plentiful there’s been a resurgence of warnings about feeding fruit seeds to pets. Specifically apple and pear seeds. There’s warnings that feeding dogs the seeds of apples and pears can poison your pet with arsenic, while well meaning aren’t true. The seeds actually have small doses of cyanide but the shells are so hard that unless they are ground, and a whole lot are fed, the chances of your pet being affected are slim to none. Digestive juices aren’t strong enough to break the protective covering down, the whole point is for those seeds to be deposited by the animals that eat them, there by propagating that variety of apple… or pear. Over the years I’ve had dogs that would raid apple trees and eat 5 or 6 in one sitting, I actually caught one dog standing on his hind legs and picking apples! If you are concerned about the seeds, cut the fruit up so there’s no chance of them getting any seeds. In reality, it isn’t a major concern.Tweet
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