Fruit Seeds

July 3rd, 2011 ★ Comments Off ★ Filed under Health

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.

With more than 16 years experience in the pet industry and feeding raw food to animals Patricia Murray-Rutz runs this website to share her knowledge and experience with other pet owners who are interested in learning more about the benefits of feeding their pets raw food. If you have any further questions or would like further information on any of the information provided on this website, be sure and get in touch.

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