Are you a big fan of cherries? Have you ever wanted to share the deliciousness with your fuzzy best friend? Then you may be wondering if this fruit is actually safe for our dogs to snack on this tiny tart treat.
Honestly, we are always ready to share our fruit or our vegetables with our pups, but just because we want to, that doesn’t necessarily mean we can or should. And while we love cherries, that doesn’t mean our dogs should be snacking on them.
So, perhaps unsurprisingly, our big question right now is whether or not it is safe for our dogs to be eating all the cherries.
Is it safe for dogs to eat cherries?
According to the canine lovers over at the Chewy Blog, the reality is that we should not be feeding cherries to our dogs. And there are multiple reasons for this.
It seems that there are three main reasons why the cherry is not the fruit that our dogs should be snacking on. As an emergency veterinarian from New York City explains, the three things that are important to note about why our dogs should avoid this fruit are,
"The pits of cherries contain cyanide, which can potentially cause toxicity in your dog.The pits can also cause intestinal obstruction, a serious condition.The fruit of a cherry can cause gastrointestinal (GI) upset."
While we always try to keep the pits and seeds in any fruit away from our dogs, not everyone thinks of these things as being problematic. But the reality is that in many cases, pits and seeds can be hazardous for multiple reasons, including the fact that they can cause obstructions or choking.
Overall, we are definitely staying away from cherries when it comes to sharing fruits with our dogs. And that’s okay, because there are plenty of other fruits that we can choose from!