Dogs should not eat cherries. Despite the fact that they contain many ingredients that could be beneficial to a four-legged dog’s diet. These include vitamin A, vitamin C, fibre and antioxidants. Both cherries and sour cherries can be very dangerous to your dog’s health.
Why are cherries dangerous for dogs?
The main danger is the seeds and stems, which contain toxic cyanide. Consuming too much can lead to serious poisoning. The seeds themselves also pose a risk of intestinal obstruction.
The fruits themselves also contain a large amount of sugars, which are also better to avoid when putting together a diet for your dog.
It is much safer to look for alternatives. Find out what fruit your dog can eat.
Can your dog eat cherry-flavoured food?
Other cherry-flavoured foods may not contain poisonous ingredients, but they have artificial flavours and preservatives that can create numerous health, allergy and digestive problems. We should therefore avoid all artificial foods.
What should you do if your dog eats cherries?
One or two cherries should not harm your dog, but this depends on several factors such as your dog’s weight. It is always advisable to consult your vet in such cases.
Typical symptoms of cyanide poisoning in a dog:
- difficulty breathing
- bright red gums
- dilated pupils
- in extreme cases, shock may occur
- upset stomach
If you notice any of these symptoms contact your vet immediately!