No. While apples are an affordable, low-calorie snack for dogs, the apple core isn’t pet-friendly. The tough center of an apple is a choking hazard, and the seeds contain very small amounts of cyanide.
If your dog has eaten an apple core and doesn’t appear to be having any trouble, there’s no reason to immediately worry. The cyanide in apple seeds isn’t a danger after a single apple, but after the poison accumulates over longer periods of exposure. Keep an eye out for any signs of digestive blockage, call your vet if you notice anything, and be more careful next time. It’s best to discard the apple core, and slice the apple before serving.
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