Maybe. Cherries do have some health benefits. They contain fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins A and C. But dried fruits tend to have higher sugar content, which isn’t good for your dog. Some brands also contain added sugar or corn syrup, which you definitely want to avoid. Too many cherries can cause digestive upset, and you must make sure the pits have been removed, as these contain small amounts of cyanide that are toxic to dogs. The bottom line: a few dried cherries shouldn’t hurt your dog, but there are safer, healthier treats out there.
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