- Not a substitute for professional veterinary help.
No. Cherries do have some health benefits. They contain fibre, antioxidants, and vitamins A and C. But cherries are only safe to eat if you remove the stems, leaves, and pit, which contain low levels of cyanide. Even then, dogs can only eat a few cherries, so, all told, cherries aren’t worth the effort to prepare them for your dog, especially when there are easier, safer options out there (like apples).
If your dog has eaten more than a few cherries, she may experience a bout of diarrhoea. If she’s gotten into a bag of cherries and eaten too many, call your vet if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Laboured breathing
- Bright red gums
- Dilated pupils
We offer a collection of articles on foods that are safe, dangerous or even toxic for dogs to eat, including vegetables, dairy, bread, and junk food. There is a wide variety of “human food” that is healthy for your dog to eat, while others are considered toxic and dangerous. Check out which fruits and veg are good for your dog and which spices and seasonings are ok to give to your furry little buddy. We’ve created these articles to ensure you’re informed on feeding your dog a wonderfully varied diet while learning the limitations of a dog’s sensitive digestive system.