- Not a substitute for professional veterinary help.
Maybe. If your dog’s been looting the dropped spoils of an apricot orchard, he may have eaten apricot stems, leaves, or pits, which contain cyanide and are toxic. Read on for a list of symptoms to look for. There is a safe way to share apricots with your pet, however. Scroll down for tips on safely sharing apricots with your dog.
Symptoms to Look For
If your dog has been out grazing on dropped apricots, keep an eye on her and call your vet immediately if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Dilated pupils
- Difficulty breathing
Apricots contain fibre, potassium, and beta carotene, which can help fight cancer. As long as you avoid the stone, leaves, and stem of the fruit, you can share ripe or dried apricots, cut up in pieces, as a snack or added to your dog’s food in small amounts (just a few bites periodically). Too many apricots provide too much fibre and can cause digestive upset. This is why fruit isn’t a cornerstone of the canine diet.
What Else Can Your Dog Eat?
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.