Feeding Dogs Apricots: Yay or Nay?Peach_2

 

Can Dogs Eat Apricots? Is That an Acceptable Type of Food?

A dog’s eyes and grin is one of the most irresistible things you’ll ever get to see as many dog lovers would point out. However, you should be careful in rewarding your pet’s devotion, love, and adorableness; you might end up feeding it chocolate and rushing your dog to the nearest vet. A little reward on the table is okay for a dog, as long as it’s not avocado, caffeine-based drinks, or raisins. With that said, can dogs eat apricots? Yes, they can. Dogs can eat strawberries, peaches, pineapples, mangos, pears, bananas, blueberries, raspberries, and (of course) apricots. A chip with a guacamole, he cannot. You might have to lay off feeding him breaded chicken too, especially if he’s a sensitive purebred dog.

Apricots are healthy, and they’re advertised as such when sold in stores. Everyone considers them as healthy food; therefore, it’s not a stretch of the imagination to feed dogs apricots as well, right? What’s good for people should be good for dogs too… barring exceptions like a pure chocolate bar with no milk additives and is 100% chocolate (and 100% death to your dog as well).

Long story short, as outlined in the intro, yes, dogs can eat apricots. If you’re familiar with dog diets, there’s a catch to this. Like with apples, you can’t feed apricot seeds or apricot pits to your dog. Apple seeds, apricot seeds, and any seeds may be poisonous to your dog. Feed your dog the flesh of the apple or the apricot, not the seeds.

Specifically, seeds can contain cyanide (also poisonous to us, but more so to dogs since dogs are smaller than us, so to do them in, it takes smaller quantities of poison to do so). Your dog should also be fed in moderation. There’s such a thing as too much of a good thing, or too much apricot (excessive apricot consumption can cause diarrhea, and you’re the one who has to clean up after your dog anyway).