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Are apple seeds poisonous to dogs?

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Apple seeds are not harmful to dogs when ingested in small amounts, according to DogSupplies.com. However, apple seeds contain a form of cyanide that is toxic to humans and animals when ingested in large quantities.

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Are apple seeds poisonous to dogs?
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Eating one or two apple seeds is considered harmless to dogs, but consuming small amounts of apple seeds over time can lead to a build-up of poison in the dog's system. Therefore, dog owners should core apples prior to feeding to prevent gradual toxicity.

Apples contain high amounts of vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Omega-3 fatty acids help to promote a shiny coat, while vitamin C is believed to minimize the risk of hip dysplasia in large and purebred dogs.


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