Dogs have a digestive system similar to humans, so it is safe for them to eat apples.
However, if the apples are not ripe enough or they have been sprayed with pesticides or other chemicals, then your dog will probably be sick from eating them. In addition, some breeds of dogs may have allergies that can cause an upset stomach from eating certain fruits and vegetables. Finally, you should always keep in mind that just because something is edible for a human does not mean it is also safe for pets. In these cases where there are no obvious signs of harm (such as vomiting), monitor your pup closely and see how he reacts to the apple before feeding him any more fruit.
Apple seeds contain cyanide, which is poisonous to humans and animals.
However, the apple pulp contains much less concentrated amounts of this poison.
A dog can eat an apple with its seeds if they are thoroughly chewed up by the dog because the stomach acids will make it more difficult for your dog to extract any poisons that may be contained in the seeds. The same rule applies to all other fruits that have pits or stones inside them. However, there are many types of fruit that should never be given to dogs because their stomach acids cannot break down these stones or pits and cause internal harm to your pet. If you feed your dog one of these fruits, they could die from internal bleeding or choking on a pit or stone.
The amount that is safe for your dog to eat will depend on the size of the apple and the weight and age of your pet.
However, if your pet does not seem to show any signs of illness after eating an entire apple, then it should be acceptable in limited quantities.
You should never feed your pet more than one or two slices at a time. However, you should be aware that commercial dog treats such as fruit chews may contain small amounts of fruit and other ingredients that can cause stomach upset for some dogs. These other ingredients include preservatives and chemicals that are added during processing. If you give these types of commercial treats to your dog, pay close attention to their reaction because they could get sick from just one or two of these treats. Since apples are high in fiber, they may cause gas for some dogs. This is usually not harmful, but you can reduce your dog’s risk of getting abdominal discomfort by feeding them the apple slices without their seeds and peeling off the skin before giving them to your pet.
In conclusion, apples are a good source of nutrition for humans and other animals.
However, once again, if a food item is safe for a human to eat does not mean it should be given to your pet.
If you choose to feed your dog an apple or other fruit or vegetable, make sure that all seeds have been completely removed from the treat before serving it to your pup as ingesting even one tiny seed could be dangerous for your pet. Also, do not feed your pup any type of food from fast food restaurants or commercially prepared dog treats because they may contain chemicals and preservatives that can cause stomach upset in some dogs.