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apples

Post by meggit » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:58 am

my 9 week old pup is a chewer ive seen on here that grated apples are ok for dogs could i give my pup a whole apple to chew on instead of me ive tried raw hide but he dosnt like it he has chew toys but gets bored of them when im not playing with him so i just wondered if this would be ok

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Post by emmabeth » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:54 am

You could, though they are quite sugary... so I wouldnt give just raw apples (you might have a squitty puppy!)..

Try, apples, BIG carrots, a big raw bone, Kong toys, a whole cabbage (he wont eat much of it but he will have fun shredding it) - rawhide is pretty horrible stuff really so its a good thing he isnt so keen on it, the cooked bones the pet shops sell are also fairly nasty, stick to raw!.

Otherwise, get soft toys, and stuff one in his mouth before he gets to you - yes hes likely to shred it but thats what dogs, especially terriers, do with soft toys... I really like Mister Twisters if you can get those, they combine a rope and a soft squeaky toy (if you can't there will be similar versions).
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Re: apples

Post by meggit » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:12 pm

thanks for the info you want to see buddy running round with a carrot in his mouth hes running round with it having a quick chew then off running with it in his mouth again its so funny to watch and its great to see him chewing on something besides me thanks again

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Re: apples

Post by meggit » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:27 pm

ok i never thought about the mess ive got bits of carrot every where :D

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Re: apples

Post by Nettle » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:48 pm

If pup is big enough to get a whole apple in his mouth, use half an apple and then there is no choke risk.

Apples and pears are high in pectin, which tends to override the squit risk, but there will always be some that defy the theory :shock:
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Re: apples

Post by Emma&Tess » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:23 pm

I have heard apple seeds are poisonous to Dogs. Raw carrots are great.

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Post by emmabeth » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:05 pm

Yeah... they contain cyanide! But you would have to feed buckets of just the seeds, probably rolled or ground up to actually release the poison, before you could harm a dog with them.

Since dogs teeth dont do 'grinding' the chances of them releasing the poison from even 1 seed out of an apple is pretty slim and theres not enough in a bucket of apples to hurt a dog.
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Re: apples

Post by Emma&Tess » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:39 pm

Thats Great. Now I can feed me puppy raw apples. She will love them.

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Re: apples

Post by dodge-white boxer » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:02 pm

Does that count for any breed? I ve read that boxers(sorry to drone on about it! :roll: ) shouldnt have apple seeds-- keep telling my boys to let him have bits of the apple they are eating,but never ever the core(!!!),dodge loves apples-so could he have a whole apple? Can he have a whole carrot too? He ll think its x-mas :lol: :D :lol: :D :lol: :D
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Re: apples

Post by Noobs » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:09 pm

I also like to give Murphy the broccoli stalks once I cut the florets off them. He goes NUTS over it - his eyes are huge as he's grabbing it from my hand. :lol:

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Re: apples

Post by Nettle » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:11 am

Boxers can have all the fruit and veg that are safe for other breeds :D
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Re: apples

Post by **liz** » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:27 pm

this is a very interesting post!! i am going to try Riley with a carrot tomorrow! you never know, it might give me a bit of peace for a few mins!!!!

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Re: apples

Post by mselisabs » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:09 pm

Meggit your posts are crackin' me up! Your baby sounds very cute :)

Just gave Olive a baby carrot the other night. She ate it! Will have to get full carrots next time I'm at the store..

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Re: apples

Post by Sarah83 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:37 am

Rupert knows the sound of a bag of carrots being taken out of the fridge and he can hear it from upstairs. I created a monster when I started giving him carrots :lol: He used to love apples but went off them a while back.

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Re: apples

Post by SarahLou » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:15 pm

My English Springer Spaniel used to LOVE carrots! Munched them with me as eagerly as if they were steak! And broccoli, & many other raw and cooked veg., like yams (just don't give them onion or grapes/raisins, avocado) just remember if they fart, you gave it to them :lol:
My 7 month old rescue pup likes yams, cabbage, pears, raspberry (likes to chew carrots but doesn't actually eat them but rather just plays with it) I just limit how much of these fiber-rich foods I give her, otherwise I can have a poopy puppy...

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