No, dogs cannot eat apple cores. The core is a choking hazard, and apple seeds are toxic to dogs. Biting off an apple core by chance may not harm your dog. However, we suggest disposing of the apple core immediately after you are done eating the apple.
Why Can’t Dogs Eat Apple Cores?
If a dog eats an entire apple core, it is likely to make them choke, especially if your dog is small. This is also why eating entire fruits with stones, or pit is dangerous for dogs.
Furthermore, apple cores and seeds contain a chemical compound called cyanide. Chewing or biting on the core or seeds releases cyanide which dogs consume and get cyanide poisoning.
What To Do If Your Dog Eats An Apple Core?
If you’re certain your dog ate an apple core, it’d be best to either call your vet or pet poison control (which is a free 24/7 service) if your vet office is closed. If the dog successfully swallowed it, and there’s nor risk of choking, it still may require medical intervention. Every dog is different so be proactive in getting an immediate medical opinion.
Frequently Asked Questions
No dogs cannot eat apple seeds. Apple seeds contain cyanide which is poisonous to dogs, and only a bite or two can react adversely.
If your dog has eaten an apple core, contact a vet immediately. They will guide you about the next steps.
No, whole apples can pose a choking hazard. To avoid this, cut the apple flesh into bite-sized pieces and serve it after removing the core and seeds.