Can Yorkies Eat Apples? When it is or isn’t an Emergency

Yes, you can let your Yorkshire terrier eat apples as an occasional treat but some preparations need to be done beforehand given the dog’s small size.

First, don’t let the yorkies eat the apple seed and apple core. The seeds contain a substance that will release cyanide into the dog’s body if it gets chewed and digested. Yorkshire terriers are relatively light dogs so it can be dangerous if they were able to consume all the seeds from a single apple.

The apple skin is not considered toxic but it could be contaminated with pesticide residue. To be on the safe side, we would dip the apple in a bowl filled with water and baking soda for at least fifteen minutes. This will help eliminate some of the pesticide residue and reduce health risks for the yorkie.

Last but not least, make sure to cut the apple flesh into tiny pieces. You don’t want the apple to become an obstruction in the Yorkshire terrier’s stomach and intestinal tract. To find out what else might be safe for Yorkies to eat, you can visit our human food for dogs database.

Disclaimer: The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a veterinarian when in doubt.


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