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Originally posted by DiDi@Jul 19 2005, 07:55 PM
Yes I'm paranoid.  But just to be sure... Can maltese eat apples?
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Yes, apples are fine for them. My guys go berserk when they see me cutting up an apple. I only give them a little bit ... a few teeny pieces.... Oh how happy they are to have a little bit of apple! Here's a link to an SM thread about fruit. It includes a link to a guide on OK foods...

http://spoiledmaltese.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=4474
 

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just no seeds cause they contain cyanide!!
otherwise they are fine
 

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yes its true...prob didnt effect u b/c it wasnt a large enough amount. "Amygdalin" is a cyanogenic glycoside compound which commonly occurs in the seeds or kernels of apples, almonds, apricots, cherries, and peaches, as well as the stems, leaves and roots of many rose (rosaceae) family species.

The hydrolysis of amygdalin can give rise to hydrogen cyanide. Normally, the presence of amygdalin alone in these seeds and kernels is not dangerous, however, cyanide can be formed when the seed is crushed and moistened.
 

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Originally posted by LadyMontava@Jul 19 2005, 11:07 PM
yes its true...prob didnt effect u b/c it wasnt a large enough amount. "Amygdalin" is a cyanogenic glycoside compound which commonly occurs in the seeds or kernels of apples, almonds, apricots, cherries, and peaches, as well as the stems, leaves and roots of many rose (rosaceae) family species.

The hydrolysis of amygdalin can give rise to hydrogen cyanide.  Normally, the presence of amygdalin alone in these seeds and kernels is not dangerous, however, cyanide can be formed when the seed is crushed and moistened.
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I've noticed that some dog foods list "whole apples" in their ingredient list. Gosh, wouldn't that contain seeds, too!!
 

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Originally posted by LadyMontava@Jul 19 2005, 11:07 PM
yes its true...prob didnt effect u b/c it wasnt a large enough amount. "Amygdalin" is a cyanogenic glycoside compound which commonly occurs in the seeds or kernels of apples, almonds, apricots, cherries, and peaches, as well as the stems, leaves and roots of many rose (rosaceae) family species.

The hydrolysis of amygdalin can give rise to hydrogen cyanide.  Normally, the presence of amygdalin alone in these seeds and kernels is not dangerous, however, cyanide can be formed when the seed is crushed and moistened.
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When I was a kid we had a dog that loved to eat the apricot kernals from the fruit that fell from the trees, and the almonds, she used to go down the back yard and seek them all out. That old girl lived to a ripe old age of 18 human years. They say a dog will eat anything that they feel is good for them. She was also fed on human food most of the time and would not eat canned dog food. We never had a sick day in her life. Now in saying all of that, she was not a toy breed and I guess that is where the difference may lay. She was a cross breed between a Kelpie and a German Shepherd, a wonderful girl who grew up with us kids, played games with us etc. I guess the toy breeds are more delicate and would not benefit from the same diet as a larger dog.
 
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