Yes, your Yorkie can certainly eat apples, but you want to limit their serving size to 2 to 3 slices per sitting. Also, you need to keep the seeds and core away from your dog. Apple seeds, as you may have heard, contain a cyanogenic glycoside called amygdalin, which synthesizes in the body into hydrogen cyanide!
While it would take around 500 seeds to poison a 10-pound dog, that doesn’t mean that your dog won’t get very sick if they eat these – so, keep the core, seeds, and the stem of the apple away from your Yorkie.
Provided that you keep the serving size down to 2 – 3 slices per day, however, your Yorkie can definitely eat apples with you if they like!
In today’s article, we’re going to take a look at a number of pome and other exotic fruits that your Yorkie can eat and ones that they probably shouldn’t. Read on to find out what fruits you can share with your furry best friends – details to follow in the sections below!
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Can Yorkies eat Asian pears?
Yes, your Yorkie can have Asian pears, and you can even leave the skin on the slices. Pears are a healthy treat, but it is recommended that you keep servings down to 2 to 3 pieces per day. Asian pears are high in Vitamins A and C, but also quite high in sugars.
Too many slices can lead to stomach discomfort and diarrhea and while the seeds aren’t highly toxic (one core won’t kill your dog), they are still mildly so and your Yorkie is more sensitive to this than larger dogs. So, serve in moderation, and don’t let your Yorkie chew on the core!
Can Yorkies eat loquat?
Your Yorkie can share some loquat with you, but you need to keep the seeds away. Loquat seeds contain some toxic chemicals in their seeds, known as cyanogenic glycosides. These chemicals enter the body and then convert into hydrogen cyanide!
If your dog gets ahold of and ingests the seeds, you need to call your vet immediately and get your dog into their office! That said, the flesh is okay, just don’t give your dog more than 1 loquat, chopped up, or they could get an upset tummy!
Can Yorkies eat sweetsop?
Also known as ‘Custard’ or ‘Sugar’ apples, sweetsop flesh should not hurt your dog but the seeds are highly toxic and this fruit is a bit high on the sugars side. As such, we don’t recommend it, but you could feed your dog a tablespoon or two of the flesh every other day and it won’t hurt them.
Any more than this, however, is a ticket to gastrointestinal distress, so if you must serve it then you have the responsibility of practicing moderation.
Can Yorkies eat cherimoya?
While the flesh of cherimoya is sweet and won’t hurt your dog, this is another case of a fruit with deadly seeds. Said seeds are so toxic, in fact, that they have been used to make insecticides!
If you want to feed the flesh to your dog anyway, stick to at 1 tablespoon serving, and make absolutely sure that no skin or seeds is included. Even better, enjoy the fruit on your own – there are much safer fruits that your dog can have without the risk of very toxic seeds!
Can Yorkies eat caimito?
Also known as the ‘Star Apple’, the caimito is best avoided when it comes to exotic dog snacks. While the flesh should be safe, the seeds and skin are definitely toxic, as they contain cyanogenic glycosides which will quickly convert to cyanide in your dog’s body.
There is also not much data on this fruit – in the absence of a study related specifically to Star apples and dogs, we cannot recommend that you feed this to your Yorkie.
Can Yorkies eat quince?
While dogs sometimes have an allergic reaction to the actual bush that Quince grow on, the fruit itself is perfectly find for dogs. Your dog can have up to 2 tablespoons of this fruit, but make sure that it is cooked and don’t give them more than this.
Raw quince is both sour and very tough, making it very hard to digest, and even cooked you could give your little Yorkie a tummy ache if you aren’t careful with this fruit and the serving sizes.
Can Yorkies eat crabapples?
While the leaves, stem, and seeds of the crabapple contain cyanogenic glucosides and are thus highly toxic, the flesh of these tart, little apples is perfectly fine for your pooch. Just limit Yorkie serving-sizes to 2 – 3 slices of crabapple and they will be just fine.
Just don’t feed them more than this in a day, or these sour apples can definitely give your little one a tummy ache.
Can Yorkies eat medlars?
If you are enjoying a medlar and want to share this Asian relative of the apple with your furry friend, then 2 to 3 slices of this is fine. There are no ill effects associated with Mespilus germanica, however like any fruits you want to limit servings to avoid excess sugars and gastrointestinal distress.
If your dog likes this, you can share it every day, but stick to the 2 – 3 slices rule for best results.
Can Yorkies eat manchineel?
Definitely not – do not give your Yorkie manchineel fruits. While these exotic pepper-fruits are eaten by humans, they are also toxic enough that people have died eating them. Certain animals are specialized to eat them safely, such as the Striped Iguana, but Yorkie definitely cannot have this hot and toxic fruit.
If your dog wants a pepper, go with a red bell pepper. Even the seeds of the bell pepper are safe, just stay away from manchineel. It’s too hot to handle!
Can dogs eat durian?
While this fruit of the Philippines smells to the high heavens, it is also considered a delicacy and if your dog has developed a shared taste with you for it, they can certainly have a few bites. Beyond this, however, too much of this custard-type fruit will give your dog an upset tummy and diarrhea is possible.
Also, durian seeds should NOT be ingested, as these are highly toxic. Provided that you stick with 2 – 3 little bites of the fruit, however, you can certainly share that aromatic durian with your dog and freak out your friends!