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Apricots are tasty and, like cherries, the flesh of the fruit should be fine for dogs, in very small amounts, but watch out for other parts of the plant!
Why It Can Be Bad For Dogs:
Apricot stems and leaves are toxic to dogs. In fact, parts of the apricot plant contain cyanogenic glycosides (cyanide), which is also toxic to humans.
What to do:
Toxicity from parts of the apricot (besides the flesh of the fruit) can cause respiratory failure leading to death, so it's best to use other treats for your dog and leave apricots for human consumption.
On the next page, we'll look at another common vegetable that can be surprisingly dangerous for dogs, but luckily only in certain circumstances: