It is not dangerous for dogs to eat apples. In fact, I give my dogs an
apple whenever I eat one and they love it.
Apple seeds, however, contain cyanide, which is toxic to dogs. But do not
be alarmed if your dog ingests a few apple seeds or even an entire apple --
your animal would need to ingest a very large amount of seeds for it to be
In general, dogs can safely consume most fruit with the exception of grapes
and raisins. Though the reasons are unknown, ingestion of grapes and
raisins can cause renal damage in dogs. Note though that some dogs can eat
all the grapes they want and see no negative effects while others get sick.
Some reports have also shown the consumption of star fruit to be
problematic for dogs. If your dogs eats any of these fruits, be sure to
consult your vet to be safe.
Dr. Matthew Cooper, DVM
01:08 PM EST
Apples are fine. Fruits are good to all living things. Just make sure that it
would be a huge part of his diet.