Can dogs eat Prickly pears?

can dogs eat prickly pearsNo

Overview

dog-food-safety-information

No, prickly pears should not be fed to dogs. They are highly poisonous to dogs; ingestion of this cactus fruit can induce toxicity even in small amounts. Prickly pear also has hairlike splinters, which add to their danger. These can pierce and irritate a dog's skin.

Risks

health-risks
  • Prickly pear, also known as Cactus fruit or Cactus pear, is toxic to dogs even in a small amount.
  • Prickly pears have hair-like splinters called glochids which can penetrate the dog's skin and cause irritation.
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