Can dogs eat Cicadas?

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Benefits

health-benefits
  • Cicadas are not toxic to dogs. They are a source of protein.

Risks

health-risks
  • Cicadas have a tough-to-digest exoskeleton. When consumed excessively, it causes several digestive problems like digestive upset and intestinal blockage in dogs.
  • Some cicadas reside in areas often sprayed with harmful chemicals like pesticides. This can make them potentially toxic to dogs.
  • Although it rarely happens, cicadas may trigger allergic reactions in some dogs. Ingesting them may cause adverse reactions like hives, constant itching, and diarrhea.
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Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Don't allow your dog to overeat any bugs even they are not toxic like cicadas to prevent the risk of causing harmful side effects.

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