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What happens to dogs when choke cherries are invuved

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What happens to dogs when choke cherries are invuved
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Jess K replied 1 year ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Jess. Has your dog eaten choke cherries? The symptoms that you are describing are concerning but not typical of a chokecherry toxicity. Chokecherry pits contain cyanide but most dogs don't ingest enough and chew the pit enough to cause a significant toxicity. It is usually more of a problem in livestock or horses. The signs of chokecherry toxicity include dilated pupils, trouble breathing, and bright red gums. I would strongly recommend getting your pup in to see the vet if he is still showing these behaviors you describe. How is he doing today?