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Mickey just ate about a handful of cherries, outside of the inevitable accidental planting of cherry trees that's bound to follow, is there anything else I should be concerned with. I mean, besides the fact that he just slimed a whole bowl of cherries, and is now shamelessly surfing coffee tables...
 

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the pitts of many fruits are highly toxic. call your vet to check on whether cherry pitts fall within that category.

I know that apple seeds and peach pits are on that list, but don't know what other ones are included.
 

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Oh crap, that's great. Let me give them a call...

edited to add: I just called, they're going to look it up and call me back. He ate a total of four cherries, DH told me that there were four bruised ones that he and DD wouldn't eat. Thank God for small favors.

Well, having Mickey has kept me in the childproofing state of mind all these years, so at least the boys have a lesser likelihood of getting injured. IF I have to make **** puke, DH is helping, since he's the one who muffed it.
 

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let us know what happens.....best of luck!
 

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It's a good thing to be safe, but my understanding is that the toxic stuff is inside the pit. So if the pits pass through uncrunched, he'll probably be just fine. A friend of ours had a Boston terrier who would constantly get out and eat wild cherries by the bucketful. With the exception of miniature poops full of cherry pits, he never had any problems.
 

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I'm bringing him in because they're taking too **** long to respond. I tried to make him throw up, but we've been down the peroxide road once before, and this dog has a loooong memory.

I'm sure he's going to be fine, but this is the type of thing that'll make me nuts until I know for sure. I wonder if I can get the IPICAC down his throat...
 

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Update:

Mickey is fine, I was told that he'd have to crunch all four pits to release enough cynide into his system to kill him. Scary thing is, they just keel over dead! :eek: Soooooo we have a new rule; no eating outside of the kitchen, and only when Mickey is gated completely out.

I found out that the bark, leaves and stems of these trees are also poisonous, so any house we consider will have to be screened for this tree, and money budgeted for it's removal if we go forward and purchase it.

*Sigh* and I so loved cherry trees. Oh well.
 

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I have never seen a dog crunch a cherry pit...hell, I can't even crunch a cherry pit. Rider has eaten plenty of cherries and is still alive and kicking.
 
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Update:

Mickey is fine, I was told that he'd have to crunch all four pits to release enough cynide into his system to kill him. Scary thing is, they just keel over dead! :eek: Soooooo we have a new rule; no eating outside of the kitchen, and only when Mickey is gated completely out.

I found out that the bark, leaves and stems of these trees are also poisonous, so any house we consider will have to be screened for this tree, and money budgeted for it's removal if we go forward and purchase it.

*Sigh* and I so loved cherry trees. Oh well.
I think you can get ornamental cherry trees that do not produce any fruit. Just FYI.
 

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Oh, crap! Well, I know, that would make me nervous as hell too. But Nick was also saying a while back that the pits pass through unharmed, and that it would take a TON of apples (it was apples in that thread) to cause any harm.

But, I'm a skitty mommy too and would probably have taken him to the vet to be safe.

BTW, I think Ipecac is a no-no? Seems like I read somewhere it's not recommended for dogs. Of course I don't remember the source. :-[
 

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Just wanted to reply that my grandfather had a 40 acre cherry farm for many years, and they always had dogs. Don't know how you would keep the dogs from ever eating a cherry in this situation, the dogs at this time were outside farm dogs. Never remember one getting sick from this, they may eat the cherry but pretty sure they didn't crush the pit! Just my observation. Glad Mickey is doing fine!
 

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Cinnamon eats cherries all the time at a friends house in UT. They must have 200 trees as they have a pick your own fruit orchard. Never a problem except pits in the poop whole. They to have dogs and never a problem. Cherry pits are very hard to crack open so they so whole.
 

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Glad to hear Mickey is ok. Jake ate about a dozen peaches last year. I was told the same thing that as long as he didn't chew up the pits he'd be ok as long as he could poop out the pits. He did, but boy was it a job for him!
 

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Well, the funniest part of all of this is Bill having to see the pits out on the other end. :-X I told him that it was his turn to 'check for foreign bodies' because I had to be on watch during the Barbie Head Incident. THAT was truly gruesome.

I swear, this dog is on some sort of mission to prove medical science wrong about what can pass through a dog's gut.
 
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