While you might be tempted to give your dog some of those cherry tomatoes in your salad as a treat, it’s probably not the best idea.
While cherry tomatoes are not toxic to dogs, it is generally not recommended to feed them to your dog. Cherry tomatoes belong to the nightshade family of plants, which can be toxic to dogs in large quantities.
Additionally, some dogs may have difficulty digesting tomatoes and may experience digestive upset, such as vomiting or diarrhea, if they eat too many. The tomato plant also contains solanine, which can be harmful to dogs if ingested in large amounts.
If you want to give your dog a treat, it is best to stick to dog-friendly fruits and vegetables such as carrots, green beans, and apples. As always, if you have any concerns or questions about your dog’s diet, it is best to consult with your veterinarian.
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What to Do if Your Dog Has Eaten Cherry Tomatoes
If your dog has eaten a small amount of cherry tomatoes, they will likely be fine. However, if your dog has eaten a large amount, or if they are showing any signs of illness, it is best to seek veterinary care right away.
Some signs of tomato toxicity in dogs include vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weakness, lethargy, tremors, and seizures. If your dog is exhibiting any of these symptoms, it is important to get them to a veterinarian immediately.
When you take your dog to the veterinarian, be sure to bring along any information you have about the quantity of cherry tomatoes your dog has eaten and when they ate them. This will help the veterinarian determine the best course of treatment.
Can a Dog Die From Eating Cherry Tomatoes?
Eating cherry tomatoes in small amounts is unlikely to kill a dog. However, if your dog eats a large amount of cherry tomatoes or any part of the tomato plant (including the leaves and stems), it could be harmful and potentially deadly.
Tomato plants contain a toxin called solanine, which can cause symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, weakness, tremors, seizures, and even death in severe cases. The level of solanine in cherry tomatoes is lower than in other parts of the tomato plant, but it can still be harmful if consumed in large quantities.