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Is It Safe For Your Dog to Eat Cicadas? A Vet Explains

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From the dirt in your backyard to a classy charcuterie board made just for them , dogs will eat just about anything. But what about cicadas? As the Brood X cicadas come out from their 17-year slumber this summer , your dog might mistake them for a crunchy treat. If you didn't have a pup during the last brood's emergence , you might be wondering if it's safe for your dog to snack on them. According to experts, it's not.
Crystal Doyle, DVM, DACVIM, the lead veterinarian at Advanced Internal Medicine For Pets in Cincinnati, said that cicadas are not toxic, but their exoskeletons may cause...
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