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The common weeping cherry (Prunus padus) is a deciduous tree or shrub native to Europe and Asia. It has white flowers in long racemes and small black, cherry-like fruits. The plant is often used for ground cover or as an ornamental plant. But is it also suitable for dogs? In this article, you can find out more about the advantages and disadvantages of bird cherry for your four-legged friend.

The benefits

The common weeping cherry has a number of positive properties for dogs. Firstly, it provides shade and protection from heat and wind. On the other hand, it can serve as a nutritional supplement, as the fruits are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. The flowers also have a pleasant scent that attracts and calms dogs.

Disadvantages

Unfortunately, the common weeping cherry also has some disadvantages for dogs. Firstly, it contains hydrocyanic acid glycosides, which can be poisonous if eaten. Symptoms of poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, breathing difficulties and cramps. Secondly, if eaten in large quantities, the fruit can lead to indigestion. The seeds can also get stuck in the throat or block the intestines.

The common weeping cherry is a beautiful plant with many benefits for dogs. However, it is important to ensure that they do not eat too much of it or nibble on the branches. If you're not sure whether the plant is good or bad for your dog, it's best to ask your vet.


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If you notice any signs of hypersensitivity or poisoning in your dog, you should see your vet immediately. We are not a substitute for a vet, but we try to be as accurate as possible. Every dog reacts differently and we recommend you get a second opinion or consult your vet if in doubt.

Stay healthy and take good care of your four-legged friend!😊

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