Sure they’re a great source of protein, but animal experts are warning pet owners to not let your dog or cat eat too many cicadas because they are hard to digest.
Trillions of cicadas have emerged across the U.S. after spending 17 years underground, and have become an easy source of protein for dogs and cats.
But now some dogs are getting sick from feasting on them.
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Dr. Jerry Klein of the American Kennel Club says cicadas are not toxic, but they could be dangerous in excess.
An expert at Purdue University said cicadas have exoskeletons that could be hard to digest.
So a diet of too many cicada shells could make your pet sick.
We've received a lot of questions about whether dogs and cats can safely eat cicadas – and then there's the debate about whether muzzles are okay for dogs. We asked a veterinarian for help: https://t.co/bggFMTPQ5R
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