Can Dogs Eat Cicadas?

Ingesting a few shouldn’t cause any problems for your dog, but ingesting too many cicadas could cause stomach upset. 

Are Cicadas Harmful to Dogs?

Though they aren’t harmful from stinging or biting, digesting cicadas’ exoskeletons can be too difficult for many dogs and lead to things like abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. If you’re worried about the amount of cicadas your dog has eaten, you should contact your veterinarian to see what the next steps are. 

It’s best to teach your dog to leave cicadas alone when you’re out on walks, but if he finds a way to crunch on a few, he should be perfectly fine.

Zoë Butler
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