• Welcome to Christian Forums
  1. Welcome to Christian Forums, a forum to discuss Christianity in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to be able to join in fellowship with Christians all over the world.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

  2. The forums in the Christian Congregations category are now open only to Christian members. Please review our current Faith Groups list for information on which faith groups are considered to be Christian faiths. Christian members please remember to read the Statement of Purpose threads for each forum within Christian Congregations before posting in the forum.
  3. Please note there is a new rule regarding the posting of videos. It reads, "Post a summary of the videos you post . An exception can be made for music videos.". Unless you are simply sharing music, please post a summary, or the gist, of the video you wish to share.
  4. There have been some changes in the Life Stages section involving the following forums: Roaring 20s, Terrific Thirties, Fabulous Forties, and Golden Eagles. They are changed to Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, and Golden Eagles will have a slight change.
  5. CF Staff, Angels and Ambassadors; ask that you join us in praying for the world in this difficult time, asking our Holy Father to stop the spread of the virus, and for healing of all affected.
  6. We are no longer allowing posts or threads that deny the existence of Covid-19. Members have lost loved ones to this virus and are grieving. As a Christian site, we do not need to add to the pain of the loss by allowing posts that deny the existence of the virus that killed their loved one. Future post denying the Covid-19 existence, calling it a hoax, will be addressed via the warning system.

Dogs Everywhere Are Munching on Brood X Cicadas—But Are They Safe to Eat?

Discussion in 'Pets & Animals' started by Michie, May 25, 2021.

  1. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

    +41,011
    United States
    Catholic
    Married
    US-Others
    The emergence of the Brood X cicada, which rises from the soil just once every 17 years to mate and reproduce before falling dormant, is happening across the eastern part of the United States. For animals, the buzz of activity has been like a nature-fueled popcorn popper. Everything from birds to squirrels to ants are feasting on the crunchy bug, which has become something of an instinctual delicacy. Dogs might even start digging into the soil to nab one. But can over-indulging on cicadas be a problem for your domesticated pal?

    Speaking with the American Kennel Club (AKC), Dr. Jerry Klein, the club’s chief veterinary officer, said that a few cicadas is probably not cause for alarm but should be avoided if possible. Devouring them with the fervor of someone killing a bag of potato chips, however, could prove problematic.


    “In most cases, your dog will be fine after eating a few cicadas,” Klein said. “However, dogs that gorge on the large, crunchy insects will find the exoskeleton difficult to digest and can suffer serious consequences.”

    The problem lies in the exoskeleton of the cicada, a stiff structure that can begin to irritate the stomach when consumed. (Wings can be a problem, as well.) Dogs can suffer choking or gastrointestinal issues, including vomiting or diarrhea. In severe cases, they may require the attention of a veterinarian.

    Dogs also run the risk of ingesting pesticides that may accompany some cicada populations.

    Continued below.
    Dogs Everywhere Are Munching on Brood X Cicadas—But Are They Safe to Eat?
     
    We teamed up with Faith Counseling. Can they help you today?
  2. HTacianas

    HTacianas Well-Known Member

    +6,323
    United States
    Eastern Orthodox
    Single
    Once when I was in the Army we were in the field during a cicada hatch. We had a contest to see who could eat the most of them in five minutes. I didn't win.
     
  3. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

    +41,011
    United States
    Catholic
    Married
    US-Others
    Yuck!!! :sick:
     
Loading...