Experts Say Don’t Let Your Dog Eat Too Many Cicadas

Experts are warning pet owners to not let your dog eat too many cicadas.

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.

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 if your dog’s eating too many cicada shells, it could make them sick.