Apple and Apricots Month on January, 2025: can i feed my 2 month old pitbull fruits?

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can i feed my 2 month old pitbull fruits?

A 2-month old baby is hardly able to eat baby food, much less eat 'pitbull fruits.' What are they, anyway? L O L -

Seriously,though (Just couldn't resist)

Here are some fruits and veggies that are bad for your dog. Don’t ever feed these to them! Some are not as bad as others, but it’s always better to stay on the safe side.


The seed of an apple contains cyanogenic glycosides, and if given to a dog can cause cyanide poisoning.


Like apples, the apricot’s seed pit contains cyanogenic glycosides which can cause cyanide poisoning.


Contains persin, a toxic element that can damage animals’ heart, lungs, and other tissues. Can also cause an upset stomach, vomiting and pancreatitis. The seed pit is toxic if swallowed and if it gets lodged in the intestinal track, it can cause severe blockage and will have to be removed surgically.


Even though broccoli is really good for humans, you may not want to feed your dog too much of this. As long as you don’t give your dog more than 10% of it’s daily diet, broccoli is fine. It contains a toxic ingredient called isothiocynate and can upset your dog’s stomach.


Same as Apricot. The seed pit contains cyanogenic glycosides which can cause cyanide poisoning.

Corn on the Cob

Never give your dog this as it can cause partial or complete intestinal obstruction. Many dogs have fallen ill and even died after eating this.

Grapes and Raisins

Never, I repeat never give your dogs these. Although a little bit is fine, we don’t know how much is too much so just be safe and don’t give it to your dog. Symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea and later kidney failure. Dogs have died after eating too much of grapes and raisings.


Don’t give your dogs onions. They cause hemolytic anemia, which causes your dog’s red blood cells to break down, leaving it short of oxygen. With a single ingestion of large quantities or with many meals containing small amounts of onion, onion poisoning can still happen.


Same as cherries and apricots. The seed pit contains cyanogenic glycosides which can cause cyanide poisoning.


Same as apples. The seed contains cyanogenic glycosides, and if given to a dog can cause cyanide poisoning.


Same as cherries, apricots and peaches. The seed pit contains cyanogenic glycosides which can cause cyanide poisoning.


Cooked, mashed potatoes are fine for dogs, but green sprouts and green potato skins have Solanum alkaloids.


The same thing happens with tomato plants. Contains atropine which can cause dialated pupils, irregular heartbeat and tremors. There is most atropine in the stem and leaves of tomato plants, next in unripe or green tomatoes and then in ripe tomatoes.


The following fruits are OK for your dog:


Bananas are interesting because they are said to add natural acidophilus bacteria to the bowels although probably in small amounts only. Bananas are also a good source of potassium which benefits the muscular system. Their sweetness usually makes them a favourite of dogs.


A good source of iron, some dogs are known to pick ripe blackberries right from the plant. Blackberries are said to be one of the best blood builders. Blackberries may cause constipation though.


Fruits that have a peel around them like blueberry are hard for your carnivore friend to break down. As a result, if you see the blueberries come out in your pet?s stools, you may want to slice them in half before feeding another time... or if you are like me, you just grab a handful, put them on the floor and let your dog eat them with joy... I don't worry too much how well my dogs will digest them because my dogs simply love blueberries and that's good enough for me. It is said though that blueberries are said to be a good source of silicon which is said to help rejuvenate the pancreas.


Cherries are high in iron and said to be both a laxative and blood builder. Cherries can assist with elimination and help remove toxic substances. Cherries are also said to help the glandular system.


This particular fruit is exceptionally high in vitamin C. I really enjoy giving this fruit to my dogs. You can try feeding the kiwi with or without the peel intact. Some dogs won't eat kiwi unless the peel is removed. I have one dog that wants the peel removed and another dog that doesn't care.


Melons are an excellent source of naturally purified water. This in turn is said to help the kidneys and elimination.


A good source of vitamins A, C, and E; calcium, phosphorus, and iron. Papaya is said to be a good source of digestive properties to soothe the stomach. I like to buy dehydrated papaya and feed it to my dogs. It is like candy to them!


Peaches are said to have a laxative effect on the body and a tea made from the leaves of peaches is said to be beneficial for the kidneys. Peaches are said to help eliminate toxins and the sweetness will b

How do you make apple tarts ?

How do you make apple tarts ?

Tarte aux pommes (French apple tart)

Serves: 4-6

Cooking time: 3O-35 minutes Oven temperature: 19O°C (375°F)


1 cup plain flour pinch salt

6O g (2 oz) butter 1/4 cup castor sugar

2 egg yolks

few drops vanilla essence


75O g (1 1/2 lb) cooking apples

15 g(1/2 oz) butter

1 tablespoon castor sugar


1/4cup apricot jam 1 tablespoon water squeeze lemon juice

To make pastry sift flour with a pinch of salt on to a pastry board. Make a large well in the centre to form a ring. Place the remaining ingredients in the well and work them together to a smooth paste, using the fingertips of one hand. With a metal spatula gradually draw in the flour and knead lightly to form a smooth dough. Wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.

Dust pastry board with flour and roll the dough to fit a 2O cm (8 in) flan rin Press the dough well into the sides without stretching the pastry and trim thi excess. Prick the base with a fork and chill for a further 15 minutes.

To fill the flan peel, quarter and slice the apples into the flan continually levelling them. Arrange the last layer of apples overlapping in circles. Dust with the sugar and brush with the melted butter. Bake in a preheated moderately hot oven for 3O-35 minutes.

After 2O minutes gently lift off the flan ring to finish cooking. Remove from the oven and brush with the glaze.

To make the glaze heat all ingredients together until clear and smooth. Rub through a sieve into a bowl and use immediately while still warm.

Note1 This tart can be eaten warm or cold and is often accompanied with a bowl of freshly whipped cream.

Apple-Cranberry Tart

Makes 8 servings

Image © Publications International, Ltd. Apple-Cranberry Tart

Excellent baking apples such as Jonathan, Jonagold or Rome Beauty are at their

peak during the winter months. Ingredients 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour 3/4

cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons vegetable

shortening 2 tablespoons margarine 4 to 5 tablespoons ice water 1/3 cup dried

cranberries 1/2 cup boiling water 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons

cornstarch 4 medium baking apples Vanilla frozen yogurt (optional)

Combine flour, 1 tablespoon sugar and salt in medium bowl. Cut in shortening and

margarine with pastry blender or two knives until mixture forms coarse crumbs.

Mix in ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture comes together and forms

soft dough. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

Combine cranberries and boiling water in small bowl. Let stand 20 minutes or

until softened. Preheat oven to 425°F. Roll out dough on floured surface to

1/8-inch thickness. Cut into 11-inch circle. (Reserve any leftover dough scraps

for decorating top of tart.) Ease dough into 10-inch tart pan with removable

bottom, leaving 1/4-inch dough above rim of pan. Prick bottom and sides of dough

with tines of fork; bake 12 minutes or until dough begins to brown. Cool on wire

rack. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F.

Combine remaining 3/4 cup sugar and cinnamon in large bowl; mix well. Reserve 1

teaspoon mixture. Add cornstarch to bowl; mix well. Peel, core and thinly slice

apples, adding pieces to bowl as they are sliced; toss well. Drain cranberries;

add to apple mixture and toss well.

Arrange apple mixture attractively over dough. Sprinkle reserved 1 teaspoon

sugar mixture evenly over top of tart. Place tart on baking sheet; bake 30 to 35

minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

Remove side of pan; place tart on serving plate. Serve warm or at room

temperature with frozen yogurt, if desired.


Galette de Pommes au Calvados

Active time: 45 min Start to finish: 3 3/4 hr

(includes making pastry dough and applesauce)

All-butter pastry dough

1 3/4 lb Gala apples

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1/3 cup plus 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar

Calvados applesauce

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch


1 1/2 tablespoons apple jelly

1 cup chilled heavy cream

1 tablespoon confectioners sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons Calvados

Special equipment: parchment paper; a large baking

sheet (at least 14 inches wide)

Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface with a

floured rolling pin into a rough 16-inch round (1/8

inch thick), then transfer carefully to

parchment-lined large baking sheet. Loosely fold in

edge of pastry where necessary to fit on baking sheet,

then chill, covered loosely with plastic wrap, 30


Preheat oven to 425°F.

While pastry is chilling, peel and core apples, then

cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices. Toss slices with lemon

juice and 1/3 cup granulated sugar.

Put baking sheet with pastry on a work surface and

unfold any edges so pastry is flat. Spread applesauce

over pastry, leaving a 2-inch border, and top sauce

with sliced apples, mounding slightly. Fold edges of

dough over filling, partially covering apples (center

will not be covered) and pleating dough as necessary.

Dot apples with butter, then brush pastry edge lightly

with water and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 tablespoon

granulated sugar. Bake galette in middle of oven until

pastry is golden and apples are tender, 40 to 45


While galette is baking, melt apple jelly in a very

small saucepan over moderately low heat, stirring.

Slide baked galette on parchment onto a rack, then

brush with melted jelly and cool galette until warm or

room temperature.

Beat together cream and confectioners sugar in a bowl

with an electric mixer until cream just holds soft

peaks, then beat in Calvados. Serve galette topped

with dollops of Calvados cream.

Cooks' note:

• Galette can be made 8 hours ahead and kept at room


Makes 8 servings

Apple and Red Onion Caraway Tart

Makes 2 tarts; serves 16 to 20

2 cups all-purpose flourplus more for dusting

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons whole caraway seeds

1 cup cold unsalted butter(2 sticks), cut into small

pieces, plus 4 tablespoons for filling

1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water

4 Granny Smith apples

4 medium red onions(about 6 ounces each)

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sugar

2 ounces blue cheesecrumbled

Vegetable-oil cooking spray

1. Place flour, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon

caraway seeds in a food processor. Add butter pieces;

process for about 10 seconds, until mixture resembles

coarse meal.

2. With machine running, add ice water slowly

through feed tube. When dough holds together but is

not sticky, stop adding water; do not process for more

than 30 seconds.

3. Divide dough in half; turn out onto plastic

wrap. Press dough into flat rectangles. Wrap in

plastic, and chill for at least an hour.

4. Spray two rectangular tart pans (13 by 4 inches)

with vegetable-oil cooking spray; place on a

parchment-lined baking sheet. On a floured board, roll

pastry to a thickness of 1/8 inch. Transfer a piece of

pastry to each pan, pressing it into edges; trim

pastry about 3/8 inch higher than edge of pan. Prick

bottom of tart. Chill for at least 30 minutes or up to

24 hours (covered with plastic).

5. Heat oven to 400°; place rack in center. Line

chilled pastry with parchment paper, and weight with

dried beans. Bake for about 20 minutes; when pastry

just colors around edges, remove paper and weights;

continue to bake just until pastry is light golden,

about 10 more minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.

6. To make filling, peel and core apples. Cut into

quarters; then cut each quarter into four slices. Peel

onions, and halve lengthwise. Cut each half into

1/4-inch slices. Melt sugar and 2 tablespoons butter

in a medium skillet. Add apples; cook over medium-low

heat for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 1/2

teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; raise heat to

medium high, and cook for 2 more minutes, until the

apples are golden. Transfer apples and all the pan

juices to a bowl. In the same skillet, melt remaining

2 tablespoons butter. Add onions and cook for 8

minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are just

brown. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper;

cook 2 minutes more. Return apples to pan; over low

heat, toss to combine.

7. Sprinkle cheese along bottom of tart shells.

Divide warm apple-onion mixture between them. Sprinkle

remaining 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds over tarts, and


Apricot Kernels do they work?

Apricot Kernels do they work?

Apricot kernals can be helpful, but they are not likely to cure pancreatic cancer. Most people who know about alternative cancer therapies consider apricot kernals (or laetrile) to be a supplemental item that is best for cancer patients with long term prognosis and slower developing cancers. Laetrile has also been observed to work best when combined with very good nutrition and other supplements, which leads to the question of how much of the observed results really had to do with laetrile? Contrary to what some will tell you, laetrile HAS been shown to have some success - as was the case in the infamous Memorial Sloan-Kettering incident when a researcher there found positive results and was ordered to repeat his test, again had positive results and was then ordered to alter or cover up his results and Dr. Ralph Moss outed MSK and was fired as a result. Even so, I would not recommend it for anything other than a lesser supportive item to use against pancreatic cancer.

Anyone who tells you that chemo is the only choice has a very limited knowledge of alternative cancer treatments. Mainstream medicine actually uses a combination of surgery and chemo much of the time for pancreatic cancer. And the five year survival results are horrific. Even the two year survival figures are abysmal. Look at what happened to Patrick Swayze when he was told to use chemo to "starve his cancer". In 18 months he went from a healthy looking 57 year old man to someone who looked like a wasted old 90 plus year old man, and he ended up dying not of his cancer, but of wasting disease.

Oleander extract has had very good results against pancreatic cancer. So has blackseed oil (Nigella sativa), and there are studies which indicate that it is effective aganst pancreatic cancer. - though blackseed oil is not condidered a good short term remedy for cancer (it is still a good item to take for pancreatic cancer).

By contrast with Patrick Swayze, there are people who use oleander who are alive and well years after they were predicted to die. The last two patients I know about who took the patented medicine version (Anvirzel), were cancer free after six months in one instance and cancer stopped in another after six months. The first one did combine the oleander with chemo, while the second one had no chemo.

There are also herbal remedy versions of oleander (such as Sutherlandia OPC from South Africa or Rose Laurel OPC Plus in the US). I know one man who began a healthy diet, lifestyle and supplementation program which had oleander supplement as a vital component who had late stage pancreatic cancer and was diagnosed at about the same time as Swayze. At the point when Swayze died, this 84 year old man was still alive and having a great quality life, including still playing his beloved golf. And he is still alive today with his family giving thanks for the extra quality years they have had to enjoy their husband and father.

While I would not personally put my faith in Apricot Kernels for anything other than a minor supplement which might help, based on what I know and have seen, I would almost never put my faith in chemotherapy. Neither evidently would most oncologists. When surveyed, 75% of oncologists said they would not take chemo or give it to their family because it has such poor success and bad side effects. But patients demand something and chemo, radiation and surgery are all that oncologists have taught. Plus, the average oncologist derived about 3/4 of his income from the markups he takes on chemo drugs he prescribes and sells.

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