It’s the latest rage Cicada’s deep fried, smothered in barbecue sauce and popular as slider toppers.
Pet owners concerned with the recent cicada’s buzz, fear no more. These singing insects have created quite a stir. Emerging once every seventeen years these flying creatures don’t bite, or sting and they’re not toxic. In addition, these shrimp-sized, beady-eyed bugs are gluten-free, high in protein and low in fat.
If your pooch chows down on them, he or she might end up with a bout of gastroenteritis. Signs can include stomachaches with or without vomiting and/or diarrhea.
The exoskeletons are apparently tough to digest.
Pet owners who find their dogs preoccupied with the ground might wonder why. Remember canines have an extremely acute hearing so they may be listening to the males singing underground. In this case, try to redirect your pooch’s attention to something else more positive.
On the other hand, these critters are said to be quite tasty! Famous chefs across the US are releasing all kinds of cicada recipes and cooking up Cada Storms. Serving them deep-fried in Caesar salads and spiced up in “Cada tacos.” Adventurous sushi chefs add a lime drizzle and serve them like shrimp. This author and veterinarian understands that the taste is similar. Candy shops are delighted as the chocolate-covered cicadas are flying off the shelves.
It is noteworthy that people allergic to shellfish should beware because once eaten, the Cicada’s could trigger an allergic reaction.
Cada fans rejoice! Tens of billions of cicadas are expected to emerge across the US for the next six weeks. So, if you are thinking about cooking up a homemade Cicada meal for yourself and/or Fido, it is now or never. The next time you will get a chance to feast on a cicada won’t be until the year 2038.
Dr. Carol Osborne is an author and world-renowned integrative veterinarian of twenty-plus years. After graduating from the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Carol completed a prestigious internship at the Columbus Zoo. Shortly afterward, she launched a very successful private practice and became the founder and director of the non-profit organization, the American Pet Institute.
Dr. Carol offers traditional veterinary care for dogs and cats with a softer, natural touch. Her approach highlights the importance of nutrition and utilizing holistic avenues in combination with traditional treatments. Currently, she offers holistic therapies and traditional veterinary medical care for dogs and cats at the Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Call our Office Today at (855) 372-2765 or complete this Form to Email our Office.