Can dogs eat nuts?

Can dogs eat nuts

There are many kinds of nuts such as walnuts, cashews, almonds, hickory nuts, pecans, macadamia nuts and pistachio nuts. Generally I don’t recommend to feed your dogs any nuts.

Nuts such as macadamia, pecans, hickory and walnuts contain unknown toxin, the exact toxin and cause of poisoning sign are not known.Data from the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) show that if dogs eat 2.2 grams to 62.4 grams per kilogram of body weight, can cause a toxic reaction. It’s covering a wide range, sensitivity to the toxin there are individual differences. The most common symptom is weakness, vomiting and tremors. If the nuts were chocolate-covered, may make the symptoms worse. If you observed these symptoms in your dogs, you need to call your vet.

Here is the home remedy: Activated charcoal and cathartic speed up the process passed through the digestive tract, reduce the amount of toxin dogs absorb.

In addition, all nuts are rich in fat content can cause obesity and stomach ache.

Almonds
Not toxic but hard to digest, too much intake can cause stomachache and gastrointestinal problems.

Pecans
It contains tremorgenic mycotoxins can cause seizures.

Walnuts
It contains the tremorgenic mycotoxins can cause seizures in dogs, excessive intake can cause the gastric intestinal upset.

Hickory Nuts
It also contains the toxin, can cause the same problem like walnuts.

Pistachio Nuts
Non-toxic, eating too much can cause pancreatitis and upset stomach.

Macadamia Nuts
It contains toxic can cause neurological symptoms, are higher in fat than protein content.

Cashews
Cashews are the great source for dietary fiber and are moderately lower in fat content than the other nuts.

Dogs can eat some nuts such as pistachio nuts, almonds and cashews, but
some nuts are bad for dogs such as macadamia nuts, hickory nuts, walnuts, pecans.

 

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