What Nuts Can Dogs Eat?
Thinking of feeding your dog some peanuts, cashew nuts, almonds or more as a treat? Want to know what nuts are safe for dogs and which nuts are toxic? Read on to find out!
Remember to start small and keep a close eye out for any negative reactions when introducing new food into your dog’s diet.
Can Dogs Eat Almonds
No, almonds are not generally recommended for dogs. While they are not toxic, it’s difficult for dogs to digest almonds and they can lead to intestinal issues and stomach upsets.
Can Dogs Eat Peanuts
Yes, dogs can eat small quantities of peanuts. It’s best to avoid salted peanuts and opt for raw or dry-roasted unsalted nuts instead. Salted peanuts contain too much sodium can be harmful for dogs if they eat too much of it.
Like humans, dogs can suffer from peanut allergies. Peanuts can be just as harmful to allergic dogs as they can be for allergic people, so make sure your dog is not allergic before feeding them peanuts. Your vet will be able to test for peanut and other food allergies.
Peanuts contain a lot of fat, which isn’t a good idea for dogs in large quantities. Stick to a small handful of dry, unsalted nuts every now and again and your dog should be fine.
Can Dogs Eat Pistachios
While the odd pistach
Pistachios can also contain Aspergills mould, which if ingested in high amounts can c lead to liver failure, jaundice, vomiting and other problems.
It’s not a big deal if your dog eats a couple of Pistachio nuts, but don’t feed it to them on a regular basis. If you have Pistachio nuts in your house, keep them out of the reach of dogs. The smell of Pistachio nuts is very attractive to dogs and they are likely to eat as many as possible.
Can Dogs Eat Cashews
Yes, cashews are generally safe for dogs as long as they are only fed a small number of unsalted cashews. Some dogs may have an allergic reaction to cashews, so you should always start by feeding them one or two nuts and keep an eye out for any negative side effects.
Cashews are very high in fat which can lead to obesity, pancreatic and other health problems if fed to dogs in large quantities.
If you want to feed your dog cashews, make sure the cashews are not served with other nuts. Some nuts are toxic for dogs and can cause a lot of problem.
Can Dogs Eat Coconut
Yes, coconuts are not toxic and can be good for dogs when offered in small doses. It should be avoided in large amounts because it can cause bloating and stomach problems if your dog eats too much of it.
Can Dogs Eat Walnuts
Yes, walnuts are fine as an occasional treat as long as they are not mouldy or black. Make sure the walnuts are not served with other nuts as not all nuts are safe for dogs.
Only serve your dog a few walnuts now and then as nuts are naturally high in fat and too much fat can lead to stomach upsets and weight gain in dogs.
Can Dogs Eat Pecans
No, dogs should not be fed pecan nuts. Pecan nuts contain something called juglone, which is toxic for dogs, and they also contain Aflatoxin which is dangerous if ingested by dogs.
If your dog eats a few pecan nuts, there isn’t much to worry about, but if they eat a pecan that is still in its shell, if they eat a lot of salted pecan nuts, or eat a whole bowel or packet of pecan nuts at once then you should consult your vet ASAP.
While some nuts can be fed to dogs as a treat, pecan nuts are not safe. If you have pecan nuts in your house, keep out of the reach of your canine companion.