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  • Writer's pictureMarina Veronica

Should dogs eat Cashews, Macadamia Nuts or Almonds?

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

Cashews- Limit - 1 or 2 a day

Plain, unsalted and roasted cashews are safe for most dogs to eat in moderation.

However, cashews are high in fat and calories and may lead to weight gain and pancreatitis when consumed in excess

Macadamia Nuts - No!

Dogs should never eat macadamia nuts.

Macadamia nuts contain an unknown toxin that may lead to vomiting, muscle weakness, tremors, hyperthermia and depression when dogs consume them, even in small amounts

Additionally, macadamia nuts have a high fat content, which may elevate your dog’s triglyceride levels and potentially lead to pancreatitis.

Almonds- Limit, in small amounts

Although plain, unsalted almonds are generally safe for dogs to eat in small amounts, they are difficult for dogs to digest and may lead to vomiting and diarrhea.

Almonds are also high in fat and calories and have the potential to cause weight gain and pancreatitis in dogs.


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