Types of Nuts Dogs Should Never Eat

All nuts are not made equal when it comes to a dog’s stomach. Some nuts can be harmful and potentially be life threatening for dogs. Remember, dogs are not designed to process nuts. We’ll go over the 6 nuts a dog should not eat.
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Walnuts

  • Specifically Black Walnuts
  • May contain a toxin that can cause neurological symptoms
  • Can cause gastric intestinal upset and obstruction
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Can Cause:
  • Rich in fat
  • Can cause upset stomach and Pancreatitis
  • May contain a toxin that can cause neurological symptoms
Symptoms:
These symptoms could suggest your dog has eaten macadamia nuts.
  • Pieces of macadamia nut in the stool
  • Weakness
  • Back legs collapsing
  • Inability to walk
  • Lethargy
  • Vomiting
  • Uncoordinated muscles (ataxia)
  • Fever
  • Tremors
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Pancreatitis in dogs
  • Hunched back
  • Repeated vomiting (either several times within a few hours or periodically over several days)
  • Pain or distention of the abdomen (dog appears uncomfortable or bloated)
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dehydration
  • Weakness/lethargy
  • Fever
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Can Cause:
  • Not easily digestible
  • Can cause upset stomach and gastric intestinal distress
Symptoms: Signs your dog recently overindulged.
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea
  • Greasy appearing stools
  • Vomiting
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Pistachio

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Can Cause:
  • Rich in fat
  • Can cause upset stomach and Pancreatitis
Symptoms: Signs your dog recently overindulged.
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea
  • Greasy appearing stools
  • Vomiting
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Pancreatitis in dogs
  • Hunched back
  • Repeated vomiting (either several times within a few hours or periodically over several days)
  • Pain or distention of the abdomen (dog appears uncomfortable or bloated)
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dehydration
  • Weakness/lethargy
  • Fever

Hickory Nuts

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Can Cause:
  • Can cause upset stomach and Pancreatitis*
  • May contain a toxin that can cause seizures or neurological symptoms
Symptoms of Poisoning in Dogs:
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea
  • Greasy appearing stools
  • Vomiting
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Pancreatitis in dogs
  • Hunched back
  • Repeated vomiting (either several times within a few hours or periodically over several days)
  • Pain or distention of the abdomen (dog appears uncomfortable or bloated)
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dehydration
  • Weakness/lethargy
  • Fever

Pecans

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Can Cause:
  • Can cause gastric intestinal upset and obstruction
  • Moldy pecans may contain a toxin that can cause seizures or neurological symptoms

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