Maybe. Dogs love peanut butter, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that other nuts are safe or healthy for your pet. Cashews are not toxic for dogs, but it’s possible that your dog could have an allergy to them—this is rare, but dangerous. Therefore, when you feed your dog cashews, be sure to look carefully for signs of an allergic reaction.
If your dog is not allergic, cashews can be an occasional snack. They’re high in protein and high in fat, which is great for young, active dogs but harder on the system of older or overweight dogs. If you do serve your dog cashews, be sure that they come from a cashews-only bag (to avoid contamination with other nuts), and that you give them the unsalted variety.
Cashew Allergy Symptoms to Watch For
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