Maybe. There are some tree nuts that are safe for your dog in small amounts such as almonds, pine nuts, or coconuts. However, nuts may give your dog an upset stomach or put your dog at risk for an intestinal obstruction that can lead to serious digestive issues.
In addition, there are several types of nuts that are toxic to dogs such as macadamia nuts, walnuts, and pecans. When walnuts and pecans become moldy, they contain a toxin that can cause seizures or neurological issues. Macadamia nuts can also lead to seizures, muscle weakness, and vomiting. Call your vet if your dog has eaten any nuts that are unsafe.
Symptoms to Watch For
If your dog has eaten tree nuts, watch for these signs of intestinal obstruction:
- Difficulty passing bowel movements
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal pain
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.