- Not a substitute for professional veterinary help.
No! Walnuts are not safe for your dog especially when they become mouldy. Mouldy walnuts contain tremorgenic mycotoxins that can lead to seizures or neurological issues. Also, mouldy nuts of any kind can give your dog an upset stomach or cause an intestinal obstruction leading to more serious digestive issues.
Which nuts are bad for dogs?
- Macadamia nuts (toxic): Toxicity signs include vomiting, difficulty walking, depression, cold intolerance, and weakness. These signs aren’t fatal, and the ingestion of these nuts isn’t considered lethal.
- Hickory nuts (not toxic): They can cause stomach upset and intestinal obstruction. Mouldy hickory nuts also contain tremorgenic mycotoxins.
Symptoms to Watch For
If your dog has eaten mouldy walnuts, watch for these symptoms:
- Seizure or tremors
Which nuts are safe for dogs?
The following nuts are safer for dogs, but all of them contain a lot of fat, which can cause weight gain, pancreatitis, and upset stomach in your pet in larger quantities.
- Brazil nuts
For More Information
We offer a collection of articles on foods that are safe, dangerous or even toxic for dogs to eat, including vegetables, dairy, bread, and junk food. There is a wide variety of “human food” that is healthy for your dog to eat, while others are considered toxic and dangerous. Check out which fruits and veg are good for your dog and which spices and seasonings are ok to give to your furry little buddy. We’ve created these articles to ensure you’re informed on feeding your dog a wonderfully varied diet while learning the limitations of a dog’s sensitive digestive system.