Don’t Let Your Dog Eat Almonds
Almonds aren’t considered “toxic” to dogs but much like other types of nuts, they are not easy for dogs to digest. Dogs that eat too many almonds may start to experience gastrointestinal upsets. Common symptoms include vomiting, bloating, diarrhea, and a loss of appetite.
In the worst case scenario, dogs that eat a lot of almonds may increase their risk of getting a condition like pancreatitis. This is due to the high amount of fat almond contains. A dog that only ate a few almonds doesn’t necessarily require a visit to the vet. You may just want to watch the dog carefully for any major signs of distress.
One last thing to keep in mind is that the above is based on plain sweet almonds. These days, almonds come in a variety of favors. The seasoned almonds could be even more dangerous to dogs as they may contain ingredients that are actually toxic to pets. This may include products like garlic-roasted almonds. Aside from almonds, dog owners need to be cautious of a huge list of human foods that can be toxic to pets.
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