Can dogs eat nuts? No, nuts are rich in protein and healthy fats, which are good for humans but not for dogs. On the contrary, most nuts are unhealthy or toxic for our dogs.
How are Nuts Bad for Dogs?
Nuts are generally unhealthy or toxic for dogs due to following reasons:
- Some nuts have toxic substances that cannot be processed by dogs' digestive system well.
- Salty nuts cause water retention in dogs, which is unhealthy in the long run.
- Nuts have high fats count which makes dogs fat. Obese dogs are more prone to diseases in later years of their lives.
Which Nuts are safe to eat for Dogs?
Following are 2 types of nuts which can be given to dogs:
Both, peanuts and cashews, can be given to dogs but in moderation and not very frequently.
Fact: As a thumb rule by experts, 10% of calorie in dogs should come from treats or snacks and fruit/vegetables should not contribute more than 20% of dog calorie count.