Almonds are a great snack for us humans. Not only are they consistently addictive to munch on, they also provide great health benefits for us. But can dogs eat almonds?
Are they a safe food to feed to our dogs? Let’s answer that question here…
Can Dogs Eat Almonds?
Almonds are not toxic to dogs. However, our little fur babies will have a hard time digesting these types of nuts. So veterinarians do not recommend feeding almonds to dogs.
While almonds are not poisonous for our furbabies, consuming them can cause a series of gastric intestinal distresses that you want to avoid. If your dogs eat almonds, he will likely show symptoms of an upset stomach such as vomiting, diarrhea, gas, lethargy, discomfort, loss of appetite, and irritability.
Other Risks From Eating Almonds
These delicious snacks also put your dogs at risk of developing pancreatitis. Almonds also have a high-fat volume which is dangerous to your dog’s health, especially if they have already suffered from different health conditions previously.
Not only that, but almonds can also get stuck or block your dog’s esophagus, windpipe, and intestines. This is common in small dog breeds. Obstruction can be fatal to our dogs, especially if not treated. Most obstructions require surgery and will cost you a lot of money.
So, almonds are not safe to feed to your dogs. Especially flavored almonds as those also come with their own set of unique risks. The different spices and flavorings can add to your dog’s gastric problems.
If your dog consumes one or two almonds, it is important not to panic. Be calm and observe for the symptoms mentioned above. If your dog accidentally consumes a few almonds, we highly recommend that you call your vet for professional advice.
So, if you are ever planning on feeding your dogs almonds, we are here to let you know that it is not worth the risk. After all, these can cause a lot of health problems for your dogs, and a lot of headaches for you.
Learn More About What Human Foods Are Healthy or Harmful for Dogs
This article is part of our special series of articles about “What Human Foods Can Dogs Eat?”
Please check out other articles in the series including: Can Dogs Eat Apples?