Nuts for Pets - Poochbutter All-Natural Peanut Butter, Xylitol-free Dog Peanut Butter with Honey, No Salt, Sugar and Palm Oil, 350 grams
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First of all, let me make something clear: dogs can eat hazelnuts, in theory. They are not toxic to canines, and your pooch won’t have any problems if they eat a couple of unsalted, uncoated hazelnuts. These nuts are toxic to your dog, regardless of whether they’re raw or roasted. Scientists don’t know why the toxicity level exists (much like with raisins and grapes), but studies have proven that dogs should never have macadamia nuts. There is no safe amount of these nuts for your dog. Macadamia nuts are toxic to dogs and should always be kept out of your pooch’s reach. What should I do if my dog ingested a toxic nut?
Most dog parents think about peanuts first when considering a nut treat for their pup. After all, what dog doesn’t salivate over peanut butter?
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Dogs cannot eat pecans. Pecans contain juglone, which is highly toxic to dogs. Can dogs eat walnuts? For dogs that are overweight or prone to weight gain, nuts should be avoided, as there are much lower-calorie human foods that can be given as treats instead, like green beans, apples, or even air-popped popcorn that’s free of butter and salt. Walnuts should not be fed to pets. Apart from the risk of intestinal obstruction and stomach irritation, walnuts can be toxic to dogs due to a high chance of mold contamination. Moldy walnuts ( any variety) can contain fungi producing tremorgenic mycotoxins, and if your dog is exposed to it, they can have seizures and other dangerous neurological complications.
It’s also important to pay attention to the ingredients in the peanut butter or any nut butter. Steer clear of salts, sugars (especially artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes), and seasoning – all of which can cause problems for your dog’s tummy. Peanuts are a good source of protein, which is an essential nutrient for dogs. But that’s not all. Peanuts also contain arginine, an amino acid that is important in the production of nitric oxide, which helps with blood circulation. Because of this, peanuts can help to reduce your dog’s risk for heart disease and high blood pressure. Dogs have a different gastrointestinal system than humans, and don’t process fats the same way we do. Since nuts are high in fat and calories, dogs should only eat them in small quantities.
Brazil Nuts may not be as toxic as other nuts, so it’s better not to offer them to your dog. Giving these nuts will cause digestive issues and upset your dogs’ stomachs. In addition, if your dog does eat more of these nuts then it can cause pancreatitis. Often, people cannot handle human food and suffer from food poisoning. So how can we be sure that food will not harm a dog? Even if you are sure that your dog is not allergic to these or other nuts, it is better to be safe and have an alternative pet insurance that can save your pet in an emergency.