As a dog owner myself, dogs are very precious pets for me. Caring for them is a blessed feeling. But I get so tensed if anything disrupts their life. What you feed them is also as important as caring for them physically. Dogs may look tough but not all foods are good for them. There are some foods that can make them very sick.
Some foods can even be fatal for them. Gaining knowledge about what food they should eat is a necessity. Have you accidentally fed your dog peanuts? Or maybe your neighbor did? Do you worry that peanuts may harm him? Read further to unveil all the mystery.
Well, traditional peanuts are not poisonous for dogs. But they are high in fat. Dogs have a difficult time digesting fat. This can cause an upset stomach and diarrhea. Sometimes they can vomit too. Overweight or fatty dogs have the disease pancreatitis. This sickness inflicts so much pain for your pup. Their pancreas becomes inflamed.
Can dogs eat peanuts in the shell?
Peanut shells are not poisonous for your dog. But any peanut’s shell is hard and rough which can be difficult to digest for your dog. It might cause intestinal blockage. If a dog has eaten peanut shell then it is more likely that he will be fine but vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain may occur. If these symptoms last for 24 hours or longer then you need to consult a vet.
Dog sick after eating peanuts, what to do?
Some dogs are allergic to peanuts.
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Always check the ingredients on the food packet before feeding your dog peanut. Toxic ingredients may cause bad reactions or it can be that you fed him some peanuts that are not suitable for him(allergic reaction). So, take your dog to a vet immediately. Because it can be something serious too.
What nuts will kill a dog?
Dogs really love to eat nutty flavored food. But, unfortunately almost all the nuts are high in fat. It is in our best interest to keep them away from our dogs. But here comes the importance of knowledge. You must know what kind of nuts you can never give to your dogs. Nuts that you better avoid giving your loyal cutie —
- Tasty delicious nuts – Nuts that are salted or nuts that are mixed with sugar (or seasoning) is toxic to dogs. Dogs can not handle salt or sugar. Always look for those kinds, which are low in sodium and sugar. So, do remember these facts. Also stay away such nuts which are covered in chocolate as chocolate is very toxic for dogs. Small quantities will only make the stomach ache but if you give large quantities of chocolate to your dog, it might be fatal. Do not even try nuts which are flavored with xylitol. Xylitol is a substitute for sweetness and can be lethal to dogs, even if you give your dog less amount of it.
- Bulky nuts- gigantic nuts can get stuck in the throat of the dog. Other than peanuts some of the nuts are non toxic but are big in size. Dogs are unable to chew as nice as humans do, so they may try to swallow them whole which can choke them. The symptoms of having these nuts are stomach pain and itchy body. We can find Molds from some nuts. It can manufacture mycotoxin, which is a very dangerous thing for dogs. It can give them seizures. It can also be as harmful as fatal. This can even cause death. When in the case of chestnuts, always choose the safe and sweet ones. Do not mix them up with chestnuts that are for horses. Chestnuts given to horses are highly dangerous for dogs and for humans too. It can cause serious issues like vomiting, paralysis, seizures and sometimes even lethal.
- Macadamia Nuts- Macadamia nuts are considered toxic for dogs. Do not feed this to your pet ever. They are one kind of fruit like grape and grapes are also not good for the health of the dogs. Macadamia nuts carry a toxin which is not known yet can cause paralysis, other neurological symptoms, stomach pains and pancreatitis.
- Mold and bacteria on nuts- always buy commercial nuts that are roasted and washed out. Salmonella bacteria can be in non processed nuts. where it will be free of mold.
Can dogs eat peanut butter?
Peanut butter is generally safe for dogs. Check the food packet for ingredients. Prevent taking any product that has xylitol. Do resist them at all costs. Xylitol is a sugar substitute and is hugely used for so many products. It is a natural sweetener. Also you can give your dog only a tablespoon per day because it has high fat.