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** Can Dogs Eat Almonds? **

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Dogs love human food, and most humans have a hard time resisting the
pleading face of a dog who wants a bite of what they're eating. On the
other hand, some human foods are not only unhealthy for dogs, but a few can
actually kill them. One food some people reward their dog with is nuts,
especially almonds. Can dogs eat almonds safely?

*Can Dogs Eat Almonds?*

The humane society publishes a list of foods that are unsafe for dogs to
eat, and the only two nuts on the list are walnuts and macadamia nuts.
Feeding a dog as few as four macadamia nuts, depending upon the dog's size,
can cause neurological symptoms such as muscle weakness, tremors and even
paralysis. Walnuts can cause stomach upset in dogs and moldy ones that
contain mycotoxins cause tremors in dogs. These two nuts are a definite
"no-no" for all dogs.

Does this mean dog scan eat almonds since they're not on the list? Even
though almonds aren't toxic to dogs, there are some good reasons to avoid
giving your dog this nutty treat. Nuts of all types, including almonds, are
on the list of foods that cause stomach upset in dogs.

Nuts are rich in monounsaturated fats, which are healthy for humans, but
too much fat of any kind increases the risk of pancreatitis in dogs.
Pancreatitis can be fatal to your canine best friend, so it's best to stay
from nuts and


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