Can dogs eat nuts?

Which nuts can my dog ​​eat?

Many nuts are well tolerated by dogs - but not all!

In general: feed carefully. Like humans, dogs can be allergic to nuts. Therefore, it is better to test it with very small quantities first. If the dog tolerates this well, the amount can be increased a little. Although nuts are generally very healthy, they also contain a lot of fats. They should therefore always be a seldom snack and not fed in huge quantities. Otherwise, obesity can quickly become a problem. Dogs can use nuts best if they are severely chopped or even ground. The nuts should always be fed untreated, never use salted or spicy mixtures.

You can feed these varieties:

  • Walnuts are very healthy, but must be ripe and peeled, as dangerous mushrooms can be found in the shell, which is why it should not be used for playing
  • Hazelnuts are high in protein, calcium, potassium and vitamins
  • Chestnuts are low-fat nut alternatives that are gluten-free, so they are usually well tolerated by allergy sufferers
  • Cashew nuts are allowed as they are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and fiber
  • Almonds should be tried briefly before feeding, there may be individual bitter almonds mixed in, which are poisonous for dogs
  • Pecans should always be finely ground
  • Pistachios are generally harmless, but if stored incorrectly they can contain harmful molds
  • Coconuts offer many dog ​​health benefits
  • Strictly speaking, pine nuts do not belong to the nuts, but they are easy to digest

You can feed these varieties, but only with caution:

  • Peanuts can often cause allergies and should generally not be fed to dogs with cardiac and kidney problems
  • Brazil nuts have a very high selenium content and should only be fed rarely

These varieties are harmful to dogs:

  • Macadamia nuts
  • Bitter almonds
  • nutmeg
  • Black walnut