Can Dogs Eat Almonds?

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Almonds are toxic to dogs

While almonds aren’t technically toxic to dogs, they should be avoided for several reasons. Dogs are unable to properly digest almonds, and this can cause gastrointestinal upset. Due to their high fat content, they can also cause pancreatitis, which is a dangerous condition. Due to their size, almonds are also a choking hazard for dogs and can cause obstruction anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract. Finally, almonds are often salted or flavored and those additional ingredients may be unsafe for your dog to consume.

Symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite, lethargy, dehydration