Can Dogs Eat Cashews?

Cashews are safe for dogs

Cashews are safe for your dog to eat in small amounts. While nuts are a good source of protein, they are also high in fat. Regularly giving your dog high fat foods puts them at risk of obesity and diabetes. The high fat content can also cause pancreatitis, which is dangerous for your dog. Cashews should only be given occasionally and in small amounts. There are many healthier options for treats than nuts. Cashew butter is also safe but should not be given regularly due to its high fat content.

If feeding cashews to your dog, make sure they are unsalted and unseasoned. Avoid cashews mixed with other nuts, since some nuts (e.g. macadamia nuts) are harmful to dogs. Cashews can be a choking hazard for smaller dogs so make sure not to give large pieces. Some dogs may be allergic to cashews, so observe for any signs of allergy when giving it to them for the first time.