Can Dogs Eat Macadamia Nuts?

spoon with macadamia nuts

Macadamia nuts are toxic for dogs

Macadamia nuts are toxic and even small amounts can cause serious illness. Eating macadamia nuts can cause muscle weakness and other symptoms. Symptoms usually occur within 12 hours. The exact mechanism of toxicity is unknown. If your dog has ingested macadamia nuts, consult a veterinarian immediately. Most dogs will recover with timely and appropriate treatment. Due to their high fat content, macadamia nuts may also cause pancreatitis.

Symptoms: weakness in back legs, impaired coordination, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, muscle tremors