Can Dogs Eat Pecans?

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Pecans are safe for dogs

Pecans aren’t toxic but they’re also not a great treat for your dog. Like other nuts, they are high in fat and can cause an upset stomach or diarrhea. The high fat content can also cause pancreatitis which is dangerous for your dog. Avoid pecans that are salted or seasoned with other ingredients. Pecans can also cause choking or an obstruction in your dog’s bowel so avoid large pieces. Moldy pecans are dangerous because they contain a toxin which can cause neurological symptoms. If your dog has eaten a moldy pecan, contact your veterinarian. Although pecans are safe in small amounts, there are many healthier treat options.