“Nuts and seeds are high in fat and calories and that can lead to inflammation of the pancreas (or pancreatitis), which is a painful condition that causes vomiting and diarrhea”.
Commonly found in cookies or candy, macadamia nuts can cause vomiting, weakness, and hyperthermia in dogs. “Macadamia nuts are the only known nut that is toxic to the dog. The dog usually recovers in a few days, but it can be very scary for the pet and owner. Nuts that fall from the trees (like pecans, acorns, etc.) are also subject to mold, which can also be harmful to the dog”.
Can Dogs Eat Legumes?
“Peanut butter is safe for dogs, however very high in fat and calories and should be fed in moderation”. “If peanut butter is on the menu, make sure to read the label – it’s sometimes sweetened with Xylitol, which can be dangerous for dogs and cause serious harm.” Xylitol is an artificial sweetener used in lots of sugar-free products like gum and candy. If your dog eats something with xylitol, it can lead to liver failure.
Can Dogs Eat Soy? “Yes!” says Dr. Lobos, “Soy is a safe protein that provides essential amino acids, or building blocks for proteins in the dog’s body. It is an ingredient that has been used in a variety of dog foods for many years.
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