Almonds are very high in fat and technically not toxic to dogs.
Almonds for dogs, however, don’t fall into that category. These nuts are sort of in-between.
Are almonds bad for dogs? Oh, God, “Yummy”! Sweet smelling! My doggy is right here to taste the roasted almonds. Can I give my dog almonds to taste a little bit? Will it harm my dog and make her upset stomach, vomit, diarrhea, abdominal pain? I have been trotting for the answer over the web through Google, Yahoo answers, Bing and other popular dog sites.
Every dog owner has given their dog a spoonful of peanut butter and laughed hysterically at the ensuing antics. Peanut butter is an acceptable treat for dogs, but is almond butter safe? Yes, but in moderation. The biggest issue is the price of almond butter. It’s significantly more expensive and there aren’t many more health benefits to almond butter than there is to peanut butter.
But what about almonds, are they off limits for dogs too?
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Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security by some of the “it’s ok” stories on here. I Just got off of the phone with the ASPCA POISON CONTROL HOTLINE. Almonds ARE toxic to dogs. DO NOT give your dogs alomonds. If your dog eats almonds, monitor closely for vomiting, diarrhea, or other signs of distress. If any distress is exhibited, contact an emergency vet or the ASPCA poison control hotline immediately !!An almond or 2 every now and then most likely will not be harmful to a dog. But the probem is the fat content. Too much of certain types of fat are difficult for a dog’s pancreas to handle. Most nuts are not really good for dogs for this reason. The more nuts, the harder it is on the pancreas. Effects may not be immediate, but it is like our pancreas, cumulative abuse takes its toll. Also Macadamia nuts will straight out hurt your dog, so never give those or anything that has been in contact with those.Our Bouvier des Flandres just loves Almonds and the almonds never seem to bother her…We only give her the Fresh Non salted kind… as soon as you get a handful, she’s right there looking for one… and more! She hates potato chips, or popcorn… a fussy eater… but she will always track ya down if she smells you have an almond! I am glad to see other dogs like them too… thought she was just weird.While almonds aren’t necessarily toxic to dogs (like other nuts mentioned above are), they can still cause a whole world of health problems for your dog.