Which Nuts Can Dogs Eat? (And Which They Can't!)

Not all nuts are toxic to dogs, but almost all nuts are high in fat. This can lead to obesity and pancreatic issues in dogs. Feeding your dog salted nuts can also lead to water retention and other complications, and some nuts, like almonds, are potential choking hazards. In addition, nuts like macadamia nuts are very toxic to dogs.

While not all nuts are toxic to dogs, there are plenty of other treats that are much healthier for your dog. Save nuts for yourself and consider feeding safe fruits and vegetables or vet-approved dog treats instead.

Peanuts are not considered toxic to dogs. However, it’s important to understand that while peanuts are safe to use in dog cookies and other treats, they are high in fat.

1. Peanuts

2. Cashews

Cashews are one of a few different nut varieties that are generally considered safe to feed our canine friends. The protein, fiber, and healthy fats found in cashews can become troublesome when fed in large amounts.

If your dog has medical conditions, it's best to check with your veterinarian. Otherwise, enjoy cracking pistachios open and sharing the tasty green nut with your furry friends.

3. Pistachios

As the occasional treat, chestnuts contain quite a few beneficial nutrients for dogs. Their low-fat content also makes them a good choice as a treat for overweight dogs

4. Chestnuts

6 Nuts That Your Dog Should Never Eat

1. Almonds

Almonds contain many toxins that aren't harmful to people but can be particularly detrimental to dogs when consumed in large doses. Unprocessed bitter almonds are the most dangerous for dogs.

2. Walnuts

Walnuts are not toxic to your dog. They contain low levels of juglone, and are not as toxic as the Black Walnut. However, they also contain high fat and calories and should only be offered sparingly and never whole.

3. Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts aren’t toxic to dogs; but not a highly recommended treat. These nuts pose a choking hazard to smaller dogs. They can also give your dog an upset stomach or cause an intestinal obstruction that may lead to serious digestive issues.

Brazil nuts contain a large amount of fat and can also cause potential choking hazards.

4. Brazil Nuts

Macadamia nuts are toxic to dogs. It causes vomiting, weakness, hyperthermia, and CNS depression in dogs.

5. Macadamia Nuts

When it comes to pecans, it's best not to share them with your pooch as pecans are considered to be toxic to dogs, due to their ability to grow mold and potentially lead to GI distress, intestinal blockages.

6. Pecans