Can dogs eat Walnuts?

can dogs have walnutsNo



Can dogs eat walnuts? No, all types of walnuts are off limits to dogs since they produce varying levels of toxins. Molds are also very common in walnuts due to their propensity to collect moisture. This leads them to carry tremorgenic mycotoxins, which increase their poisonous potency to dogs.


  • Walnuts have high moisture content, making them highly susceptible to molds that produce tremorgenic mycotoxins that can cause poisoning in dogs. A dog that has ingested moldy walnuts may experience tremors and seizures.
  • Walnuts are high in fat that can cause pancreatitis and obesity if ingested in large quantities.
  • The walnut’s large size makes it difficult for a dog to digest and swallow. It can cause choking and stomach obstruction.
  • Some people believe that washing, boiling, and cooking walnuts can lower their toxicity. However, this does not guarantee that it will not cause poisoning in dogs.


  • If your dog has ingested small amounts of fresh walnut, there shouldn't be any side effects; however, it is not recommended to feed a dog walnuts intentionally as a treat, considering all the risks that they pose.

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