Can Dogs Eat Almonds

Are almonds safe for dogs to eat?

Your dog can choke on an almond. They utilize their teeth primarily for tearing and crushing, not chewing. Their saliva will not break down the tough almonds so they can get become lodged in its esophagus.

Why Should Dogs Not Eat Almonds?

The fat content of almonds is exceptionally high. Overfeeding almonds to a dog can lead to obesity and increases the risk of pancreatitis.


The high sodium content of salted almond products can dehydrate your dog. Hemolytic anemia is caused when a dog eats almonds flavored with garlic or onion.

High salt and additives content

If your dog is allergic to nuts it can cause sneezing and chest tightness.

Allergy reactions

Almonds are toxic to dogs causing gastrointestinal problems in dogs, including diarrhea. Especially in smaller dogs.

Gastrointestinal distress

Almonds tainted with Aspergillus mold pose a threat of aflatoxin poisoning if fed to your dog. Dogs are more susceptible to the harmful effects of aflatoxin than people are.

Aflatoxin poisoning

Almonds have a high phosphorus content. Your dog is more likely to develop bladder or kidney stones if their body has an abundance of phosphorus. Dogs suffer excruciating agony when they get urinary tract or kidney stones.

Risk of kidney stones

If your dog has eaten one or two almonds keep a close eye on them to look for any indications of or obstructions. For larger consumption of almonds seek advise from a veterinarian.

What Can You Do?

Almond milk, like almond butter, is gentle on the digestive system, is high in calories but provides no nutritional value to dogs. Rather avoid giving it to your dog.

Should Dogs Drink Almond Milk?

They are not healthy snacks for canines. Dog food, not treats, should cover the bulk of your pet’s diet.

Wrapping Up

There are many more facts about Almonds and Dogs. 

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