Can dogs eat pecans?
No, dogs cannot eat pecans.
Although pecans are delicious nuts, they are absolute dangerous to dogs.
Ingesting 1 or 2 pecans won’t kill your dog, but eating an entire pack of pecans can be fatal.
Why pecans are dangerous for dogs?
Pecans contain a high level of fat.
High-fat foods can cause lots of health problems such as obesity and joint disease, gastrointestinal upset, including diarrhea and vomiting, and pancreatitis.
Salty pecans may induce extreme thirst and urination, vomit, tremors, depression, diarrhea, hyperthermia or seizures.
Sodium can be deadly to dogs in large quantities.
Pecans still in the shell represent a choking hazard or can induce intestinal blockage.
Moreover, pecans contain a toxin call juglone that is poisonous to dogs.
They can lead to liver failure and to the development of bladder stones.
Tree nuts like pecans can be contaminated with Aflatoxin, which is a natural byproduct of a mold named Aspergillus.
Unlike humans, dogs are very sensitive to aflatoxin and even minor amounts are unsafe.