My fur baby wants snacks! What should I do?!

Pets and fluffy friends often give us those innocent eyes and pleading looks when we are eating. They silently ask us to share our food with them!

Resisting those eyes and all that cuteness and innocence can be very challenging. However, not resisting can sometimes be dangerous and harmful to them! I’m sure you are aware of various foods that are beneficial or harmful to your pets and are cautious about them. Now, let’s examine the do’s and don’ts of nuts for my beloved fur baby:


Plain and unsalted peanuts are safe for cats. For dogs, always be cautious about any flavorings or additives!


Plain and unsalted almonds won’t cause poisoning in pets, but consumption should be moderate. Be aware of the choking hazard and understand that almond digestion might pose a challenge for pets.


Plain and unsalted cashews are generally safe in moderation for my little friend, but be attentive to allergic reactions or digestive issues during consumption!

Harmful nuts for pets:

Macadamia nuts:

Even a very small amount of macadamia nuts can be highly toxic to dogs, causing weakness, vomiting, tremors, and hyperthermia.


Plain and unsalted walnuts are not harmful, but moldy walnuts can pose problems. Also, the high fat content can lead to digestive issues, so it’s recommended to be cautious when offering walnuts to pets.


These can be considered toxic due to their high mold content, leading to toxins during digestion. Exercise caution or avoid them altogether.

Brazilian nuts:

These nuts contain a high amount of selenium, which in large quantities can be toxic. Either avoid them or offer them in moderation.

Hickory Nuts:

While not toxic, the high-fat content in hickory nuts can cause digestive issues. Use caution and moderation when offering them to pets.

When it comes to feeding my pet, we must always be cautious. While some nuts may contain nutrients for my fur baby, others may cause serious problems. It’s advisable to consult with a veterinarian before introducing new foods, and always be watchful of their reactions during their first experiences with certain foods. This way, we can ensure the health and safety of my pet’s diet and have peace of mind!

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