Can dogs eat unsalted, shell-less sunflower seeds?

I know that dogs can't eat macadamia nuts and walnuts. What about unsalted, shell less sunflower seeds? Just curious!

Asked by Buckeye on May 16th 2010 Tagged sunflower, seeds, unsalted, shelless in Other Health & Wellness
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I actually did some reading on this. My youngest dog Gidget likes to steal the ones I drop while eating them myself.

Apparently they can be given to dogs in moderation, but the sunflower oil can cause digestive upset if too much is consumed.

So I don't freely give her the seeds, but if she picks up a few that I have spilled, I don't make a fuss. She has never gotten sick from them, and my other dogs don't like them.

Hope this helps.

Gidget answered on 5/16/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


I would say keep these to a minium. I don't think it would be good to feed them many.
And some dogs could get some really bad irritation from the shell
I would be super careful with feeding a dog inappropriate things. Be safe :)

Dieta answered on 5/17/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

tickle me emo....emo for short

My dog loves seeds...he has never seemed to have any issue with them and I always crack him a few when I partake in seeds....

tickle me emo....emo for short answered on 5/21/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer