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Almonds - Good or bad?

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Lucy

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Barked: Mon Nov 3, '08 1:32pm PST 
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Are almonds good for dogs?
I know that peanuts are not good for them, but what about other nuts (cashews, walnuts, almonds, etc...)
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Lily

Whose bed?? Why- would YOU think- that?
 
 
Barked: Mon Nov 3, '08 1:58pm PST 
I was just on a site that listed foods that are toxic to dogs. Almonds were on the list. Peanuts weren't.

I was not happy. My dogs love almonds. Make that past tense - loved. They won't get them any more.
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Bosley

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Barked: Mon Nov 3, '08 1:58pm PST 
Almonds are good - the salt that is on them is not. Most nuts are good for dogs except Macadamia nuts - they have a toxic effect.
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Bosley

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Barked: Mon Nov 3, '08 1:59pm PST 
Hey Lily, I never heard that before - my dogs always get a couple almonds when I am eating them. Huh . . .
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Bosley

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Barked: Mon Nov 3, '08 2:04pm PST 
OK, the internet sucks! On some sites it says that only Macadamia nuts are toxic. Other sites said that Walnuts and Brazil nuts are toxic. I didn't see anything about almonds, but one site did say that all nuts are bad for dogs because they cause kidney stones. What is one to believe?
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Mia

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Barked: Mon Nov 3, '08 2:12pm PST 
I've always heard almonds were bad, but I go with the no nuts at all policy.
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Belle

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Barked: Mon Nov 3, '08 2:25pm PST 
BAD. It is an amount thing with nuts, and some dog foods even include small amounts of almond as a natural source of vitamin E. Personally, I think they should find a different source. I've heard enough different nuts are toxic that I try to avoid all of them. One or two won't hurt most dogs. Belle loved them. But, I also know a dog that had seizures from eating almonds. And another who spent the night at the E vet on fluids because she ate macadamia nuts.

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Lucy

Born to be cute
 
 
Barked: Mon Nov 3, '08 5:27pm PST 
Well I guess Lucy won't be getting almonds. I'm putting into effect the no nuts policy.
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Baron

Amen. Bow Wow.- Says it all.
 
 
Barked: Tue Nov 4, '08 11:29am PST 
Well then what about Peanut butter? I wuv it... is it bad for me too?cryconfusedshock
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Rosalita Lola "Rosie"

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Barked: Tue Nov 4, '08 11:56am PST 
I think when they talk about a lot of different nuts they are talking about nuts with the shells on - some of the shells are poisonous.
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