Can Dogs Eat Pistachios ?

Pistachios are very delicious nuts and many people love them. Many dog owners are constantly asking can dogs eat pistachios.

Nuts, in general should not be part of your dog’s diet. You need to keep these away from your dog. Many nuts are toxic to dogs. The pistachios have a very high level of fat, which makes them unfit for your dog. This means that your dog should not and cannot eat pistachios.

Pistachios usually lead to development of stomach upsets that are severe and therefore should not be in the dog’s diet at all. You need to make sure that your dog cannot get the nuts for themselves.

As much as you are not giving them these nuts, this does not mean they cannot get them. Keep these nuts in places that are high where your dog cannot reach. Leaving them on the table or the edges of counters makes it easy for dogs to knock them off.

Now that you know that nuts and in particular, pistachios are not good for your dog, make sure you keep them away from these. Having answered your question of can dogs eat pistachios, when going shopping, avoid taking pistachios as a snack for your dog as they will cause many stomach problems.

11 Responses to Pistachios

  • Kim sylers says:

    My dog gets a handful daily & she’s nit sick or fat. All dogs are different!!

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  • Hannah says:

    Well then, your dog is just lucky that it hasn’t caused much damage yet.
    Clearly if you continue to give your dog things that he/she shouldn’t be having it will have more effect, say, as he/she gets older. Not everything is immediately apparent.

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  • Lori says:

    Your wording sounds more like a teenager, no offense meant, but according to the ASPCA they are not “toxic” but all nuts contain a high fat content that could cause stomach upset or problems with the pancreas. “Bottom line, your dog may eat an occasional nut”

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      • EllaCat says:

        As a vet nurse, I see on a daily basis how ‘well people care’ for their pet. High in fat foods lead to pancreatitis, which leads to death. People are ignorant to how obese their dog or cat really is. Bottom line is… Don’t feed your pet nuts!

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  • T says:

    My dog died from pancreatitis–probably brought on by those foods I gave her anyway because just a little wouldn’t hurt and i knew she really loved it! I miss her… RIP Ippy Sue

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  • Emily Varona says:

    I love my dog almost like a child. I don’t want to do anything that is going to make my dog have to suffer in the least. That is the last thing I want to do. They need us to make the best decision for them, just like a child, because they can’t do that for themselves! If your not smart enough to know this then you probably should not have a dog!


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  • charles knapp says:

    i agree what i never understood is how people can say i love my pet he or she is like a child, and still stay ignorant to the fact that they are hurting there animal listen if it has been proven that it is harmful if there is fact to support that letting thim eat these things is bad for them then no to kim and everyone out there that thinks there dog is different your dog is not different a dog is a dog so care for it i know that with my kids if there is an allergy to something i wont let them touch it so if your dog is like your kid you sould do the same. so really treat it like your kid and put what you think aside and look at the facts.

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  • Sheila Skinner-Martens says:

    I am guilty of loving my dog Kandy too much. I gave her one pistachio nut as a treat. I will never do it again. She truly had a bad effect. She blow up in front of me like a balloon. Red boils developed and she started to itch like mad. I applied an antihistamine cream to her little belly. It stopped the inflammation. Fortunately, I’m a wanna be vet and a reader of everything concerning pet care. Whew! This was scary to watch.

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  • Laura says:

    My daughter just sent me a picture of a shredded bag that contained approx. 1 cup of pistachios which i’d forgotten to move out of the dog’s reach. Do I have to worry about this now? Does ‘upset stomach’ mean diarrhea in the near future? Help!

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