Question by  asg92 (188)

Why are macadamia nuts harmful to dogs?


Answer by  dagdvm (41)

The mechanism of macadamia nut toxicity in dogs is unknown. It could be due to some component of the nut, or because of the dogs metabolism.


Answer by  choctaw (361)

The toxic compound in macadamias is unknown. Dogs who eat as few as 6 have muscle weakness, tremors and pain. Luckily, the effects are temporary and they recover quickly.


Answer by  doxielover (39)

Macadamia nuts are harmful to dogs because of their high phosphorus content. This can lead to bladder stones, as well as weakness or paralysis.


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

Nobody has isolated the exact toxic compound yet, but macadamias contain a chemical that, although harmless to humans, is very dangerous to dogs and can be serious if untreated.

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