Cashew As A Dog Treat – Yes Or No?

September 13, 2019

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Humans are just crazy for cashews and experts say they are extremely healthy, full of antioxidant, as well as essential fats, and above all, they are de-li-cious. So, when you are treating yourself with a handful of these tasty snacks and Buddy looks at you with those pleading eyes, it is pretty hard not share some with your ball of fur.

But is it a good idea to give him these nutty treats? In a nutshell (pun intended) yes, they are just fine, in moderation of course.

Healthy snack

Cashews provide lots of fiber and contain antioxidants and omega-6 fatty acids, which will, in the correct balance with omega-3 fatty acids, help heal Buddy’s inflammation.

They also keep his skin healthy and a soft, and his coat shiny. Cashews are rich in calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, vitamin K and zinc.

All these vitamins and minerals are beneficial for your pooch, in moderate amounts, of course.

Moderation explained

One ounce is OK. Consider that a 1 ounce of cashews, which contains approximately 18 to 20 nuts, counts about 160 calories, 13 grams of fat and 95 milligrams of sodium, according to FatSecret.

It is important to give him unsalted or reduced-salt cashews, if possible, so his sodium intake is limited.

What about other nuts?

While cashews are healthy for your pooch, macadamia nuts and walnuts, on the other hand are a huge no-no. Why? Stay tuned and find out soon enough.

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