What If My Dog Ate Pistachio Shells? How Should I Deal With It?

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Many people have a common question about what to do if their dog ate pistachio shells. If your dog ate pistachio, it should be seen by the vet as soon as possible. If they are not in pain, you can try to induce vomiting at home with hydrogen peroxide. 

If the dog is in pain, you should take them to the vet. as soon as possible to ensure they are not having any stomach or intestinal blockage. If your dog has eaten pistachio and is in pain, you should take them to the vet as soon as possible. If your dog has eaten an entire pistachio nut, it may have a gastrointestinal obstruction and need immediate attention. 

If you’re lucky and your dog has only eaten a few, the vet can help determine what it has ingested. If you’re not so fortunate, they may need to run tests on your pup and even have to perform surgery if there is some damage to the gastrointestinal tract. 

Have you had to deal with any trouble from your dog eating something? Some dogs have difficulty digesting certain types of food and can have life-threatening issues if they eat something dangerous. A dog who has eaten a poisonous substance will experience severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting. 

They may need hospitalization to receive intravenous fluids and medications to stop the absorption of toxins.

What problems do dogs face if they eat a pistachio shell?

Here is a list of common problems that dogs face when they eat a pistachio shell:

Piston – This is the case if the dog ate a pistachio shell and not all of it. If this happens, the dog must drink water immediately to prevent damage and death.

Upset stomach: Some dogs also experience upset stomachs after eating a pistachio shell because they can’t digest everything in one sitting. Some are sensitive to nuts and may share this symptom. 

Swelling in the eye: Some dogs experience swelling of the eyelid or conjunctiva and may have a discharge after eating pistachio. The high potassium content most likely causes this.

Diarrhea: Diarrhea can be caused by excess fluid absorbed from the food that is not digested or absorbed properly. It would help if you avoid consuming a large amount of water, and it is essential to feed a diet primarily composed of white meats, vegetables, and rice.

Are pistachio shells poisonous for dogs?

Many people wonder if eating pistachio shells is dangerous for a dog.

Pistachio shells are not poisonous to dogs, though they might taste harmful to them.

The shells are poisonous to humans because they contain high levels of thiamine. Thiamine helps us digest food, but it can cause anemia and neurological problems when eaten in large amounts.

The main concern is that a dog will swallow the shell without chewing before it gets lodged in the intestines and causes problems with digestion or even death. Most dogs take about two hours to go through the digestive process, so eating a shell should not be too much of an emergency unless your dog has ingested many at once.

If you are still worried, Catjudo is here to help you with your pets.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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