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what to do if your dog eats pistachios shells

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what to do if your dog eats pistachios shells ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. BJ Hughes replied 3 years ago.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Hi there --

Dr. BJ Hughes :

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How big is your dog? How many did he eat? and how long ago?

Customer:

hello

Customer:

he is about 90 lbs and he ate like 15 maybe 5 min ago

Customer:

???

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Ok

Dr. BJ Hughes :

I think all if fine -- while some nuts (macadamia for example) are toxic -- the pistachio does not have htis effect -- and the hulls are even less of a concern.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

There may be sone loose stoold or digestive upset due to the increased fiber --

Dr. BJ Hughes :

so a bland diet (cooked shite rice for instance) would be helpful for the next 48 hours --

Customer:

ok so it won't hurt him?? no bleeding on the inside or anything??

Customer:

ok

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Occasionally wih tlarge amounts an intesinal blockage could be a concern - ubt your dog is large enough that this should not be a problem either.

Customer:

ok thank you !!

Dr. BJ Hughes :

I would watch his stoosl for the next few days --

Dr. BJ Hughes :

(sorry spelling -- stools --

Dr. BJ Hughes :

If there is any blood or vomiting -- then a vet visit should be made;

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Feeding soft bread now may also help move these hulls thorugh the system safely -- 1-2 pieces of soft bread.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

You are most welcome.

Customer:

its ok he still has puppy gut .. Its loose all the time. our vet seams to think nothing of it. and we brought in a stool sample and nothing..

Dr. BJ Hughes :

 


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