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What to do if your dog eats pistachios shells?
Dr. BJ Hughes :
Hi there. Welcome to Just Answer.
How big is your dog? How many did he eat? And how long ago?
He is about 90 lbs and he ate like 15 maybe 5 mins ago
I think all if fine -- while some nuts (macadamia for example) are toxic -- the pistachio does not have this effect -- and the hulls are even less of a concern.
There may be some loose stools or digestive upset due to the increased fiber --
So a bland diet (cooked shite rice for instance) would be helpful for the next 48 hours --
Ok so it won't hurt him?? No bleeding on the inside or anything??
Occasionally with large amounts an intestinal blockage could be a concern - but your dog is large enough that this should not be a problem either.
Ok thank you !!
I would watch his stools for the next few days --
Feeding soft bread now may also help move these hulls through the system Safely -- 1-2 pieces of soft bread.
You are most welcome.
Its ok he still has puppy gut .. Its loose all the time. Our vet seems to think nothing of it and we brought in a stool sample and nothing..