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My dog just threw up some orange seeds from my big palm

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My dog just threw up some orange seeds from my big palm tree. Are these big seeds poisonous
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

It really depends on the type of palm tree:

Queen palms (Syagrus romanzoffiana) produce bright-green, glossy, arching 10- to 15-feet-long leaves with decorative fleshy orange fruit that drop when ripe. While the queen palm fruit may cause stomach upset in dogs if ingested, according to the ASPCA, the fruit is not poisonous to dogs. However, the foxtail palm (Wodyetia bifurcata) and the sago palm (Cycas revoluta) both bear orange to red fruit -- resembling that of the queen palm -- that is poisonous to dogs.

I would definitely avoid any further meals tonight regardless, using pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg/ pound every 12 hours to help settle his stomach (over the counter antacid) and limit access to fresh water to not allow ingestion of large volumes and tomorrow smaller more frequent meals of white rice and boiled lean meat such as chicken.

If it is a foxtail or sago palm then I would consider veterinary attention tonight

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

How is Pepe doing? I would love an update when you are able...

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