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My 20 pound pup ate an almond. Will she be okay? Well, she

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My name is***** 20 pound pup ate an almond. Will she be okay?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Well, she ate one almond. She is a small godendoodle and she is 17 months old.
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Pet Doc replied 7 months ago.

Hi there,

Thank you for your question regarding your girl who has just eaten an almond. Thankfully almonds aren't toxic to dogs, so your girl will be absolutely fine after this ingestion. If she had managed to eat quite a number of almonds, then she could potentially have developed some diarrhea or stomach upset, but even that would be unlikely.

Good on you for checking however, as some nuts (such as macadamia nuts) are particularly toxic to dogs. Where possible, try and keep your girl well away from any human food or snacks. There are a lot of human foods that are toxic to dogs (including chocolate and onions as a couple of key examples), and human food is generally very calorie dense compared to what your girl should be eating (a premium dog food appropriate for her size and age).

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Expert:  Pet Doc replied 7 months ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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