Maness Veterinary Services

522 SW 27th Place
Newcastle, OK 73065


Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nuts may cause problems if ingested by dogs. According to a retrospective study, clinical signs commonly reported in dogs ingesting macadamia nuts include weakness, depression, vomiting, ataxia, tremors, and hyperthermia.7,8 The lowest dose reported to cause clinical effects is 2.4 g/kg.7 In most cases, dogs developed clinical signs within the first twelve hours post ingestion.7,8 These signs have only been seen in dogs and the exact cause for their sensitivity is unknown.

Treatment includes decontamination procedures such as inducing emesis, administering activated charcoal, and administering enemas. Additional supportive care should be given as needed. The prognosis in most cases is extremely good. Most dogs return to normal within 24 to 48 hours.7