Frequently (and not so frequently) Asked Questions
BRIEF: Are acorns toxic to dogs?
I HAVE AN EIGHT MONTH OLD PUPPY WHO EATS EVERYTHING HE CAN GET TO. WE STILL DO NOT LET HIM OUT IN THE BACKYARD WITH HIM ON A LEASH SO THAT WE CAN TRY TO KEEP HIM FROM EATING EVERYTHING. HE IS A CAIRN TERRIER. SOME OF THE BOOKS I HAVE SAY THAT ACORNS ARE TOXIC TO DOGS. I'M JUST CURIOUS SINCE SQUIRRELS AND OTHER ANIMALS EAT THEM. ARE THEY DEADLY FOR DOGS?
A few acorns won't hurt them, but alot will interfere with protein digestion and high intakes may lead to gastro intestinal distress or worse.