Everyone knows how much dogs love peanut butter as a treat. If dogs like peanut butter, then can you give them pistachios? Before you give your dog pistachios as a snack, you might want to read this article.
The nutritional profile of pistachios
We all love to share what we have, especially food, with our beloved pets, and since we’re talking about nuts, we might be wondering if pistachios are safe to feed to dogs. Before we answer that question, let’s first take a look at the nutritional profile of these nuts.
One gram of pistachios usually contains about 7.55 kcal consisting of 2.79 grams of carbohydrates, 2.06 grams of protein, and 4.44 grams of fat, plus 1.03 grams of fiber. This makes pistachios full of energy. Although the carbohydrate content may not be enough to provide your dog with energy, the fat content will help ensure that your dog has enough energy when needed. Now it is good to answer the question, is it okay to give pistachios to dogs?
Yes, of course. However, you are not supposed to provide it as part of your dog’s regular diet. Like peanuts and peanut butter, pistachios should be fed to dogs. And however, it is given, that it should not be more than 10% of your dog’s daily diet. Also, make sure you remove the husk as this can cause intestinal blockage problems for smaller dogs. And don’t forget to add anything else to it.
So, if you decide to give pistachios to your dog, make sure to remove the shell and only give them the pistachio kernels. Also, avoid adding flavoring, seasoning, or any other ingredients to it. You are not supposed to butter it. Keep in mind that it is high in fat as it is.