Can Goldendoodles Eat Pecans?

By Jeffrey Cheek
February 1, 2023

a goldendoodle looking at pecans

No, Goldendoodles should not eat pecans as they can be very dangerous if consumed. Pecans contain high levels of oil and fat, which can cause pancreatitis in dogs, leading to abdominal pain and vomiting. In addition, the shells of pecans are a choking hazard for Goldendoodles and should be avoided at all costs. 

Feeding your Goldendoodle pecans may cause serious health risks. Consuming pecans can expose pets to toxins such as aflatoxin and aspergillus mould, which can lead to liver damage, bladder stones, blood in the stool, diarrhoea, vomiting and weakness if too many are consumed at once.

Goldendoodles of any age can be affected by these toxins in various ways and it is important to note that only single or two pecans are enough for the animal to experience adverse effects.

What are the Symptoms of Pecan Poisoning in Dogs?

When it comes to symptoms of Pecan poisoning in Goldendoodles, there are several that owners should look out for. These include an elevated temperature, increased lethargy, muscular weakness and trembling.

If you suspect your pet has ingested too many pecans, it is essential to contact a veterinarian right away as emergency medical care may be required if the toxins have taken their toll on the dog’s body.

It's also important to consider that there may be a difference between effects caused by consuming Pecans among different age groups of Goldendoodles; smaller puppies and older dogs tend to have weaker immune systems than adult dogs and so could suffer more severely from Pecan poisoning. 

How Many Pecans Can a Goldendoodle Safely Eat?

If your Goldendoodle ate a few pecans, most likely it won't cause any harm. However I won't recommend intentionally feeding pecans to Goldendoodles as they can be dangerous if ingested in large amounts.

To prevent health complications associated with Pecan consumption altogether, it is best not to feed them these nuts at all.

What Should You Do if Your Goldendoodle Ate Pecans?

If you think your Goldendoodle has eaten pecans, contact your veterinarian or animal emergency hospital immediately. They may ask you to bring the dog in for an exam or provide instructions on how to treat the situation at home. In some cases, they may recommend starving the dog for 24 hours and then slowly reintroducing food into their diet.

In the meantime, it's important to prevent any further consumption of pecans. Make sure to dispose of any remaining pecans properly, either by throwing them in the trash or sealing them in a container that your dog cannot access.

It's also a good idea to check any areas where pecans may be stored, such as pantries or countertops, to ensure they are not accessible to your dog. Taking these precautions can help prevent any future incidents and ensure the safety and well-being of your furry friend.

Pecans and Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that can be caused by consuming foods with high fat content, such as pecans. Symptoms of pancreatitis in dogs include loss of appetite, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea and weight loss. If you suspect your dog has pancreatitis, it is important to contact your veterinarian immediately for treatment.

In addition to the risk of pancreatitis, pecans also contain a toxin called juglone which can cause gastrointestinal problems in dogs. It's best to avoid feeding your dog any type of nut including pecans to reduce the risk of developing any health issues.

What are some alternatives to pecans for Goldendoodles?

If you're looking for a safe, tasty snack for your Goldendoodle, there are plenty of alternatives to pecans. Some great options include cooked vegetables such as carrots, green beans, and squash; fruits like apples, bananas, and blueberries; or commercial dog treats.

These snacks can provide your pup with essential vitamins and minerals and can also be used as training treats. Plus, they are much less likely to cause any health complications when compared to their nutty counterparts.


Instead of pecans, opt for dog-safe snacks that provide your pup with a tasty treat without any of the drawbacks associated with pecans. If you think your dog has ingested too many pecans, contact your veterinarian immediately for advice.

Jeffrey Cheek

Jeffrey Cheek is the proud owner of a funny goldendoodle named Bailey. Jeffrey loves spending time with his family and friends, and he enjoys being active outdoors. He is a successful business owner, and he takes great pride in providing for his loved ones. Bailey is always by Jeffrey's side, and the two of them make everyone around them laugh with their silly antics.

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