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    Acorns

    Is it ok for my dogs to eat acorns? There are a lot on the ground this time a year and they have been having a party with them. They seem to pass fine.

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    Re: Acorns

    Here is an extended discussion about acorns from a few months ago.

    http://www.dogforums.com/5-dog-food-...poisonous.html (Acorns--Poisonous?)

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    I believe the main factor with acorn toxicity, as with all cases of toxins is body weight. The biggest problems I have read about is in toy breeds. My Goldens are large squirrels and try as I might they collect them. They haven't even had a loose stool. The Gallic and tannic acid are best avoided, but are rarely completely avoidable with large field breeds.

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    Re: Acorns

    As mentioned above, toxicity is always all about dosage. Having said that, acorns are toxic to the intestinal tract and to the kidneys. Personally, I would always do my best to keep my dog from eating them.

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    I agree. Keep dogs away if possible. However, ask your Vet about the acorn situation in your area. Some Oak trees - White Oaks - have a lower tannin concentration. However, even if the dogs pass the acorns intact, I don't think it is a good idea to let them eat something that large.

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