[VIDEO] Macadamia Nuts Powerful Vitamin-Mineral Bombs Healthy For All But Your Labrador Dog

Filled to the brim with healthy stuff yet capable of poisoning your Lab

Make sure to watch the video (down half page) about what happened to a dog after it ate macadamia nuts

Macadamia nuts are delicious round shaped nuts that have high nutritional value and even are said to have healing properties.
They are native to Australia and have been exported to Sulawesi and Hawaii both now macadamia producing countries.

Macadamia nuts are a rich source of vitamins such as B1-B3,B5 and B6. Furthermore they are exceptionally rich in minerals like: magnesia, copper, iron, magnesium, calcium and several other important minerals.macadamia on white background

In addition to this macadamia nuts contain many phyto-nutrients (poly phenol, amino acids, phytosterol and flavonoids). These phyto-nutrients or phyto-chemicals have a synergistic effect , that is to say that they reinforce the effect of vitamins and minerals.

Health wise macadamia nuts are said to help preventing high blood pressure therefore reducing the risk of all cardiovascular disease.
A recent study by the University of Newcastle found that eating macadamia’s not only had a very good effect on the blood but also helped to lose excess body weight.

[ms_accordion style=”simple” type=”1″ class=”” id=””] [ms_accordion_item title=”what are the health benefits of macadamia nuts” color=”#1e73be” background_color=”#e0e0e0″ close_icon=”” open_icon=”” status=”close”]With their many health benefits, macadamia nuts can fit into any healthful diet.
[ms_list icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”” icon_boxed=”no” background_color=”” boxed_shape=”square” item_border=”no” item_size=”12″ class=”” id=””] [ms_list_item]They lower heart disease risk. [/ms_list_item]
[ms_list_item]They improve metabolic syndrome and diabetes.[/ms_list_item]
[ms_list_item]They may prevent cancer. [/ms_list_item]
[ms_list_item]They protect the brain. [/ms_list_item]
[ms_list_item]They may prevent weight gain.[/ms_list_item]
[ms_list_item]They stave off hunger.[/ms_list_item]
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But what effect does eating macadamias have on our dogs?

Well, in fact quite the opposite, eating and digesting macadamia nuts can be a serious hazard to your dog as is clearly demonstrated by the following piece of content was taken from the Merk Veterinary Manual:

[ms_accordion style=”simple” type=”1″ class=”” id=””] [ms_accordion_item title=”Here’s Why are Macadamia Nuts Bad for Dogs” color=”#1e73be” background_color=”#e0e0e0″ close_icon=”” open_icon=”” status=”close”]Ingestion of macadamia nuts by dogs has been associated with a non-fatal syndrome, characterised by vomiting, ataxia or weakness, fever, muscle tremors and depression. Dogs are the only species in which signs have been reported. … The mechanism of toxicity is not known, meaning we are not 100% sure why dogs are affected.[/ms_accordion_item] [/ms_accordion]

In relation to this people also asked the following questions

[ms_accordion style=”simple” type=”1″ class=”” id=””] [ms_accordion_item title=”How many macadamia nuts can hurt a dog?” color=”#1e73be” background_color=”#e0e0e0″ close_icon=”” open_icon=”” status=”close”]The mechanism of toxicity is not known. Dogs have shown signs after ingesting 2.4 g of nuts/kg body weight. Dogs experimentally dosed with commercially prepared macadamia nuts at 20 g/kg developed clinical signs within 12 hr and were clinically normal without treatment within 48 hr.[/ms_accordion_item]

[ms_accordion_item title=”Can a macadamia nut kill a dog?” color=”#1e73be” background_color=”#e0e0e0″ close_icon=”” open_icon=”” status=”close”]While macadamia nuts won’t necessarily kill your dog, they can make them extremely sick and uncomfortable for a while.[/ms_accordion_item]

[ms_accordion_item title=”What nuts are dangerous for dogs?” color=”#1e73be” background_color=”#e0e0e0″ close_icon=”” open_icon=”” status=”close”]Nuts that are okay for dogs to eat include peanutsalmonds and cashews. As with any new foods, caution should be exercised: according to the ASPCA, the high fat content in nuts can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs. Dog owners should not feed their pups macadamia nuts or black walnuts, as both can cause problems.[/ms_accordion_item]

[ms_accordion_item title=”Can dogs have macadamia milk?” color=”#1e73be” background_color=”#e0e0e0″ close_icon=”” open_icon=”” status=”close”]The consequences of eating macadamia nuts include:
[ms_list icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”” icon_boxed=”no” background_color=”” boxed_shape=”square” item_border=”no” item_size=”12″ class=”” id=””] [ms_list_item] vomiting [/ms_list_item]
[ms_list_item] ataxia [/ms_list_item]
[ms_list_item] weakness [/ms_list_item]
[ms_list_item] hyperthermia, and [/ms_list_item]
[ms_list_item] depression. [/ms_list_item][/ms_list]
Veterinarians and researchers have not identified what causes this particular food to be toxic to dogs; it’s perfectly safe for humans and has not been seen to affect cats[/ms_accordion_item]


In the transcript accompanying the video the owner of the unlucky Dalmatian dog stipulated that in the hours after eating the macadamia’s her dog clearly showed all symptoms accounted to macadamia toxicosis but, being a strong and healthy dog, she fortunately made a full recovery after 48 hours.

After doing some investigations the following became clear to the owner:

Looked it up online and everything I read said that dogs get a funny reaction to macadamia nuts where they get nauseated and wobbly, mostly in the hind legs. Sure enough, it was focused in her back legs. Luckily, everything also said that it always resolves itself in 24-48 hours after ingestion.

Upon closer inspection, I think it’s less hind leg paralysis and more hind leg pain. She CAN move, but she just really, really doesn’t want to and you can see in the video that she has that hunched back thing which usually happens when dogs are in pain. Also note that when the dog walker came she just bopped right on over. A few min later, she made it outside and jumped into the bed of the pick-up so she can move her legs, just hates it. Note how she hugs the wall as she walks, a sure sign she’s feeling wobbly.

Originating Content: Transcript (partial) from video