Cashews are rich in protein, minerals, vitamins, and healthy fats known as anti-oxidants. Although most dogs can eat and tolerate cashews in moderation, there are some things to be aware of before you decide to give these treats to your pet.

Not every dog can or should eat cashews, so it's important to find out if cashews are healthy and safe food for your favorite furry friend.


1. Cashews Contain Nutrients For Dogs

Cashews can deliver health benefits to dogs due to their high nutritional content. These nuts are rich in:

  • Omega-6 fatty acids
  • Protein
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin K
  • Zinc
  • Flavanols
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Fiber

The fatty acids help decrease inflammation that might build up in your dog's body. They also keep the skin moist, add brilliant shine and softness to the coat, and protect against cardiovascular disease.

Calcium helps keep bones and teeth strong. The other nutrients found in cashews are good for canine health, but generally only in trace amounts.

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