No, French Bulldogs cannot eat almonds, even if your French Bulldog has consumed an almond or two before and felt normal.
While almonds are not dangerous, they are not very well tolerated by your dogs’ digestive tract and can end up causing blockages. They also pose a choking hazard and other health risks to your French Bulldog, particularly if salted.
Why Are Almonds Bad For French Bulldogs?
Even though almonds are unlikely to be toxic to your French Bulldog, they have been known to occasionally harbour a type of mould called Aspergillus, which includes Aflatoxin. Because dogs are especially vulnerable to this substance, it can cause poisoning.
Many almonds are sprinkled with salt and other flavourings that can be bad for your French Bulldog. Excessive salt consumption can trigger water retention, which is particularly problematic in dogs with heart problems. In addition, salt toxicity occurs when consumed in large amounts. Spices and flavourings may taste good to your Frenchie, but most of them can cause digestive issues.
Even if you offer your French Bulldog mould-free nuts without any extra flavour or salt, there are several risks. Almonds are high in phosphorus, which can increase the risk of bladder stones. In addition, the fat content can cause gastrointestinal distress in the near term and long-term diseases like obesity and pancreatitis.
The protein in almonds is poorly processed by your French Bulldogs’ digestive tracts, resulting in gastrointestinal obstructions. The little, hard nuts are also choking risks, especially for French Bulldogs who don’t chew thoroughly before consuming.
Almonds, like practically any other food, can cause allergic reactions in your French Bulldog. Anaphylaxis, a potentially fatal disorder, can occur in rare cases. Sneezing, coughing, puffiness, hives, or trouble breathing are all indicators of an allergic response. Contact your veterinarian straight away.
What To Do If Your French Bulldog Eats Almonds?
If your French Bulldog only ate a couple of nuts almonds and there are no indications of blockage or choking, the worst that can occur next time you take them for a walk is that they’ll get a little gassy or have diarrhoea. If those few almonds aren’t sitting well in their stomach, your Frenchie may vomit.
Nevertheless, if you feel your French Bulldog has had a larger sum of almonds, contact your vet as soon as possible.
Can French Bulldogs Eat Almond Milk?
Lactase enzymes aren’t present in adult dogs. Therefore they can’t break down lactose. As a result, if your French Bulldog consumes excessive amounts of almond milk, they may experience diarrhoea and vomiting. Almond milk should not be given to puppies. Puppies should only drink their mother’s milk, but a puppy formula is the next best thing if the mother isn’t available.
Alternatives to Almonds For French Bulldogs?
Almonds contain heart-healthy omega–3 fatty acids that are beneficial to your French Bulldogs joints, skin, and coat, but there are other omega–3 fatty acid-rich foods that are much safer for your Frenchie to consume.
Almonds should not be a regular component of your French Bulldogs diet; however, safer options provide the same beneficial effects as almonds. For example, plain, unsalted peanut butter is a high-protein treat. Just make sure there’s no extra salt, flavouring, or xylitol in the peanut butter you’re using.
Moderation is essential when it comes to any food in your French Bulldog’s diet. Even peanut butter is high in calories and must be used sparingly. In addition to your French Bulldogs daily meal intake, remember to be conservative with the number of treats you give them.
The simple answer is that almonds can be harmful to your French Bulldog. Even though almonds are not toxic in small amounts, it is safer to keep them out of your Frenchies regular diet.
Because of the high-fat content of these nuts, your dog is at risk of pancreatitis and gastrointestinal upset. Trying to feed them to your French Bulldog is not worth the risk to their health.
Finally, there are healthier and safer treats for your French Bulldog to eat than almonds. Keep in mind that your French Bulldog can get the same nutrients from safer sources, such as plain peanut butter, in addition to regular meals. In the end, it is safer to play it safe.