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Sammy loves to dig up and chew on the acorns in my yard. I usually get him to drop it and move on, but I'm curious if he does ingest it if it is OK.

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Galen gets the acorns, cracks them but I am not sure she is actually eating the meat of the acorn. I do try to stop her after reading this.

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I would also try to limit/manage it. Dash is my dog who loves sticks and did so as a little puppy- he doesnt eat them but he chews them up and spits them out. I try to pick them up at least once a week but he finds them everywhere (we live in woods). One time he must have chewed just right because he got a small piece stuck on the roof of his mouth and he was panicking and so was I. I just really try to limit him doing this as much as I can. Neither of my other two try this but to this day if Dash comes running really fast in the house, I know he has a stick!

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Glad to find out about - thanks, Sandi! Abby likes to chew up acorns, too, and of course I try to get them away from her - will try even harder now. I was mostly worried about the little sharp pieces of the shell perforating something. I didn't realize the acorn itself was harmful.

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aren't acorns a choking hazard for these small breeds??
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Murphy tries to eat them too and we do our best to stop him. We usually find out he did eat them when he throws up in his crate during the night.

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Thanks for posting. I had no idea. Scudder is the only one who brings the acorns inside. I have huge oak trees in my yard and I get acorns by the hundred on my deck. Mr. Scuds brings them inside, but I don't think he really eats them. I'll keep a closer on on him now!

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Dangers of eating Acorns

Hi there…1st time posting.

One of my dogs started that eating of acorns and now all think they are the best thing ever. I believe, I would have to cut the Oak tree down for this habit to stop. Oh me. Thanks for the good article on Acorns & Dogs!
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Welcome Miss Chewie! Glad to see you 'popping up' here! What a lovely looking dog you have!

We had a bumper crop of acorns this year. We have Garry Oak. I'm glad to have this info. Much appreciated! My dog copies the Chocolate Lab from across the street who loves them. We've cleared as many of them up as we can. Hopefully we've eliminated enough for both boys. I did wonder about the mould that they must develop once the rains start.
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TY Metchosin..

You mention your dogs copying this from the neighbor Lab. I had never noticed until this crew how they copy each other so much and quickly. I had a foster dog that had the acorn cracking habit. Then mine one-by-one would watch and looked shocked at all the interest over an acorn. Each would then start to pick them up, drop them and look confused. It seems they don't want miss out on anything, so they join in breaking them and never quit.

Yes, I wonder also about the old blackened buried ones they dig up in the spring. Darn, need more time to watch over them...
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