Q. I fed my 7 month old doberman pinscher 3-5 macadamia nuts. He is about 75-80 lbs. Will he be okay?

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A. The reported toxic dose ranges from between 2.4 to 62.4 grams of nut per kg/body weight. The wide range makes a visit to your vet the prudent choice. Your vet can induce vomiting if the ingestion was recent. Clinical signs are usually seen within 12 hours of ingestion. Monitor for ataxia (wobbly gait), lethargy, vomiting, muscle tremors, increased heart rate or weakness.

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