Conkers bonkers for dogs

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Pet Talk -

A vet has warned dog own­ers to be wary of them scoff­ing conkers as they can be poi­sonous.

Horse chest­nuts con­tain sterols, al­co­hols and al­ka­loids which are toxic com­pounds, and while the in­ges­tion of one or two is un­likely to cause tox­i­c­ity, if eaten in big quan­ti­ties it can cause gas­troin­testi­nal up­set and neu­ro­log­i­cal dam­age.

Vet Pete Wed­der­burn adds: “If your dog likes to de­vour conkers, you should stop them.”

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