My 5 year old Beagle (of course, who else is this greedy!) has taken to eating cobnuts from the garden.
She cracks the shell and eats the nut inside. It doesn't SEEM to be causing her any troubles....she's been eating them the past week or so. She eats maybe 10 a day (judging from the shells inside ) but just wondering if it's bad for her and we should discourage it?
I don't imagine the shells do much for her teeth. I don't suppose the shells will help her an awful lot. Can you persuade her to chew on something else? We shove peanut butter into a kong (when we can find it), so I don't suppose the nuts are doing her any harm. When our dogs eat sharp things, I try to keep an eye on their tummies and look at their gums. When you press a pink gum it should go white then back to pink again. If you do it anyway to see what is normal for your dog, it can be a good indicator of an obstruction.