Question: Hi Susan. I have a 4 month old puppy that seems to love eating the black/brown seeds that gather at the base of my palm tree. I’m not sure of the kind of palm tree it is, it is a very tall tree that has been there forever. The seeds are about the size of a green pea and hard and crunchy. They haven’t made her sick but I want to make sure there won’t be any long term effects from her eating them. Please, can you tell me if they may be toxic? I live in Daytona. Thank you.
Answer: I don’t think your puppy should be eating those seeds. Some palms like Formosa Palm, Cardboard Palm and Sago Palm are poisonous. Puppies have very sensitive stomachs and should only eat their food. I know your puppy likes it, but it probably chews on everything. I got a puppy myself a year ago and since then my floors are perfectly clean. If anything drops to the floor, it is gone in 2 seconds. I recommend picking up the seeds and putting some kind of fence around that palm so your puppy can’t get to it. ~Susan Brian
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