Macadamia Nut

MACADAMIA NUT
(
Macadamia)
A.K.A.
Macadamia, Macadamia nut, Queensland Nut, Bush Nut, Maroochi Nut, Queen of Nuts and Bauple Nut
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The Macadamia species grow as small to large evergreen trees 6.6–39 ft tall. The leaves are elliptical in shape with entire or serrated edges and arranged in whorls. The flowers are white to pink or purple, with four tepals and produced in a long, slender, simple raceme 5–30 cm long, the individual flowers 10–15 mm long. The fruit is a woody, globose follicle that is very hard with a pointed apex, containing one or two seeds (nuts).

Distribution:
Indigenous to Australia.

Conditions of Poisoning:
Ingestion

Toxic Principle:
Unknown

Poisoning Symptoms include:
Ingestion of a handful of nuts can cause adverse effects in dogs like: vomiting, weakness, depression, drunken gait, joint/muscle pain, and joint swelling. Onset of signs usually appear within 6-24 hours.

 

IMMEDIATELY SEE YOUR VET FOR TREATMENT OPTIONS
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 Lone Star English Setter Club provides this information
as a partial reference of the potential poisons that could harm your dog.
We are not veterinarian’s and DO NOT provide medical help.

 If you think that your animal is ill or may have ingested a poisonous substance,
contact your local veterinarian or
the ASPCA’s 24-hour emergency poisoning hotline directly

 1-888-426-4435