When Bella got her AKC puppy training certificate there was a book of information tucked in her goody bag. It had a list of poisonous foods, plants, etc. Oak was listed and upon further research I found it is the buds and acorns. We have said tree in our backyard and Bella likes to chew and/or eat the acorns. It seems to be a game for her to find where a squirrel has buried them so she can dig them up and eat them. Should I be concerned? Does anyone else's basenji eat them? Any adverse effects?
Google search turns up this. See Oak acorns as potentially poisonous.
Daisy loves to eat acorns. Except - she will spit out the green ones. I had no idea they were unhealthy. We just got thru with black walnuts … them things are huge! "Tree litter" as I call it, is just beginning...How on earth can I stop her from eating them? She's a glutton already! I love fall, but I hate the droppings. It is like walking on marbles in my back yard. Them dang things are so difficult to rake up too, because they're so heavy. I'll bet I shoveled up about 18 very heavy brown grocery bags full last year. Thank goodness our city picks up yard refuse.
Happy to know that there have not been adverse reactions by those who also like to partake. Bella also likes the big seed pods that come off our magnolia. She thinks my trying to get the acorns and such out of her mouth is a game. She puts them as far back in her throat as possible without swallowing them in hopes I won't reach that far. Good thing she isn't a biter.
My Basenjis do eat acorns with no effect at all. I do find that mine seem to know what they can and can't eat. I suppose each generation has learned from the last. Puppies of course have to be watched (like human babies) because they'll chew anything.
Incidentally when I was a child (a very,very long time ago) i too used to eat acorns, - again with no ill effects!