Foods Dogs Should Not Eat

by admin on December 8, 2011

Foods Dogs Should Not Eat


Foods dogs should not eat

Foods Dogs Should Not Eat

Chocolate: contains methlxantines which dogs are unable to break down. When built up in the body it becomes harmful to the central nervous system and heart.

Avocados: contain a fungicidal toxin called persin. This substance in large amounts can become toxic.

Onions: contains thiosulphates and organosulfur which dogs lack the enzyme to break down. Given in large or small doses over an extended period of time is poisonous. Symptoms may not be present in the beginning but can include discolored urine, gastrointestinal discomfort, anemia, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Caffeine: like chocolate, caffeine contains methlxanthines. If enough caffeine is consumed symptoms can include: rapid heart rate, tremors, seizures, coma, and even death.

Grapes/Raisins: little is known why grapes and raisins are so toxic for dogs, but it is thought to be related to a mycotixic. This is a secondary toxic that is produced by the fruit, like those found in avocados. Even small amounts of this fruit can cause kidney damage and failure.

Macadamia Nuts: similar to grapes there is little known as to why macadamia nuts are so toxic to dogs.  After ingestion symptoms of poisoning may not appear for up to 12 hours. These symptoms can include vomiting, stiffness, weakness, difficulty walking, tremors, and death. It is important to contact a veterinarian immediately.

Bread Dough: Dough doesn’t seem dangerous but because it expands it can cause gastrointestinal problems such as ruptured intestines. Symptoms include labored breathing, excess gas and urination, weakness, seizures, cardiac arrest, and death.

Mushrooms: the toxin build up from eating mushrooms can cause the body to go into shock resulting in possible long term damage or even death.

Foods Dogs Should Not Eat (additional):

  •  Fruit Pits (from apples, apricots, avocados, cherries, peaches, and plums)
  • Alcohol
  • Fatty foods
  • Dairy Products
  • Bones (fish and small game)
  • Citrus Oil Extracts
  • Cat Food
  • Rhubarb Leaves
  • Artificial Sweeteners (items containing Xylitol)


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