FOODS YOU SHOULD NEVER FEED YOUR DOG
The toxic agent is the bromine, and it's in all chocolate. It often causes vomiting and diarrhea and could lead to abnormal heart rhythm, tremors, seizures and death.
PERSIMMONS, PEACHES & PLUMS
Seeds from persimmons can cause inflammation or obstruction of the small intestine. Peach and plum pits can cause obstruction, and they also contain cyanide, which is poisonous to both humans and dogs.
MILK & OTHER DAIRY PRODUCTS
Since dogs don’t have significant amounts of lactase (like humans do, if they’re not lactose intolerant), milk and other dairy products can cause diarrhea and digestive upset, and can cause food allergies.
RAW EGGS, MEAT & FISH
Raw eggs, meat and fish could cause food poisoning from bacteria like Salmonella or E.Coli. An enzyme in raw eggs also interferes with the absorption of a particular B vitamin, which can cause skin and coat problems.
GRAPES, NUTS & RAISINS
Though experts have so far been unable to pinpoint the exact toxin, grapes/raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs.
Candy, gum, toothpaste, baked goods and some diet foods are sweetened with xylitol, which can cause an increase in the insulin circulating through your dog’s body, which can cause your dog’s blood sugar to drop and possibly result
in liver failure.
Too much sugar consumption in dogs can lead to obesity, dental problems and possibly diabetes.
ONIONS, GARLIC & CHIVES
All forms of onions, garlic and chives have the potential to cause gastrointestinal irritation and possibly destroy a dog's red blood cells, leading to anemia.
Ingestion of macadamia nuts can be fatal to dogs, and it only takes a handful of raw or roasted nuts to make a dog ill. Symptoms include weakness, depression, vomiting, tremors and hyperthermia.
COFFEE, TEA & OTHER CAFFEINE
Ingestion of coffee, tea and other caffeine, including The beans and grounds, can be fatal to dogs, and There's no antidote. Don't forget caffeine is found in cocoa, chocolate, cola and stimulant drinks, as well as some cold meds and
FAT TRIMMINGS & BONES
Fat trimmed from cooked and uncooked meat can cause pancreatitis and bones can promote choking in dogs.
Alcohol has The same effect on dogs as it has on humans, but it takes a lot less alcohol to produce those effects since dogs are so much smaller. Alcohol can be fatal if the dog consumes too much.
The leaves, seeds, bark and fruit of avocados contain pepsin, which can be toxic to dogs in large amounts.
Consumed yeast dough would swell inside The dog's stomach, stretching the dog's abdomen and causing severe pain. Additionally, when The yeast ferments the dough to make it rise, it produces toxic alcohol.
IF YOUR DOG EATS SOMETHING IT SHOULDN’T, CALL THE ANIMAL POISON CONTROL CENTER AT 888 . 426 . 4435
They’re open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and will probably charge you S35 to $65, but your pet’s health is worth it.
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