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|11-14-2005, 11:51 AM||#1|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Jun 2005
some foods dogs should not eat!
While dogs can eat some of the same foods that we do, there are many they should not eat. Some common foods you may have around your house could kill your dog in the right amount.
Some foods dogs should not eat
If your dog has ingested any of these foods, get veterinary help immediately
Grapes and Raisins: Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs. As little as a single serving of raisins can kill a dog
Onions: Onions destroy red blood cells and can cause anemia.
Chocolate: Chocolate can cause seizures, coma and death. Bakerís chocolate is the most dangerous. A dog can consume milk chocolate and appear to be fine because it is not as concentrated, but it is still dangerous.
Coffee, Coffee grounds, tea and tea bags: Drinks/foods containing caffeine cause many of the same symptoms chocolate causes
Macadamia Nuts: Macadamia nuts can cause weakness, muscle tremor and paralysis.
Animal fat and fried foods: Excessive fat can cause pancreatitis.
Bones: Bones can splinter and damage a dogís internal organs.
Tomatoes: Tomatoes can cause tremors and heart arrhythmias. Tomatoe plants and the most toxic, but tomatoes themselves are also unsafe.
Avocados: The fruit, pit and plant are all toxic. They can cause difficulty breathing and fluid accumulation in the chest, abdomen and heart
Nutmeg: Nutmeg can cause tremors, seizures and death
Apples, Cherries, Peaches and similar fruit: The seeds of these fruits contain cyanide, which is poisonous to dogs as well as humans. Unlike humans, dogs do not know to stop eating at the core/pit and easily ingest them.
Raw eggs: Raw eggs can cause salmonella poisoning in dogs. Dogs have a shorter digestive tract than humans and are not as likely to suffer from food poisoning, but it is still possible.
Salt: Excessive salt intake can cause kidney problems.
Food that most dogs can eat:
Some ďhumanĒ foods are good for dogs. Most of these are healthier than the boxed treats you buy in the grocery store. . This is just a small list of examples of foods dogs can eat, not a list of every food they should eat. Dogs wonít necessarily get all the nutrients they need if they eat these foods exclusively, so check with your veterinarian if you are interested in feeding your dog a home cooked diet.
Any food that causes stomach upsets or digestive problems in your dogs should be avoided. Like people, some dogs cannot tolerate certain foods
Meats should be boneless and itís best if the skin is removed. I donít consider raw meat a good idea because of the small risk of food poisoning and parasites.
Skinless, boneless chicken breast
Skinless, boneless turkey breast
Dogs have shorter digestive tracts than humans and cannot digest most vegetables whole or in large chunks. Itís best to put them through a food processor before giving them to your dog
Grains should not be given in large amounts or make up a large part of a dogís diet, but these foods are generally safe in small amounts
Use caution with dairy products as they are high in fat and can cause pancreatitis, gas and diarrhea. Usually, nonfat plain yogurt is safe in small amounts
What Not To Feed Your Dog
Human Foods that Poison Pets
Foods Which are Toxic to Dogs
Onions are Toxic to Dogs
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|11-14-2005, 11:58 AM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
Thanks for the information. Its always nice to refresh my memory of what NOT give my furbaby!
Che'-Lees & Roxie
|11-14-2005, 04:02 PM||#7|
Join Date: Oct 2005
Just a question about apples...I give my ZOEY tiny bits of apple NEVER the core. Can tiny tid bits be harmful to her?
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|11-14-2005, 04:03 PM||#8|
I Love My Yorkies
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
I give my dogs apples. I think its the seeds that are bad for them.
|11-14-2005, 05:18 PM||#10|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Apr 2005
thanks for the info
I give lexi small bits of apple too she love them, it is a great treat
Lexi's Mom, Laura
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