Dangerous Foods For Your Pets
Many Foods that we Consume and enjoy are
VERY Dangerous for our Pets
Alchohol: Beverages and food products containing alcohol
Can cause vomiting, diarrhea, decreased coordination, central nervous system depression, difficulty breathing, tremors, abnormal blood acidity, coma and even death
Avocado: Leaves, fruit, seeds and bark of avocados contain Persin
Can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs
Birds and rodents are especially sensitive and can develop congestion, difficulty breathing,
and fluid accumulation around the heart
Some ingestion may be FATAL
Bones: Should not be given to pets, especially chicken or pork bones.
Bones can splinter and become lodged in your pets throat, or if they do swallow them they
could cause a laceration in the digestive system
Chocolate, Coffee, Tea: Contain Theobromine
This can affect the heart and nervous system
Dark chocolate and baking chocolate are more dangerous than milk chocolate or white
Severity of problems depend on pet’s weight, amount and type of chocolate
Ingestion can cause diarrhea, vomiting, panting, restlessness, hyperactivity, increased heart
rate, tremors, seizures, coma and even death
Fat Trimmings & Gravy (Fatty Foods): Can cause pancreatitis, which is a potentially life threatening condition
Fish: (raw, canned or cooked) if exclusively fed or in high amounts may result in vitamin B deficiency (Specifically Thiamine)
This can lead to loss of appetite, seizures, and in severe cases death
Raw fish may contain Salmonella
Fruit Pits and Seeds: Most Contain Cyanogenic Glycosides which can result cyanide poisoning.
Pits also may become lodged in the intestinal tract
Grapes, Raisin, & Currants: Contain an unknown substance that is toxic to dogs that causes kidney failure
Human Vitamins: Especially containing Iron
Can cause damage the lining of the digestive system and can cause liver and kidney damage
Macadamia Nuts: Contain an Unknown substance
May cause weakness, depression, vomiting, tremors and hyperthermia in dogs
Signs appear within 12 hours of ingestion and last 12-48 hours
Milk: Pets lack enough lactase necessary to break down lactose.
This can cause gassy pets and possibly some diarrhea
Nutmeg: Can cause tremors, seizures and central nervous system damage
Onions & Garlic: (raw, cooked, or powder) Contain sulfoxides and disulfides
These can damage red blood cells and cause anemia
Cats are more susceptible than dogs and garlic is less toxic than Onion
Some dog food and treats may contain very small amounts of garlic which shouldn’t cause any problems
Moldy or Spoiled Food: Can contain many toxins which may cause gastrointestinal upset and could affect other organs
Mushrooms: May contain toxins which can affect multiple systems in the body resulting in shock and even death.
Raw Meat & Raw Eggs: May contain bacteria such as Salmonella or E. Coli
Which can cause vomiting and diarrhea
Raw eggs contain an enzyme avidin, this decreases absorption of biotin (a B vitamin), this can lead to skin and hair coat problems.
Table Scraps: Will not provide proper nutrients for your pet.
If you do feed table scraps do not feed fat or bones and it should never be more than 10% of their diet
Xylitol: Sweetener used in many products such as gum, candy and toothpaste.
Can cause hypoglycemia
Symptoms include vomiting, lethargy and loss of coordination
Can also result in liver failure
Dough Yeast: Will produce gas and swell in your pet’s stomach
causing the stomach or intestines to possibly rupture.