Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Foods To Never Give Your Dog



Sometimes your dog does not know exactly what it should not eat in life. One of my first dogs always wanted to nibble on grapes! Fortunately, we knew better! But more often than not, I see posts on FB where folks ask what they should or should not give their dogs.

Per the Humane Society, the list is as follows:

The following foods may be dangerous to your pet:

    Alcoholic beverages
    Apple seeds
    Apricot pits
    Cherry pits
    Candy (Particularly chocolate—which is toxic to dogs, cats, and ferrets.
           Any candy containing the toxic sweetener Xylitol)
    Coffee (grounds, beans, and chocolate-covered espresso beans)
    Gum (can cause blockages and sugar free gums may contain the toxic sweetener Xylitol)
    Hops (used in home beer brewing)
    Macadamia nuts
    Moldy foods
    Mushroom plants
    Mustard seeds
    Onions and onion powder
    Peach pits
    Potato leaves and stems (green parts)
    Rhubarb leaves
    Tea (because it contains caffeine)
    Tomato leaves and stems (green parts)
    Xylitol (artificial sweetener that is toxic to pets)
    Yeast dough


Chocolate: Dogs should never eat chocolate. Chocolate contains toxic substances called methylxanthines, which are stimulants that stop a dog’s metabolic process.

Cinnamon: While not actually toxic to dogs, Cinnamon and its oils can irritate the inside of dogs’ mouths, making them uncomfortable and sick. It can lower a dog’s blood sugar and can lead to diarrhea, vomiting, increased, or decreased heart rate, and even liver disease.

Garlic: Like onions, leeks, and chives, garlic is part of the Allium family, and it is five times more toxic to dogs than the rest of the Allium plants. Garlic can create anemia in dogs, causing side effects such as pale gums, elevated heart rate, weakness, and collapse.

Ice cream: It contains lots of sugar so it is best not to share with your dog. Also, some dogs have an intolerance to lactose.

Macadamia nuts: These are some of the most poisonous foods for dogs. Macadamia nuts, part of the Protaceae family, can cause vomiting, increased body temperature, inability to walk, and lethargy. Even worse, they can affect the nervous system.

From Pets.WebMD

Caffeine can be fatal.

Fat trimmed from meat, both cooked and uncooked, can cause pancreatitis in dogs. And, even though it seems natural to give a dog a bone, they can choke on it. Bones can also splinter and block or cause cuts in your dog's digestive system.

Persimmons, Peaches, and Plums

The problem with these fruits is the seeds or pits. Seeds from persimmons can cause problems in a dog's small intestine. They can also block their intestines. That can also happen if a dog eats the pit from a peach or plum. Peach and plum pits also have cyanide, which is poisonous to people and dogs.

Raw Eggs: There's the chance of food poisoning from bacteria like salmonella or E. coli.

Raw Meat and Fish: Like raw eggs, raw meat and fish can have bacteria that causes food poisoning. Some fish can also have a parasite that causes "fish disease" or "salmon poisoning disease." It's treatable, but get help right away. The first signs are vomiting, fever, and big lymph nodes.

Yeast Dough: Before it’s baked, bread dough needs to rise. And, that’s exactly what it would do in your dog’s stomach if they ate it. As it swells inside, the dough can stretch your dog’s abdomen and cause a lot of pain. Also, when the yeast ferments the dough to make it rise, it makes alcohol that can lead to alcohol poisoning.

No Human Medicine: Unless your vet tells you to. Acetaminophen or ibuprofen are common in pain relievers and cold medicine. And, they can be deadly for your dog. foods for pets foods dogs cant eat your dog should never eat