Drop It Dog!

August 31, 2017

There are certain foods that you should not feed your dog under any occasion. While individual cases will vary based on breed, weight, and other factors — in general this list of foods dogs can’t eat applies to all dogs. This is not a complete list, so feel free to add to it!

 

Alcohol - Can cause intoxication, seizures, low blood sugar, arrhythmias, coma, and death.

 

Avocado - The leaves, seeds, fruit, and bark contain person, which can cause vomiting and diarrhoea.

 

Bones from fish, poultry, and other meat  - Can cause obstruction or laceration of the digestive system.

 

Cat food - Too high in protein and fats.

 

Chocolate, coffee, tea, and other caffeine - Contain caffeine, theobromine, or theophylline, which can cause vomiting and diarrhoea and be toxic to the heart and nervous systems.

 

Citrus oil extracts - Can cause vomiting.

 

Fat trimmings - Can cause pancreatitis.

 

Fish (raw, canned or cooked) - If fed exclusively or in high amounts can result in a thiamine (a B vitamin) deficiency leading to loss of appetite, seizures, and in severe cases, death

 

Grapes, raisins and currants - Contains toxins, which can damage the kidneys. 

 

Human vitamin supplements containing iron - Can damage the lining of the digestive system and be toxic to the other organs including the liver and kidneys

 

Macadamia nuts - Contains toxins, which can affect the digestive and nervous systems and muscle. Can also cause obstructions.

 

Marijuana - Can depress the nervous system, cause vomiting, and changes in the heart rate.

 

Milk and dairy - Can cause diarrhoea

 

Mushrooms - Can contain toxins, which may affect multiple systems in the body, cause shock, and result in death.

 

Onions and garlic (raw, cooked, or powder) - Contain sulfoxides and disulphides, which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia. 

 

Seeds from peaches and plums - Can cause obstruction.

 

Raw eggs - Contain an enzyme called avidin, which decreases the absorption of biotin (a B vitamin). This can lead to skin and hair coat problems as well as neurologic abnormalities. Raw eggs may also contain Salmonella.

 

Raw meat - May contain bacteria such as Salmonella and E. coli, which can cause vomiting and diarrhoea.

 

Salt - If eaten in large quantities it may lead to electrolyte imbalances, seizures, and death.

 

Sugary foods - Can lead to obesity, dental problems, and possibly diabetes mellitus.

 

Tobacco - Contains nicotine, which affects the digestive and nervous systems. Can result in rapid heart beat, collapse, coma, and death.

 

Yeast dough - Can expand and produce gas in the digestive system, causing pain and possible rupture of the stomach or intestines.

 

Xylitol (artificial sweetener) - Can cause very low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia), which can result in vomiting, weakness and collapse. In high doses can cause liver failure and death.

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