Foods You Should Not Feed Your Dog

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<ul><li><p>8/10/2019 Foods You Should Not Feed Your Dog</p><p> 1/2</p><p>DOGARTICLES</p><p>CATARTICLES</p><p>FISHARTICLES</p><p>BIRDARTICLES</p><p>FERRETARTICLES</p><p>SMALL PETARTICLES</p><p>REPTILEARTICLES</p><p>Home / Dog / Nutrition &amp; Feeding / Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Dog:</p><p>Foods to Avoid Feeding Your DogVeterinary &amp; Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster &amp; Smith</p><p>Items to avoid Reasons to avoid</p><p>Alcoholic beverages Can cause intoxication,coma, and death.</p><p>Avocado The leaves, seeds,fruit, and barkcontain persin, which cancause vomiting and diarrhea.</p><p>Bones from fish,poultry, or other meat</p><p>sources</p><p>Can cause obstruction or laceration of the digestive system.</p><p>Cat food Generally too high inprotein and fats.</p><p>Chocolate, coffee, tea,and other caffeine</p><p>Contain caffeine, theobromine, or theophylline, which cancause vomiting and diarrhea and be toxic to the heart andnervous systems.</p><p>Citrus oil extracts Can cause vomiting.</p><p>Fat t rimmings Can causepancreatitis.</p><p>Fish (raw, canned orcooked)</p><p>If fed exclusively or in high amounts can result in athiamine (aB vitamin)deficiency leading to lossof appetite, seizures, and insevere cases, death.</p><p>Grapes, raisins andcurrants</p><p>Contain anunknown toxin, which can damage the kidneys.There have been noproblems associated withgrape seedextract.</p><p>Hops Unknown compound causes panting,increased heart rate,elevated temperature, seizures, and death.</p><p>Human vitaminsupplementscontainingiron</p><p>Can damage the lining of the digestive system and be toxic tothe other organs including the liver and kidneys.</p><p>Macadamia nuts Contain an unknown toxin, which can affect the digestiveandnervous systems and muscle.</p><p>Marijuana Can depress the nervous system, cause vomiting, and changesin the heart rate.</p><p>Milk and otherdairyproducts</p><p>Some adult dogs and cats may develop diarrhea if given largeamounts of dairy products.</p><p>Moldy or spoiled food,garbage</p><p>Can contain multiple toxins causing vomiting and diarrhea andcan also affect other organs.</p><p>Mushrooms Can contain toxins, which mayaffect multiple systems in thebody, cause shock, and result in death.</p><p>Onions and garlic(raw,cooked, or powder)</p><p>Contain sulfoxidesand disulfides, which can damage red blood</p><p>cells and cause anemia. Cats are moresusceptible thandogs. Garlic is less toxic thanonions.</p><p>Persimmons Seeds can cause intestinal obstruction andenteritis.</p><p>Print Article | Email Article</p><p>Q. Which foods could bedangerous for my dog?</p><p>A. Somefoods which are edible for humans, and even otherspecies of animals, can pose hazards for dogs becauseof their different metabolism. Somemay cause only milddigestiveupsets,whereas, others can cause severe</p><p>illness, and even death. The following common fooditems should not be fed (intentionally or unintentionally)to dogs. This list is, of course, incomplete because wecan not possibly list everything yourdog should not eat.</p><p>*Wesuggestthat</p><p>HOME|PET SUPPLIES|LIVEAQUARIA|HELP|SITE MAP</p><p>1. Select a pet type</p><p>2. 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Raw eggs mayalso containSalmonella.</p><p>Raw meat Maycontain bacteria suchasSalmonellaandE. coli, which cancause vomiting and diarrhea.*</p><p>Rhubarb leaves Contain oxalates, which canaffect the digestive, nervous, andurinary systems.</p><p>Salt If eaten in large quantities it may lead to electrolyteimbalances.</p><p>String Can become trapped inthe digestive system; called a "stringforeign body."</p><p>Sugary foods Can lead toobesity, dental problems, and possibly diabetesmellitus.</p><p>Table scraps (in largeamounts)</p><p>Table scraps are not nutritionally balanced. They should neverbe more than10% of the diet. Fat should be trimmed from meat;bones should not be fed.</p><p>Tobacco Contains nicotine, which affects the digestive and nervoussystems.Can result in rapid heartbeat, collapse,coma, anddeath.</p><p>Yeast dough Can expandand produce gas inthe digestive system, causingpain and possible rupture of the stomach or intestines.</p><p>Xylitol(artificial</p><p>sweetener)</p><p>Can cause very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which can</p><p>result in vomiting, weaknessand collapse. In high doses cancause liver failure.</p><p>Print Article | Email Article</p><p>people</p><p>considering a rawdiet for their pet educate themselves thoroughly regarding the safe handling andpreparation of raw ingredients, and the proper balance of nutrients required to maintain their pet'shealth.</p><p>Subscribe to email newsletters:featuring helpful articles, tips and online only product specials from Drs. Foster &amp; Smith. 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