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Common Foods That Are Toxic To ...

Alcohol: Can cause intoxication, coma, and death.

 

Avocado (all parts or tree)

 

Baby food: Can contain onion powder, which can be toxic to dogs.

 

Baking Powder: In large amounts, can cause an electrolyte imbalance – and severe electrolyte

imbalances can lead to muscle spasm or even congestive heart failure.

 

Baking soda: In large amounts, can cause an electrolyte imbalance – and severe electrolyte imbalances can lead to muscle spasm or even congestive heart failure.

 

Bones: Can cause obstruction or laceration of the digestive system.

 

Broccoli: Toxic in large amounts.

 

Caffeine: Affects the heart and nervous systems.

 

Cat Food: Too high in protein and fats.

 

Chocolate: Contains Theobromine, which affects the heart and nervous systems.

 

Citrus oil extracts: Causes vomiting.

 

Coffee or coffee grounds: Affects the heart and nervous systems.

 

Dairy: Some adult dogs and cats do not have sufficient amounts of the enzyme lactase, which breaks down the lactose in milk. This can result in diarrhea. Lactose-free milk products are available for pets.

 

Eggs (raw): Can result in a thiamine (a B vitamine) deficiency leading to loss of appetite, seizures, and in severe cases, death. More common if raw fish is fed regularly.

 

Fat Trimmings: Causes pancreatitis.

 

Fish (raw): Can cause salmonella.

 

Fruit pits and seeds: Contains Cyanogenic Glycosides resulting in cyanide poisoning. The fruit might be okay.

 

Garlic: Contain sulfoxides and disulfides (specifically Thiosulphate), which can damage red blood cells and can cause anemia.

 

Grapes: Contain an unknown toxin, which can damage the kidneys.

 

Hops: Unknown compound causes panting, increased heart rate, elevated temperature, seizures, and death.

 

Liver: Large amounts can cause Vitamin A toxicity, affecting muscles and bones.

 

Macademia nuts: Contain an unknown toxin, which can affect the digestive and nervous systems and muscle.

 

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

 

Milk: Some adult dogs and cats do not have sufficient amounts of the enzyme lactase, which breaks down the lactose in milk, resultiing in diarrhea.

 

Moldy or spoiled food: Can contain toxins, which may affect multiple systems in the body, cause shock, and result in death.

 

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

 

Nutmeg: Can cause tremors, seizures, and central nervous system damage.

 

Onions: Contain sulfoxides and disulfides (specifically Thiosulphate), which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia. This toxin builds up, so it can be toxic in one large dose or many small doses.

 

Peach pits: Can cause obstruction of the digestive tract.

 

Persimmons: Seeds can cause intestinal obstruction and enteritis.

 

Potatoes (peelings and green parts): Contains Oxalates, which can affect the digestive, nervous, and urinary systems.

 

Plum pits: Can cause obstruction of the digestive tract.

 

Raisins: Contain an unknown toxin, which can damage the kidneys.

 

Rhubarb leaves

 

Salt: If eaten in large quantities it may lead to electrolyte imbalances.

 

Soda/Soft drinks: Contains caffeine.

 

Sugar-free foods: Sugar-free foods containing Xylitol have been found to cause liver failure in some dogs.

 

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

 

Table scraps: Table scraps are not nutritionally balanced. They should never be more than 10% of the diet. Fat should be trimmed from meat; bones should not be fed.

 

Tea: Affects the heart and nervous systems.

 

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

 

Tomatoes (green parts): Contain oxalates, which can affect the digestive, nervous, and urinary systems.

 

Vitamins (human) that contain iron: Can damage the lining of the digestive system and be toxic to the other organs including the liver and kidneys.

 

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

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Start Date
Mar 04, 2009
by sk123
Last Revision
Mar 23, 2009
by sk123