Don't let your dog eat these foods
Don't feed your dog any of the following: Some of these foods will kill your pet, sometimes after years of feeding and accumulation of toxins in the dogs' liver.
The Canine Liver cannot metabolize them. Her is the list of foods that dogs should never ever eat
- Alcoholic beverages
- Can cause intoxication and death
- Baby food
- Can contain onion powder, which can be toxic to dogs. (Please see onion below.) Can also result in nutritional deficiencies, if fed in large amounts.
- Bones from fish, poultry, or other meat sources
Can cause obstruction or laceration of the digetive system.
- Cat food
- Generally too high in protein and fats.
- Chocolate, coffee, tea, and other caffeine
- Contain caffeine, theobromine, or theophylline, which can be toxic and affect the heart and nervous systems.
Citrus oil extracts
- Can cause vomiting.
- Fat trimmings
- Can cause pancreatitis.
- Grapes and raisins
- Contain an unknown toxin, which can damage the kidneys. There have been no problems associated with grape seed extract.
- Unknown compound causes panting, increased heart rate, elevated temperature, seizures, and death.
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.
- Large amounts of liver
- Can cause Vitamin A toxicity, which affects muscles and bones. Macadamia nuts
- Contain an unknown toxin, which can affect the digestive and nervous systems and muscle.
- Milk and other dairy products
- 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.
- Moldy or spoiled food, garbage
- Can contain multiple toxins causing vomiting and diarrhea and can also affect other organs.
- an 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 disulfides, which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia. Cats are more susceptible than dogs. Garlic is less toxic than onions and should not be used.
- Seeds can cause intestinal obstruction and enteritis.
- Pits from peaches and plums
- Can cause obstruction of the digestive tract.
- Potato, rhubarb, and tomato leaves; potato and tomato stems
- Contain oxalates, which can affect the digestive, nervous, and urinary systems. This is more of a problem in livestock.
- 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. Raw
- eggs may also contain Salmonella.
- Raw fish
- Can result in a thiamine (a B vitamin) deficiency leading to loss of appetite, seizures, and in severe cases, death. More common if raw fish is fed regularly.
- If eaten in large quantities it may lead to electrolyte imbalances.
- Can become trapped in the digestive system; called a string foreign body.
- Sugary foods
- Can lead to obesity, dental problems, and possibly diabetes mellitus.Table scraps (in large amounts)
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.
- 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 liver failure.