Top 10 Most Dangerous Foods For Dogs  

 1. Chocolate & anything with caffeine  

 The darker the chocolate the more dangerous.  Chocolate contains theobromine which is similar to caffeine.  This is a very hazardous substance to dogs.  Immediate Vet care is needed if your dog has swollen chocolate.  If your dog eats a very small amount of chocolate, usually it only causes digestive issues but always err on the side f caution.

2. Onions & Garlic 

The common house seasoning for Filipinos (onions and Garlic) contain sulfoxides and disulfides which harm red blood cells and cause anemia.  Onions being the more toxic, however garlic should be avoided as well.

3. Grapes and Raisins 

 

These have a toxin that effects dogs kidney function. This causes kidney damage and can lead to kidney failure. Be sure to keep ‘em off the table.

4. Macadamia & Other nuts 

 These contain toxins that is dangerous to the digestive system, nervous system, and muscles. . These nuts have caused weakness, depression, vomiting, tremors and hyperthermia in dogs. Signs usually appear within 12 hours of ingestion and last approximately 12 to 48 hours.

5.Avocado

Avocados contain a fungicide called persin, which is toxic to dogs in large quantities. Persin is found in all parts of the avocado plant, so block your dog’s access to avocado plants if you grow them in your garden.

6.Milk & Other Dairy Products 

 

They have lactose and many dogs don’t have enough lactose enzymes to effectively break it down.  This effects the dogs digestive system and leads to diarrhea.

 7.Raw Eggs

 

Eggs contain an enzyme known as avidin which restricts the absorption of biotin, one of the many B Vitamins.  This can lead to an unhealthy coat and skin problems.  Also eggs can carry salmonella which is poisonous to dogs.

8.Salt

 

Large amounts of salt can produce excessive thirst and urination, or even sodium ion poisoning in pets. Signs that your pet may have eaten too many salty foods include vomiting, diarrhea, depression, tremors, elevated body temperature, seizures and even death.

 9.  Xylitol

 

This compound can cause liver damage and even death in some more vulnerable dogs. Xylitol is in many products including gum, candy, sugar-free cookies and toothpaste.

10. Yeast Dough

 Yeast dough can rise and cause gas to accumulate in your pet’s digestive system. This can be painful and can cause the stomach or intestines to rupture. Because the risk diminishes after the dough is cooked and the yeast has fully risen. Pets can have small bits of bread as treats. But these treats should not constitute more than 5 to 10 percent of your pet’s daily caloric intake.

 

 

Reference:

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/people-foods.aspx

http://www.petresearch.net/2009/06/28/top-10-most-dangerous-foods-for-dogs

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