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27 Foods You Should Never Give Your Dog

27 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER GIVE YOUR DOG Alcohol Alcohol can intoxicate your dog and even induce coma or death Avocado Persin is a fungicidal toxin found in avocados that is typically harmless to humans but can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs. 3 Cat Food Cat food is typically too high in protein and fats, which can harm your dog's liver and kidneys. Chocolate, Coffee, Cocoa Powder or Tea These products contain caffeine, theobromine and theophylline, which can be toxic to your dog's heart and central nervous system. Side effects include vomiting, diarrhea seizures and tremors. Citrus Oil Extracts and Other Essential Oils Can cause heavy breathing, vomiting and loss of appetite Fat Trimmings Feeding your dog fat trimmings can cause pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas, which can lead to infections, cyst formation, or damage to the heart, lungs or kidneys. Fish High amounts of raw, canned or cooked fish can result in thiamine (B Vitamin) deficiency in dogs, which can lead to a loss of appetite, seizures and in severe cases, death. Fish and Poultry Bones Bones from poultry and fish tend be very brittle, especially after being cooked. They can splinter or break when chewed, which can cause lacerations and obstructions in your dog's digestive system. XXXX 9 Grapes, Raisins or Currants Grapes contain an unknown toxin which can damage a dog's kidneys and liver. Even only a few grapes can be fatal for your dog. 10 Hops Hops is an ingredient found in beer that can cause increased heart-rate, elevated temperature, seizures and death. Human Dietary Supplements 11 Containing Iron Iron can easily damage the lining of your dog's digestive system, in addition to being toxic to the liver and kidneys. 12 Macadamia Nuts Macadamia nuts also contain a toxin which can inhibit locomotory Did you know that nut allergies are just as common in dogs as in humans, and that their side-effects can be functions, resulting in swollen limbs and tremors. These can also affect your dog's digestive system, nervous system and muscle tissue. more severe in dogs 13 Marijuana Marijuana can negatively impact your dog's cardiovascular functions, depress the nervous system and cause vomiting. 14 Milk Dogs are lactose intolerant! Feeding them milk, cheese and other dairy products can cause bloating, gas and diarrhea. 15 Mushrooms Some mushrooms contain toxins that can adversely affect various systems and organs, cause shock and in severe cases death. 16 Nutmeg Large doses of nutmeg can cause severe abdominal pain and vomiting, followed by extreme drowsiness and death. Onions and Chives Whether it's raw, cooked or powdered, these two foods are poisonous for your dog (and are even worse for cats). They contain sulfoxides and disulfides which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia. Keep in mind that many human foods such as chips and spaghetti sauce contain onion powder. 17 18 Persimmons Peaches and Plums - Although the fruits are harmless to dogs, persimmon seeds and the pits from peaches and plums can cause severe intestinal obstruction and inflammation. 19 Raw Eggs Raw eggs contain an enzyme called avidin which can cause skin and hair problems in dogs, and may also contain Salmonella. 20 Raw Meat Raw meat can contain a host of bacteria, including E. Coli, Salmonella and others. 21 Rhubarb Leaves Rhubarb leaves contain oxalates which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, bloody urine and kidney failure in dogs. Salt 22 Large quantities of salt can cause electrolyte imbalances in dogs, which can lead to dehydration and diarrhea. 23 sugar Just like in humans, sugary foods can lead to dental problems, diabetes and obesity. 24 Tobacco In addition to containing a plethora of known carcinogens, nicotine can also affect your dog's digestive and nervous systems and cause elevated heart-rate, collapse, coma or even death. Tomatoes and Potatoes 25 Both tomatoes and potatoes contain oxalates which can cause abnormalities in your dog's digestive tract, kidneys and nervous system. Green tomatoes are especially harmful. 26 Xylitol Even very small doses of this artificial sweetener can cause hypoglycemia (extremely low blood sugar). Larger doses can cause seizures, liver failure and death. Yeast 27 Whether alone or in dough, yeast can expand in your dog's digestive system and cause gas, bloating and pain, and lead to rupture of the stomach or intestines. CertaPet Leam more at

27 Foods You Should Never Give Your Dog

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There's a lot of confusion (and a few myths) about what dogs can and can't eat. That's why we made this infographic about 27 foods that are toxic for dogs. Visit:


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