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    Exclamation Dangerous foods for dogs

    Hello guys!

    Sharda informed me about your interest in dangerous food for dogs which is why I'm creating this

    thread. So don't be shy and let's fill this thread up! Let's help keep each other informed so that we can

    avoid any accidents.

    I'm still asking for Sharda's persmission about posting past updates about this kind of topic so that everybody can read it and comments about it.

    edited: I have gotten Sharda's permission. I don't to post something too long, so, here are some foods that can be dangerous for your dogs.

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    ONIONS
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    Onions can cause a form of hemolytic anemia called Heinz body
    anemia, a condition that causes the destruction of red blood cells.

    Kidney damage may follow.

    It is not clear what quantity of onions is poisonous, but the
    effects can be cumulative. Poisoning can result from raw, cooked
    and dehydrated forms.

    Avoid feeding table scraps and any foods cooked with onions
    (including some baby foods).

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    RAISINS
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    Raisins have the same effect as grapes on your dog.

    It can cause irreversible damage to the kidneys that can possibly
    result in death.

    Signs of toxicity include vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea,
    abdominal pain, decreased urine production (possibly leading to
    lack of urine production), weakness and an unsteady gait.

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    RAW EGGS
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    Raw eggs contain an enzyme called avidin, which decreases the
    absorption of vitamin B that can lead to coat and skin problems for
    your dog.



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    TOBACCO
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    Tobacco contains nicotine, which affects the digestive and nervous
    systems that can result in rapid heartbeat, collapse, coma, and
    death.

    For cautionary measures it would be better if you don't smoke near
    your dog.

    Like humans dogs can suffer because of second hand smoke.




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    I've also heard that chocolate is harmful to dogs. Anyone know about whether that is true?





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    Ooops, I forgot to mention that very sorry.

    Yes, as a matter of fact chocolates can be really be dangerous for your dogs.

    I suggest you don't leave any chocolates or cocoa for that matter lying in your home because

    unfortunately dogs love the smell of chocolate.




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    Foods HAZARDOUS to your Pets
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    There are a number of common 'human' foods that can be toxic
    for your pets... The important thing is to know exactly what to
    avoid. Here is a complete list.

    Alcoholic beverages

    It is often sweet - attracting dogs and cats, but can cause
    serious and fatal intoxication. Don't ever offer this to your pets.

    Here are some of the signs and side effects:
    - Incoordination/ataxia
    - Excitement
    - Depression
    - Excessive urination
    - Breathing rate is slowed
    - Cardiac arrest and death

    Avocado

    Avocado leaves, fruit, seeds and bark contain a toxic principle
    known as Persin. The Guatemalan variety is most toxic - but all
    have toxic potential. They cause vomiting/diarrhea - primarily
    gastrointestinal distress.

    Chocolate (all forms)

    Chocolate contains theobromine, a compound that is a cardiac
    stimulant and a diuretic.

    Signs:
    Initial excitation.
    Increased drinking and urinating.
    Vomiting and Diarrhea.
    Theobromine causes an increased heart rate and arrhythmia -.
    Seizures can then be seen.
    Death is then possible.
    ACTION PLAN: Induce vomiting, give activated charcoal, and go to
    the Vet if depression and seizures begin. Baker's chocolate and
    high cocoa content chocolate is the most toxic; the toxic dose is
    2 baking squares for a 10lb dog. Regular chocolate bars have
    little real chocolate and are seldom toxic.

    Coffee (all forms)

    Coffee contains dangerous components called xanthines, which
    cause nervous system or urinary system damage and heart muscle
    stimulation

    Fatty foods

    The primary concern here is severe gastrointestinal upset- and
    in some cases Pancreatitis.
    This can be fatal in some pets- and it is ALMOST always triggered
    by a High Fat Meal, such as gravy or bacon.

    Macadamia nuts

    Macadamia nuts contain an unknown toxin, which can affect the
    digestive and nervous systems and muscles of dogs. This has
    lead to paralysis. A small number of nuts and even the butter
    can cause this.

    Moldy or spoiled foods
    Many molds contain a type of toxin called an Aflatoxin. This is
    thought to be a common cause of "compost toxicity". Signs include
    GI (Vomiting/Diarrhea), muscle tremors, in-coordination, elevated
    temperature, excessive salivation, and liver damage. Avoid
    feeding ANYTHING moldy to your dog or cat.

    Onions, onion powder

    Onions contain the toxic ingredient thiosulphate.

    Pets affected by onion toxicity will develop anemia. 1 Onion can
    cause this. Fortunately ALL dogs recover once they are stopped
    from ingesting onions.

    Raisins and grapes

    As few as 6 grapes and raisins have caused acute kidney failure
    in some dogs.
    The toxic ingredient is not yet known.
    There is no treatement.
    AVOID feeding ANY grapes or raisins to your dogs.

    Yeast dough

    The yeast dough/uncooked bread dough will rise in your pet's
    stomach causing severe gastrointestinal distress (vomiting/diarrhea),
    bloating, and signs of alcohol toxicity.

    Xylitol

    Xylitol is a artificial sweeter found in "SUGAR FREE" Products,
    such as gum, candy etc.

    Signs relate to a sudden drop in glucose (blood sugar),
    in-coordination, collapse and seizures.

    Avoid feeding any gum/candy to your pets.

    Apples, Apricots, Cherries, Peaches and Plums.

    Ingestion of large amounts of stems, seeds and leaves of these
    fruits can be toxic.

    They contain a cyanide type compound and signs of toxicity include
    apprehension, dilated pupils, difficulty breathing, hyperventilation
    and shock.

    Note - it's the seeds and stems that contain the toxic component,
    not the fruit itself.

    Potato peelings and green looking potatoes

    Potatoes and other Solanum species, including the tomato, are
    members of the nightshade family of plants.

    These plants contain solanine and other toxic alkaloids which, if
    eaten in large enough amounts, can produce drooling, severe
    gastrointestinal upset, including vomiting and diarrhea, loss of
    appetite, drowsiness, central nervous system depression, confusion,
    behavioral changes, weakness, dilated pupils and slowed heart rate.

    Nutmeg

    High levels of nutmeg can be toxic, even fatal.

    The toxic component is unknown.

    Signs of toxicity include tremors, seizures, nervous system
    abnormalities or death.

    Tomato leaves & stems (green parts)

    The green parts of the tomato plant are considered toxic because
    they contain solanine, which has the potential to produce
    significant gastrointestinal and central nervous system effects.





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    thanks for giving another batch of foods to avoid maryann!




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    A neighbor throws peanut shells out on their lawn to feed the squirrels. I try to keep my poodle from helping himself to the shells but was wondering if he is in any danger from stealing the occasional shell. Any help would be most appreciated.





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    the only problem I can think of about peanut shells is that they can get too hard sometimes and may cause your problems when he swallows a peanut shell

    that has splinters.




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