Take note of the chocolate, a lot of people tell me they give their dogs chocolate with no effects. And when you cook with onions (which destroy red blood cells), they get onions if you give them table foods.
Also xylitol, According to the ASPCA's Poison Control Center, more dogs than ever are being poisoned by products containing xylitol. Xylitol is in a ton of stuff. Talk to any vet about trying to save a poor dog after he ate the sugar free gum sitting on the table. Your heart will hurt.
|Known Food Toxins To Dogs|
Fruits, Vegetables, Food
Apple, Almond, Apricot, Peach, Wild Cherries, Plum, Balsam Pear, Prunes and similar fruit: Diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, (Stem, Seeds and Leaves) The seeds of most fruits contain cyanide, which is poisonous to dogs as well as humans.
Avocados: The fruit, pit and plant are all toxic. They can cause difficulty breathing and fluid accumulation in the chest, abdomen and heart
Broccoli: reported to be pretty potent gastrointestinal irritant
Cherry: rapid breathing, shock, mouth inflammation, heart rate increase
Chocolate: seizures, coma, hyperactivity, rapid heart beat, tremors, death. Bakers chocolate is the most dangerous. A dog can consume milk chocolate and appear to be fine because it is not as concentrated but is still very dangerous.
• 1 oz per lb of body weight for (2 oz per kg) of body weight for bakers chocolate
• 1 oz per 3 lbs of body weight (1 oz per 1.5 kg body weight) for semi-sweet chocolate
• 1 oz per 9lbs of body weight (1 oz per 4 kg) for bakers chocolate
• Please keep in mind that these are only guidelines, and if you suspect your pet had ingested chocolate, please keep an eye out for ANY signs of poisoning! Every dog reacts differently to quantity.
Coffee/Tea: Drinks/Foods: containing caffeine or sugar may cause many of the same symptoms chocolate causes
Cooked Bones: uncooked bones should be safe but if they are cooked you should refrain because they deteriorate and easily splinter. Can cause extensive damage to internal organs and passage ways, may times resulting in death.
Mushrooms: acute gastric effects, liver and kidney damage, abdominal pain, nausea, salivation, vomiting
Nutmeg: tremors, seizures and death
Tobacco: nausea, salivation, vomiting, tachycardia (rapid heartbeat)
Onion: (cats are more sensitive), gastrointestinal upset, hemolytic anemia, heinz body anemia, hemogloinria, destroys red blood cells
Grapes, Raisins, Prunes: kidney failure, as little as a single serving of grapes or raisins can kill a dog. It takes anywhere from 9 oz to 2 lbs of grapes and raisins (between .041 and 1.1 oz/kg of body weight), to cause severe vomiting and diarrhea, and possible kidney failure
Salt: excessive intake can cause kidney problems
Raw Eggs- many people feed raw eggs to their dogs but keep in mind that they can contain salmonella. Dogs do have a higher immunity against salmonella poisoning but are not immune and have been reported to get it from uncooked eggs.