What foods could be dangerous for my dog




Some foods which are edible for humans, and even other species of animals, can pose hazards for dogs because of their different metabolism.
Some may cause only mild digestive upsets, whereas, others can cause severe illness and even death.
The following list contains some of the common food items that should not be fed to dogs.

Alcoholic beverages  Can cause intoxication, Coma,and Death

Baby food
  Can contain onion powder, which can be toxic to dogs.(see Onion and Garlic)

Bones from fish, poultry, or other meat sources
  Can cause obstruction or laceration of the digestive system.

Cat food
  Generaly too high in protien and fats.

Chocolate, coffee, tea, and other caffiene
Can contain caffiene, theobromine, or theophylline, which can be toxic and effect the heart and nervous system.

Citrus oil extracts
Can cause vomiting.

Fat trimmings
Can cause pancreatitis

Grapes and raisans
Contain an unknown toxin, which can damage the kidneys. There have been no problems associated with grape seed extract.

Hops
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 other organs including the liver and kidneys.

Large amounts of liver
  Can cause   vitamin A toxicity, which effects muscles and bones.

Macadamia nuts
  Contain an unknown toxin, which can effect muscles, the digestive and nervous systems.

Marijuana
  Depresses the nervous system, cause vomitingand changes in the heart rate.

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.

Mushrooms   Can contain toxins, which may affect multiple systems in the body, cause shock, and result in death.

Onions and garlic raw,cooked, or powder  Contains sulfoxides and disulfides, which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia. Cats are more susceptible than dogs. Garlic is less toxic than onions.

Persimmons  Seeds can cause intestinal obstruction and enteritis.

Pips 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 for livestock.

Raw Fish  Can result in a thiamine or vitamin B deficiency leading to loss of appetite, seizures, and in severe cases, death. More common if raw fish is fed regularly.

Raw eggs  Contain an enzyme called avidin, which decreases the absorption of biotin a vitamin B. This can lead to skin and hair coat problems. Raw eggs may also contain salmonella.

Salt  If eaten in large quantities it may lead to electrolyte imbalances.

String  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  Table scraps are not nutritionally balanced. They should never be more than 10 per cent of the diet. Fat should be trimmed from meat, bones should NOT be fed.

Tobacco  Contains nicotine, which affects the digestive and nervous systems. Can result in rapid heart beat, callapse, 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.