Poisonous Foods To Avoid With Your Dog

Dog owners should not always assume that human grade foods are safe for our pets.

  1. Onions, chives, and garlic.  Even a small amount of onions are not good.
  2. Macadamia nuts can cause problems with walking, muscle weakness or tremors, or paralysis in the hind legs, also may cause pain or swollen legs.
  3.  Chocolate or cocoa products could cause excessive urination, heavy drinking, and an increased and irregular heart rate.  As little as 20 oz. of milk chocolate or 2 oz. of baking chocolate can affect the dog.
  4. Raisins or grapes can lead to kidney failure no matter how many they may eat.
  5. Tomatoes can cause heart arrhythmia or tremors.
  6. Yeast dough can cause excessive gas and intestinal expansion.
  7. Avocados.  All parts of an avocado is unhealthy for a dog.
  8. Pear pits, peaches, apricots, and apple core pits can cause cyanide poisoning.
  9. Products sweetened with xylitol can cause liver failure, and low blood sugar.
  10.  Moldy or spoiled foods.
  11. Alcohol
  12. Coffee grounds, beans, and teas
  13. Cooked poultry bones
  14. Rich, fatty or spicy foods, can cause pancreas or intestinal irritation.