SOME PEOPLPE REGARD THEIR DOG AS THE WALKING GARBAGE DISPOSAL UNIT
THEIR ARE MANY FOODS WHICH ARE POISIONOUS TO A DOG
TO AVOID HEALTH PROBLEMS, FEED YOUR DOG ONLY COMPLETE DOG FOOD KEEP THEM SAFE AND HEALTHLY FOR A HAPPIER AND LONGER LIFE!
FOOD TOXIC TO DOGS!
Grapes and Raisins can cause irreversible damage to the kidneys, possible resulting in death. Cause vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, abdominal pain, decreased urine production (possibly leading to lack of urine production), weakness and drunken gait.
Onions, Garlic and Chives, poisoning can result from raw, cooked and dehydrated forms. Avoid feeding table scraps and any foods cooked with onions (including some baby foods). Can destruction of red blood cells. Kidney damage may follow. Treatment – blood transfusion. Other signs include vomiting, diarrhea, and bloody urine.
Chocolate and cocoa contain a chemical called theobromide that can adversely affect the heart, lungs, kidney and central nervous system. Signs include excitement, tremors, seizures, vomiting, diarrhea, abnormal heart rate, drunken gait, hyperthermia and coma.
Caffeine Products Caffeine is quite similar to the toxic chemical in chocolate; include caffeine pills, coffee beans and coffee, large amounts of tea and chocolate. It can damage the heart, lungs, kidney and central nervous system. Signs typically begin with restlessness, hyperactivity and vomiting. These can be followed by panting, weakness, drunken gait increased heart rate, muscle tremors and convulsions.
Macadamia Nuts, while generally not considered fatal, can cause your dog to experience severe illness. Signs include vomiting, weakness, depression, drunken gait, joint/muscle pain, and joint swelling.
Xylitol is a sugar-free sweetener most often found in chewing gum and candy. It stimulates the pancreas to secrete insulin, resulting in hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) and cause severe liver damage. Signs of toxicity can occur within 30-60 minutes and include weakness, drunken gait, collapse and seizures.
Alcoholic Beverages contain ethanol - a seriously toxic chemical compound that causes central nervous system and respiratory depression. Uncooked yeast dough’s also produce ethanol. Signs include sedation, depression, lethargy, weakness, drunken gait and hypothermia (low body temperature).
Fruit Seeds Apple seeds, cherry pits, peach pits, and plum pits contain the toxin cyanide. Signs of cyanide poisoning include vomiting, heavy breathing, apnoea tachycardia, cardiac arrhythmias, coma, and skin irritation.
Avocado leaves, fruit, seeds and bark of avocados contain Persin, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs. Also, the fat content is not healthy for dogs.
Mouldy or Rotten Foods can cause many problems for your dog, some more serious than others. Any food that seems "past its prime" should be kept out reach. Be especially careful to keep your dog away from trash cans.
Pizza and Ice Cream .....................................NO!!
PLANTS AND FLOWERS - TOXIC TO DOGS
Pet owners need to be aware that some common garden plants and flowers could be toxic to their pets, causing sickness and diarrhoea with severe cases of poisoning leading to coma and death.
Pets can be poisoned by plants if they eat or even just chew part of the plant, the flower, the bulb or the plant leaves. Flowers heavy in pollen can also drop pollen onto the pet’s coat, which could then be licked off and ingested by your pet.
Alfalfa (in quantity), Aloe Vera, Amaryllis, Apple (seeds), Apricot (stone), Asparagus Fern, Autumn Crocus, Azalea, Baby’s Breath, Bird of Paradise, Box, Caladium, Calla Lily, Castor Bean, Ceriman, Cherry (seeds and wilting leaves), Christmas Rose, Cineraria, Clematis, Cordatum, Corn Plant, Croton, Cuban Laurel, Cyclamen, Daffodil, Devil’s Ivy, Dieffenbachia, Dracaena, Dragon Tree,Elephants Ears, Emerald Fern, Foxglove, Geranium, Indian Rubber Plant, Ivy, Kalanchoe, Lily of the Valley, Lillies, Philodendron, Mother-in-law’s
Tongue, Marijuana, Mistletoe, Morning Glory, Narcissus, Nephytis, Nightshade, Oleander, Onion, Peach (wilting leaves and stone),Pencil Cactus, Plumosa Fern, Poinsettia, Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Pothos, Potato Plant, Primrose, Rhododendron, Swiss Cheese Plant, Tomato Plant (Green fruit, stems and leaves), Weeping Fig, Wisteria,Yew.
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS TOXIC TO DOGS if eaten or otherwise inhaled
Antifreeze, Aspirin, Bleach, Boric Acid, Brake Fluid, Cleaning Fluids, Deodorants, Deodorisers,
Detergents, Disinfectants, Drain Cleaner, Dye, Fungicides, Furniture Polish, Hair colourings,
Herbicides, Insecticides, Kerosene, Laxatives, Lead, Matches, Metal Polish, Moth Balls, Petrol, Nail
Varnish and Remover, Paint and Remover, Perming solutions, Phenol, Rat poison, Rubbing
Alcohol, Shoe Polish, Sleeping Pills, Soap, Suntan lotions, Tar, Tinsel, Turpentine, Wood stains.
Also please note that nicotine patches are toxic and so is nicotine chewing gum. 10mg per 1kg is a toxic dose.