Dogs Toxic Foods List and Other Poison Hazards

Dogs Toxic Foods List and Other Poison Hazards

Dogs Toxic Foods List and Other Poison Hazards
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Make a Dog-Safe Home

It’s a good idea to take an inventory of everything in your house and garden that might be a danger to your dog. Have a dogs toxic foods list on your refrigerator. Have lists of other poison hazards to dogs like toxic plants, chemicals, ingredients, spices, prescription drugs, etc. and familiarize yourself with these lists periodically.

Make sure the Poison Pet Help Line phone number (800-213-6680) is up on your fridge or somewhere where you’ll find it quickly. You can also call the ASPCA Pet Poison Hotline (888-426-4435). There are many items in an average household that can make a dog very sick or cause death if they are eaten. If you see your dog acting strangely or sick, don’t hesitate – act immediately! If he has ingested something poisonous call the help line or rush him to the vet.

Signs of Poisoning

Some toxins have specific signs but in general these are the most common signs of poisoning:

  • Abdominal pain (dog may whine and stomach may be tender to the touch)
  • Coma
  • Convulsions
  • Diarrhea
  • Drooling
  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • Labored Breathing
  • Lethargy
  • Swollen Limbs
  • Vomiting

Dogs Toxic Foods List and Other Poison HazardsFoods that Are Harmful or Fatal to Dogs

  • ALCOHOL (intoxication, coma and death)
  • AVOCADO (all parts toxic)
  • CAT FOOD (protein level too high, damage to kidneys and liver)
  • CHOCOLATE, COFFEE, COCOA POWDER & TEA (Theobromine can be fatal to dogs)
  • CITRUS OIL EXTRACTS & OTHER ESSENTIAL OILS (heavy breathing, vomiting)
  • FISH (canned or cooked, too much causes B vitamin deficiency and seizures, death)
  • FISH & POULTRY BONES (brittle especially when cooked and splinter causing lacerations in digestive system)
  • FRUIT PITS & SEEDS (most contain cyanide)
  • GARLIC (large amounts of Thiosulphate are toxic – can build up in the system)
  • GRAPES & RAISINS (can cause damage to kidneys)
  • HOPS (found in beer cause increased heart-rate, elevated temperature, seizures, death)
  • HUMAN DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS CONTAINING IRON (damage lining of digestive system, toxic to liver and kidneys)
  • MACADAMIA NUTS (can cause swollen limbs, tremors, damage to muscle tissue and nervous system)
  • MARIJUANA (negatively impacts cardiovascular, nervous system, can cause vomiting)
  • MILK (dogs are lactose intolerant – milk, cheese, etc. cause bloating, gas and diarrhea)
  • MUSHROOMS (can cause damage to nervous system, kidneys and heart)

Dogs Toxic Foods List and Other Poison Hazards

  • NUTMEG (can cause damage to central nervous system, seizures)
  • ONIONS & CHIVES (raw, cooked or dried – large amounts of thiosulphate, sulfoxides, disulfides cause red blood cell damage and anemia. Especially bad for cats. Many foods contain onion powder.)
  • PERSIMMONS (Peaches and Plums flesh is harmless but pits cause severe intestinal obstruction and inflammation)
  • RAW EGGS (Avidin can cause skin and hair problems, also danger of Salmonella)
  • RAW MEAT (Many bacteria, including E. Coli and Salmonella)
  • RHUBARB LEAVES (Oxalates cause vomiting, diarrhea, bloody urine, kidney failure)
  • SALT (large amounts cause electrolyte imbalances which leads to dehydration and diarrhea)
  • SUGAR (just like humans, leads to dental problems, obesity and diabetes)
  • TOBACCO (carcinogens, nicotine affects digestive and nervous systems, elevated heart-rate, collapse, coma, death)
  • TOMATOES & POTATOES (oxalates cause damage to nervous system, digestive tract and kidneys. Worst is green tomatoes)
  • XYLITOL (sweetener in sugar-free gum and other products causes hypoglycemia (very low blood sugar), large doses cause seizures, liver failure and death)
  • YEAST (alone or in dough, expands digestive system, causes gas, bloating and pain, rupture of stomach and intestines)

Dogs Toxic Foods List and Other Poison HazardsInsecticides, Cleaners and Prescriptions are toxic

  • INSECTICIDES (sprays, bait stations, especially in rose-care products, contain deadly organophosphates or disulfoton, topical flea treatments are very dangerous for cats if too much is applied seizures can result)
  • RODENTICIDES (mouse and rat poison can cause internal bleeding, brain swell, kidney failure, severe vomiting – also relay toxicity from eating contaminated dead rodent).
  • NSAIDS (ibuprofen, naproxen, Advil, Aleve, Motrin can cause intestinal ulcers and kidney failure)
  • HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS (sprays, detergents, polish, toilet cleaners, lye, drain cleaners, rust removers are corrosive)
  • ANTIDEPRESSANTS (Prozac, Paxil, Celexa, Effexor cause neurological problems, seizures, tremors to dogs when ingested)
  • FERTILIZERS (Bone meal, blood meal, iron-based products large amounts cause severe pancreatitis, stomach obstruction of gastrointestinal tract)
  • ACETAMINOPHEN (Tylenol and cough/cold medications large amounts lead to severe liver failure and dry eye. Even worse for cats just one pill can be fatal)
  • VETERINARY PAIN RELIEVERS (Carprofen used for osteoarthritis, inflammation and pain relief if ingested in large amounts can result in severe gastric ulceration and acute kidney failure)

Dogs Toxic Foods List and Other Poison Hazardskeep your dog away from these Poisonous Plants

  1. Aloe Vera
  2. Azaleas
  3. Caladium
  4. Chrysanthemum
  5. Daffodils
  6. Dumbcane
  7. Elephant’s Ear
  8. Emeral Fern
  9. Foxglove
  10. Hyacinth
  1. Ivy
  2. Morning Glory
  3. Nightshade
  4. Pak
  5. Philodendron
  6. Green Potato
  7. Rhododendrum
  8. Weeping Fig
  9. Wisteria
  10. Yew

Final Thoughts

It might seem overwhelming when you have this many hazardous substances all around your home but with some preparation and diligence, you can have a dog-safe home inside and out.

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