Toxic Human Foods For Pets (2) - Fruits And Vegetables
21 Aug 2014
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previously mentioned about Toxic foods for our pets. The first part of the article included all the drinks and the desserts that could cause damage to the dogs. This includes fruits and vegetables that are harmful for your canine friends. Following is the list:
Avocado is an absolute no no for your dog. It contains Persin and can lead to poisoning in dogs. Avocado leaves, bark and seed too should be kept away from dogs.
Garlic and Onions
Onions and garlic can be harmful for dogs especially if consumed in large quantities. The sulphur in the onions and garlic cause severe anemia. The symptoms of anemia include lethargy, vomiting, aversion to food and breathlessness.
Grapes, raisins and currants
For years grapes, currants and raisins have been used as training treats however they can be extremely dangerous for your dogs kidneys.
Bones or fat trimmings
Table scraps often contain meat and fat that human didnt eat and both are dangerous for dogs. Fat trimmed from meat, both cooked and uncooked, can cause pancreatitis in dogs. And although it seems natural to give a dog a bone, a dog can choke on it. Bones can also splinter and cause obstruction to your dogs digestive system. It is thus best to forget about the doggie bag.
Raw bread dough made with live yeast can be hazardous if ingested by dogs. When raw dough is swallowed, the warm, moist environment of the stomach provides an ideal environment for the yeast to multiply, resulting in an expanding mass of dough in the stomach. Expansion of the stomach may be severe enough to decrease blood flow to the stomach wall, resulting in the death of tissue. This would lead to breathing problems and vomiting to the dog.
Although macadamia nut toxicosis is unlikely to be fatal in dogs, it can cause very uncomfortable symptoms that may persist for up to 48 hours. Affected dogs develop weakness in their rear legs, appear to be in pain, may have tremors and may develop a low grade fever.
Mushrooms (wild / poisonous)
some mushrooms, (not all!) can contain toxins are very dangerous for dogs, and in the worst cases, can result in the death.
Common white mushrooms appear to be safe for dogs to eat and are not considered dangerous foods for dogs. However, wild mushrooms are often poisonous.
The majority of fatal cases of poisoning are by the death cap mushroom (Amanita Phalloides), which are thankfully not used in cooking. It is best to consider all wild mushrooms potentially toxic to dogs.
Fruit Pits and Seeds
Apple seeds, cherry pits, peach pits, and plum pits contain toxic cyanide, which is poisionous to dogs. Additionally, pits and seeds can cause intestinal obstruction.
Signs of intestinal obstruction may include: anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, lethargy, no appetite, swollen abdomen, fever, dehydration, and shock. Without treatment, death can occur within 3 to 4 days.
If you know any more food that can cause damange to dogs that we missed here, you can tell us about it.
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