As you experiment with different recipes and ingredients for dog treats, here is list of dog foods to avoid...1
They can cause painful symptoms or even death if your dog consumes too much of them.
Alcohol - It has the same effect on dogs as it does us, only it takes less to do damage to their liver and brain.
Avocado - They contain a substance called persin, which in large amounts can be toxic to dogs.
Candy and Gum Sweetened With Xylitol - These can cause a sharp decrease in blood sugar and liver failure.
Chocolate - The toxic agent in chocolate is theobromine, and even just a little can cause a host of unpleasant symptoms and possibly death.Learn more about how to use carob as a chocolate substitute for dogs.
Coffee, Tea, or Other Caffeine - Can be toxic for dogs in large enough quantities. You also should not let your dog have chocolate, cola, and stimulant drinks.
Fat Trimmings and Bones - Excessive fat from table scraps can cause pancreatitis in dogs, and if the bones that you give them splinter, they can choke.
Grapes and Raisins - Even a small amount can cause kidney failure in dogs.
Milk and Dairy Products - These can cause digestive problems.
Macadamia Nuts - Just a few of these can be fatal for dogs.
Onions and Garlic - Small amounts over a prolonged period or a large amount once can destroy red blood cells, leading to anemia.A small garlic dosage for a short period of time is a great flea and tick remedy.
Persimmons, Peaches, and Plums - Seeds from persimmons can cause inflammation of the small intestine in dogs, the pits of peaches and plums contain cyanide, which is poisonous.
Raw Eggs - Dogs can get Salmonella or E. coli bacteria from raw eggs, just as we can.
Raw Meat & Fish - These carry the same risk of food poisoning from bacteria as raw eggs. Raw fish carry some additional parasite risks.
Salt - Dogs are very sensitive to the effects of too much salt: excessive thirst and urination are the first symptoms, and sodium ion poisoning can also occur, which could lead to death.
Sugary Foods and Drinks - Can lead to obesity, dental problems, and diabetes.
Yeast Dough - If eaten raw, yeast dough will swell inside your dog's stomach and cause painful stretching.
Your Medicine - You should never give your dog your medicine, unless prescribed by a doctor. Pain relievers that are harmless for us to use can be deadly for your dog.
If you adhere to this list of dog foods to avoid, you'll keep your dog happy and healthy!Back to the top of the page