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How to Avoid Foods Poisonous to Your Dog

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1How to Avoid Foods Poisonous to Your Dog Empty How to Avoid Foods Poisonous to Your Dog on Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:00 pm


There are some common foods for humans that are lethal to dogs. It is important to know about them to avoid causing poisoning, severe problems or even fatal to your best friend.
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Understand that even if it is safe for you to eat a certain food, it does not mean that your dog can eat it too.

Familiarize yourself with the most common human foods that are poisonous to dogs (and some cats to):

Chocolate contains theobromine (a methylxanthine derivative). It is poisonous and can be fatal to dogs. Symptoms of chocolate poisoning range from vomiting, diarrhea, shortness of breath, frequent urination, thirst, convulsions, hyperactivity, cardiac arrhythmia and possibly death. The negative effect depends on the quality, quantity and weight of the animal.
Coffee / caffeine has the same effect as chocolate. Caffeine, theobromine as it is a methylxanthine derivative with similar effects in dogs.

Alcohol can cause vomiting, diarrhea, lack of coordination, apnea (shortness of breath), abnormal blood acidity, coma and death, as well as in humans. The difference is that dogs are smaller (the weight of the animal affects the effect of poisons and drugs) and less adaptable and thus more susceptible to poisoning.

Onions, garlic and chives in all forms (dried, fresh, cooked) contain thiosulphate, which can irritate the gastrointestinal system of the dog. A relatively high dosage (600-800g) in one meal or over a few days can damage red blood cells (hemolytic anemia).

Macadamia (both raw and roasted, and macadamia butter) contain an unknown toxin that causes motor difficulties: weakness, shortness of breath, tremors and swollen limbs. The macadamia cookies is common, therefore beware of giving your dog to eat.
Grapes and raisins - can cause kidney failure. [1] It is not known what substance in grapes that cause these effects. Raisins are found in many cookies and cakes.

Avocado - the substance Persin can cause vomiting, diarrhea and heart problems.

Yeast - present in masses of cakes and bread before cooking. The yeast will continue to grow in the stomach of your dog and can cause bloating, gas (remember that dogs can not belch) and even rupture of the stomach and intestines.

Meat and raw eggs - just like in humans, these foods may contain salmonella bacteria and E. coli. Raw eggs contain an enzyme (avidin) which can cause skin and coat in dogs.

Milk - dogs do not have much lactase, the enzyme that digests lactose, and consumption of cow's milk may cause bloating, diarrhea and other digestive problems.

Xylitol - can cause liver failure by excessive insulin release, vomiting, lethargy and loss of coordination. Before long the symptoms of liver failure are visible - in a few days. Be careful, because the substance is present in many products such as candy, gum, toothpaste and baked goods.

Some bones can choke or break into splinters that become lodged in the digestive system. Offer long bones with marrow and therefore are less likely to break, or artificial bones, which degrade slowly. [2]
Check the food you share with your dog carefully. Many of these ingredients are present in crackers, breads, cakes, canned and other processed foods. It is very important to take care with what gives your dog to avoid these poisonous foods.
Give your dog a healthy, balanced diet. Check the proper foods for your type of dog and make regular visits to the vet to see if your dog is in good shape.

Minimize snacks from the human table. This encourages bad habits in the dog and owner, blurring the line between present foods that are good and which are bad for the dog.
Contact your veterinarian immediately if you see any sign of weakness, poisoning, lack of coordination, lethargy, frothing or any other unusual behavior of these foods. As in any case of poisoning, the delay can be fatal, so do not hesitate.

* Although this article is directed to dog owners, some of these foods (including, but not limited to chocolate and caffeine) are also poisonous to cats.
* Baked Bread does not cause problems if given in small amounts.
* Show children this list and teach them early on what they can and can not feed their dog.

* Take your dog to the vet immediately if he shows any signs of poisoning or any of the symptoms described above if they consume any of these foods.
* Be careful, just because you already gave your dog a bad food once, does not mean he can consume it. Some foods out of the body of the dog, and the effect can be cumulative dosage, causing a fatal or severe reaction after a certain amount.

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