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post #11 of 68

That's interesting because we feed our dogs garlic for pest control benefits. Also one of our Mals got into a bag of craisins. We were much more concerned about bloat. We got  her to throw up alot and gave lots of water. She made a full recovery and has never had any kind of hidney problems. I have never given her raisins by choice but she does like fruits and veggies. At least now I know. Thanks

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post #12 of 68
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Originally Posted by texasreb 

Other common human foods and beverages that are toxic to dogs:

1. Onions and Garlic--Both contain the toxic ingredient Thiosulphate, but it is much more concentrated in onions.   

2. Chocolate.--Chocolate contains Theobromine, a  stimulant and a diuretic. This can be fatal to dogs.

3.  Macadamia Nuts--Macadamia nuts contain an unknown substance that is toxic to dogs.

4.  Most Fruit Pits and Seeds (Contain Cyanogenic Glycosides resulting in cyanide poisoning though the fruit itself is OK.)

5  Mushrooms--Mushrooms may contain unknown toxins which could cause liver and kidney damage.

6.  Potato Peelings and Green Potatoes--Contain Oxalates which damage various systems in dogs.

7. Rhubarb leaves--Contain Oxalates.

8. Broccoli-- toxic in large quantities.

9. Green Tomatoes--Contain oxalates.

10. Raw Yeast Dough--Can rise in the dog's stomach and cause severe intestinal damage.

11. Coffee, Coffee Grounds, Tea, Soft Drinks (caffeine.)

12. Beer/Wine/Alcohol of any kind (Alcohol of any kind could lead to coma or even death.)

13. Human Vitamins--Human vitamins, especially those containing iron, can cause damage to the lining of the digestive system as well as cause kidney and liver damage.

14. Persimmons (Persimmons can cause intestinal blockage)

15. Sugar-Free Foods (Sugar-free foods containing Xylitol have been found to cause liver failure in some dogs.)

16. Nutmeg (Nutmeg can cause tremors, seizures, and central nervous system damage.)

17. Excessive Fatty Foods (Excess fatty foods can cause Pancreatitis.)

18. Avocado (All parts of the avocado and avocado tree are toxic to dogs.)

19.  Human baby foods  (Often contain onion or garlic powder.)

20.  Hops (used in home brewing)--Unknown toxin causes panting, increased heart rate, elevated temperature, seizures, and death.

21.  Grapes and raisins--Grapes and raisins contain unknown substance which is toxic to dogs.  It damages the kidneys.

(Most of this list I gleaned from www.peteducation.com and www.animalpetsandfriends.com)

(edited because I had two number three's...DUH!)


Ok i researched avocado and it doesn't appear harmful. Its actually included in some dog foods. I recommend researching some of these a little further before feeling guilty.

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post #13 of 68

Our Great Dane pup loves picking and eating grapes, blueberries and raspberries. Didn't realize there might be ill effects. Don't know how I can stop him, though, other than uprooting all our plants.

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post #14 of 68

I was just told about raisins by someone about a week ago.....
Not that our dogs intentionally get raisins, but once in awhile they will get ahold of a cinnimon roll, raisin toast or something that has raisins in it.

Our dogs are actually very healthy and well taken care of. The vet even complimented on how shiny and healthy looking there coats are.

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post #15 of 68

wink  Good thing to know, for all you folks having problems with the neighbor's dogs!   lol  An all-natural way of eliminating the problem.... wink

post #16 of 68

Pork is also.  My cousin use to feed her poodle bites of pork here and there and then he got very sick.  The vet said that dogs can't digest pork very well and can kill them.  She almost lost her dog to this.  He was so bad that they were thinking they might have to put him to sleep but she waited a few more days and he started doing better.  He is back to normal but he gets no pork now.
Chris

post #17 of 68

As far as garlic goes-there is a reason it works to keep fleas away--it's toxic.  I realize that several commercial dog foods contain garlic--Brands that I don't buy.  This one isn't subjective--toxicity has been proven, why risk it?  Even if it's only toxic in large amounts, how hard would it be to accidentally overdose your dog:

Say you feed a dog food with a bit of garlic in it and then...
You top dress it with powdered garlic to ward off fleas and then... you feed your dog a bit of pot roast that's been cooked with onions (same toxin) and then...you give it some leftovers containing onions from the fridge...and then your dog gets sick and you don't know why....

That's not too far-fetched of a scenario. 

Avocados:

From ASPCA's webby:

Avocado

"Did You Know Avocado (Persea americana) is not an advisable food to give to pets? Avocado leaves, fruit, seeds and bark contain a toxic principle known as Persin. The Guatemalan variety, which is the most common variety found in stores, appears to be the most problematic.

The primary concern in dogs is with gastrointestinal (GI) irritation, including vomiting and diarrhea. Typically, these effects occur in dogs that have scavenged on significant quantities of fruit, branches or other material from the plant. Birds and rodents appear to be particularly sensitive, and can develop respiratory distress, generalized congestion, fluid accumulation around the tissues of the heart, and possibly death from consuming avocado."

From the Journal of Veterinary Medicine:

"Most animals that suffer toxic side affects after eating avocado plants are horses or other livestock, especially in rural tropical climates. This includes South America, Africa and the U.S., due to the strong consumer demand for this rich fruit. Unfortunately, some animals have been intentionally fed both whole and ground avocado trees or branches as a feed supplement to clear land and save money.3

Other cases of animal poisonings have been reported in mice, rabbits, dogs and in birds.  Drying of the plant does not as modify the toxic chemical(s) in avocado.


From the LA County Dept of Animal Care and Control


"Avocado. Cases of avocado poisoning are seen periodically in Los Angeles County animals. Commercial production of avocados is located primarily in southern California and Florida. Two types of avocados are grown in California (Mexican and Guatemalan) and toxicity varies. Toxicity may also vary depending upon the time of year and other factors that are poorly understood. Various species of animals are susceptible to avocado poisoning. Dried avocado seed can kill mice."

Do your own research and feed at your own risk.


Edited by texasreb - 8/11/08 at 8:32am
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post #18 of 68

Here's a case study published by
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7898892
(National Institute of Health)

The case is from Kenya:

"Department of Clinical Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Two dogs were seen at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya, both having histories of dyspnoea, progressively enlarging abdomens, anasarca, ascites, pleural and pericardial effusion, and pulmonary oedema. One of the dogs had a mild neutrophilic leucocytosis, elevated levels of alkaline phosphatase, alanine aminotransferase, lactate dehydrogenase and proteinuria. Histopathological examination of the myocardium revealed some damage to myocytes and a mononuclear cellular infiltration involving the myocardium, liver and kidneys. The two dogs had a fondness for avocado fruits and, as the presenting syndrome is identical to that seen in goats, sheep and horses poisoned by avocados, a comparison is made and the probable manifestation of this poisoning presented."

Every single thing I've found on the Internet supports avocado toxicity in dogs, birds and livestock.  Again,  feed at your own risk.

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post #19 of 68

My 2 little ones got to where they would NOT eat dog food of any kind, so now I buy a couple chicken thighs,boil and pull the meat off the bone, add carrots, rice and boiled eggs, they love that, I still feed the big dogs dry dog feed but they still get a large splash of oil on it.My dd says she cannot believe I would cook that much for my dogs, when I won't do much cooking for us.   marrie

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post #20 of 68
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Originally Posted by texasreb 

As far as garlic goes-there is a reason it works to keep fleas away--it's toxic.risk.


I am not argueing with you, just trying to think this through. The medicine that I put between my dogs' shoulder blades is toxic, as is the heartworm pills that I give them each month, corrrect? So, aren't we already putting toxins into our animals anyway?

Again, I am just trying to understand this, not start an argument.

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