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PostSubject: Dangerous Foods For Canines   Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:56 am

A. Some foods which are edible for humans, and even other species of animals, can pose hazards for dogs because of their different metabolism. Some may cause only mild digestive upsets, whereas, others can cause severe illness, and even death. The following common food items should not be fed (intentionally or unintentionally) to dogs. This list is, of course, incomplete because we can not possibly list everything your dog should not eat.

Items to avoid Reasons to avoid
Alcoholic beverages Can cause intoxication, coma, and death.
Baby food Can contain onion powder, which can be toxic to dogs. (Please see onion below.) Can also result in nutritional deficiencies, if fed in large amounts.
Bones from fish, poultry, or other meat sources Can cause obstruction or laceration of the digestive system.
Cat food Generally too high in protein and fats.
Chocolate, coffee, tea, and other caffeine Contain caffeine, theobromine, or theophylline, which can be toxic and affect the heart and nervous systems.
Citrus oil extracts Can cause vomiting.
Fat trimmings Can cause pancreatitis.
Grapes and raisins Contain an unknown toxin, which can damage the kidneys.
Hops Unknown compound causes panting, increased heart rate, elevated temperature, seizures, and death.
Human vitamin supplements containing iron Can damage the lining of the digestive system and be toxic to the other organs including the liver and kidneys.
Large amounts of liver Can cause Vitamin A toxicity, which affects muscles and bones.
Macadamia nuts Contain an unknown toxin, which can affect the digestive and nervous systems and muscle.
Marijuana Can depress the nervous system, cause vomiting, and changes in the heart rate.
Milk and other dairy products Some adult dogs and cats do not have sufficient amounts of the enzyme lactase, which breaks down the lactose in milk. This can result in diarrhea. Lactose-free milk products are available for pets.
Moldy or spoiled food, garbage Can contain multiple toxins causing vomiting and diarrhea and can also affect other organs.
Mushrooms Can contain toxins, which may affect multiple systems in the body, cause shock, and result in death.
Onions and garlic (raw, cooked, or powder) Contain sulfoxides and disulfides, which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia. Cats are more susceptible than dogs. Garlic is less toxic than onions.
Persimmons Seeds can cause intestinal obstruction and enteritis.
Pits from peaches and plums Can cause obstruction of the digestive tract.
Potato, rhubarb, and tomato leaves; potato and tomato stems Contain oxalates, which can affect the digestive, nervous, and urinary systems. This is more of a problem in livestock.
Raw eggs Contain an enzyme called avidin, which decreases the absorption of biotin (a B vitamin). This can lead to skin and hair coat problems. Raw eggs may also contain Salmonella.
Raw fish Can result in a thiamine (a B vitamin) deficiency leading to loss of appetite, seizures, and in severe cases, death. More common if raw fish is fed regularly.
Salt If eaten in large quantities it may lead to electrolyte imbalances.
String Can become trapped in the digestive system; called a "string foreign body."
Sugary foods Can lead to obesity, dental problems, and possibly diabetes mellitus.
Table scraps (in large amounts) Table scraps are not nutritionally balanced. They should never be more than 10% of the diet. Fat should be trimmed from meat; bones should not be fed.
Tobacco Contains nicotine, which affects the digestive and nervous systems. Can result in rapid heart beat, collapse, coma, and death.
Yeast dough Can expand and produce gas in the digestive system, causing pain and possible rupture of the stomach or intestines.
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PostSubject: Re: Dangerous Foods For Canines   Sun May 06, 2007 1:28 pm

The saddest part about this list, is most of the dog food you feed your dog will cause some sort of problem in the long run too.

The only thing I saw on the list that I do feed, and I will continue to give in small amounts is raw egg.
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PostSubject: Re: Dangerous Foods For Canines   Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:01 pm

I feed my Bull Terrier a raw diet. She is allergic to all grains. She eats raw bones, raw fish, and raw eggs without incedent. Raw fat is used by dogs as we use carbohydrates. it is the cooked fat that triggers pancreitis. My dog has been on a raw diet for five years. I truely believe that commercial dog food is not fit for a dog. There are some brands that try to sell a quality product, however I feel that a raw diet is most natual to the canine. Sally Pfitzer
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PostSubject: Re: Dangerous Foods For Canines   Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:13 pm

I also feed raw egss and meat. It is funny thou, back in the day, my grandparents fed their Australian Shepards nothing but table scraps and whatever the dogs found in the woods. Those dogs lived to be 13 and 15 years old. When I was a kid, my mom had made a batch of fudge. Yes the dog got it and ate the whole thing, about 3 lbs. worth. The dog lived another 10 years. Not saying I would purposely feed a dog chocalate, but that dog never had any problems because of it.
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PostSubject: Re: Dangerous Foods For Canines   Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:13 pm

i think it is just like doctors tell us, everything we eat is bad for us, if we wait 10 years they will have done better studies that say its now the best thing for us lol .

im a little confused they say garlic and onion powder? i cook with it in everything and the dogs get table scraps.

raw eggs does just the opposite for my dogs , thier coats look awesome on them .

each dog is different if it isnt broke dont try to fix it lol
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PostSubject: Re: Dangerous Foods For Canines   Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:24 am

good post suki
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