15 Hazardous Foods for Dogs

Most of our pets love food, and they’re very attracted to what they see us eatingwe eat. Chocolate, Mmacademia nuts and avocados may sound delicious to us. But do we know that these foods are dangerous for our pets? This article will highlight the dangerous foods for our pets, especially for dogs.

1. Avocado


Contained a fungicidal toxin called Persin from its leaves, seeds and fruits. It’s harmless for humans, but it’s dangerous it it is consumed in large quantities by domestic animals. Avocado can cause vomiting and diarrhea for dogs.

2. Bread Dough

Bread Dough

Raw bread dough is hazardous if swallowed by your pets. Bread dough provides an ideal environment for the yeast to multiply, resulting in an expanding mass of dough in the stomach. Affected dogs may have distended abdomens and a lack of coordination, disorientation, and vomiting.

3. Chocolate


It’s one of our favorite foods, but you might not want to give this to your pets. It contained methylxanthines, a chemical compound that led to diarrhea, excessive thirst and urination. In the worst cases, it may lead to abnormal heart rhytim, tremors, seizures and even death.

4. Ethanol


This liquid may lead to vomiting, stupor and disorientation. Dogs are more sensitive to ethanol than humans. Even ingesting a small amount of it can cause significant intoxication. Dogs that shows mild signs of alcohol intoxication should be closely monitored until they recover.

5. Grapes and Raisins

Grapes And Raisins

It has been recently associated with the development of kidney failure in dogs. Dogs experiencing this fruits toxicosis usually develop vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration and lethargic within 12 hours. Death may occur within three to four days. Succesful treatment requires prompt veterinary treatment to maintain good urine flow.

6. Macademia Nuts

Macadamia Nuts

It may cause very uncomfortable symptoms that may persist for up to 48 hours. It’s unlikely to be fatal, but these symptoms will gradually subside over 48 hours.

7. Onions and Garlic

Garlic & Onion

In sufficient quantities, it can damage dog’s red blood cells. It doesn’t become apparent until three to five days after a dog eats these vegetables. Their urine may be orange-tinged to dark-red in color and usually they are reluctant to move. In severe cases, blood transfusions may be needed.

8. Xylitol

Xylitol is a non-caloric sweetener used in sugar-free gum. Ingestion of xylitol can lead to a rapid drop in blood sugar level. Dogs may develop seizures and disorientation within 30 minutes. Some dogs develop liver failure, which can be fatal.

9. Milk


Milk and other milk-based products can cause them diarrhea or other digestive disorder.

10. Salt


It will produce excessive thirst and urination, or even sodium ion poisoning in pets if it is consumed in large quantities. Diarrhea, depression, elevated body temperature and seizures are the signs of excessive salt consumption from your pets. You better keep your salty foods for yourself.

11. Raw/Undercooked Eggs

Raw Egg

Raw or undercooked eggs may contain Salmonella and E. coli that can be dangerous for pets. It’s contained an enzyme calledavidin, which decreases the absorption of biotin (a B vitamin).

12. Mushrooms


It can be found in your backyard or in the nature trail where you walk your dog. It produces toxin that cause nervous system abnormalities, seizures, coma, vomiting and death, when it is eaten by your dog.

13. Hops


It has been associated with potentially life-threatening signs of ingestion system of dogs. Affected dogs develop an uncontrollably high body temperature (over 108 Fahrenheit). In worst cases, it can lead to failure of multiple organ systems.

14. Tobacco


Affecting the digestive and nervous systems from its nicotine. Can result in rapid heartbeat, collapse, coma, and death.

15. Jimson Weed

Jimson Weed

It’s not only hazardous for pets, but also humans as well. Ingesting any part of this plant can cause rapid breathing, diarrhea and dilated pupils.

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