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I was just talking to my fiance and realized that as smart as he is, he was unaware that certain foods were bad for dogs (i.e. ONIONS, GRAPES).

What other foods are bad for them that we may not otherwise know?

My vet has told me about the grapes, chocolate, onions, raisins, pork, broccoli... but I cannot think of the other ones off hand.
 

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Totally off topic but I looooove your avatar :)

I didn't know onions where bad for them! Good thing we don't eat onions at my house cause Lina usually gets a bite or 2 of whatever I'm eating (clearly if it's bad for her I won't give it to her though). There's a list somewhere of what's bad for them. I can't seem to find it though.
 

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I was looking for the thread that I found this info in, but I couldn't find it...but I printed the page out so I'll just re-type it for ya:

Foods that are bad for dogs:

Grape & Raisins
Onions
Chocolate
Coffe, coffee grounds, tea & tea bags
Macadamia Nuts
Peanut Butter
Animal fat & fried foods
Bones
Tomatoes
Avacados
Nutmeg
Apples, cherries, peaches & similar fruit
Raw eggs
Salt
 

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P-Nut said:
I was just talking to my fiance and realized that as smart as he is, he was unaware that certain foods were bad for dogs (i.e. ONIONS, GRAPES).

What other foods are bad for them that we may not otherwise know?

My vet has told me about the grapes, chocolate, onions, raisins, pork, broccoli... but I cannot think of the other ones off hand.
Im glad it wasnt just me. I can speak from experience a bout grapes. My little Moco got really sick after she ate a fruit salad. Im glad you found out before you made your baby sick.

Give her a kiss from me,
LoriS
 

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Thanks for finding that list again!
I had no idea about the Tomato's ... Max loves them ... Not any more!
Thanks again :wave:
 

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hmm I never knew grapes were bad, my poodles loves em! I heard apples were good to make their breath less smelly. But oh well... better stop that!
Apples and fruits like them are bad because their seeds contain cyanide. Not enough to kill a human, but enough to make dogs either very sick or die.

Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs, and according to the explanation on the list I have, as little as a single serving of raisins can kill a dog.
 

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Copied from vetinfo4dogs.com
Sugarless Candies May be Poisonous for Dogs

Sugarless candies can be toxic to pets. Candies containing xylitol have been recognized by the National Animal Poison Control Center to be a risk to pets. This information was first published in July 2004. This compound can cause liver damage and death in dogs susceptible to being poisoned with xylitol. If your dog ingests sugarless candy it would be best to contact the NAPCC (1-888-426-4435). It is possible your vet will not be familiar with this source of poisoning as this information is fairly new and candies have not usually been associated with poisonings in dogs if they did not contain chocolate as the major ingredient.


this is a great thread! I never knew about grapes and I've been sharing my trail mix with spike thinking I was giving her a "healthy" treat :( thank you for opening my eyes.
 

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Chico's Mama said:
Beyond Crazy said:
hmm I never knew grapes were bad, my poodles loves em! I heard apples were good to make their breath less smelly. But oh well... better stop that!
Apples and fruits like them are bad because their seeds contain cyanide. Not enough to kill a human, but enough to make dogs either very sick or die.

Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs, and according to the explanation on the list I have, as little as a single serving of raisins can kill a dog.
Thats is very weird because my vet said apple is good for dog theeth.
I went to pick apples with my son and brought piku and he LOVED apples, and he never got sick, or anything! I think you have to take some and let some go, I dont think alllll that is named in those lists are true.
But onions, grapes and chocolate, thats a 100% sure no-no.
The rest I knew about tho... But apple, I doubt, unless piku is an alian LOL
 

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:lol: That's no prob...I should've mentioned it in my list in the first place...I hope I didn't send people panicking with the apple thing.
 

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Chico's Mama said:
I was looking for the thread that I found this info in, but I couldn't find it...but I printed the page out so I'll just re-type it for ya:

Foods that are bad for dogs:

Grape & Raisins
Onions
Chocolate
Coffe, coffee grounds, tea & tea bags
Macadamia Nuts
Peanut Butter
Animal fat & fried foods
Bones
Tomatoes
Avacados
Nutmeg
Apples, cherries, peaches & similar fruit
Raw eggs
Salt

I just wanted to add that tomatoes are not actually toxic to dogs...it's the plant and stems that are dangerous. Also, peanut butter is fine in very small amounts. :)
 

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I thought that peanut butter was safe to give to dogs. A lot of the treats that I buy for Ladybug have peanut butter in them--biscuits, etc. I will also occasionally give her a little bit of peanut butter if I am having some. Should I stop? What makes pb toxic for dogs?
 

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i heard milk was bad for chis :? lolzz... or it might just be if you give them too much milk :?


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ok Apples I didnt know our big dogs love apples. umm peanut butter :oops: Nemo was addicted to the stuff. Stitch doesnt have anything human because he's super sensitive but I knew the rest of the list.
 

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LadybugLuv said:
I thought that peanut butter was safe to give to dogs. A lot of the treats that I buy for Ladybug have peanut butter in them--biscuits, etc. I will also occasionally give her a little bit of peanut butter if I am having some. Should I stop? What makes pb toxic for dogs?
According to the list I have, this is what it says about peanut butter:

Peanut butter has sugar in it, which can encourage cancer growth. Organic Peanut butter is better because regular peanut butter has lots of toxins in it.


I wouldn't worry about the treats you give Ladybug with the peanut butter in them...that list is foods you shouldn't give to your dog by themselves...for example: you shouldn't give you dog pure animal fat...but animal fat is in some pet foods, which is not harmful because the animal fat in pet foods is considered a nutrient.
 

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Here is the entire list I have with explanations of why the foods are bad. This is not my list, it's a list I printed off of this forum.

Grapes & Rainins - Can cause kidney failure in dogs. As little as a single serving of raisins can kill a dog.

Onions - Destroy red blood cells and can cause anemia.

Chocolate - Can cause seizures, coma, and death. Baker's chocolate is the most dangerous.

Coffee, Coffee Grounds, Tea & Tea Bags - Drinks/foods containing caffeine cause many of the same symptoms chocolate causes.

Macadamia Nuts - Can cause weakness, muscle tremors, and paralysis. Limit all other nuts as they are not good for dogs in general. Their high phosporous content is said to possibly lead to bladder stones. Exception to this rule is PEANUTS and PEANUT BUTTER. However, always use salt/sugar free peanut butter.

Peanut Butter - The sugar in peanut butter can encourage cancer growth. Use organic peanut butter as regular contains lots of toxins.

Animal Fat & Fried Foods - Excessive fat can cause pancreatitis.

Bones - Bones can splinter and damage a dogs internal organs.

Tomatoes - Can cause tremors and heart arrhythmias. Tomato plants are the most toxic, but the tomato itself is also not safe.

Avacados - The fruit, pit and plant are all toxic. They can cause difficulty breathing and fluid accumulation in the chest, abdomen, and heart.

Nutmeg - Can cause tremors, seizures, and death.

Apples, Cherries, Peaches, and similar fruit - The seeds of these fruits contain cyanide, which is poisonous to dogs and humans. Unlike humans, dogs do not know to stop eating the core/pit and can easily ingest them. It can also become lodged in the intestine and kill the dog in 24 hours with no warning.

Raw Eggs - Can cause salmenolla poisoning in dogs. Dogs have a shorter digestive tract than humans and are not as likely to suffer food poisoning, but it is still possible.

Salt - Excessive salt intake can cause kidney problems.
 
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