Foods that are harmful and/or toxic to dogs

Summer is right around the corner and you'll have more time to spend on your pets!

Here's a list of harmful and/or toxic foods for dogs

  1. Onions/Garlic: These contain a toxic ingredient called Thiosulphate. This is a toxin that can build up in the system as a poison. In large doses it can be fatal.

  2. Chocolate: Theobromine: compound that is a cardiac stimulant and a diuretic.

  3. Grapes: Unknown substance: Affects canine's kidneys

  4. Raisins: Same as Grapes

  5. Most fruit pits and seeds: Cyanogenic Glycosides: results in cyanide poisoning

  6. Macadamia Nuts: Unknown substance toxic to dogs

  7. Bones/Rawhide Treats: Potential to splinter and cause laceration of the digestive system and/or can become lodged in your pet's throat

  8. Potato Peelings/Green Potatoes & Green Tomatoes/Rhubarb Leaves: Contains Oxalates, which can affect the digestive, nervous and urinary systems

  9. Yeast Dough: produce gas and swell in your pet's stomach, leading to rupture of the digestive system