What foods are dogs NOT allowed to have because their bodies cannot digest them?

 
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315 IKU
Posted on Jul. 10th, 2008

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. There have been no problems associated with grape seed extract.
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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299 IKU
Posted on Jul. 4th, 2008

chocolate, grapes and its a good idea to stay away from all sweets. Also dogs are naturally carnivores and dont really digest any vegitation they just eat it sometimes to settle their stomachs.

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Posted on Jul. 5th, 2008

Chocolate and grapes are extremely dangerous for dogs to have. It is also recommended that you do not feed dogs cooked bones because that can cause punctures in their internal organs.

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534 IKU
Posted on Jul. 5th, 2008

Mostly anything sugary especailly corn and corn syrup. Stay away from those things. You should just feed you dog organic dog food. Make sure you read the ingrediants as well because most all dog foods have a very high amount of corn. My dog gets rashes because of an allergic reaction to corn. Lassie brand has none.

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609 IKU
Posted on Jul. 4th, 2008

So far i've heard of chocolate and grapes that are bad for them.

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138 IKU
Posted on Jul. 8th, 2008

The following can be toxic:
chocolate: tachycardia (too high heart rate), vomitting, diarrhea, seizures, death.
onions: anemia
grapes and raisens: kidney failure
macadamia nuts: not sure the exact concern, it is fairly new on the list.


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582 IKU
Posted on Jul. 5th, 2008

alcohol, Macadamia nuts, grapes, raisins, onions and garlic.
Dogs and cats lack the correct enzyme to digest onions and garlic, both of which contain thiosulphate. This causes the red blood cells to become fragile and break apart, leading to anemia. Large amounts of onions and garlic must be eaten to cause symptoms, and garlic pills are sometimes given as a flea control.

sources:http://www.roanoke.com/pawsclaws/wb/135559

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178 IKU
Posted on Jul. 9th, 2008

I would not feed your dog any fruits or starchy food like rice, pasta, or bread. Definitely no chocolate.

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512 IKU
Posted on Jul. 8th, 2008

nuts, grapes, chocolate, and raisins. They're all lethal.

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938 IKU
Posted on Jul. 8th, 2008

i wouldn't feed him any greens, sugar, or breads.

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473 IKU
Posted on Jul. 9th, 2008

Everything everyone submitted is right. My dog is allergic to corn which is found in most cheap dog foods so organic food by Lassie works the best.

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542 IKU
Posted on Jul. 8th, 2008

They really should not have anything that isn't dog food. Plus table foods can lead to overweightness and problems that lead to health conditions.

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3,582 IKU
Posted on Jul. 8th, 2008

Anything not dog food. I prefer feeding my pup organic dog food.

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Posted on Jul. 8th, 2008

greens, starchy foods, sweets...

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