To keep your pet safe and healthy, please use caution and Do NOT give your pets access to these potentially dangerous foods and household items:
Avocado – The fruit, pit and plant are all toxic. The toxic ingredient in avocado is called persin. They can cause difficulty breathing and fluid accumulation in the chest, abdomen and heart, vomiting, diarrhea, death, inflammation of mammary glands, cardiac failure, respiratory distress, generalized congestion, abdominal enlargement.
Apple, Almond, Apricot, Peach, Cherry, Plum, Pear, Prunes & similar fruit – The seeds of these fruits contain cyanide, which is poisonous to dogs as well as humans causing diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, (Stem, Seeds and Leaves).
Chocolate – Chocolate can cause seizures, coma and death. Baker’s chocolate is the most dangerous. A dog can consume milk chocolate and appear to be fine because it is not as concentrated, but it is still dangerous.
Eggs (raw) Raw eggs can cause salmonella poisoning in dogs. Dogs have a shorter digestive tract than humans and are not as likely to suffer from food poisoning, but it is still possible. If your dog has a partial blockage in their intestines where food can be trapped, e coli or salmonella could breed more easily. Egg white contains the protein ‘avidin’ which forms a stable and biologically inactive complex with biotin.
Mushrooms – Acute gastric effects, liver and kidney damage, abdominal pain, nausea, salivation, vomiting.
Grapes, Raisins, Prunes – Kidney failure, as little as a single serving of grapes or raisins can kill a dog.
Baking Powder and Baking Soda
Xylitol (artificial sweetener in some sugar-less gum, candy & some peanut butter
Queen Anne’s Lace
Safe in Moderation Only:
Milk, Ice Cream, Dairy - Use low-fat cottage cheese or low-fat plain yogurt with caution
Cheese – Small amounts only
Citrus and Citrus Oil Extracts