Dangerous Foods

We at Noble Veterinary Clinic understand how important it is to avoid problems before they take hold. Below, we’ve covered some basic medical information that is important to be aware of throughout your pet’s life.

Onions, garlic, and chives


The onion family, regardless of whether it’s dry, raw or cooked, is particularly toxic to dogs - causing gastrointestinal irritation and red blood cell damage.




Chocolate


Chocolate contains a stimulant called theobromine, which is toxic to dogs and can cause kidney failure.




Macademia nuts


Macademia nuts contain a certain toxin that can negatively affect your dog’s muscles and nervous system, resulting in weakness, swollen limbs and panting.




Corn


Corn can be potentially fatal if consumed by dogs, as it can cause a blockage in your dog’s intestine.




Avocado


Avocado plants contain a substance called persin within its leaves, fruit and seed, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs.




Artificial sweetener (Xylitol)


When ingested by dogs, Xylitol can cause an insulin release that could result in hypoglycemia, which is linked to liver failure and blood clotting disorders.




Alcohol


Even in small doses, alcohol’s impact on dogs is substantial. The drink will not only intoxicate your dog, but can cause sickness, diarrhea and central nervous system damage.




Cooked bones


Raw, uncooked bones are fine, but cooked bones can splinter and cause constipation or perforations in the gut.




Grapes and raisins


While the active ingredient which causes the toxin is unknown grapes and raisins are known to cause both liver damage and kidney failure in dogs.





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