Foods that your dog should not have

Alcohol Alcoholic drinks and foods that contain alcohol can cause diarrhoea, vomiting, trouble with breathing, tremors, increase or decrease in blood acid levels, coma, or even death. Under no circumstances should a animal be given any form of alcohol. If you think your pet has ingested any alcohol, contact your vet immediately.


This is normally a problem for rabbits, birds, horses, donkeys and ruminant animals (animal with 4 chambers in there stomach) such as sheep and cows. Birds quite often get hart problems leading to death. Horses, donkeys and ruminats quite often get swollen head and neck.

Chocolate, coffee and caffeine these food items contain a substance called methylxanthines, this is found in cacao seed which is found in the fruit that is used for making coffee. Also found in the nuts of an extract used in some fizzy drinks. When a pet ingest they products it can cause vomiting diarrhoea, panting, hyperactivity, abnormal heart beet, major thirst and urination, seizures and even death.

Citrus the leaves, stems and fruit of citrus plants contain varying amounts of citrus acid. This can cause irritation and chance of central nervous problems if ingested in high amounts. Small dose such as eating the fruit are not likely to cause much of a problem apart from upset stomach.

Coconut and Coconut Oil if eaten in little amounts, coconut and coconut-based products are unlike to cause any serious threat. It is advised not to give your dog any coconut based products as they can cause loses stalls and diarrhoea. Also coconut water is high in potassium which is not good for your dog.

Grapes and Raisins the toxic substances found in garpes and rasins is stall unkown but it has been found that these fruits can cause kidney and failure and it should never be given to your dog.

Macadamia Nuts Macadamia nuts can cause weakness, depression, vomiting, tremors and hyperthermia in dogs. Signs usually appear within 12 hours of ingestion and can last approximately 12 to 48 hours.

Milk and Dairy As dogs do not process the right amount of lactase the enzyme that breaks down lactose in milk. Milk and other diary products can cause diarrhoea and digestive problems.

Nuts Many Nuts such as almonds, pecans, and walnuts, have high volumes of oils and fats. The fats can cause vomiting and diarrhoea in most pets.

Onions, Garlic, Chives Theses herbs and vegetables can cause red blood cell damage. Although cats are at higher risk, dogs are also at risk if high volumes are consumed.

Salt and Salty Snack Foods

Big amounts of salt can cause excessive thirst and urination, or even can cause sodium poising in pets. Ingestion of salty products can also cause vomiting, diarrhoea, increased body temperature, seizure or even death. Therefore it is recommended to not giving any salted products to your pet.

Xylitol Xylitol is a type of sweetener used in many products such as gum, candy, baked goods, and toothpaste. It can cause insulin to be released in most species which can cause liver failure.

Yeast Dough Dough that contains yeast can rise and cause yeast posing which leads to stomach bloats and could potentially twist which could become life threatening.

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