Dec 06 2012

Foods To Avoid

Foods That Can Hurt Your Pet…

1) Onion/Garlic (inc. powdered forms) – can cause
• vomiting
• liver damage
• weakness
• discolored urine
• discolored urine
• anemia (due to damaged RBC’s)

2) Chocolate – theobromine/caffeine can cause
• CNS stimulant
• increased blood pressure
• cardiovascular stimulant
• nausea & vomiting

Barker’s chocolate has 8 – 10 times the theobromine

3) Grapes/Raisins – can cause
• renal failure with anuria

4) Macadamia Nuts – can cause
• staggering (ataxia)
• weakness
• muscle/joint pain
• tremors
• vomiting
• hypothermia

5) Tomato Plants – have toxic compounds called alkaloids in their leaves. This interferes with cholinergic nerves and causes severe gastrointestinal distress

6) Xylitol – a artificial sweetener, xylitol can be extremely harmful to animals. It causes a rapid release of insulin which
• lowers blood glucose
• vomiting
• weakness
• ataxia
• depression
• seizures
• coma
• liver failure

7) Chicken/Fish Bones – bird bones are hollow and will splinter. This can lead to choking or a blockage/tearing of the intestines

8) Fat Trimmings – is so high in fat that it can lead to pancreatitis
• Avoid things like turkey skin, moldy foods, marijuana, cigarette butts, wild mushrooms, nutmeg, caffeine & tea

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