List of food to not give to a dog
I have heard that you should not feed a dog chocolate, onions and garlic. Are there any other foods that a dog shouldn't eat?
I just answered this question and it disappeared! I'll try to remember what I just wrote: avocodos, macademia nuts, raisins, currants, grapes, Xylitol (sweetener found in baked goods, human toothpaste, candy, gum, etc.), coffee, tea, alcohol, hops, perisimmons, raw eggs, bones (controversial, but at least avoid cooked bones because they can more easily splinter, poultry and fish bones), sugary foods, yeast dough, mushrooms, rhubarb leaves, fat trimmings and fatty foods such as french fries (can cause pancreatitis), chives, milk and milk products (although I give my dogs ice cream as a treat and they tolerate it just fine) - in addition to the things you mentioned.
Some of these foods are more toxic than others and the toxicity depends on the amount consumed. For example, milk chocolate is not as toxic as baker's chocolate cue to the relative amount of theobromine contained in the chocolate.
Thank you! Nice to get some positive feedback!
I doubt raw eggs would even begin to cause problems unless you feed them extensively. The whole biotin issue is the same with humans. Does the tea refer to a specific type?
Raw egg whites contain an enzyme called avidin, which decreases the absorption of biotin (a B vitamin) which can cause skin and coat problems. The yolk contains biotin which MAY counteract this effect. Raw eggs may also contain Salmonella. Any tea.
With a quick search I cannot find why non-caffeinated tea is not recommended. Many supplements I use contain green tea, and I'm reading a book on herbs for pets that recommends the use of teas (various herbs) extensively.
I don't know why you would want to give tea to a dog, even decaffeinated. I do not recall anything about tea from my pet nutrition classes but I would not give tea to a dog - I see no reason. It isn't something they would naturally consume.
I've given my animals many things that they would never consume in the wild (medicinal herbs, bee pollen, coconut oil, seaweed, wheat grass) to cure illnesses. I will be writing future hubs about it.
As a medical professional with an educational background in biological sciences, pet as well as human nutrition and canine biology I am cautious and ascribe to evidence-based practice.
What about the seeds of a pear? I have a pear tree and my lab gets into them too.
Apple seeds, pear seeds, apricot pits, peach pits, and plum pits all contain cyanide of varying amounts. Additionally the pits pose a possible choking and GI obstruction hazard.
Also the seeds of fruits ... for example, apple seeds contain cyanide.
Thank you for telling us that. I didn't know that. My dog always goes to the apple tree and eats up the apples. I try to stop him, and gather up the apples before he gets to them but he is quicker than me. I am going to be more careful this year.
The seeds need to be punctured for the cyanide to be released and your dog would have to consume a very large number of PUNCTURED seeds to cause a problem.
6. Processed table/human food.
It is ok to give dogs "human" food. It is a common myth that there is such a thing as "human food" and dog food." One only needs to avoid the foods listed above.
Processed human food is OK to give to dogs?
Take garlic from your list-it is very helpful in problems with fleas. Do you count honey as sugar?
Garlic for fleas? That makes sense! Good To Know! I think Honey is ok, I was thinking white refine sugar is probably not good for dogs.
Incorrect - many vets advise against the use of garlic. While it may be used as a natural flea/tick preventative, it has not been shown conclusively to be helpful and can be allergenic, irritating to the GI tract and toxic due the thiosulfate.
Thanks Dubuquedogtrainer, I'm learning so much. I can see how Garlic would deter fleas, but dogs should not eat garlic...so it's probably best to just avoid it all together.
I give my dogs small amounts of sweetened foods - just this morning I gave them each a small taste of yogurt because I was eating some and had to give one of my dogs a pill in something so I used yogurt. Just beware of the Xylitol!
It also enhances the immune system (for people too). To be on the safe side, I wouldn't give a dog something without researching, but small amounts shouldn't be harmful, or if it's in a dog supplement.
I would like to say that there are Two schools of thought on garlic !
My Boxer dogs had garlic month on month off. They were 16 when they left me-old age !
My present Boxers have the same vitamins my other dogs had such as Vit.E,Acidophilus,garlic.
It is best not to supplement a dog's diet with additional nutrients, i.e., vitamins and minerals since a proper diet requires the correct amount in the right combination and proportion. See my post above re garlic.
Rawhide is a no no it comes off in chunks when it has been chewed on then gets stuck in the digestive track and swells up causing death in some dogs. Also no grapes they are posion to dogs...
Garlic is okay,apples are okay, your dog will sort out the pips.....
by doublewide 11 years ago
Is there a way to just access a list of all the 10-out-of-10 dog foods?
by BobbiRant 10 years ago
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by DogAllergyDiva 9 years ago
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by Shil1978 9 years ago
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