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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you addicted to food if so what kind of food do you have the most trouble with?I have problems with diary products.. What foods do you have problems with and what do you do to help you with the problem?