Dangerous foods for dogs
List of dangerous foods for dogs
Below is a chart that shows dangerous foods for dogs that doggy parents should avoid and in some cases limit! Although this is a good quick chart to use to pinpoint dangerous foods, we would clarify that the following don’t cause the issues as described:
- Avocado does not affect dogs and cats adversely as described due to persin. Avocado pits though could cause blockage if swallowed. For definitive info on why avocado is actually a good food to feed to dogs and cats, check out Dr. Jean Dodd’s blog on the misconception. Avocado should not be fed to birds, ruminants, rabbits or horses.
- We love using garlic in our dog’s food. Garlic is very beneficial in small doses. The issue has always been one of dosage for dogs. Too much and the chart is right, it can cause the issues described. The actually study, which set of this panic fed “4 dogs were given 1.25 ml of garlic extract/kg of body weight (5 g of whole garlic/kg) intragastrically once a day for 7 days.” What does this mean?
- It means that for a chihuahua weighing about 4 kg, you would have to feed the dog, 20 g of garlic. That is the equivalent of 1/2 a bulb of garlic or slightly more than the weight of 1 AA battery. Who in their right mind feeds a chihuahua that much garlic or even eat that much garlic.
- For a retriever weighing 35 kg, you would have to feed the dog, 175 g of garlic, which is the equivalent of a small apple. Again madness!
- “However, no dog developed hemolytic anemia.” These were the results from the study.
Remember that water can also cause toxicity in your dog if they drink way to much.