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    Are any herbs bad for bulldogs? Abbey was really interested in my basil, oregano, and rosemary plants. (I think the smell caught her attention) I moved them to be safe but I wasn't sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    I wanted to start a topic of things that are in most homes that can cause a severe danger to your pets.


    Chocolate: Chocolate contains theobromine, a chemical stimulant that, together with caffeine and theophylline, belongs to the group of methylxanthine alkaloids. Dogs are unable to metabolize theobromine effectively. If they eat chocolate, the theobromine can remain in their bloodstreams for up to 20 hours, and these animals may experience fast heart rate, hallucinations, severe diarrhea, epileptic seizures, heart attacks, internal bleeding, and eventually death.

    Grapes and Raisins: Grapes and raisins can cause acute renal failure in dogs. The exact mechanism is not known, nor any means to determine the susceptibility of an individual dog. While as little as one raisin can be fatal to a susceptible ten pound dog, many other dogs have eaten as much as a pound of grapes or raisins at a time without ill effects. The dog usually vomits a few hours after consumption and begins showing signs of renal failure three to five days later.

    Onions & Garlic: Onions and to a significantly lesser extent garlic contain thiosulfate which causes hemolytic anemia in dogs (and cats). Thiosulfate levels are not affected by cooking or processing. Small puppies have died of hemolytic anemia after being fed baby food containing onion powder. Occasional exposure to small amounts is usually not a problem, but continuous exposure to even small amounts can be a serious threat.

    Macadamia Nuts: Macadamia nuts can cause stiffness, tremors, hyperthermia, and abdominal pain. The exact mechanism is not known. Most dogs recover with supportive care when the source of exposure is removed.

    Beer: Hops, the plant used to make common beer, can cause malignant hyperthermia in dogs, usually with fatal results. Certain breeds, such as Greyhounds, seem particularly sensitive to hop toxicity, but hops should be kept away from all dogs. Even small amounts of hops can trigger a potentially deadly reaction, even if the hops are "spent" after use in brewing.

    Antifreeze: Antifreeze, due to its sweet taste, poses an extreme danger of poisoning to a dog (or cat) that either drinks from a spill or licks it off its fur. The antifreeze itself is not toxic, but is metabolized in the liver to a compound which causes kidney failure, and eventual seizures, and death. By the time symptoms are observed, the kidneys are usually too damaged for the dog to survive so acting quickly is important.

    Avacados: LEAVES, STEM, PIT & BARK of tree contain Persin. The meat (fruit) part is safe, and found in foods like Avoderm and are wonderful for the dogs coat.

    Apples & Apricots: The fruit is safe, the leaves and seeds are not

    Human Vitamins: Most human vitamins contain large amounts of Iron, which is not good for our furry friends. Only give your pet vitamins made for dogs

    Sources: Dog Obedience Training .com , ASPCA


    If anyone else knows of unsafe foods, products, ect in your home, please add to the list!
    Thanks for this great post. I will be take care of this things before feeding dogs from the next time.

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    Hello,

    Always good to keep reminding people. Least we forget...any more we learn.

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    Thank you for this post, very good information. I'm going to print this off for reference. I knew most of them, but a few were new to me, so it's a good idea for everyone to read and refresh their knowledge.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Whoops on the onions!!! Dexter really likes them! He loves blueberries & yogurt though. From what I understand, both are good for dogs too.

    What about squashes? My sweet face likes to go in the garden and pick one out and I normally give him the leftovers of what I cut up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    This list was emailed to EBN from Sandy, thanks Sandy!

    Good thing Bacon quit smoking recently :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKgirl1 View Post
    Something else to watch out for is any kind of sugar free gum. Obviously this isn't something you would intentionally feed your dog but accidental ingestion can be fatal if the gum contains xylitol. Dentyne Ice, Orbits, and Trident are some brands that typically contain this sugar-free sweetener. Xylitol can cause hypoglycemia or liver damage, and a very small amount can be dangerous. We found this out the hard way 3 years ago when my miniature schnauzer found a piece of gum that my daughter dropped on the floor. Fortunately I saw her chewing on it and was able to get the mangled piece out of her mouth before she had actually eaten it. About an hour later she became extremely lethargic, vomitted, hid under my bed and began refusing food and water. I immediately rushed her to the emergency vet and after blood tests and 4 hours of IV fluids, the vet determined that she had xylitol poisoning from the gum. If she had actually eaten the piece she more than likely would have died. We were very lucky and blessed that our baby was ok, but we learned a huge lesson and now sugar-free gum is forbidden in our house. Just something to be aware of.

    I wonder if that covers all forms of sugar alcohol or just that specific kind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baconator View Post
    Good thing Bacon quit smoking recently :-)

    I can just picture Bacon on the couch telling you " I quit smoking today" lol

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    Default Re: Foods and Household Items that are dangerous for dogs.....

    well after looking at that list looks like i gotta find another drinking bubdy since Ellie cant drink beer or eat nuts any more lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanito00 View Post
    well after looking at that list looks like i gotta find another drinking bubdy since Ellie cant drink beer or eat nuts any more lol

    Seriously

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackieshoes View Post
    Whoops on the onions!!! Dexter really likes them! He loves blueberries & yogurt though. From what I understand, both are good for dogs too.

    What about squashes? My sweet face likes to go in the garden and pick one out and I normally give him the leftovers of what I cut up.
    Squash is really good for them, lots of vitamins and is commonly given to dogs with tummy troubles (it helps when they have the poops)
    but only the fruit not the plant, like tomatos (and any other nightshade! ie eggplants) the plant will give the poops!
    Oh! also you are correct on the blueberries and yogurt, both filled with great stuff for a happy pup.
    Last edited by truffle shuffle; 01-01-2013 at 10:57 AM.

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    Default Re: Foods and Household Items that are dangerous for dogs.....

    This is excellent information. A good reference to keep handy in the house, maybe in your bulky first aid kit.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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