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Toxic Foods

Bread Dough (yeast)

Reaction: It expands and also ferments, creating alcohol like enzymes which can poison your pet. This can cause gastric distention, respiratory and vascular compromise, CNS depression and death.

Chocolate

Reaction: staggering, labored breathing, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, tremors, fever, heart rate increase, arrhythmia, seizures, coma, death. Dog's and cat's renal function is slower than humans. This means it takes longer to dispel the chocolate from the animal in feces form, therefore poisoning the animal. Side note: White chocolate is the least toxic; dry cocoa powder, the most.

Coffee / Cocoa

Reaction: staggering, labored breathing, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, tremors, fever, heart rate increase, arrhythmia, seizures, coma, death.

Grapes and Raisins

Reaction: vomiting, abdominal pain, lethargy, Acute Renal Failure (kidneys). Also, it causes them to stop eating and develop diarrhea.

Onions and Garlic

Reaction: Hemolytic Anemia, a breakdown of red blood cells, that can cause fatique labored breathing, liver damage, vomiting, diarrhea, and discolored urine.

Mushrooms

Reaction: abdominal pain, drooling, liver damage, kidney damage, vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, coma, death.

Tomatoes and tomato plants

Reaction: The chemical atropine found in tomatoes and their plants can give your dog tremors and heart arrhythmias.

Fatty foods

High-fat foods and those fried or cooked in grease can not only cause your dog to gain unhealthy weight, it can also cause pancreatitis in dogs. Pancreatitis, which can cause abdominal pain and vomiting, can also require hospitalization.

Moldy foods

Reaction: tremors, seizures, coma, death, and many more.

Any hard seed or pit

Corncobs, peach pits and apple cores are just some of the food items that can get stuck in the digestive track if eaten by your dog.

Macadamia nuts

Even and ounce or two of macadamia nuts can cause temporary paralysis in dogs.

Canine Obesity

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Poisonous Plants

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