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Anonymous asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

wats bad for dogs?//////?

wats bad for dogs can someone make a list also my nanas dog ate a whole entere bag of hershey dark chocolate mini bars and she stayed up all night for at least a week but shes fine now and its also ben a week or too

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  • HDB
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    CHOCOLATE: Best to remember – dark chocolate, especially baker’s chocolate, is the worst when it comes to this type of “poisoning”. Chocolate contains a substance called Theobromine (similar to caffeine), which in toxic doses can cause heart attacks. As little as 2 oz baker’s chocolate can be fatal for a small dog. If you suspect your dog has gotten into chocolate call your vet immediately.

    GRAPES/RAISINS: Surprisingly, this is a toxic fruit for dogs. They contain an unknown toxin, which can cause acute renal (kidney) failure. As little as a handful at a time can be deadly.

    ONIONS: A substance in onions, disulfide, is harmless to humans but toxic to not only dogs but cats, horses, sheep and cattle. It causes hemolytic anemia, and as little as 2 slices a week can damage red blood cells, impairing their ability to carry oxygen.

    NOTE: Garlic and onion are in the same family, while small amounts of garlic will not harm your dog, too much is not good.

    LIVER: In small amounts liver is very good for your dog (less than 3 servings a week). Large amounts cause vitamin A toxicity (hypervitaminosis A). This can lead to bone problems, weight loss and anorexia. Also, never feed liver if your dog is taking vitamin A supplements, and always cook it before feeding.

    BONES: Sterilized bones that are purchased aren’t the problem. Raw meaty bones and chicken bones are prone to splinter and lodge in the throat, or worse, the intestines, in which case they can perforate the lining causing internal bleeding and possibly death. This doesn’t mean “no bones” – ask the butcher for soup bones, bring water to a full boil then cook the bones for approximately 20 minutes (depending on size).

    NOTE: The first time I did this I removed much, not all, of the fat and meat from the outside of the bone. My dog’s stomachs weren’t used to such a treat and I didn’t want to cause diarrhea. However, I did save the scraps and fed them on their food at a later date.

    RAW EGGS: Cooked eggs are a very healthy treat for dogs, raw egg whites contain a protein called Avidin. This protein depletes your dog of B vitamins, specifically Biotin, which is essential to growth and coat condition. Also, raw eggs may contain bacteria, such as Salmonella.

    RAW MEAT/POULTRY: Once again bacteria are the main problem – Salmonella and Clostridium, both can be very serious and costly to treat. Just remember, if you feed meat, cook it first.

    NOTE: Best to avoid pork, especially bacon (which contains sodium nitrate).

    MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS: FYI, 50% of dogs are lactose intolerant (just like people!) – they don’t produce the enzyme Lactase, therefore they are unable to break down Lactose (milk sugar). This can cause gas, diarrhea and abdominal discomfort.

    NUTS: Walnuts can cause gastroenteritis and are considered poisonous to dogs. Macadamia nuts contain an unknown compound, which can cause muscle tremors, weakness and paralysis of the hindquarters – luckily these symptoms last a short time. In general, nuts are high in phosphorus and may contribute to the formation of bladder stones.

    NOTE: Peanuts are a legume, “from the earth”, not grown on trees. They are not harmful when used in small amounts.

    POTATO: Cooked and mashed potatoes are good for dogs. However, poisonous alkaloids (Solanum) are present in green sprouts and green potato skins.

    NOTE: Poisonings occur in people as well as dogs!

    TOMATO PLANTS: Stems and leaves contain oxalates, which can cause bladder stones.

    NOTE: The fruit itself is not the culprit, however high amounts of vitamin C can cause gastrointestinal distress.

    RHUBARB: This plant (especially the leaves) also contains oxalates.

    TURKEY SKIN: Known to cause acute Pancreatitis in dogs.

    PITS: Found in the seeds of apples, pears, plums, peaches and apricots – ALL CONTAIN ARSENIC!

    NUTMEG: Is a hallucinogen in dogs.

    BABY FOOD: When I worked as a veterinary assistant we commonly gave chicken baby food to dogs and cats that wouldn’t eat. Just be careful that the baby food you are feeding doesn’t contain onion powder – some do. See onion poisoning for more information.

    MUSHROOMS: In all honesty, any wild growing mushroom scares me, and if my dogs are anywhere near some, I go the other way – you just don’t know. Store bought mushrooms are fine, but do you really want you’re dog to develop a taste for them?

    BROCCOLI: There has been a bit of confusion where broccoli is concerned. Broccoli is very good for dogs, however, if the daily intake exceeds more than 10% of the animals diet – problems can occur. The toxic substance is isothiocyanate and can cause gastrointestinal irritation.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    It seems like the dog is very protective over meals. What probably sparks this is the way your friend acts during any time dealing with food, usually it's energy that sparks this kind of attitude. Tell your friend to ignore your dog whenever she is making dinner and act like prudence isn't even there. If the growling still continues or you friend isn't doing a very good job ignoring prudence, then tell your friend to say "bad prudence!" and take him to his cage (or if she doesn't have a crate for him, then a room). When out with neighbors, tell your friend to make sure she is the authority figure, she should have prudence on a leash when walking and have the leash short. Whenever prudence starts growling, do not ignore the behavior, that's what has caused it to continue. Have your friend take prudence by the collar and bring him to another room where she has him lie down and stay, standing up in front of him until he becomes calm, then nicely bring him back into the dining room where she has him lie down nearby her. This will help train him into doing what's right and she'll no longer have to do this once he's learned. Make sure no hurting/hitting or any abuse is going on, that will only make prudence want to protect himself and it's also horrible to abuse animals. Hope this helps! Also remember, having the energy you want your dog to have will make the dog take on this energy, act calm, expecting nothing bad to happen at all times, acting scared or annoyed or angry will cause a bad behavior in the dog as well.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's not good to give your dog any people food, simply because it'll make them overweight and unhealthy if they get too much, but here's a short list, I'm sure there is more:


    Any Caffeine,




    Certain kinds of nuts.

    Here's a site:

    Good luck.

  • 1 decade ago

    Here are a few things that are harmful to dogs:

    *Chocolate- there is a chemical in it that dogs are allergic to-chocolate is known to be fatal to dogs.

    *Grapes/ raisins- can be fatal

    *Avacado's- (the skin and pit are toxic to dogs)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Raisins, grapes, onions all kinds of things. General rule: Dont give them people food or let them eat plants!

  • 1 decade ago

    there are tons of things! Here are some foods:




    -onions & onion powder




    -macadamia nuts

    -alcoholic beverages

    -moldy/spoiled foods


    -fatty foods

    -gum, candy or other food sweetened with xylitol

    -tea leaves

    -raw yeast dough

    still there are many more

    Source(s): "101 things you didnt know could harm your pet" presented by ASPCA pet health insurance
  • 1 decade ago

    Try this website, it has a list of foods toxic to dogs

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago





    also look at this site:

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    dogs should not have chocolate,grapes,raisins,ham,sorry that's all i can think of for now

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