Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Whats Foods Should I not Feed My Yorkie

There are lots of foods that are bad for Yorkies. Grapes and raisins probably top the list of foods you should never give dogs. You should  have a basic knowledge of canine nutrition; and, even more importantly, a thorough knowledge of human foods that are harmful to dogs. Some foods which are safe for human consumption can be poisonous for our canine companions.

 Grapes and Raisins (Grapes are dangerous because of an unknown substance which is toxic to dogs – affects canine’s kidneys)

 Avocado (All parts of the avocado and avocado tree are toxic to dogs.)

 Salt, Baking Soda, Baking Powder (In large amounts these can cause an electrolyte imbalance – and severe electrolyte imbalances can lead to muscle spasm or even congestive heart failure.)

 Chocolate (Chocolate contains Theobromine, a compound that is a cardiac stimulant and a diuretic. This can be fatal to dogs.)

 Macadamia Nuts (Macadamia nuts contain an unknown substance that is toxic to dogs.)

 Mushrooms (Mushrooms may contain toxins which could cause liver and kidney damage)

 Onions (Both onions and garlic contain the toxic ingredient Thiosulphate. But onions are more of a danger. Many dog biscuits contain *small* amounts of garlic – garlic contains less of this toxin so huge amounts would need to be consumed to be toxic. And, by the way, this poison builds up the system – it can be toxic in one large dose – or with repeated consumption of small amounts.)

 Sugar-Free Foods (Sugar-free foods containing Xylitol have been found to cause liver failure in some dogs.)

I am sure there are a lot more -  so check with your vet as well. 


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