Persimmons, Peaches, and Plums -contain large seeds that can be a choking hazard, pits also contain a chemical called cyanide which is poisonous
Coconuts, coconut oil, coconut milk, and coconut water
Anything too salty can lead to sodium ion poisoning
-cat food is higher in fat, protein, and calories which can cause upset stomach and diarrhea in dogs
Lists of foods that are Toxic to Dogs and Cats
-unless otherwise instructed by your vet, human medicine should not be used on your cat or dog. If your pet has ingested human medicine it is a medical emergency and should be taken to the vet immediately.
-if your pet eats a mushroom out on a walk or in your backyard it is a medical emergency and you need to take your pet to the vet immediately. Take a sample of the mushroom or mushrooms near-by if your pet has ingested the whole mushroom so your vet can figure out what type of mushroom it was.
Dairy products (both are lactose intolerant)
Grapes and Raisins
Fat trimmings and bones (can be a choking hazard)
Raw meat, fish and eggs
-can contain salmonella, E. Coli, and/or parasites
Coffee, tea, or anything that contains caffeine
Onions, Garlic, and Chives
Spices and baking ingredients -especially nutmeg, baking soda, and baking powder
Anything containing xylitol
-Common things that contain xylitol (baked goods, toothpaste (toothpaste that is designed for dogs/ is bought at a pet store should be okay), candy, gum, or any artificial sweeteners
Uncooked dough made with yeast
-dough can expand in the animal’s stomach causing blockage, it can also ferment inside the animal which can lead to alcohol poisoning
Overly sugary food and drinks
-can cause them to become overweight which can lead to diabetes
Spices and baking ingredients
-especially nutmeg, baking soda, and baking powder)
Large amounts of tuna
-every now and then is okay, but too much can lead to mercury poisoning
-a little bit every now and then is okay but too much can cause Vitamin A toxicity which can be fatal
-every now and then is okay but it doesn’t contain enough protein, vitamins, fatty acids, and other essentials that are necessary in a cat’s diet. Eating dog food regularly can lead to malnourishment
If you think your animal ingested something toxic you should see a Veterinarian immediately.
Laurelwood Veterinary Clinic
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If you are not sure if the item your animal ingested was toxic, please call us or the ASPCA.
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The tools below are meant to be used as an indicator so you can get the general idea for toxicity levels. These tools should not be used to decide if you should take your dog to the vet. We recommend taking your pet to a vet regardless of the amount of chocolate they ate, each individual animal handles toxicity differently.