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    I fed my doggies shrimp earlier, they are still ticking...

    rawhide, and bones can be dangerous, but no deadly unless they choke on them...

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    I don't give my dog human food very often. Dogs in general seem to have quite delicate stomachs, Chesney once ate a chip with a tiny drop of curry on it and he had the runs the next day. I never feed any of my dogs my left overs, the only thing they get is a bit of hot pot or meat, things I know they can handle.
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    Human Foods that Poison Pets

    Feeding pets food that we enjoy is not only wrong, it can also be fatal. There are some foodstuffs that humans relish which cause illness and death if eaten by pets.

    Chocolate, macadamia nuts and onions are good examples. Each of these foods contains chemicals which rarely cause problems for humans, but for dogs, these same chemicals can be deadly.

    Chocolate toxicity
    Chocolate contains theobromine, a compound that is a cardiac stimulant and a diuretic.

    When affected by an overdose of chocolate, a dog can become excited and hyperactive. Due to the diuretic effect, it may pass large volumes of urine and it will be unusually thirsty. Vomiting and diarrhoea are also common. The effect of theobromine on the heart is the most dangerous effect. Theobromine will either increase the dogís heart rate or may cause the heart to beat irregularly. Death is quite possible, especially with exercise.

    After their pet has eaten a large quantity of chocolate, many pet owners assume their pet is unaffected. However, the signs of sickness may not be seen for several hours, with death following within twenty-four hours.

    Cocoa powder and cooking chocolate are the most toxic forms. A 10-kilogram dog can be seriously affected if it eats a quarter of a 250gm packet of cocoa powder or half of a 250gm block of cooking chocolate. These forms of chocolate contain ten times more theobromine than milk chocolate. Thus, a chocolate mud cake could be a real health risk for a small dog. Even licking a substantial part of the chocolate icing from a cake can make a dog unwell.

    Semi-sweet chocolate and dark chocolate are the next most dangerous forms, with milk chocolate being the least dangerous. A dog needs to eat more than a 250gm block of milk chocolate to be affected. Obviously, the smaller the dog, the less it needs to eat.


    Onion and garlic poisoning
    Onions and garlic are other dangerous food ingredients that cause sickness in dogs, cats and also livestock. Onions and garlic contain the toxic ingredient thiosulphate. Onions are more of a danger.

    Pets affected by onion toxicity will develop haemolytic anaemia, where the petís red blood cells burst while circulating in its body.

    At first, pets affected by onion poisoning show gastroenteritis with vomiting and diarrhoea. They will show no interest in food and will be dull and weak. The red pigment from the burst blood cells appears in an affected animalís urine and it becomes breathless. The breathlessness occurs because the red blood cells that carry oxygen through the body are reduced in number.

    The poisoning occurs a few days after the pet has eaten the onion. All forms of onion can be a problem including dehydrated onions, raw onions, cooked onions and table scraps containing cooked onions and/or garlic. Left over pizza, Chinese dishes and commercial baby food containing onion, sometimes fed as a supplement to young pets, can cause illness.

    Onion poisoning can occur with a single ingestion of large quantities or with repeated meals containing small amounts of onion. A single meal of 600 to 800 grams of raw onion can be dangerous whereas a ten-kilogram dog, fed 150 grams of onion for several days, is also likely to develop anaemia. The condition improves once the dog is prevented from eating any further onion

    While garlic also contains the toxic ingredient thiosulphate, it seems that garlic is less toxic and large amounts would need to be eaten to cause illness.

    The danger of macadamia nuts
    Macadamia nuts are another concern. A recent paper written by Dr. Ross McKenzie, a Veterinary Pathologist with the Department of Primary Industries, points to the danger of raw and roasted macadamia nuts for pets.

    The toxic compound is unknown but the affect of macadamia nuts is to cause locomotory difficulties. Dogs develop a tremor of the skeletal muscles, and weakness or paralysis of the hindquarters. Affected dogs are often unable to rise and are distressed, usually panting. Some affected dogs have swollen limbs and show pain when the limbs are manipulated.

    Dogs have been affected by eating as few as six macadamia kernels (nuts without the shell) while others had eaten approximately forty kernels. Some dogs had also been given macadamia butter.

    Luckily, the muscle weakness, while painful, seems to be of short duration and all dogs recovered from the toxicity. All dogs were taken to their veterinary surgeon.

    Pets owners should not assume that human food is always safe for pets. When it comes to chocolate, onions, garlic and macadamia nuts, such foods should be given in only small quantities, or not at all. Be sure that your pets canít get into your stash of chocolates, that food scraps are disposed of carefully to prevent onion and garlic toxicity and that your dog is prevented from picking up macadamia nuts if you have a tree in your garden.

    Other potential dangers
    • Pear pips, the kernels of plums, peaches and apricots, apple core pips (contain cyanogenic glycosides resulting in cyanide posioning)
    • Potato peelings and green looking potatoes
    • Rhubarb leaves
    • Mouldy/spoiled foods
    • Alcohol
    • Yeast dough
    • Coffee grounds, beans & tea (caffeine)
    • Hops (used in home brewing)
    • Tomato leaves & stems (green parts)
    • Broccoli (in large amounts)
    • Raisins and grapes
    • Cigarettes, tobacco, cigars
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    ^^ Who the hell would even think to feed their dog cigarettes, tobacco or cigars??
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    I didn't know brocollis were bad for dogs b4 and had given Elmo a floret. He had funny mucusy thingy in his poop the next day. I'll never feed him that again. That articles I posted is pretty detailed and informative.

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    ^^ Ye thanks moomies!
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    my friend feeds her dog everything, and i mean everything is should really tell her not to, her dogs a little bitch and what you have she wants and will bark and bark till she gets it, i always tell it to f off but other people do give her stuff so it is worrying!!

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    Our dog has some sort of cast iron stomach. When she was younger she drank a vat of melted wax one of our neighbours was about to make candles with. Thankfully she vomited that up all over the back steps before it solidified. The neighbour never figured out who "stole" her wax from her porch and I never confessed. Despite our best efforts at stopping her, she would regularly eat shoes, garbage, roadkill that was turning green, you name it. When we moved here, we found half a box of rat poison left by the former owners and were about to turn it in to one of those toxic round-ups when we discovered that it was empty. Dog was fine. I was freaking out, but she was fine. Seemed mighty pleased with herself actually. Ten years later and she is still fine. Not that I recommend any of this. I guess she's just some sort of freak.

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    I talked to a vet about the chocolate... he said that every dog has a different tolerance for choclate... a chihuahua could eat a bag of dark chocolates and be fine... a Great Dane could eat a Hershy's Kiss and have a reaction. You never know how they'll react, so you should keep it all away. Darker chocolate, semi-sweet, baker's chocolate is all a lot worse than milk chocolate... they have much higher levels of the toxic chemical.

    Other than that... onions and garlic, raw potatoes, anything with small or easily splintered bones (I'm against all bones, actually... they can cause a lot of damage), caffeine. There are whole lists online that you can look up, though... there's a ton of things that can be toxic.

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    Marijuana-
    Had a dog who ate a dime bag of weed! Scared the shit out of me!! She was drooling and throwing up, couldn't control her bladder, then she just got this really weird look in her eyes. I just knew she was gonna die. I told hubby I was gonna take her to the vet and he asked if I was gonna tell them she ate my weed?! I told him I would say she got into it at someone's house-I didn't know what to do...she finally drank some water and laid down...I guess she slept off her high and she was alright. At the time I was scared to death, but looking back now, it's kinda funny.....in a sick way...
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    My one dog, not the one in my avatar, has a sweet tooth for used sanitary products, and she will dig in the bathroom trash bin for them every month when Aunt Flo visits.

    I have to be really careful during these monthly visits from Aunt Flo.

    The scary thing is I never see these products come out the other end!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chatterweb
    My one dog, not the one in my avatar, has a sweet tooth for used sanitary products, and she will dig in the bathroom trash bin for them every month when Aunt Flo visits.

    I have to be really careful during these monthly visits from Aunt Flo.

    The scary thing is I never see these products come out the other end!?!
    Ugghhh!!! That is so friggin gross
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    Quote Originally Posted by chatterweb
    My one dog, not the one in my avatar, has a sweet tooth for used sanitary products, and she will dig in the bathroom trash bin for them every month when Aunt Flo visits.

    I have to be really careful during these monthly visits from Aunt Flo.

    The scary thing is I never see these products come out the other end!?!
    My dog does this too so I have to be careful of disposing my sanitary products. But I've seen it come out in his poop.

    (now everyone's gonna start thinking my cute little Elmo is gross...)

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    ^^it is really gross but everyones doggys are so cute so i think we can let them off with this!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moomies
    My dog does this too so I have to be careful of disposing my sanitary products. But I've seen it come out in his poop.

    (now everyone's gonna start thinking my cute little Elmo is gross...)
    Elmo is still adorable. I had a male mastiff when I was a kid who used to do the same thing with pads. The worst thing he ever ate,ok, get ready to be totally grossed out-was a homeless man's poo! I used to kiss him on the cheeks and then he burped in my face and yup, POO smell. Male dogs eat the worst things. I just got a male dog and I'm waiting to be completely grossed out by him.
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