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The recipes on this site are intended to give you ideas on how easy it is to feed your dog fresh food. If you would like a diet/s prescribed for long term balanced use please contact me to discuss further.

Queeniechi  says

"DOGGY DON'T EAT THAT"

OnionS

Onions contain sulfixides and disulfides, which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia. Cats are more susceptible than dogs.

Grapes & Raisins-ᅠGrapes, raisins and currants Contain an unknown toxin, which can damage the kidneys. There have been no problems associated with grape seed extract.

Chocolate

Chocolate contains caffeine, theobromine, or theophylline, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea and be toxic to the heart and nervous systems.

Grapes & Raisins

Alcohol

Alcohol - can cause intoxication/to be 'drunk' coma and liver issues

MacadamiA nuts

Macadamia nuts -ᅠContain an unknown toxin, which can affect the digestive and nervous systems. Can cause weakness, muscle tremor and paralysis.

Xylitol (Sugar free gum)

Xylitol (Sugar free gum) Xylitol (artificial sweetener)ᅠCan cause very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which can result in vomiting, weakness and collapse. In high doses can cause liver failure.

Caffeine

Caffeine - theobromine, or

theophylline, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea and be toxic to the heart and

nervous systems.

Nutmegg

Nutmeg is a spice used to flavor various sweet and savory dishes and is made from the hard seed of Myristica fragrans, a tropical evergreen.

Rhubarb leaves

Rhubarb Leaves -

Contain oxalates, which

can affect the digestive, nervous,

and urinary systems.

 

tObacco

Tobacco -ᅠContains nicotine, which affects the digestive and nervous systems. Can result in rapid heart beat, collapse, coma, and death.

Raw Hide

Raw Hide (Bleached) - the reason the raw hide is white is it has been bleached, it's actually indigestible. It's the skin of an animal, it takes a very long time to fully digest and can cause serious blockages.

KIBBLE

Kibble -

The raw

ingredients

are cooked

at around 250

degrees, basically killing all the goodness that may or may not have been there in the first place! Then powdered processed vitamins are added & then it's sprayed with mixed fats to make it palatable to dogs.ᅠIt can be kept for around 10/12 months once opened & will not spoil beyond that.

Iron

Iron -Human vitamin supplements containing iron can damage the lining of the digestive system and be toxic to the other organs including the liver and kidneys.

APPLE PIPS -  Almond, Apricot, Peach, Cherry, Plum, Pear, Prunes & similar fruit

The seeds of these fruits contain cyanide, which is poisonous to dogs as well as humans causing diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, (Stem, Seeds and Leaves).

Snails & Slugs

Snails & Slugs - Can cause vomiting and diarrhea and Lung worm

 

HopS

Hops -ᅠUnknown compound causes panting, increased heart rate, elevated temperature, seizures, and death.

Marijuana

Marijuana -

Can depress the nervous

system, cause vomiting,

and changes in the heart rate.

BABY Food

Baby Food - Can contain onion

powder which can be toxic to dogs

Bread dough

Bread dough -

Yeast doughᅠcan

expand and produce gas in the digestive system, causing pain and possible

rupture of the stomach or intestines.

Salt

Salt -ᅠIf eaten in large quantities it

may lead to electrolyte imbalances.

COOKED BONES

Cooked Bones - All cooked bones have the

potential to splinter and cause obstruction

most

dangerous

is all cooked

poultry

bones,

chicken

& duck etc.

All uncooked bones are actually soft or soft enough for a dog to chomp through and digest. However please look into what bones are correct for the size of dog that you have. My rule of thumb with Toy breed dogs is 'the bigger the better'.

HOW MUCH WOULD DOGGY HAVE TO EAT TO BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL

With ALL of these foods a tiny amount can cause serious upset or illness if your dog is the 'unlucky one' who happens to have a severe reaction to that particular food/ingredient. Similar to humans, we don't know if we will be the 'unlucky' one who has a severe reaction to a bee sting or nuts causing anaphylactic shock & if not treated sudden death.

 

Most humans are not screened for such things, however often only finding out the horror of that you are reactive after a serious event has occurred. It's the same in Canines.

 

However something to note, the amount of cyanide in an apple pip or 5 apple pips is absolutely minuscule and you are probably doing more harm to your dog by spraying air fresheners/deodorants CFCs into the air next to your dog or worse still feeding kibble than 5 apple pips would cause.

 

My dogs have eaten onions, pips, avocado, chocolate 95% Cacao, xylitol, nutmeg, salt, caffeine, grapes & currants. They are all here to tell the tail (sorry couldn't resist) and with no ill effects. It's up to you to determine what kind of reaction your dog is having & call the Vet.

 

As far as I'm concerned I feel the more 'varied' a diet your dog is having & particularly from an early age the more tolerant of strange/new foods and therefore a lesser reaction than a dog that's eaten the same kibble for 4 years without change.

 

I often hear "oh my dog can't eat that it gives him diarrhea" that's because the diet has not been varied enough from day one. Practice caution, but don't panic if your dog eats 5 Maltesers..... UK chocolate has hardly any cacao in it any way... mainly fat and sugar.

 

"Be Careful with your Purse & Bags"

Queeniechi  says

These items could innocently be in your handbag or a visitors handbag. Please make a rule for yourself, your children's school bags & visitors that all bags go in a safe place in your home, up & away from the reach of your dog.

 

These items are dangerous

E cigarettes

Paracetamol

Nurophen

Tramadol

Birth control pills

Sweeteners

Chewing gum

 

 

 

Steroid cream

Chocolate

Safety pins

Bic pens

Pencils

Plastic rulers

Cigarettes

Lighters

Matches

Tampons

 

These items MAY BE dangerous:

 

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