Common Food Toxicities in Dogs

It is important to note that though many of our dogs would enjoy what we humans eat, there are several common foods that can be toxic to them. It is best to be aware of what these common food items are so as to prevent any potential toxicities in our beloved pooches.

Here is a list of the common toxic foods in dogs:

Bones Gastrointestinal obstructions / lacerations
Chocolate >Heart & Nervous system toxicity
Grapes & Raisins Kidney Failure
Onions & Garlic Red blood cell damage & Anaemia
Walnuts & Macadamias Nervous system toxicity, Muscle damage
Avocados Vomiting & Diarrhoea
Alcohol Intoxication, Coma & Death
Coffee & Caffeine Heart & Nervous system toxicity
Xylitol (an artificial sweetener) in candies Hypoglycaemia & Liver failure
Fatty foods Pancreatitis
Dairy Diarrhoea
Raw meat Vomiting & Diarrhoea
Human Vitamins Liver & Kidney damage
Fruit Pits & Seeds Gastrointestinal obstruction

If you suspect your dog has been exposed to any of the substances listed above, please seek veterinary assistance as soon as possible.

  1. Remain calm & remove the source of the toxin
  2. Contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.
    • Provide the veterinary clinic with information on when and how the poisoning occurred.
    • If applicable, bring a sample of the toxin or the product packaging along to your consult.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at 6455 6880 if you have any queries.

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