The Toxic To Dogs List Including Foods and Essential Oils
We love our dogs and want to do our best to ensure there health and wellbeing. This means keeping them as much as possible, out of harms way. The Toxic To Dogs List Including Foods and Essential Oils , will arm you with the knowledge you need to keep you fur-baby safe.
While many of us know the basics of what is dangerous to dogs; e.g dark chocolate, alcohol etc… there are other things that are equally, if not more toxic to dogs and these are…
Essential Oils Can Be Toxic To Dogs
While essentials oils are an amazing holistic way to enhance human health and wellbeing, to dogs and other pets who have different metabolic capabilities to us they can be incredibly toxic. This includes even when they are release into the air through oil diffusers.
The essential oils that are the most toxic to our dogs are;
Citrus ( d-limonene)
*Yes some natural pet products contain essential oils, but these are added in minute doses that are known not to cause harm.
More detailed information on toxic essential oils and pets here in this article by Michelson Found Animals
Veterinarians recommend homes with pets avoid using oil diffuser and essential oils wherever possible
Also toxic to dogs and pets in general is Liquid Potpourris.
The signs of essential oil and liquid potpourri poisoning are liquid are listed in this article by VCA Hospitals
If you think your dog has been exposed to essential oils, especially if directly through ingesting them or their skin/fur coming in contact with them, seek immediate emergency vet poisons treatment.
To find out more about how they can affect your pet read this article here by Vets on Parker.
Toxic To Dogs Food List
Signs or poisoning are not always immediate, so if your dog has consumed even the smallest amounts of these foods below, seek immediate vet advice.
The top 3 most toxic foods to dogs are:
Chocolate – the darker the chocolate the more Theobromine ( the ingredient toxic to dogs)
Xylitol – the sweetener in sugarless candy, gums and foods. Even in small doses can cause a serious drop in blood sugar and liver failure, which can be fatal..
Grapes and Raisins – both incredibly toxic to dogs and can cause kidney failure.
Other foods are :
Onion, garlic and chives,
Corn on the cob
Marijuana – it is not funny or safe to give to your dog or any pet- read Marijuana Intoxication in Dogs
Caffeine – so keep those cups of coffee and tea away from your dog
Milk – dogs can’t handle the lactase in dairy, so avoid
Blue Cheese – cheese isn’t great for dogs, due to the high fat and lactose in some cheese, but blue cheese is more dangerous due to the presence of roquefortine C.
COOKED BONES – while not actually toxic, these can kill a dog. This is due to the ease if which they can splinter and perforate the gut walls!
Other Things In Your Home Toxic To Dogs
- Household Cleaners – especially corrosive ones like drain and rust cleaners, bleach, calcium and lime removers etc. Even natural cleaning products can be toxic to dogs. Especially ones containing the above mentioned essential oils. So ensure you use them away from your pets.
- Mouse and Rat Poisons and Baits
- Insecticides and Pesticides – especially those containing Organophoshates; e.g. disulfoton
- Garden Fertilisers – dogs may love blood and bone mix and iron based fertilisers, but ingested in large amounts they can cause extreme pancreatitis and concretion inside the gastrointestinal tract, causing severe, obstructions.
Plants Toxic To Dogs
They can be different in each country, but these two links below give you an extensive, accurate listing.
Medicines Toxic To Dogs
Human Medicines – None are safe, and if you think your dog even swallowed a tiny bit, seek emergency vet treatment immediately.
Dog Medicines – While meant for your dog, if you overdose your dog, or your dog ingests more medicine than was prescribed for him, seek immediate medical advice.
Have a read of my other article These Foods Can Kill A Dog – Learn What Is Safe & Healthy To Feed Your Dog
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