Hazards to Watch For

You may love it, but Doggie may not. And know that if too much is consumed by mistake or on purpose Doogie may die. Some of the no eat items described here are the ones that could be most dangerous to Doggie. 

These toxic food items for Doggie, are approximate amounts that are toxic, but avoid feeding any of these foods to your Doggie, even in small amounts. 

Chocolate, cocoa, coffee, or tea: Chocolate, coffee, and tea all contain caffeine and theobromine. These toxins can cause vomiting, diarrhea, increased thirst, hyperactivity, increased heart rate, and even seizures. Milk chocolate is less toxic than semisweet chocolate, which, is in turn, less toxic than baker’s chocolate or cocoa. The toxic dose of milk chocolate is 1 ounce per kilogram of body weight, which translates to 1.5 pounds of milk chocolate for a 50-pound dog. 

Alcohol (ethanol): Might be fun for us to consume but alcohol can cause vomiting, staggering, weakness, and even coma in Doggie. One ounce of ethanol (100-percent alcohol) is enough to cause illness in 65-pound dog. 

Yeast dough: There are two problems associated with ingestion of yeast dough. The first problem is that the yeast can ferment and produce alcohol (like making beer in the belly), producing the same illness as alcohol toxicity. The second problem is that yeast can swell in a dog’s stomach and cause obstruction or even rupture of the stomach. 

Salt: salt can cause sickness in a Doggie.  If Doggie doesn’t have access to water or not enough DoggieWater. Doggie with salt toxicity can start to stagger and wander aimlessly, eventually developing seizures that could progress to a coma and death. 

Macadamia nuts: About 10 ounces of macadamia nuts can cause soreness, stiffness, listlessness and rear leg weakness in dogs. 

Hops: Hops are used for beer making, and Doggie sometimes eat hops that have been thrown out by home brewers or lick beer bottle shat have piled up. A Doggie can develop a very high temperature and eventually go into shock when their body temperature reaches 107 to 108 degree. If you brew your own beer, be sure to dispose of used hops in such a way that your dog doesn’t have access to them. 

Tomatoes green ones or non-ripened or potatoes and their leaves and stems: The level of toxicity of these vegetables and plant parts depends very much on the soil, the temperature and the humidity when they are grown. These can cause slowing or complete cessation of digestion, increased heart rate, and signs of excitability such as shaking, panting, and pacing. 

Mold: Mold around foods can have a variety of toxic fungi and bacteria growing in them. Never give old food from the refrigerator to your dog. In fact, human food is not good for Doggie

But DoggieWater is good for Doggie, and they can never have too much!