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Friday, April 30, 2010

List of items that dogs are allergic

Just to remind myself and for you to know... These are list of items that dogs are allergic to:

Items to avoid and why

Alcoholic beverages can cause intoxication, coma, and death.
Baby food may contain onion powder (See Onion). Can also result in nutritional deficiencies if fed in large amounts.
Bones from fish, poultry, or other meat sources can cause obstruction or laceration of the digestive system.
Cat food contain protein and fats in amount that are too high for dogs.
Chocolate, coffee, tea, and other caffeine which contain caffeine, theobromine or theophylline are toxic and affect the heart and nervous systems.
Citrus oil extracts can cause vomiting.
Fat trimmings can cause pancreatitis.
Grapes and raisins contain a toxin which can damage the kidneys.
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.
Large amounts of liver can cause Vitamin A toxicity which affects muscles and bones.
Macadamia nuts contain a toxin which affect the digestive and nervous systems and muscle.
Marijuana can depress the nervous system and cause vomiting and affect heart rate.
Milk and other dairy products may cause vomiting and diarrhea and other organs due to lactose intolerant.
Moldy or spoiled food can contain multiple toxins causing vomiting and diarrhea and can also affect other organs.
Mushrooms contain a toxin which may affect multiple systems in the body, cause shock and result in death.
Onions and garlic (raw, cooked, or powder) contain sulfoxides and disulfides which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia. Cats are more susceptible than dogs. Garlic is less toxic than onions.
Persimmons seeds can cause intestinal obstruction and enteritis.
Pits from peaches and plums may hinder movement in the digestive tract.
Potato, rhubarb, and tomato leaves; potato and tomato stems contain oxalates, which can affect the digestive, nervous, and urinary systems. This is more of a problem in livestock.
Raw eggs contain an enzyme called avidin, which decreases the absorption of biotin (a B vitamin). This can lead to skin and hair coat problems. Raw eggs may also contain Salmonella.
Raw fish can result in a thiamine (a B vitamin) deficiency leading to loss of appetite, seizures, and death.
Salt eaten in large quantities it may lead to electrolyte imbalances.
String can become trapped in the digestive system; called a "string foreign body."
Sugary foods can lead to obesity, dental problems and possibly diabetes mellitus.
Table scraps are nutritionally inbalanced and may contain additives that are not healthy. They should never be more than 10% of the diet. Fat should be trimmed from meat; bones should not be fed.
Tobacco contains nicotine which affects the digestive and nervous systems. Can result in rapid heart beat, collapse, coma and death.
Yeast dough may expand and produce gas in the digestive system, causing pain and possible rupture of the stomach or intestines.

In case your dog gets allergy attack, you need to know how to deal with it.

This is what I would do:

1) Basically check if my dog can still move.
2) Try to feed water
3) If my dog is still eating the poison/toxic, command the dog to drop the food or remove it by force
4) Make sure everything is under control (No mess lying around to be tripped over)
5) Call my Vet
6) Bring my dog to the Vet

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