Poisonous Plants and Foods to Avoid
Top pet poisons - Ibuprofin, Naproxin, Antidepressants, TB medication, Flea & Tick medication overdose, Chocolate, Alcohol, macadamia nuts, avocado, grapes, raisins, xylitol (artificial sweetener), raw fish, antifreeze, batteries, chicken bones.
Foods and plants to avoid: Raw broccoli, brussel sprouts, beans, turnip, cabbage (causes gas) corn cobs, Cucumbers (don't digest very well) Alcoholic beverages (intoxication, coma and death) Avocado leaves, seeds, fruit, bark(vomiting and diarrhea) Baby food (may contain onion powder) Bones from fish or poultry, raw or cooked (obstruction or laceration of digestive system) Caffeine (vomiting, diarrhea, toxic to heart and nervous system) Cat food (too high in protein and fats) Cherry, Choke Cherry, Wild Black Cherry (root, leaves, pits contain cyanide )Chocolate (vomiting, diarrhea, toxic to heart and nervous system) Citrus oil extracts (vomiting) Dairy Products (diarrhea) Fat Trimmings (pancreatitis) Fish Diet (thiamine deficiency, loss of apetite, seizures, death) Fruit Pits, Apple seeds (obstruction of the digestive tract, arsnic poisoning) Grapes, Raisings & Currants (kidney damage) Hops (panting, elevated heart rate, temperature, seizures and death) Iron Supplements (damage digestive system, toxic to liver and kidneys) Liver (Vit A toxicity, affects muscles and bones) Walnuts, Macadamia Nuts (affects digestive, nervous system and muscles) Marijuana (affects the nervous system, heart, causes vomiting) Moldy or spoiled foods (vomiting, diarrhea, affect other organs) Mushrooms (shock, organ failure, death) Nutmeg and other spices (seizures, tremors, death) Onions and Garlic (damages red blood cells causes anemia) Persimmons (seeds cause intestional obstruction and enteritis) Potato Plant (intestinal and neurological problems) Raw eggs (salmonella, decreases absorption of biotin, skin, hair problems) Raw meat (E. coli, salmonella, vomiting, death) Rhubarb leaves (digestive, nervous, urinary systems) Salt (electrolyte imbalances) Spicy Foods (causes gas) Spinach (crystals in urinary tract) Sugary foods (diabetes mellitis, obesity, dental problems) Table scraps (not more than 10 % of the diet) Tobacco (nicotine effects the digestive and nervous systems, collapse, coma and death) Tomatoe fruit and leaves (tremors, irregular heart beat) Yeast dough, baking powder, soda (produces gas causing pain and possible rupture of the stomach and intestines) Poisonous plants are everywhere, in our yards and in our houses. Although they look beautiful and smell nice, they can pose a serious threat to your dogís health if ingested. Dogs donít recognize plants that are poisonous and will chew on them out of boredom or curiosity. In some plants, the whole plant is poisonous, in others; it may only be the leaves or flowers. Hereís a list of some of the known plants that are poisonous to dogs. Caladium (all parts) Castor Bean (seed, leaves) Christmas Rose (root, leaves, sap) Dieffenbachia (all parts) Philodendron (all parts) Mistletoe (berries) Rosary Pea (seeds) Autumn Crocus (all, esp. bulb) Bleeding Heart (leaves, roots) Dutchman's Breeches (leaves, roots) Foxglove (leaves) Larkspur (all; seeds) Lily of the Valley (all) Monkshood (all) Narcissus (all) Daffodil (all) Jonquil (all) Potatoes (all green parts) Rhubarb (leaves) Tomato (leaves) Apple (large amount of seeds) Apricot (seed) Almond (seed) Azalea (all) Black Locust (bark, twigs, seeds) Boxwood (leaves, twigs) Buckeye (leaves, nuts, flowers, sprouts) Horse chestnut (leaves, nuts, flowers, sprouts) China-berry (fruit, bark, berries) English Holly (berries) Oaks (tannins in foliage and acorns) Oleander (all including dried leaves) Privet (leaves, berries) Rhododendron (all parts) Yew (all, esp. berries) Daphne (all; fruit) English Ivy (berries, leaves) Golden Chain (seeds, pods, flowers) Lantana (green berries, leaves), Mountain Laurel (all even honey from flowers is toxic) Yellow Jasmine (all, including nectar and roots) Wisteria (pods, seeds) Buttercup (all) Cone Flower (all) Black-eyed Susan (all) Hemlock (seeds, stems, fleshy taproot often mistaken for wild parsnip or anise) Jack-in-the-pulpit (all) Jimson Weed (all--very dangerous drug too often used by teens) Amanita Mushrooms (all) Nightshade, Deadly Nightshade (all) American Bittersweet (berries, roots, leaves) Pokeweed (roots, shoots, leaves) White Snakeroot (all parts) Morning Glory (seeds) Tulip (bulbs) Iris (corms)
Poisoning Symptoms: Poisonous plants can cause a wide range of symptoms from vomiting, diarrhea, excessive drooling, mouth and throat irritation, hallucination, staggering, seizures, rashes, coma and death. Plants arenít the only things that can poison your dog. They will eat most anything that smells or tastes good. Some of the more common substances are chocolate, pesticides and anti-freeze. If you think that your dog may have been poisoned, the first thing to do is try to identify the poisonous plant or substance and then go immediately to the vet.
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If you canít get to a vet, call the National Animal Poison Control Center <http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=pro_apcc/>
You will need to know the plant or substance ingested, how long it has been since the substance or plant has been ingested and what symptoms your dog is showing. (888) 4ANIHELP (426-4435) (900) 443-0000: $45 per case appears on your telephone bill. The Center will do as many follow-up calls as necessary in critical cases, and at the ownerís request will contact their veterinarian. Follow-up calls can be made by calling (888) 299-2973.
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