Dangerous Food for Chihuahua - part 1

February 6, 2013

Often owners want to treat their Chihuahua with something yummy and nice, and it’s quite normal as we all love our pets and want them to feel good. But sometimes we can make the wrong choices and hurt them instead. Many dog foods have been recalled, because of the junk they have been putting in food which cuts our pets lives. It might be a good idea to buy a few dog recipe books, so that you could mix the dry good quality dog food, with some home cooked.

Some foods might be quite ok for humans, and even other species of animals, but these can pose hazards for dogs because of their different metabolism. Here you can read the list of foods you shouldn’t treat your Chihuahua with (of course, it’s incomplete as there are plenty more stuff you shouldn’t give your dog):

Sick Chihuahua

Items to avoid
Reasons to avoid
Alcoholic beverages
Can cause intoxication, coma, and death.
The leaves, seeds, fruit, and bark contain persin, which can cause vomiting and diarrhoea.
Bones from fish, poultry, or other meat sources
Can cause obstruction or laceration of the digestive system.
Cat food
Too high in protein and fats.
Chocolate, coffee, tea, and other caffeine
Contain caffeine, theobromine, or theophylline, which can cause vomiting and diarrhoea and be toxic
Citrus oil extracts
Cause vomiting.
Fat trimmings
Cause pancreatitis.
Fish (raw, canned or cooked)
If fed exclusively or in high amounts can result in a thiamine (a B vitamin) deficiency leading to loss of appetite, seizures, and in severe cases, death.
Grapes, raisins and currants
Contain an unknown toxin, which can damage the kidneys. There have been no problems associated with grape seed extract.
Unknown compound causes panting, increased heart rate, elevated temperature, seizures, and death.
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.
Macadamia nuts
Contain an unknown toxin, which can affect the digestive and nervous systems and muscle.
Can depress the nervous system, cause vomiting, and changes in the heart rate.
Milk and other dairy products
Some adult dogs and cats may develop diarrhoea if given large amounts of dairy products.
Moldy or spoiled food, garbage
Can contain multiple toxins causing vomiting and diarrhoea and can also affect other organs.
Can contain toxins, which may affect multiple systems in the body, cause shock, and result in death.

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