Dangerous Food for Chihuahua - part 2

February 10, 2013

First part - Dangerous Food for Chihuahua Part 1

Time to read about some other dangerous food for your Chihuahua! Never forget that even if you think that your dog might enjoy some food stuff because you like it so much, it might be really dangerous for dog because of their metabolism too different from ours.

Items to avoid
Reasons to avoid
Onions and garlic (raw, cooked, or powder)
Contain sulfoxides and disulphides, which can damage red blood cells and cause anaemia. Cats are more susceptible than dogs. Garlic is less toxic than onions.
Seeds can cause intestinal obstruction and enteritis.
Pits from peaches and plums
Can cause obstruction of the digestive tract.
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 meat
May contain bacteria such as Salmonella and E. coli, which can cause vomiting and diarrhoea.
Rhubarb leaves
Contain oxalates, which can affect the digestive, nervous, and urinary systems.
If eaten in large quantities it may lead to electrolyte imbalances.
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 (in large amounts)
Table scraps are not nutritionally balanced. They should never be more than 10% of the diet. Fat should be trimmed from meat; bones should not be fed.
Contains nicotine, which affects the digestive and nervous systems. Can result in rapid heartbeat, collapse, coma, and death.
Yeast dough
Can expand and produce gas in the digestive system, causing pain and possible rupture of the stomach or intestines.
Xylitol (artificial sweetener)
Can cause very low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia), which can result in vomiting, weakness and collapse. In high doses can cause liver failure.

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