Not all food is as safe for your pet as it is for you.
If you notice your pet consuming something that you think may be toxic, do not hesitate to seek answers and/or emergency assistance.
If you definitely know your pet has eaten a toxic substance, please call ASPCA’s 24-hour Animal Poison Control Center at 1.888.426.4435 and/or the Animal Urgent and Emergency Care in Bakersfield at 661.366.6019.
Below is a list of the most common dangerous foods for your pet. Click here to download and print a copy of the chart for later use.
|Alcoholic Beverages||Can cause intoxication, coma, and death|
|Avocado||Contain Persin, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs|
|Chocolate||Toxic levels possible with the ingestion of 1 ounce per 1 pound of body weight|
|Coffee||Toxic and affects the heart and nervous systems|
|Fatty Foods||Can cause pancreatitis|
|Macadamia Nuts||Can negatively affect multiple systems due to an as-yet-unidentified substance|
|Moldy or spoiled foods||Contain multiple toxins causing vomiting and diarrhea|
|Onions, onion powder||Can lead to a severe case of hemolytic anemia whereby the blood doesn’t carry enough oxygen to all parts of the dog’s body|
|Raisins and grapes||Can lead to kidney damage and death if consumed in a large enough quantity|
|Pure Salt||If eaten in large quantities it may lead to electrolyte imbalances|
|Raw Yeast Dough||It will expand and produce gas in the digestive system, causing pain and possible rupture of the stomach or intestines|
|Garlic||Can damage red blood cells and cause anemia|
|Any “Sugar-Free” Product||Might contain xylitol and can cause liver damage and death|
|Bones||Pose a choking risk or can become lodged in the digestive tract|
|Mushrooms||Contain toxins, which may affect multiple systems in the body, cause shock, and result in death|