PetFAQCategory: NutritionAre there any human foods that are toxic to Dachshunds?
bri219bri219 asked 1 year ago

Are there any human foods that are toxic to Dachshunds?

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Best Answer Staff answered 1 year ago

Yes, there are several human foods that can be toxic to Dachshunds. It’s important to be aware of these foods and keep them out of reach to ensure the safety and well-being of your pet.

1. Chocolate: Chocolate contains a stimulant called theobromine, which can be toxic to dogs. Dark chocolate and unsweetened baking chocolate contain higher levels of theobromine than milk chocolate, so they are more toxic.
2. Grapes and Raisins: Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs, even in small amounts. Symptoms of grape or raisin toxicity include vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
3. Onions and Garlic: Onions and garlic contain a toxic compound called N-propyl disulfide, which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia in dogs. Symptoms of onion or garlic toxicity include weakness, vomiting, and breathlessness.
4. Alcohol: Even small amounts of alcohol can be toxic to dogs and cause serious health problems, including vomiting, diarrhea, central nervous system depression, and even death.
5. Xylitol: Xylitol is a sugar substitute that is commonly found in sugar-free gum and candies. It can cause a rapid insulin release in dogs, leading to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Symptoms of xylitol poisoning include vomiting, loss of coordination, and seizures.
6. Avocados: Avocados contain persin, a toxic compound that can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs. The flesh of the fruit is the most toxic part, but the leaves, pit, and skin can also be harmful.
7. Macadamia Nuts: Macadamia nuts can cause vomiting, diarrhea, hyperthermia, tremors, and joint pain in dogs. The symptoms can last for several days and can be severe.
8. Fatty Foods: Foods that are high in fat, such as meat trimmings and grease, can cause pancreatitis in dogs. Pancreatitis is a serious condition that can lead to abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea.

It’s always a good idea to talk to your veterinarian before giving your dog any new food or treats, even if they are human foods. Some foods that are safe for humans can be toxic to dogs, so it’s important to be aware of what foods to avoid.

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