Poisons & Venom

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Food NOT to feed your Dog

AvocadoAll parts contain persin, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
Cooked or Smoked BonesCan splinter causing lacerations and/or obtruction!
ChocolateCauses excitement, increased urination, tremors, rapid heart rate. The levels below are just "guesses" toxic signs may occure at lower doses
-1 ounce per pound of body weight (2 ounces per kg of body weight) for milk chocolate.
-1 ounce per 3 pounds of body weight ( 1 ounce per 1.5 kg body weight) for semi-sweet chocolate
-1 ounce per 9 pounds of body weight ( 1 ounce per 4 kg) for baker's chocolate.
Grapes, Raisins, and CurrantsUnknown toxin, which can damage the kidneys. Dogs may start with vomiting and diarrhea, but within 24 hours after ingestion they can go into kidney failure. Please seek aggressive treatment, some sites say fewer than 7 grapes can be toxic.
Onions, garlic, scallions Raw, cooked, or powder all contain sulfoxides and disulfides that can all cause damage to red blood cells.
Macadamia Nuts Unknown toxin causes lethargy, hyperthermia, vomitting, tremors, abdominal pain, joint stiffness, and pale gums. This can occure within 3-12 hours after ingesting +-1g per pound body weight.
Xylitol (artificial sweetener)High doses can cause liver failure. Can also cause low blood sugar.

Plants Poisonous to Dogs

Poisonous Indoor Plants

Poisonous Outdoor Plants

Some articles & Links ASPCA Toxic and Non-TOxic Plants

Snake & Reptile

Please check with your local conservation to see which snakes and reptitles are located in your area.

Rattlesnakes, Water Moccasins, Copper Heads are most common in the states.

These snakes are commonly found in the woods or near thick grassed areas, laying on warm rock by creeks, in or around wood piles, or under rocks.

You may not see the snake, but just hear a cry followed by swelling typically on the muzzel or leg.

Other signs to watch for include:
  • Rapid swelling at site
  • Weakness
  • Drooling
  • Sever Pain
  • Pale Gums
  • Rapid Breathing
  • Non stop bleeding

Take your dog to the VET right away if you even think he may have been bitten!!!

Other Toxins

Algae-infested (toxins) in pond water / Blue-green algae   - Dogs can be effected just from licking their coats after a swim. It is common in the midwest, it is the greenish scum on the water tyipcally found in lakes and ponds.

**** I'm not a vet or even close to an expert on this. I've just spent a lot of time reading online trying to figure out what I can do for my dogs, and my friends dogs. Above is the best information I could find.
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