Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Puppy Poisons in the Kitchen

The following are a list of items often found in the common kitchen which are actually toxic to puppies.
1. Chocolate
2. Grapes & raisons
3. Onions
4. Fruit Pits and seeds
5. Rotten and moldy foods
6. Macadamia nuts
7. Alcohol and yeast dough (uncooked)


  1. Yeast dough? Is bread a problem for dogs then?

    1. As far as i'm aware, yeast dough is only bad in its raw form, uncooked.
      Cooked, as far as i'm aware is perfectly fine.

      They use brewer yeast in alot of dry dog food, and most dog food they process.

      Yeast Dough aka Raw-Uncooked (Yeast Dough can produce gas and swell in your pet’s stomach – leading to rupture of the digestive system)

      Raw or uncooked yeast-based dough can expand in the stomach as it rises, causing an obstruction or intestinal rupture, yeast can form alcohol when it rises, which could potentially result in alcohol poisoning.

      This isn't a problem if its cooked-cooking makes the yeast expand already, so it won't expand in a dog stomach once it already cooked.

      However i understand why you got a little confused, most websites don't use the word Raw when they talk about bread dough, (this one did though). My stepdad at gave my dog bread even though the cooked bread was bad. Then he had a fit because he thought he killed the dog!!! however once i explained its the raw dough that is the problem, not the cooked bread, my stepdad calmed down.

    2. Thanks for the information!

  2. Thanks for the specific info! Very insightful and I have updated the post to show the yeast dough as uncooked can cause harm.

  3. Bread is OK, but do not give it to him on a regular basis.

    You can give him small pieces of unseasoned chicken or hamburger.

    Fruits and veggies are good. Here is a list of what NOT to give him:

    -Raisins and grapes: are the very worst! Recent studies have shown kidney failure and death in dogs.
    -Onions and garlic (raw, cooked, or powder): are not that healthy. Garlic can be fed in VERY, very small amounts in powdered form for dog food; but it is not a treat.
    -Pitted fruit: fine with seeds and pits removed
    -Potato, rhubarb, and tomato leaves; potato and tomato stems: contain oxalates
    Potato poisoning is rare, but it has occurred in both humans and dogs
    -Citrus: it causes vomiting
    -Nuts: not a veggie or fruit but...
    -Corn: It is unnecessary and not beneficial
    -Most dried fruit
    -Mushrooms: shitaki, maitake and reishi are considered safe, but be careful
    -Anything with Xylitol, added Sugars, Corn Syrups, or artificial sweeteners
    -Alcoholic beverages
    -Bones from fish, poultry, or other meat sources
    -Baby food
    -Chocolate, coffee, tea, and other caffeine
    -Human vitamin supplements containing iron
    -Large amounts of liver
    -Milk and other dairy products
    -Raw eggs
    -Raw fish
    -Surgary foods
    -Yeast dough

    Vegetables are better, because fruit are more acidic. Green veggies are the best. Carrots are also awesome and most dogs LOVE them. Packaged frozen Green Beans, fresh Lettuce, and Yams are also very good.
    Make sure to take off the skin of all fruit and some veggies. They cannot digest them.

    Give human food in only small amounts. They need a balanced nutriotion and lots of "scraps" can cause bloating and upset stomach.

    1. Hi Miranda,

      Thanks for taking the time to make such a comprehensive list. I am going to print the entire post and put it on the fridge.

  4. Outstanding information Miranda!
    Thank you for adding material that is both interesting and educational.

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