Monday, July 19, 2010

Did you know..

An anonymous left a message on one of my post today to tell me that onions are actually poisonous for dogs.. Honestly, that is something new for us.. We know junk food such as chocolates, raisins, cakes, sweets are bad for us doggies. But never could I imagine healthy human food could cause us doggie harm. 

Just to set the record right, as much as my human (mostly my mom) likes to spoil me with human junk food, she usually gives it to me in moderation. So I am all good. 

Anyway, after reading the message on the post, mom went to do a little research on the food that could possibly make us uncomfortable.  Hey, what do you know, even parts of tomatoes can make us sick .. Can you believe that..So, if you guys are interested to know more, check it out at

For those who has problem going to the site, no worries.. Mom got them listed below for your easy reference.

Cardiovascular Toxins

  • Avocado (leaves, seeds, stem, fruit, skin) in birds and pocket pets
  • Azalea (entire rhododendron family)
  • Autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
  • Bleeding heart
  • Castor bean
  • Foxglove (Digitalis)
  • Hyacinth bulbs
  • Hydrangea
  • Japanese pieris
  • Kalanchoe
  • Lily-of-the-valley
  • Milkweed
  • Mistletoe berries
  • Mountain laurel Oleander
  • Rosary Pea
  • Tobacco Products Yew

Gastrointestinal Toxins

  • Avocado (leaves, seeds, stem, fruit, skin) in dogs
  • Amaryllis bulb
  • Azalea (entire rhododendron family)
  • Autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Bittersweet Boxwood
  • Buckeye Bulbs (most kinds)
  • Buttercup (Ranunculus)
  • Caladium
  • Castor bean
  • Chocolate
  • Chrysanthemum (a natural source of pyrethrins)
  • Clematis Crocus bulb
  • Croton (Codiaeum species)
  • Cyclamen bulb Dumb cane (Dieffenbachia)
  • Eggplant
  • Elephant’s ear
  • English ivy (All Hedera species of ivy)
  • Hyacinth bulbs
  • Holly berries
  • Iris corms
  • Lily (bulbs of most species)
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Mistletoe berries
  • Narcissus, daffodil (Narcissus)
  • Onions
  • Pencil cactus/plant Potato (leaves and stem)
  • Rosary Pea
  • Spurge (Euphorbia species)
  • Tomatoes (leaves and stem)

Respiratory Toxin

  • Chinese sacred or heavenly bamboo
  • English ivy

Neurological Toxins

  • Alcohol (all beverages, ethanol, methanol, isopropyl)
  • Amaryllis bulb
  • Azalea (entire rhododendron family)
  • Bleeding heart
  • Buckeye Caffeine Castor bean
  • Chocolate
  • Choke cherry, unripe berries
  • Chrysanthemum (natural source of pyrethrins)
  • Crocus bulb Delphinium, larkspur, monkshood
  • Eggplant
  • Jimson weed
  • Lupine species
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Marijuana (Cannabis)
  • Morning glory
  • Moldy foods
  • Tobacco products
  • Potato (leaves and stem)
  • Tomatoes (leaves and stem)

Kidney/Organ Failure Toxins

  • Amanita mushrooms
  • Anthurium
  • Asiatic lily
  • Begonia
  • Calla lily
  • Castor beans
  • Day lily
  • Elephant’s ear
  • Easter lily
  • Grapes/raisons
  • Jack-in-the-pulpit
  • Lantana
  • Oak
  • Rhubarb leaves
  • Scheffelera
  • Shamrock
  • Star-gazer Lilly

Toxins that affect the blood

  • Onions
  • Garlic
Do share with us if you think some of the items are missing.. 


    Teddy Bear said...

    We love human food too but Mommy makes sure that we don't get any of the bad stuff. That is a very accurate list.:)

    Teddy Bear

    Lola said...

    I did know that onions were bad, but that whole list is going to come in handy, I think. My general distaste for veggies has made it easy to keep me away from all that stuff. The only human food I like is plain meat and cheese, pretty much. I'll eat some pasta, but only if it's covered in a nice cheese sauce. But we don't know about Brooklyn yet so that complete list will come in handy for him. Thanks for posting it.

    lotsa licks, Lola

    Maggie Mae said...

    Sweet Zelle,
    This is always a good list to have handy. Thank your mom for posting it today.

    Our back yard is FULL of oak trees and I try to eats the acorns and play and chew on the fallen branches, mom goes crazy trying to keeps me from doing that.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

    A MilShelb Mom said...

    Our Mom is obsessed with checking this type of list! She is convinced she is going to give us something that will make us sick. We don't get many people foods or even dog treats. We only get carrots as treats and usually not even one a day. Milly is on a strict diet!
    ~Milly and Shelby

    Mr. Pip said...

    Thanks for posting this! I knew about the eggplant - a couple of years ago I had a piece of eggplant and got pretty sick. Never again!

    Your pal, Pip

    Remington said...

    We all need to be reminded of these things! Thank you!

    Benny and Lily said...

    yep, onions are poisonous for doggys
    Benny & Lily

    Lorenza said...

    Hi, Zelle!
    Yes! There are lots of things that make us get sick!
    Thanks for sharing it!
    Kisses and hugs

    Priscilla said...

    Thanks for sharing the list as we all need to be reminded on and off : )

    hero said...

    Thanks for the informative list, Zelle... didn't know that onions and eggplant are not good for doggies... but I never have them anyways.

    Licks, hero

    Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

    Thanks for sharing, that information is always good to keep up with!
    Thanks for following us, we are now a follower of you!

    Rudy's Raiser

    Flo de Sendai said...

    Eh oui, attention Mademoiselle !