• Avocado

    The leaves, seeds, fruit, and bark contain persin, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea.

  • Bones from fish, poultry, or other meat

    Can cause obstruction or laceration of the digestive system.

  • Cat food

    Generally too high in protein and fats.

  • Chocolate, coffee, tea, and other caffeine

    Contain caffeine, theobromine, or theophylline, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea and be toxic to the heart and nervous systems.

  • Citrus oil extracts

    Can cause vomiting.

  • Fat trimmings

    Can cause pancreatitis.

  • Fish (raw, canned or cooked)

    If fed exclusively or in high amounts can result in a thiamine (a B vitamin) deficiency leading to loss of appetite, seizures, and in severe cases, death.

  • Grapes, raisins and currants

    Contain an unknown toxin, which can damage the kidneys. There have been no problems associated with grape seed extract. Hops Unknown compound causes panting, increased heart rate, elevated temperature, seizures, and death.

  • Human vitamin supplements containing iron

    Can damage the lining of the digestive system and be toxic to the other organs including the liver and kidneys.

  • Macadamia nuts

    Contain an unknown toxin, which can affect the digestive and nervous systems and muscle.

  • Milk and other dairy products

    Some adult dogs and cats may develop diarrhea if given large amounts of dairy products.

  • Mushrooms

    Can contain toxins, which may affect multiple systems in the body, cause shock, and result in death.

  • Onions and garlic (raw, cooked, or powder)

    Contain sulfoxides and disulfides, which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia. Cats are more susceptible than dogs. Garlic is less toxic than onions.

  • Persimmons

    Seeds can cause intestinal obstruction and enteritis.

  • Pits from peaches and plums

    Can cause obstruction of the digestive tract.

  • Raw eggs

    Contain an enzyme called avidin, which decreases the absorption of biotin (a B vitamin). This can lead to skin and hair coat problems. Raw eggs may also contain Salmonella.

  • Raw meat

    May contain bacteria such as Salmonella and E. coli, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea.*

  • Rhubarb leaves

    Contain oxalates, which can affect the digestive, nervous, and urinary systems.

  • Salt

    If eaten in large quantities it may lead to electrolyte imbalances

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