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Unsafe Food for Yorkies & Maltese

Table Scraps (in large amounts): Table scraps are not nutritionally balanced. They should never be more than 10% of a dog’s diet. Fat should be trimmed from meat; bones should not be fed.
Chocolate: Can cause vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, hyperactivity, coma, death and increased thirst, urination and heart rate can be seen with the ingestion of as little as ¼ ounce of baking chocolate by a 10-pound dog. A dog can consume milk chocolate and appear to be fine because it is not as concentrated, but it is still dangerous.
Onions, Chives & Other Spices: If fed in excess can lead to GI upset, damage red blood cells and possibly cause anemia.
Coffee, Coffee Grounds, Tea and Tea Bags: Drinks and foods containing caffeine can cause many of the same symptoms as chocolate.
Animal Fat & Fried Foods: Excessive fat and grease can cause pancreatitis.
Chicken Bones: Bones can splinter and choke or damage a dog’s internal organs.
Cooked Fish: Do not feed Tuna due to its high mercury content. Be careful of small bones in any fish.
Raw Fish: Can result in to vitamin B deficiency leading to loss of appetite, seizures, and in severe cases, death. More common if raw fish is fed regularly.
Raw eggs: Raw eggs can cause salmonella poisoning in dogs. Dogs have a shorter digestive tract than humans and are not as likely to suffer from food poisoning, but it is still possible.
Mushrooms: Can contain toxins, which may affect multiple systems in the body, cause shock, and result in death.
Nutmeg: Nutmeg can cause tremors, seizures and death.
Grapes and Raisins: Can cause kidney failure in dogs. A little as a single serving of raisins can kill a dog.
Tomatoes: The fruit is not a problem in moderation, the leaves, stem and unripe fruit are. Ingestion of these can cause GI upset, excess salivation, drowsiness, dilated pupils, and weakness. The same symptoms can be seen with the ingestion of any green plant parts of the potato and many household plants. Tomatoes can cause tremors and heart arrhythmias. Tomato plants are the most toxic, but tomatoes themselves are also unsafe.
Macadamia & Other Nuts: Can cause weakness, muscle tremor and paralysis.
Avocados: The fruit, pit and plant are all toxic. They can cause difficulty breathing and fluid accumulation in the chest, abdomen and heart.
Apples, Cherries, Peaches and other fruits: The seeds of these fruits contain cyanide, which is poisonous to dogs as well as humans. Unlike humans, dogs do not know to stop eating at the core or pit and will easily ingest them.
Pepper: Can irritate the skin, eyes, nose and gastrointestinal tract.
Salt or Salty Foods: Can result in sodium ion poisoning with symptoms of regurgitation, tremors, excessive thirst, diarrhea, high fevers and seizures. Small amounts of natural salt can be healthy but excessive salt intake can cause kidney problems.
Sweetener: From candy and gum can also cause a fairly sudden drop in blood sugar, resulting in depression and seizures.
Spoiled Foods: May contain pathogens, mold, and mycotoxins that can cause GI irritation, tremors, seizures, and death. All food, regardless of shelf-life claims, loses value and may grow toxins over time.
Yeast Dough: The yeast dough can cause two problems in that as it rises, the dough can expand the GI tract, possibly causing the intestine to rupture. The yeast can also form alcohol as it rises, leading to alcohol poisoning.
Alcoholic Beverages: Can cause gastrointestinal irritation, drunkenness, tremors, difficult breathing, panting, coma and even death.
Tobacco: Affects the digestive and nervous systems which can result in rapid heart beat, collapse, coma, and death.
Marijuana: Can depress the nervous system, cause vomiting, and changes in the heart rate.
Antifreeze & All Household Chemicals: Some of these substances such as antifreeze actually taste good to pets and can cause serious illness and death.



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