FOODS NOT TO FEED A WOLFDOG
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Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Dry Yeast, and other leavening agents are deadly if eaten in large amounts.
If ingested in large
- and please remember large amounts must be considered in relation to
your dog's size - can cause problems with electrolyte levels (low
calcium, low potassium, high sodium), muscle spasms and/or congestive
heart failure. Also avoid giving your dog large amounts (again size is
relative) of raw dough that contains leavening agents. Remember heat is a
catalyst for the leavening agent - raw dough can swell in your dogs
stomach and cause serious if not lethal damage.
Candy containing the sweetener Xylitol
Xylitol can cause liver damage and even death.
Dogs should never have any type of chocolate. Milk chocolate is not as
dangerous for dogs as semi-sweet or unsweetened bakers chocolate. Chocolate poisoning can cause irregular heart
rate and rhythm, restlessness, hyperactivity, diarrhea, vomiting, panting,
muscle tremors, abdominal pain, bloody urine, increased body temperature,
seizures, coma and death.
Can result in increased breathing and heart rate, restlessness and affects the
central nervous system.
Dairy Products - in large amounts, small amounts are OK for most dogs
If consumed in large amounts may cause
diarrhea. Some dogs are lactose intolerant. If your dog is not lactose
intolerant, plain yogurt is good for your dog. A little hard cheese or cottage
cheese is also good. As noted above my dogs eat yogurt, hard cheese
cottage cheese on a daily basis.
Dog Kibble and Treats
and commercially manufactured treats can contain an overwhelming amount of:
- Species inappropriate ingredients which can of itself rob your dog of his/her health and shorten his/her life.
Using whole white fish which may be high in mercury, rather than using salmon.
- And BTW if you live in the USA genetically modified (GM) salmon has just been approved for use - not good!
- Using a cheap source Omega 6 oil (i.e.) sunflower oil rather than a good quality oil such as coconut oil.
- Even worse when for example safflower or canola oil is used as these are both derived from GM crops.
Eggs - raw can be a hazard, cooked in small amounts are beneficial
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, although the chance of contamination for your dog is low as
a dog’s stomach acids are very strong and dog’s also produce a lot of bile. You
can cook the eggs to avoid this issue. Due to the avidin it is best not to give
eggs every day, but a couple of times a week is fine.
Fat - in large amounts, small amounts of good fat are
large amounts (relative to the dog's weight, health and genetically
inherited constitution) can cause very serious and, at worst fatal
damage. Large amounts of fat such as butter,
margarine, lard, fat trimmings and oil are a health hazard. Ingesting
substantial amount of these fats can cause failure of the internal
as the liver.
On a daily basis my dog get healthy fats from:
dogs ancestral diet - and therefore a species appropriate diet consists
of +/- 57 to 60% protein, 30% fat and 10 to 14% carbohydrates.
commercially made dog food products (kibble and treats) contain poor
quality fats. Most commercial dog kibble (and commercially made raw food
preparations) do not provide a safely
Fish - in large quantities are dangerous, small quantities are beneficial
If fed exclusively or in large amounts can result in a thiamine (a B vitamin) deficiency leading
to loss of appetite, seizures, and in severe cases, death. A small amount of cooked or canned
fatty fish such as
salmon, sardines, shad, smelt, mackerel
for your dog (on a daily basis is fine - in small amounts) as these types of fish are nutrient rich and a good
source of omega fatty acids.
Fish - Raw, can be dangerous, use caution
fish can contain flukes, a parasite that infests the liver of animals
including dogs. This parasite can cause liver damage and subsequently
death. Granted in some places around the world dogs are fed raw fish.
Just be aware that in doing so you may put the health of your dog at
risk. If you know for certain that the fish in your area is not infested
than there is no threat to your dogs health. But remember if fish is
exclusively or in largeamounts can result in a thiamine (a B vitamin) deficiency leading
to loss of appetite, seizures, and in severe cases, death. A small amount daily is fine.
the ingredient list on your dog's kibble and treats - if they contain
fish meal you need to check with the manufacturer to ensure that they
guarantee there is no
You have to research this as the ingredient list
will not list ethoxyquin on the ingredient list - it is a hidden
ingredient. Ethoxyquin is a powerful and lethal pesticide that is also
used to stop fat from going rancid.
Ethoxyquin is a carcinogen.
Ethoxyquin is now banned from use in human food.
Acana and Evo are examples of dog kibble which is supposed to be
ethoxyquin-free as stated by the manufactures on their respective
treats and kibble that contain conventional food coloring. Conventional
food coloring is concocted from chemicals that are carcinogenic and
cause numerous health issues such as bladder cancer, brain tumors and
the inability to concentrate.
Can cause vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, abdominal pain, lack of appetite and
kidney damage. Grape seed extract is safe
May cause panting, elevated temperature, increased heart rate, seizures and death.
Liver - small amounts are beneficial, large amounts are dangerous
In large amounts can cause Vitamen A toxity, leading to kidney damage/failure.
Can cause vomiting, lethargy, hyperthermia, abdominal pain, stiff joints,
lameness and tremors.
Can depress the nervous system, cause vomiting, and changes in the heart rate.
Meat - Raw can be dangerous, use caution
May contain bacteria such as Salmonella and E. coli, which can cause
and even death. Dogs are able to fight off Salmonella and E. coli much
than humans can, however some dogs are severely affected and do die. Raw
can have worms that may be transferred to your dog by eating raw pork.
people do feed their dogs raw meat and experience no issues. Working
dogs such as sled dogs regularly consume raw meat without issue. Just
take precautions - make sure the meat is fresh and has been kept in the
refrigerator for no more than a few says or was frozen fresh. Reduce the
risk of contamination and don't feed your dog raw pork.
Can have varied effects on pets including vomiting and diarrhea.
Depending on the type of mushroom. The symptoms may vary - depression, diarrhea,
nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, tearing, hallucinations, defecation, liver
failure, seizures, drooling, urination, kidney failure, heart damage,
hyperactivity and in some cases, death.
Can have varied effects on pets.
Onion, Chives, Leeks, Shallots are dangerous, garlic in small amounts is beneficial
thiosulphate, the substance responsible for causing ‘Heinx Factor’ anemia in
Can also cause gastrointestinal problems such as
vomiting and diarrhea.
The amount of thiosulphate found in
garlic is much lower than in onions, in fact the amount in garlic is barely
traceable! When garlic is ingested in
reasonable amounts there are no harmful affects, only beneficial ones! Garlic
is known for its antic cancer, diabetes, liver, heart, kidney disease fighting
properties as well as its use as a natural flea repellent and de-wormer for
Pits from Apricot / Cherry / Peach / Plum, etc.
Can cause respiratory difficulties such as breathing, coughing and sneezing.
Plants that are toxic if ingested by dogs
Potato Leaves and Stems
Can cause problems with the digestive, nervous and urinary systems.
Raisins and Currents
Can be poisonous to pets and can cause vomiting,
diarrhea, lethargy, abdominal pain, lack of appetite and kidney damage.
Can cause problems with the digestive, nervous and urinary systems.
In large quantities can cause electrolyte imbalances.
Seeds from Apples / Pears
Contain arsenic and can have a variety of bad affects on dogs.
If a product is really wholesome why does it require sweeteners to be appealing to your dog?
are not required in your dog’s diet! In fact they are not good for your
dog. They are added to many pet foods to make the food more attractive -
think about it, some of these products have a lot of fillers - no
taste…so the sweeteners give the food some taste.
- Cane molasses;
- Corn syrup;
- Di-alpha tocopherol acetate.
Remember daily intake of sweeteners is just as bad for dogs as it is for humans.
Sugar suppresses the immune system - making it easier for cancer to
take hold. Sweeteners also cause allergies, arthritis, cataracts,
hypoglycaemia, heart ailments, nervous energy, tooth decay, obesity and
so on. The more your dog’s health is compromised the harder it is for
your dog’s body to fight disease!
Tea - non decaffeinated
Can have varied effects in pets.
Contains nicotine, which affects the digestive and nervous systems. Can result
in rapid heart beat, collapse, coma, and death.
Tomato Leaves and Stems are dangerous, tomatoes are fine
Can cause problems with the digestive, nervous and urinary systems.
Vitamins made for human consumption that contain
Can damage the lining of the digestive system and be toxic to the other organs
including the liver and kidneys.
Can cause gastrointestinal problems such as vomiting and diarrhea, as well as
respiratory issues such as sneezing, breathing and coughing.
Yeast Dough - raw, not baked
Can be dangerous as it will expand and result in gas, pain and possible rupture
of the stomach or intestines.
is a sugar alcohol -- an artificial sweetener created from birch,
raspberries, plums and corn.1 This sweetener is found in many human
"sugar free" products, such as gum, candies and other sweets. Signs of
toxicity can be seen as quickly as 30 minutes after xylitol ingestion in
dogs. The xylitol causes a rapid release of the hormone insulin,
causing a sudden decrease in blood glucose. The following are symptoms
of Xylitol poisioning: vomiting
weakness, ataxia (uncoordinated
movements), depression, hypokalemia (decreased potassium), seizures,
coma, liver dysfunction and/or failure. Ingestion can be fatal.
You Think Your Wolf Dog Is Suffering From Poisoning
(food, chemicals, insect/snake bites)
The following provides a list of some
of the interventions that they may ask you to do, they may also request that
you bring your dog in ASAP.
To induce vomiting, give your pet 3%
Hydrogen Peroxide (1 tablespoon per 15 pounds of the dog’s body weight) with an
eye dropper, syringe, or turkey baster by dribbling the liquid onto the back of
his tongue or into his cheek pocket until swallowed. Collect any vomit and take
it, along with the poison container or other substance that you think you dog
may have ingested and take it to the veterinarian
To dilute caustic poisons such as pine
oils, detergents, bleaches, and swimming pool chemicals, feed your dog large
quantities of water, milk, or egg whites. Activated charcoal (or even burned
toast) may be recommended to absorb insect repellents like DEET.
To remove absorbed poisons
poisons are substances
that get on your pet’s paws and coat and are absorbed through the skin.
Road salt is one of the most common of such substances and can cause
serious and lethal damage over time. Remember your dog walks, on lies on
and licks the floor - don't use chemical based cleaners to clean
floors, other horizontal or vertical surfaces that your dog comes into
contact with. Absorbed poisoning can happen through ingestion when the
himself. For oil-based toxins
(petroleum products) use a gentle dish washing liquid like 'Dawn'. Dust
or vacuum powdery
poisons away because water can activate certain toxins. If the poison is
your dog’s eye, carefully flush the eye with water or a sterile saline
solution. To remove toxins from a dog's paws you can use the following
Foot Soak Recipe...
Warm Water and Iodine -
Foot Soak Recipe, To Remove Toxins
Iodine is non-toxic for dogs (but should not be ingested,
just used topically) and is anti-fugal and anti-viral. To remove toxins (road
salt, herbicides, fertilizers or pesticides) from the surface of your dog’s
paws - this soak can also be used to reduce itchy, inflamed, and other wise
- Fill the container you
are using with warm water;
- Add enough iodine to
make the water turn the colour of ice tea;
- Have your dog stand in
or otherwise keep their paw in the the water/iodine solution for 30
- Then pat your dog’s
‘Inhaled poisons’ include aerosol
sprays, carbon monoxide, gases, and other fumes inhaled by your pet that you
may not consider poison to dogs because you use them safely on a regular basis.
Quickly get your dog into fresh air and administer Rescue Breathing if
For snakebites, carry your dog if at
all possible, to prevent increased circulation of venom throughout his body via
walking. Get him to an animal emergency centre ASAP.
For insect bites, administer 1 mg of
Diphenhydramine (i.e. Benadryl), an antihistamine, per pound of your dog’s body
weight—but do check with your veterinarian first. Applying a cold pack to the
bite can alleviate swelling, but immediately seek professional medical help if
you detect breathing problems. You can also wipe or spray the bite with Apple
If you think your dog is suffering
from symptoms related to poisoning from any of these foods, plants or chemicals
call your veterinarian or contact a pet poison control centre right away.
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