ALMONDS – Dog’s have trouble digesting almonds, which can give them an upset tummy. Unlike many other nuts, almonds aren’t toxic, so it’s not life threatening if your dog eats some, but you can save them stomach pain by finding them a better treat.
APPLE SEEDS – Apple seeds contain a small amount of cyanide. The cyanide in a single apple seed is so small, eating a few isn’t going to harm your pet, even if you have one of the smaller breeds. If your pooch regularly consumes apple seeds however, the cyanide can build up over time and eventually cause health problems.
Absent the seeds, apples are one of the more nutritious and healthy snacks you can feed your dog. Just make sure to slice it up and remove the core first.
APRICOT LEAVES, SEEDS, AND STEMS – Apricots are from the stone fruit family – plums, peaches, and cherries etc. Stone fruits are generally harmful to dogs. The leaves, seeds, and stems of an apricot contain cyanide, which can make your dog seriously ill and even cause death. In addition to not feeding your dog apricot pits, make sure they’re not left alone outside with an apricot tree. Dried apricot is safe for your dog to eat in moderation, but too much can cause upset stomach and diarrhea.
AVOCADOS – Avocados contain persin, a chemical that is known to be toxic to many animals, but is fortunately safe for your pet to eat and is even an ingredient in some dog foods. The primary concern with feeding avocados to dogs is the pit, which can cause an obstruction in your pet’s digestive track. The flesh of the avocado is also known to give some dogs an upset tummy. So feed your dog
avocados in moderation, make sure they don’t eat the pit,
and watch your dog afterwards to make sure it goes over
well in their stomach.
BAKING SODA AND BAKING POWDER – Hopefully you’re not the kind of person who feeds their pet baking soda or baking powder and calls it a treat, but maybe you’ve given them a small amount as a home remedy. If your dog does happen to get into the baking powder or soda, eating a large amount can cause digestive issues, electrolyte imbalances, muscle seizures, and even heart failure. Whether you’re working with soda or powder, be sure to keep it out of the dog’s reach, and before you try any home remedy be sure to consult with your vet first.