Safe & Unsafe Foods for your Bernedoodle!

CERTAIN FOODS AND HOUSEHOLD 

PRODUCTS CAN BE DANGEROUS TO DOGS!

 

It’s only natural for dogs to be curious.  But their curiosity can get them into trouble when they get into areas where you store household items, such as medicine and detergents.  Many common household items you use every day can be harmful, and sometimes even lethal, to your dog.

 

Foods that are harmful to your dog:

May cause vomiting, abdominal pain, and/or diarrhea:

  • Wild cherry

  • Almond

  • Apricot

  • Balsam Pear

  • Japanese Plum

 

May cause varied reactions:

  • Yeast dough

  • Coffee grounds

  • Macadamia nuts

  • Tomato and potato leaves and stems

  • Avocados

  • Onions and onion powder

  • Grapes

  • Raisins

  • Chocolate 

  • Pear and peach kernels

  • Mushrooms (if also toxic to humans) 

  • Rhubarb

  • Spinach

  • Alcohol

Common household items that are harmful to your dog:

  • Acetaminophen

  • Antifreeze and other car fluids

  • Bleach and cleaning fluids

  • Boric acid

  • Deodorants 

  • Deodorizers

  • Detergents 

  • De-icing salts

  • Disinfectants

  • Drain cleaners

  • Furniture polish 

  • Gasoline 

  • Hair colorings

  • Weed killers

  • Insecticides

  • Kerosene

  • Matches

  • Mothballs

  • Nail polish and remover

  • Paint

  • Prescription and non-prescription medicines

  • Rat poison

  • Rubbing alcohol

  • Shoe polish

  • Sleeping pills

  • Snail or slug bait

  • Turpentine

  • Windshield wiper fluid

Symptoms of possible poisoning are:  vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, abnormal urine (color, aroma or odor, frequency, etc.), salivation, weakness. If your dog should ingest harmful chemicals, contact a veterinarian or poison control center immediately.  

 

Puppies tend to explore their world by putting everything in their mouths.  This may help them learn their environment, but it can also be harmful.  Many plants are dangerous.  Some may cause vomiting or diarrhea, while others may cause organ failure and death.  Pet owners should seriously take the responsibility of keeping pets away from dangerous plants:

 

  • Aloe Vera

  • Amaryllis

  • Apple (seeds)

  • Apricot (pit)

  • Arrowhead 

  • Asparagus Fern

  • Avocado (leaves and pit) 

  • Autumn Crocus

  • Baneberry

  • Begonia

  • Bird of Paradise

  • Black Locust

  • Black Walnut

  • Bleeding Heart

  • Boston Ivy

  • Caladium

  • California Poppy

  • Calla Lily

  • Carnation

  • Castor-Sean

  • Ceriman

  • Cherry (seeds) 

  • Chives

  • Christmas Rose

  • Chrysanthemum

  • Clematis

  • Corn Plant

  • Crocus

  • Kalanchoe

  • Lamb’s Quarter Narcissus

  • Lantana Nephthytis

  • Larkspur Nightshade

  • Laurel

  • Lily (buds and acorns)

  • Lily of the Valley

  • Lobelia

  • Locoweed

  • Lords-and-Ladies

  • Lupine 

  • Marigold (marsh Marigold)

  • Marijuana

  • Mayapple

  • Mexican Breadfruit

  • Milkweed

  • Mistletoe

  • Monkshood

  • Morning Glory

  • Mother-in-Law plant

  • Mother-in-Law’s Tongue

  • Mountain Laurel

  • Mushrooms

  • Oak Tree

  • Oleander

  • Onion 

  • Peace Lily

  • Peach (wilting leaves and pits)

  • Croton

  • Crown of Thorns

  • Crown Vetch

  • Cyclamen

  • Daffodil

  • Delphinium

  • Devil’s Ivy

  • Dicentra

  • Dieffenbachia

  • Donkey Tail

  • Dumb Cane

  • Dutchman’s Breeches

  • Elderberry

  • Elephant Ears

  • English Ivy

  • Eucalyptus

  • Evergreen

  • Fiddle Leaf Fig

  • Fig

  • Florida Beauty

  • Four O’Clock

  • Foxglove

  • Foxtail

  • Fruit Salad Plant

  • German Ivy

  • Gladiola

  • Hemlock

  • Holly

  • Honeysuckle

  • Hurricane Plant

  • Hyacinth

  • Hydrangea

  • Iris

  • Ivy

  • Jack in the Pulpit

  • Japanese Yew

  • Jerusalem Cherry

 

  • Pencil Tree

  • Philodendron

  • Plant

  • Pigweed the Mountain

  • Poinsettia

  • Poison Ivy Bethlehem

  • Poison Hemlock Nettle

  • Poison Oak

  • Poison Sumac Cheese Plant

  • Poppy (fruit)

  • Potato (all green parts)

  • Pothos

  • Precatory Bean Hemlock

  • Rhododendron

  • Rhubarb

  • Ribbon Cactus

  • Rubber Tree

  • Sago Palm

  • Schefflera

  • Shamrock Plant

  • Snake

  • Snow on

  • Sorghum Star of

  • Stinging

  • Stinkweed

  • Swiss

  • Taro Vine

  • Toadstools

  • Tobacco

  • Tomato Plant (entire plant except ripe tomato) 

  • Umbrella Tree

  • Water

  • Weeping

  • Wisteria

  • Yew