AVOCADO

The skin and leaves of avocados contain persin, which can cause gastrointestinal upset (vomiting and diorrhea). The pit can cause gastrointestinal obstruction.

CHOCOLATE

Chocolate contains theobromine which can cause gastrointestinal upset, neurological signs (tremors and seizures) and even death at high enough doses.

COFFEE

Coffee contains caffeine which can cause restlessness, panting, vomiting, neurological signs (tremors and seizures) and even death at high enough doses

GARLIC AND ONIONS

Garlic, onions, chives and leeks all contain compounds which damage the red blood cells of cats and dogs, resulting in anaemia, organ failure, or death.

WALNUTS AND MACADAMIAS

Macadamia and walnut ingestion causes vomiting, nervous system damage and muscular damage.

GRAPES AND RAISINS

Grape and raisin ingestion causes gastrointestinal upset (vomiting and diarrhoea), neurological signs (tremors and seizures) and renal failure.

XYLITOL

Xylitol is a natural sweetener commonly found in “sugar free” products. Some peanut butter spreads contain it. Xylitol ingestion causes profound low blood sugar, liver failure and death if left untreated.

ALCOHOL

Alcohol ingestion can cause muscle tremors, paralysis, seizures and loss of consciousness in high doses.

RAW MEAT AND BONES