For the last few days, poor Maggie (the dog) has been sick. Vomiting, diarrhea, and plain old upset stomach. And let me just tell you – YUCK at having to clean it up. I was trying to figure out what in the world was making her sick. We didn’t change her food. She is not on any medicine.
But then I remembered. We have a peach tree in the backyard and there are so many peaches falling off it Maggie uses them to play catch. And yes, she plays catch with her self. However, I have also seen her chewing on them. And what do you know. Peaches just happen to be poisonous to dogs!
List of Fruits/Vegetables which are known toxins to pets:
Apple, Almond, Apricot, Peach, Wild Cherries, Plum, Balsam Pear, Prunes and similar fruit
Diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, (Stem, Seeds and Leaves) The seeds of most fruits contain cyanide.
The fruit, pit and plant are all toxic. They can cause difficulty breathing and fluid accumulation in the chest, abdomen, and heart
Potent gastrointestinal irritant
Rapid breathing, shock, mouth inflammation, heart rate increase
Acute gastric effects, liver and kidney damage, abdominal pain, nausea, salivation, vomiting
Gastrointestinal upset, anemia, hemogloinria, destroys red blood cells
Grapes, Raisins, Prunes
It takes anywhere from 9 oz to 2 lbs of grapes and raisins to cause severe vomiting and diarrhea, and possible kidney failure
The ASPCA has a HUGE list of other fruits, vegetables, and plants that are potentially poisonous to your pets.This list was compiled from multiple resources and should not be intended to diagnose any dog or cat. Call your vet immediately if you suspect your animal has been poisoned.