Poisonous Fruits & Vegetables For Dogs

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.

Avocados


The fruit, pit and plant are all toxic. They can cause difficulty breathing and fluid accumulation in the chest, abdomen, and heart

Broccoli


Potent gastrointestinal irritant

Cherries


Rapid breathing, shock, mouth inflammation, heart rate increase

Mushrooms


Acute gastric effects, liver and kidney damage, abdominal pain, nausea, salivation, vomiting

Onion


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.
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4 Responses to Poisonous Fruits & Vegetables For Dogs

  1. Becca says:

    Thanks for posting this! We have a new-ish dog who gets into everything and we have 2 or 3 apricot trees in our yard. We will have to keep an eye out!

  2. I hate it when my dogs get sick, it like your kids but problem is – they can’t describe what hurts.

    Thank for sharing, something to watch for.