Saturday, February 28, 2009

What can cause seizures in pets?

Many of the things that we enjoy eating can make dogs very sick and some things can even kill them. Here are a few of the things your dog should never have.

Chocolate- Chocolate contains a chemical called Theo bromine which dogs cannot seem to metabolize. Milk chocolate contains lower levels but dark chocolate and baking chocolate have enough to potentially kill, even in small quantities. Theo bromine attacks the central nervous system and causes symptoms such as restlessness, quivering and vomiting. Higher doses can cause seizures, coma and even death.

Acetaminophen- Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol. It can be fatal to both dogs and cats.

Garlic, onions and chives- All fine in low doses garlic, chives and onions are toxic to dogs when consumed in large amounts.

Grapes and raisons- Even in small amounts, gapes and raisons are highly toxic and should never be given to dogs. Although veterinarians do not yet know why they are so toxic, they do agree that they can quickly cause non-specific renal (kidney) failure. Dogs become so sick that euthanasia is almost always the end result.

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