ASPCA Pet Tips: 17 Common Poisonous Plants Weergeven
Planten die gif zijn voor de hond / kat
What flora should be forbidden in your home, pet parents? Dr. Steven Hansen, veterinary toxicologist & ASPCA Senior Vice President, shows you examples of the most common potentially dangerous plants.
Uien zijn een groter gevaar dan knoflook. Hoewel knoflook ook de giftige stof thiosulfaat bevat, lijkt het erop dat knoflook minder toxisch is en hiervan grotere hoeveelheden gegeten moeten worden om ziek te worden. Uit onderzoek aan de Universiteit in Zürich is gebleken, dat 5 gr. per kilo lichaamsgewicht toxisch is, dat betekent ongeveer 2 teentjes knoflook per kilo hond, m.a.w. een hond moet er nog al veel van eten, wil het gevaarlijk zijn.
Honden hebben niet het noodzakelijke enzym, dat bijv. mensen wel hebben, om thiosulfaat af te breken, en worden hierdoor vergiftigd. Het thiosulfaat breekt de celstructuur van de rode bloedcellen af, wat resulteert in hemolytische anemie.
Some foods which are edible for humans, and even other species of animals, can pose hazards for dogs because of their different metabolism. Some may cause only mild digestive upsets, whereas, others can cause severe illness, and even death.
Garlic and onion are used as flavor enhancers in food. Since the toxic amount is unknown,it is recommended not to add it to your pet's food. These ingredients can cause Heinz body anemia, resulting in a breakdown of the red blood cells and anemia. Although the exact toxic dose is not known, studies unanimously agree that foods containing garlic should not be fed to dogs.
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Garlic for Dogs - Is Garlic Safe for Dogs Weergeven
The tiny amounts of garlic found in some commercial pet foods are considered safe. However, the minimum amount that will cause problems for a given pet is unknown, so it’s best to avoid feeding pets any products with Alllium species ingredients.
Read more at Suite101: Onions and Garlic are Toxic to Cats and Dogs: Don’t Feed Allium Species Foods to Pets or Use Them for Flea Control http://cat-care.suite101.com/article.cfm/onions-garlic-toxic-to-cats-and-dogs#ixzz0hzMoJpu7
However, the organosulphur chemicals responsible for oxidative damage to canine red
blood cells found in this plant species seem to remain present, as two dogs were confirmed to be poisoned after
eating left-over “calcots”.
Onion and garlic poisoning
The danger of macadamia nuts
Other potential dangers
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Is Garlic Good or Bad for Dogs?: Veterinarians Explain Garlic’s Benefits and Dangers Weergeven
Perhaps most revealing is the study published in the American Journal of Veterinary Research in November 2000. Four dogs were given measured amounts of garlic and four dogs received none. After only seven days, blood tests on the dogs taking garlic revealed decreased levels in hemoglobin, hematocrit, and red blood cell values. Heinz body formation, an increase in erythrocyte-reduced glutathione concentration, and eccentrocytes were also detected, although none of the dogs developed hemolytic anemia.
The most common source of onions for cats is in human baby food. Some baby foods have onion powder added for taste. When consistently fed baby food with added onion powder, signs of toxicity can develop.
Top 10 Human Medications That Poison Our Pets Weergeven
In 2007, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center received 89,000 calls related to pets ingesting over-the-counter and prescription medications. To help you prevent an accident from happening, our experts have created a list of the top 10 human medications that most often poison our furry friends.