» ONION - DANGEROUS DOG FOOD
ONION - DANGEROUS DOG FOOD
Onions and garlic in all forms -- powdered, raw, cooked, or dehydrated -- can destroy a dog's red blood cells, leading to anemia. That can happen even with
the onion powder found in some baby food. An occasional small dose is
probably OK. But just eating a large quantity once or eating smaller
amounts regularly can cause poisoning. Symptoms of anemia include weakness, vomiting, little interest in food, dullness, and breathlessness.
Onions can cause a form of hemolytic anemia
called Heinz body anemia, a condition that causes the destruction of
red blood cells. Kidney damage may follow.
Toxicity may occur from similar foods such as garlic and chives.
is not clear what quantity of onions is poisonous, but the effects can
be cumulative. Poisoning can result from raw, cooked and dehydrated
forms. Avoid feeding table scraps and any foods cooked with onions
(including some baby foods). Check your ingredients!
secondary to anemia, such as pale gums, rapid heart rate, weakness and
lethargy. Other signs include vomiting, diarrhea, and bloody urine.
Treatment: blood transfusions and/or oxygen administration may be necessary, followed by specific fluid therapy.
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