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Apricot stems, leaves, and pits

These can cause dilated pupils, bright red mucous membranes, difficulty breathing, shock, and death. They contain cyanide and are most potent when wilting and rotting.

 

These can cause dilated pupils, bright red mucous membranes, difficulty breathing, shock, and death. They contain cyanide and are most potent when wilting and rotting.

Onions and chives

 

"They’d have to eat a lot of onions, but for dogs or smaller dogs that can be very dangerous over time because it causes anemia," Goldstein explained.

They might also experience gastrointestinal irritation.

Garlic

 

Just like onions, garlic can cause stomach issues and even anemia.

"Sometimes owners use baby food to feed their dogs and some baby foods have garlic powder," Goldstein said. "We noticed the animals were developing anemia."

This is also true for cats, who are very sensitive to garlic.

Raw or undercooked meat and bones

Raw or under-cooked meat and bones
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Be very careful with the meat or bones you give your dog since raw or under-cooked products can contain bacteria such as Salmonella and E. coli.

Bones also pose a risk of causing obstruction or even puncturing the gastrointestinal tract.

IFLScience note: yes, dogs in the wild eat raw meat and bones all the time! They also have much shorter lifespans, and have to deal with all sorts of things our companions don't. A raw bone probably won't hurt your pooch, but why risk it?

Chamomile

Chamomile
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Chamomile is the daisy plant herb that can cause contact dermatitis, vomiting, diarrhea, and anorexia in your dog. Long term use can lead to "bleeding tendencies," according to Edwards.

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